How to Make Useless Giant Legos

How to Make Useless Giant Legos

For those of you that are interested in making extra-large, paper covered, useless Legos….here you go.

If you’re not interested in making these, keep reading.  My goal is to inspire you to dare to try to make your imagination come to life.

I needed something to soften the look of our Lego storage shelves.  I had cute containers and the vinyl shapes, but it needed a little something else.  Usually I would use one of three things….plants, books or candles.  But this is a room for an 11 year old boy.  None of those would really work.  So I got the idea, since it is a space for Legos, of making giant Legos and covering them with book pages.  That adds the element of books and a touch of whimsy.

I started with leftover 2×4’s and a 1″ dowel rod.

I cut the 2×4’s to different lengths.  I just had to be sure that there were two the same of each length. Then I cut the dowel into 3/4″ pieces.

I know this is hard to understand.  That’s why I was never hired a a writer for instruction manuals.  And let’s be honest….no one else is ever going to make these anyway.

I used wood glue and brad nails to attach the 2×4’s together and the dowel pieces to the top.

I dug out a pad of old math papers to use to cover the blocks.

Often people give me stuff out of their closets.  They think that because I homeschool that surely I want any old children’s books or Sunday school materials.  Usually I toss the stuff out, but in this case someone brought us two gallons of Elmer’s glue.  SCORE!  We use it for everything….including this project.  We just watered it down 50-50.

Look how cute they are on the shelf.

I made three different sizes.  I made blocks with six, four and two studs.  Yes, they’re called studs.  I had to look on the Lego website to find out what those bumps were called.  Also, they’re called bricks and not blocks.  My bad.

As long as we’re using the proper terms……I think my homemade Legos are super studs.

And best of all….Noah loves them.


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  1. They are very very cool. Your creativity amazes me! 🙂 When I grow up I want to decorate like that. My question is… does he really keep the pieces sorted? My kids would just throw them all in any old bin no matter what the label.
    .-= petersonclan´s last blog ..Sam… 7 months =-.

  2. Nice ideas! Organized storage is always a good thing! Stopping by from BNOTP.
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Repurposed Vintage Wooden Boxes =-.

  3. what a fantastic, fantastic space. Great job on this storage nook/ shelving area! and thanks so, so much for stopping by the cape on the corner and for your kind words on my sunroom redo.

  4. Oh these are so amazing! My son would want at least 100!

    I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support.

  5. fun project, very cute.

  6. I’ve banned legos from the first floor of my house (yet I see two from where I’m sitting…hmmm.) Your legos, however, would be more than welcome in any room of my house. They are so cute!
    I got your package this weekend and I’ve never had so much fun reading a magazine in my life!!! You’re so funny! Now, the hand towel…WOW! I couldn’t have been more surprised or excited! It’s beautiful and perfect! Thank you so, so, so much!!!
    ☺ Celeste
    .-= Celeste @ Cottage Dreamers´s last blog ..Take Flight =-.

  7. Celeste….I am so glad you liked it. I kept thinking, “Gee I hope she doesn’t mind me writing all through her magazine.” But I couldn’t resist sharing it with my new friend. How fun. I am glad you liked the towel. I hope I see it in a picture of your house someday. That would be such a thrill! 🙂 Lisa~

  8. Now THESE I think I could avoid stepping on or sucking up with the vacuum!

    Legos are my nemesis… and yet, I’m loading the car now to take the kids to shop the giant Legos down by Disney World… Some moms never learn…
    .-= Sara K´s last blog ..Remember… =-.

  9. Giant Legos WALL. I left out a word there.
    .-= Sara K´s last blog ..Remember… =-.

  10. OH MY GOSH!!! I love those! My son is crazy for legos and that is a super cute thing to do!! He has some Star Wars inspiration in his room, but I could totally incorporate your legos into that look! love it love it love it!!

  11. What a fun project! My youngest son would love these! Great idea!

  12. I just adore these! Very creative and Super cute! I think I need a few for my playroom! I’ll be featuring this today Lisa! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn
    .-= Stephanie Lynn´s last blog ..The Sunday Showcase Party w/UPrinting Giveaway {No.8} =-.

  13. Those are very studdly…and perfect for a boys room! I love them…and when my little guy is older, I might even give them a try. 🙂

    Have a super week, and stop by when you get a chance to take a peek at what I’ve been up to.

    Erin 🙂
    .-= Erin @ Crafts & Sutch´s last blog ..Bad Craft Day =-.

  14. Those are too cute!! glad my brothers weren’t here otherwise they’d be begging for some!