Our LEGO room is our favorite room in our house right now. It has perfect LEGO storage and awesome LEGO decals. We’ve already built various LEGO sets in it together, our favorite being the LEGO Disney Castle. We’re giving you the step by step with how Ben built the LEGO desk and hope you can use some of these ideas for your house, too!
It’s no secret that we love everything to do with LEGO, so when Simon moved out of his nursery and into Judah’s room we decided to make his old room a LEGO room! Ben built the built-in desk for building LEGO sets and we can also clear it for other family activities, like puzzles and homework. Ben wrote the rest of this post to show you how he did it.
If you love LEGO, too, make sure you check out our LEGOLAND Florida Resort review from earlier this year!
Step #1 Paint the Room
Paint the room. I found a Sherwin Williams color that’s close to Lego red (SW 6869) and a grey that matched (SW 6005). I painted one wall red, and the three other ways grey.
Step #2 Build/Purchase IKEA TROFAST System
The toughest part of this project was building and painting the cabinets for the plastic bins. I measured the length of my wall and built the cabinets according. Fortunately, these storage cabinets can be purchase at IKEA under the TROFAST system. The TROFAST bins run about $3 for the larger ones and $2 for the smaller ones. The TROFAST vertical organizers are $30 a piece, and the horizontal ones are $28.
If you are building the cabinets, be sure to prime the wood with an oil based primer on the plywood. Then, paint the cabinets with a bright white to provide a nice contrast with the red and grey walls.
Step #3 Build Top
Prime (oil based) and paint the top before you install the top. The 3/4” plywood top needs to run the entire length of the wall. Mine was about 2 feet wide and 12 feet in length. Your wall probably isn’t square, so you may need to transport the top a few times to and from your workshop. I built a frame out of 2×4’s that I affixed to the studs in the wall. Once the frame is installed, attach the 3/4” plywood top. I attached the top from underneath, so I purchased 4” screws. The edge of the plywood will be exposed, and you’ll want to put a wood face frame on it.
Step #4 Attach Upper Cabinets
Locate and mark your wall studs. I attached the cabinet right into the wall studs for strength. You’ll need a partner to hold the cabinets while you drill and screw.
Step #5 Run LED Lights
I ran LED lights on the top and bottom of the upper cabinets. You could probably run both lines off one switch, but mine runs on two separate switches.
Step #6 Build Minifigure Shelf (inspired by Jedi Craft Girl).
Buy a 3/4” x 3/4” wood strip at your local Home Depot or Lowes. Prime and paint it a bright yellow. Buy a “LEGO Classic Gray Baseplate” and cut it into strips with a sharp knife. Super glue the gray strips to the painted minifigure shelf. Screw the minifigure shelf into the wall students. I used a brad nailer, however.
Step #7 LEGO Decals
The wall decals were the most time-consuming part of this project. You can’t buy these decals, so I had a local designer create them. I then hired a local company to print them on a canvas sticker of some sort.
We also found an Etsy seller for the LEGO bin decals. The bin decals are great for sorting!
Step #8 Become a LEGO VIP Member and LEGO Hunter
Becoming a VIP member is free on Lego.com, and it comes with all sorts of benefits. It’s a no brainer. I also cast a net on local Facebook garage sale pages. I snagged several great deals! Be sure to wash used Legos with soap and water, though.
Lego Room inspired by DroomManGroup at Euro Bricks.