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Building a LEGO closet – a DIY project

by admin on August 28, 2013

in Taking Care of LEGO

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. 🙂

LEGO Minifigure Display and Storage

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.

LEGO Room - LEGO Closet Details

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.

LEGO Closet Before and After

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.

LEGO Closet Display

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). 😀

LEGO Closet - Build a LEGO Room

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:

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CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 28, 2013 at 10:15 AM

AWESOME SAUCE! This is sooo super pooper cool!

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ninja of stealth August 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

my dedicated room is my room! well, let me get to the point. its a mess. can I keep it clean for five munities! super pooper? that’s defiantly, new. and can someone tell me what’s so awesome about the sauce?! 😀

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Brick addict August 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

that closet would NOT fit my LEGO collection i would need a new house! 😀

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admin August 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM

LOL! Yeah, I know what you mean. Some people have an overflowing LEGO collection. But for smaller collections this is a great option. 🙂

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Clumsybumsy June 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Whilst this closest doesn’t hold any large collection it indeed is nice for smaller collections.

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admin June 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

This is just a small closet for a child, but the idea can be used for much larger closet-space as well. 😉

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ninja of stealth August 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM

well said brick addict.

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM

That is a great idea. I seen closet turned into mini art studios or studies. which was what we were planning for when my son gets older. but if he’s really into LEGOs by then he’ll have some LEGO in there as well.

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admin August 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Yeah, I like the neatness and practicality of it also. This, combined with a LEGO playmat should keep those little bricks at bay – at least that’s the hope. 😉

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Margot August 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Way cool but wayyyy too small. 🙂

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Darthmogul September 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM

I have a dedicated lego wall, one side of my room has tables and shelves for lego and the other side is used for sleeping.

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Dan Stark January 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Funny, I am making one right now…

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