Lego Table Ideas – Ikea Hacks

It’s H’s birthday and one of the things she wants is a Lego table.

A Lego table does not come cheap, this we have found. I don’t want her to have the plastic ones as they’re already quite small for her. We wanted something which would suit a tall girl and grow with her. I spotted an absolutely gorgeous wooden one you can buy for £100 which is a bit too much.

So I googled around. There are plenty of Lego table options to make out there, but this one stood out – so we stole a few ideas then added some of our own.

Lego Table

After shopping around, the Lego boards we need to go on the top can be bought via Amazon for £5 each, so four were ordered. After that all you need is the table and containers which worked out really reasonable and cheap.

H decided she wanted a turquoise Lack table from Ikea. We spotted some Bygel plastic hanging containers which fit on a Bygel rail, coming in at a very reasonable £1.50 for the rail and 60p for each container. After that we went for the Grundtal magnetic knife holder at £11 (it’s really strong) and three Grundtal magnetic pots at £5 – which were slightly more expensive but will be a nice touch to the table.

After that it’s just a case of drilling them on – so it looks like this!

Lego Table

The final touch to the Lego table is the four lego boards. As said in the link above, you can’t place them close to each other so need to use lego to space them out properly. Something like on this picture (use Lego to make sure they’ll fit). Glue-wise we used ‘No More Nails’ and left it overnight – the night before H’s birthday in fact.

lego table

And that’s it. Rather than spend loads of money we spent a fraction of the cost. The Lack table has really good height on it and Ikea do a small chair which fits perfectly.

EDIT – this also works with Duplo. If your child isn’t quite ready for Lego but is likely to move up then this would be ideal! It doesn’t work with other brands we’ve tried like MegaBloks unfortunately!


    1. thank you! I can’t take credit as we found the main idea via Pinterest, but it’s so cheap isn’t it? Genius!


    1. Definitely! He’ll love it (and Lego too!) – it’s working with Duplo for us as well as she got some yesterday as a present, so that’s useful to know as well!


    1. She loves it! She asks to come downstairs to play at it every morning now, the novelty value is definitely there – that and it works with her Duplo as well so she’s getting to play with both sets. I didn’t even think about Duplo until this morning, so may be some use for that too!
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    1. thank you! I’m trying to think of more things we need that we can upcycle – we made a lovely herb garden with an old chair and a wine box last month 🙂


    1. It works with Duplo too if you’ve been using that (but not Megabloks) – I’m pleased as H got some Duplo (as well as Lego) for her 4th – she’s loving it (and I am too!!)


  1. Great idea.
    By the way Ikea do do little wooden chairs. We got some for our daughters room, funnily enough to go with her Lack colouring and drawing table. I don’t know what they are called, hope they haven’t discontinued them.


  2. I love this idea for both home and school. Lego was one of my favourite toys when I was younger and I can’t wait to introduce L to the joys of building with it.

    Found this via Mondays Parenting Pin It Party.

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    1. they’re handy for putting Lego people in, or spare arms and legs – I can never find those in the regular tub, and I know H struggles too!
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  3. which four size plates did you buy from amazon? Was it 22cm x 22cm ? I cant find four plates which will make up the LACK . Desperate to build one for my daughter’s birthday


  4. Hello, I’m about to make this table for my son. Can you let me know what size lego base plates you used. Also is this the ikea £5 coffee table.
    Thank you


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