Today I would like to show you a project I have been following since the beginning of the year. Flickr member atkinsar took up the task of converting a garage into a full-fledged LEGO room. I believe his project could help other LEGO fans who have been dreaming about having a dedicated LEGO room all for themselves. 🙂
The space you are planning to use for your LEGO room might be different, but the task remains the same; how to store those still sealed LEGO sets and loose LEGO elements, and showcase all your favorite LEGO models and minifigures in a way that is functional and doesn’t look cluttered.
Atkinsar’s space for a LEGO room was a small garage with a dimension of L 6.55m x W 2.31m x H 2.11m (that’s 21.49 x 7.58 x 6.92 feet). He had to start out with clearing out the garage, then installing insulation, plasterboard walls, flooring, lighting, etc. I won’t get into details on all of that, but you can check out atkinsar’s flickr gallery for pictures on each step. (UPDATE: flickr gallery has been removed).
To get a sense of the LEGO room’s design and plan out what he needed, atkinsar created 3D renders of the LEGO room layout, using a free software program called SketchUp.
Shelving was installed at the back wall of the LEGO room to store all the sealed LEGO sets. And on both sides Expedit bookshelves were laid down on their sides to create the display cubes. The bookshelves got a mix of glass-door, door, and drawer inserts for displaying LEGO sets. And to create an awesome light effect IKEA Dioder LED lighting-strips were installed in the glass door units. 🙄
To display his LEGO polybag collection atkinsar also added a slatwall section to his LEGO room, and there are also individual open shelves for showcasing larger LEGO models, minifigs, etc.
There are many other neat details in atkinsar’s LEGO room; storage for loose LEGO elements, a LEGO mosaic sign on the door, and folder-cabinets for storing LEGO instruction books.
If you are interested to create your own LEGO room, you can check your local home-improvement store for various shelving and storage options. Amazon also has a good selection of the exact same Expedit storage-shelves that atkinsar used, along with the IKEA Dioder LED lighting-strips.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO room 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: