Build: portable lego tray
Now your kids can make their Lego builds on a portable tray AND move all the pieces for easy clean up without destroying their hard work!
Legos are the 'in' toy with my kids right now especially with the addition of girl Legos, now all my kids are playing Legos.
One problem - this mess below is what happens every time they build and play Legos:
And forget trying to move all those pieces and parts, it inevitably falls apart.
Now my kids will be building on their Lego trays, making everything portable!
The sides have a low profile for easy access and the tray weighs just over 5 pounds with easy carrying handles:
Each tray measures 20"l x 15 3/4"w:
Here's how I made the portable Lego trays:
1. Obtain one set of lego baseplates:
2 green and 1 blue @ 10"x 10"
1 grey @ 15" x 15"
(I purchased these from Discount School Supply but you can find them here.)
2. Trim blue in half with blade:
3. Trim grey piece:
2 - 4" x 15"
2 - 3.5" x 14"
4. Layout pieces to check for fit:
5. Cut 1/2" plywood board @ 14 1/8" x 18 1/2" (this should match the layout above).
Using 1 - 1x2x8 pine board cut side pieces:
2 @ 20"
2 @ 14 1/8"
I used pocket holes underneath but you could screw from the sides as well.
I also added finish nails at the joints.
7. Add handle:
8. Adhere board pieces to plywood using construction adhesive:
** Check board pieces for fit before applying adhesive, trim edges using scissors to get snug fit.**
Be sure to keep adhesive away from board seams:
Add weight to boards while drying for tight seal:
Ready for Lego building fun!
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