A couple of weeks ago we talked about building your own LEGO room where everything has its place; all the LEGO sets, loose LEGO elements, LEGO catalogs and instruction booklets are neatly stored, and the finished LEGO sets are nicely displayed (see: Building a LEGO Room – a DIY Project). Although having your own LEGO room is the most ideal when you have a large LEGO collection, not everyone has the space or the funds to dedicate an entire room to LEGO. Today I would like to show you another LEGO room project that is smaller, but still very practical, and it won’t break the budget – it is not a LEGO room, but a LEGO closet. 🙂
This LEGO room was created by the mom of two boys, with a bit of help from her husband and the kids. She shares on her blog that while her sons are nuts about LEGO, she didn’t appreciate that their LEGO collection was all over the house. She was trying to think of an idea where her sons’ LEGO collection could be contained, while still allowing the boys to build and play. She wanted a space with doors, so even when a LEGO project was under way, she could easily “clean up” by just closing the doors.
This is how the idea for a LEGO closet was born; simply converting an existing bedroom-closet into a small LEGO room. As you see on the pictures, they have maximized the closet by adding storage and display options, as well as a LEGO desk for building.
I particularly like the use of the galvanized steel pegboard. The beauty of pegboards is that they are very dynamic; you can configure and reconfigure them at any time according to your needs. You can buy all kinds of ready-made attachments for pegboards, and also make your own. Since this pegboard is metal, it is also perfect for magnetic attachments that are very easy to create.
Note all the fun details of this LEGO closet; the magnetic strips for displaying minifigures on the pegboard, the little display cases for special minifigures, the small storage containers also attached to the pegboard, as well as the large ones on the top shelves. With a little paint the whole LEGO closet is nicely color-matched, creating a little LEGO sanctuary for those creative moments (or hours). 😀
You can find detailed instructions for building the LEGO closet with more pictures and description on Mrs. Williams’ (and her friends) blog at NaptimeNotebook.com. If you are interested to create your own LEGO room or LEGO closet, you can check your local home-improvement store for various shelving and storage options. Amazon also has a good selection of pegboards and accessories that you might like: see here
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO closet featured here? And how about yours? Do you have a dedicated LEGO room, or at least a LEGO corner or closet? Are you happy with how your LEGO is stored, organized and displayed? Or are you planning to make improvements? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
You might also like to check out the Care & Feed of LEGO section for more storage and display ideas or select from the following related posts:
- Building a LEGO Room – A DIY Project
- LEGO Minifigure Display Cases with Style!
- The Ideal LEGO Room: Build a LEGO Wall!
- LEGO Minifigure Display & Storage Ideas
- What is the Best Way to Store Your LEGO?
- What is the Best Way to Sort Your LEGO?
- LEGO Organization: the Portable Solution
- LEGO Storage: LEGO Sort & Store Head