Ikea+Lego Hack

Ikea Photo Ledge + Lego-1-1

This project is brought to you, by yours truly, my sidekick- Dmitry :). Don’t worry, he’s not offended to play the role of Robin in our house renovation mission. Anyways, he was really excited to do an Ikea hack of his own, and after getting frustrated with me over and over for misplacing my keys, he came up with this awesome project that required that required this Ribba Ikea photo ledge and some Legos.

Actually it was a pretty simple and quick project.

Basic materials you will need: photo ledge, Legos, Epoxy, ruler, pencil, masking tape, key chain ring, and a drill.

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Dmitry measured how far from the edge he wanted the Legos to be glued and taped that section to align the Legos perfectly.

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The hardest part about this project was choosing the Lego arrangement.

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Once we finally picked the pattern, Dmitry marked the spacing on the tape.

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And this is how  he applied the Epoxy.

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For the key chain, he drilled a small hole in the Lego cube.

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Then he strung the key ring through the hole. And there you have it, a Lego key chain!

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And after about 24 hours of drying Epoxy the project was complete. He asked me to take photos while he “was not flexing” for the photoshoot. 😛

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I have a lot of stuff on my key chain and as you can see, the Legos are holding it great!

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Have you used Legos in an unconventional way? What did you make?

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6 Comments

  1. by Love Z on August 5, 2014  3:48 pm Reply

    This is the greatest idea. EVER. My entire house would love this because we are the house of Lego (according to our 6 year old). Definitely going to try it.

    Love

    ps - Somebody in these photos has killer arms.

  2. by Katya on August 5, 2014  5:53 pm Reply

    You guys need to stop being ridiculously creative! Putting me to shame... :D Great idea and execution. Whenever y'all are done with the house, I'll have to order some awesomeness from you.

    Dima is pulling a Schwarzenegger!

    • by Iryna on August 5, 2014  9:30 pm Reply

      He thanks for the complements!

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  5. by Michaelkaf on October 21, 2015  11:11 am Reply

    The Lego table from Ikea has a huge playing surface with clever boxes for storage. From Fancy Ashley

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