How to Make a DIY Lego Table for Cheap

I have 4 kids and they all love Legos. My husband loves to buy them Legos. Thankfully, we have a great resource for finding Hot Lego deals! Needless to say, we have lots of Legos. Because there are so many, I’ve been struggling to find a good place for them to play with them and keep them contained.

Finished DIY lego table

One of my friends has a Lego table she made with an IKEA table, but we don’t have an IKEA nearby that I can run to so I had to come up with something else. I saw a side table at Target and knew it would be perfect for a DIY lego table.

DIY Lego table

How to Make a DIY Lego Table

It’s really not that hard to make your own DIY Lego table, it just takes a bit of time and some craftiness.

Materials Needed:

  • Side table-I found mine at Target it was $15, I have seen them on sale and clearance, you just have to keep your eyes out for it.
  • 1 Lego building plate -you can find one here, I picked mine up at Toys’R’Us – make sure you buy the extra large one, it comes in gray
  • A glue gun {you can use a more permanent glue like e6000 if you want

DIY lego table

Measure Your Table:

Our table was 18×18 inches and our base plate was 15×15 inches so my husband measured in 1 1/2 inches from each edge and marked it with chalk so the base plate would be centered on the table.

I’ve seen other tables that they put together lots of smaller base plates to cover the table completely. But, when I found that Lego made a 15×15 inch base plate I decided to go that route because it was the easiest.

How to attach lego base plates to table

How to Glue Lego Baseplate to Table:

You have to work fast on this next part. First, cover the back of the base plate with hot glue (I used my big glue gun because it is hotter and the glue stays hot longer giving me more time to get it placed in the right spot).

Attaching baseplate to diy lego table

Place it on the top of the table, lining it up between the marks you made.

How to glue lego base plate to tablel

Press it down with your hands to make sure it has stuck evenly all over.

DIY lego table

We flipped the table over and pressed down for a minute for good measure.

Diy lego table

Put the Table Legs Back On:

Once your Lego baseplate is nice and secure on the table, you can attach your table legs and finish up the project. You’re DIY Lego table is now ready for fun!

Finishing diy lego table

Have Fun with Your New DIY Lego Table!

Our kids were so excited about it and have played with them for hours every day. We had to make another one for the girls (using a red table).

Kid playing with DIY lego table

Best of all, it took us less than 10 minutes to make each table and cost us around $30 per table. All of the kids (from 2 1/2 to 7 1/2) love them and have so much fun with them, they were worth every penny!

If you need some more Lego and you want to score a deal, check out the Lego Amazon store. They often have some pretty great prices there! You can also check out our Lego deals page! By the way, what is your favorite lego set?

Now that you have a DIY Lego table, you’re going to need a place to show off your best creations. Check out our tutorial on how to make your very own Lego display shelf.

More DIY Ideas:

Find all our DIY ideas here!

Finished DIY lego table

Types: Crafts, Woodworking, Adult, Family, Kids
Categories: Frugal, Furniture, Gift, Inside The House, Storage


  • Great suggestion Marji. My kiddo would have loved this when she was younger.

    BTW, you can order anything online from Ikea. They are wonderful. The nearest location to Boise is South SLC, and for me it’s a good thing they aren’t closer or I would spend way too much time and money there. As it is I go once or twice a year when we’re down there, limit my purchases to what I can fit in my car (which isnt’ much), and peruse the catalog in the meantime. πŸ™‚

    • I looked into ordering it, but the shipping charges would have been more than the target table so I went with that! I go to the Ikea in Dallas a couple of times of year, but I wasn’t patient enough to wait to make this πŸ˜‰

  • I am planning on making one using my son’s old kids table set from when he was a toddler. The table is somewhat beat up anyways so we came up with the idea rather than throwing it away. We are going to sand and paint it more big boy colors. Same way with the old chairs. The table is large enough to do four of the smaller sheets (blue and green) so he can have water/sky and grass/outspace. It has a little lip around the outside to keep that stray Lego from falling too.

  • This a GREAT idea!! I was going to purschase a lego table from toys r us for $139 when I came across diy lego tables. Thanks for saving me $139 excluding the shipping fees!

  • chandra ~ oh lovely day

    do you know if the large legos also fit onto the lego building plate? my kiddo is 2 and not using the mini legos yet for choking reasons, but I want to build him a table and want to use your tutorial and his large legos. thank you!

  • Awesome idea!!! I am definitely going to make one of these for my sons birthday! Thanks so much!

  • I wish I had found this before I began making mine! The ironic thing is I am using the exact same materials except I got the “coffee table” for $20 (a bit shorter and longer) 2 gray baseplates and I’m using permanent adhesive, total cost was about $50 (I had a coupon for Toys R Us and used them on the plates) My daughter is a lego fanatic and is turning 8 tomorrow and has far outgrown the little tables. I can’t wait to see what she thinks of this tomorrow! I’m with you, the shipping costs are ridiculous. Too bad I didn’t think of this for her 3 older sisters! Oh Well… it’s something new for her that she usually doesn’t get.
    Thanks for posting this idea.

  • My husband and I made a Lego table for my boys a few years ago. We needed somewhere to store the legos too, so we used two sterilite drawer sets (the plastic ones) and bought a board to set on top of the drawers like a desk top and covered one side of the board with the gray Lego sheets. My boys still play with it! And the legos have a home!

  • I’m making the same thing for my daughter, for Christmas! I found our table at Walmart for around $12 but looks just like the Target one. I am adding 2 small mesh garment bags to the sides for storage πŸ™‚

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