Use Legos in Creative Ways For Practical Household Solutions

Remember those colorful plastic blocks that nestled into each other with a satisfying click? Maybe you even have a pail of them still hanging around? You can use Legos as an adult and have as much fun as when you were a kid with this list of creative and practical ways to use Legos for household fixes, entertaining, and design solutions. Where possible, I’ve included links to which Lego kits you’ll need, and instructions for how to do your own creative Lego build.

1. Creative Wall Art

Photo courtesy of Robert from IkeaHackers

How to: Pairing Ikea RIBBA box frames with Lego from the Lego Architecture Range.

2. Game of Chess

chess
Photo courtesy of p1050350 by Fonzy72 on Flickr

How to: See a basic tutorial here.

3. Mountain Train Book Ends

bookends
IMGP1875 by deborah higdon on Flickr

How to: If you ask nicely, this creative man may give you a few pointers.

4. Character Clock

DIY-LEGO-Clock-Collage
Photo courtesy of http://ournerdhome.com/diy-lego-clock/

5. Multi-Colored Mirror

mirror
Photo courtesy of Hot Legos http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/9a/e5/8e/9ae58e856b2d34955801466503d00ac1.jpg

6. Stuck In Rows Blocks – Super Mario Style Planter

planter
Photo courtesy of Lego 8-Bit Warp Pipe Planter by Mr.Attacki on Flickr

7. Lion Hearted Light Switch

lightswitch
Photo courtesy of craftswoman https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

How to: Assuming that this basic design is your starting point, research what Lego sets or parts you may need and let your imagination run!

8. Click Art Flowers

legoflowers
Photo courtesy of http://legoexpress.tumblr.com/post/3149213054/legozz-virag-a-dohanyzoasztalra-by-mariann

How to: Try this simpler version for a start, then add your own flair.

9. Slide Lock Coaster Set

legocoaster
Photo courtesy of http://graffitibeach.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/adam-builds-lego-king/

9. Light Stories Lamp

lamp
Photo courtesy of http://www.reddit.com/user/crim_girl

How to: Lamp socket and cord sold separately, for the rest you can try this.

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10. Connect-a-lot Knife Block

http://www.reddit.com/user/A_Fiddler_Crab
Courtesy of reddit user A_Fiddler_Crab http://www.reddit.com/user/A_Fiddler_Crab

11. Amazing Angles For Fish

LEGO-aquarium-1_featured

Photo courtesy of Amy Ratcliffe http://www.nerdist.com/2014/07/the-best-aquarium-is-a-lego-super-mario-bros-aquarium/

How to: Give this youtube video tutorial a try.

12. Underwater Station Air Pump Cover

legofishtank
Model: Underwater Station (1 of 2) by fridgeuk on Flickr

It kind of looks like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but it is actually a cleverly designed air pump cover. The “How” of it is a mystery. Drop me a line if you find a good tutorial for it!

13. Lock(et) and Chin Dog Tags

dogtags
http://www.reddit.com/user/spatiality

14. Darling Purple and Blue Earrings

earrings
https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

15. Quick Fix Cuff links

cufflinks
http://www.reddit.com/user/hippocrocadogapig

16. Colorful Favors Party Rings

partyrings
https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

17. Green and Blue For You Bracelet

bracelet
Bracelet courtesy of Brickworm http://www.pinterest.com/pin/373235887840006723/

18. Piano In the Key of Lego Jewelry Box

jewelrybox
https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

19. Plastic Puzzle Gift Box

giftbox
https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

20. In Case of (Lego) Emergency Break Glass Box

emergencykit
https://www.flickr.com/photos/loozrboy/

The author of this design notes that the item inside is a Lego sorting tool.

21. White Tiled Toilet

toilet
http://www.pinterest.com/rretzler/

I do not know if it was ever really used, but I can imagine your guest’s surprise if you put one next to, or in front of, your own toilet.

22. Superhero Key Keeper

keyhanger
http://www.reddit.com/user/y0immatt

23. Make Your Own Microscope

microscope
LEGO Microscope Side by Carlmerriam on Flickr

Why buy when you can build one for yourself? And, yes, this is a working model.

24. Keep It Straight Lego Sorting System

legosorting
https://www.flickr.com/photos/repoort/

25. On The Go Play Wall Repair

wallrepair
http://www.fanpop.com/spots/lego/images/1491985

This phenomenon is a very real thing in Europe where ordinary citizens are participating in keeping the crumbling walls of very old places together using Lego. It is not known if they used glue or mortar.

READ:  https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-maintain-a-blog-and-a-full-time-job.html

26. Brilliant Bookshelf

Photo courtesy of http://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/portfolios/401-space-sense

Lego shelf made from… Legos.

27. Not Just Kidding – A Train

legotrain
https://www.flickr.com/photos/billward/

For kids of all sizes and ages, I present to you a working Lego train set complete with tracks and all sorts of accessories, like Lego-built cars.

28. Double Puzzle Play House

legoplayhouse
Lily’s Lego House 2005 by “MOOSE” on Flickr

29. Bathroom Art Harry Potter

harrypotter
https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

30. For Halloween Howls (or medical school graduation day) Lego Syringe

legoneedle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/seanmichaelragan/

31. Bob Business Card Holder

legobusinesscardholder
Business Card Holder by Legohaulic on Flickr

32. Lego Loom Knitting Machine

knittingmachine
http://www.want.nl/lego-machine-breidt-een-sjaal/

33. Natty Napkin Holder

Photo courtesy of http://catchmyparty.com/photos/101010#101002

34. Silly Silverware Holder

Silverware holder has compartments inside the lego box. Photo courtesy of http://catchmyparty.com/photos/101010#101002

35: Cool Cake Platter

Photo courtesy of http://catchmyparty.com/photos/101010#101002

36. Light and Fun Lego Kitchen Island

LEGO TABLE  BY PHILIPPE ROSETTI_ PARIS
Photo courtesy of http://www.dwell.com/people/c%C3%A9line-clanet

37. Smart Looking Lego Snowman

Photo courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com/hotlegos/

38. Spelled Right Lego Letters Room Decor

Photo courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com/deafitmom4/

39. Crafty Christmas Tree

Photo courtesy of http://creator.wonderhowto.com/jmeyers/

40. Best Birthday Cake

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/5610707006/

Here are some extra resources to get you started: BrickLink, Lego Official, Lego Mindstorm, Lego Ambassador Network

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