In October 2016 – a mere 7 days after moving in – we made this Lego table for my eldest. A spare IKEA LACK side table + 15 mins = I swear she has spent hours here over the last 2 years. Maybe it helps that she’s called Olivia like one of the Lego Friends’ characters. If you look closely you can see an army of Olivias on this table!
I didn’t write a post at the time, I just posted it on my Facebook page but I got lots of comments and questions so I thought I would write a post this time. Yes, it’s IKEA LACK Lego table hack V2.0. My youngest is nearly 5 – seriously how does this happen! – and it was time to add another Lego table to the playroom. What do you need:
- 1 IKEA LACK side table (not the shiny high-gloss finish ones). In HMP spirit I reused the one which we already had but you can get them second hand too. They age pretty well. Plus you can then get the colour you want as IKEA change the colours they make them in regularly.
- 4 Lego base plates. My mother-in-law had kept my husband’s moon base plates from 1980s so we used those and 2 blue ones, as my daughter wanted a moon lake.
- Gorilla Super Glue Gel. Now I’m quite specific about this. Not the Super Glue but the Super Glue Gel. I’ve linked to Amazon where it’s an add on item but if you’re buying the base plates linked above from Amazon, you can then get them together.
Make sure the LACK table is clean and dry. No need to sand. Line up your plates on the table top. Using Lego bricks attach the 4 plates together to make 1 big one. You can either center them by eye or you can measure. Then simply glue it to the table. Put something heavy on top. Wait 15 mins and it’s ready. As I said my eldest has been using hers daily for 2 years and it’s only just had a service: we cleaned it with a toothbrush, hoovered it and re-glued one corner.
Here are the 2 tables together. Sisters who Lego together stay together?
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