Tuesday, 5 March 2013

DIY Lego Pen Holder

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We have a lot of Lego. In fact, I've shared before how keeping our pile of bricks in some semblance of an order is an on going battle. If you missed that post, we keep each colour in a separate Ikea tupperware pot.

But there is one colour that we have so much of that we've had to buy a whole storage cube for it:

We've actually got more than this but this picture was taken post-model building. When all the bricks are in it the box overflows. So I wanted to come up with a permanent use for some of the bricks to alleviate the need for buying bigger and bigger storage boxes. Which is when I remembered this practical little model I'd seen in the Lego shop:

And this is the Lego pen pot I created for my son's bedroom (because why buy one when you have enough bricks to create 200?):

The little Lego figure painting the pen pot was obviously heavily inspired by the Lego shop version.

I added a drawer underneath the pen holder to store other miscellaneous art supplies such as pencil sharpeners and rubbers. Using flat bricks underneath the drawer and around the top edge of the drawer helps it to run smoothly.

Anyone else created permanent household items out of Lego? 

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  1. How very fun! =)


  2. This is awesome! My boys will LOVE it!! Pinned!

    1. It's been such a fun solution to our too-much-Lego situation! Looking around my home to see what other household items we can create now.

  3. Really cute idea! We love LEGO here in Denmark :-) thank you so much for sharing your idea!

  4. Okay, these are just cool! We don't have a lot of Legos around here yet but when we do, we are so making one of these! How fun!  I'd  love to have you link this to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 

  5. My husband would love this so much!! Once you unpack his rubbermaid container I think we'll make one for him!!


  6. Ha, that's great! Love the fact it has a drawer, too, you've gone one better than the lego shop version with that!

    1. I've been meaning to get something for the little bits and pieces on his desk, so creating the pencil holder was killing two birds with one stone (reduce grey bricks/get small storage). :)

  7. What a cool idea. So creative. I would love it if you would share this on my Tuesday link party.


  8. Oh my goodness, this is just about the cutest thing ever!! So clever :)

  9. What a fun idea! We've got tons of legos too and I bet my son would love something like this! Thanks for linking up at Someday Crafts :)

  10. My whole family is impressed with your desk creation! Amazing work!!!

  11. oh, my--that's ADORABLE! I'll have to remember to show it to my boys tomorrow!

  12. How adorable!! I love that it has a drawer as well. So creative! New follower, can't wait to see your future posts.

  13. Sooo creative! We don't have that many Legos {yet} but you've sure given me inspiration for the future :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Pinning!

  14. Oh so cute! Such a fun holder.. So happy to be here. Following you now!
    I also host a party every Thursday. If you are interested in linking up you can find it live today on my blog.

    I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend. : )

  15. I love this creation! My boyfriend is a huge Lego lover, I would like to make this for him for his desk at work. Can you share what size bricks you used and a layout?


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