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  • Drowning in plastic bricks? Here’s how we built a portable Lego table

    If your house is anything like our house – which I imagine, if you have small children, it probably is – then there will be a lot of Lego around. Mainly on the floor, waiting for a parent’s foot to tread on it.

    To try and avoid this potential underfoot catastrophe, we’ve recently made a portable Duplo and Lego table. Here’s how…

    Making a DIY Lego table from the GLTC potter stool

    Lego and Duplo are brilliant, arent they? The endless possibilities of hours of play, how bright, unisex and colourful it is, I could go on, as our supplies do – which means we’re always in need of new ways to store it.

    Making a Duplo and Lego table and GLTC potter storage stool review

    After being inspired by something similar on Pinterest I thought a Lego table would be a good solution; something that offered storage and a flat Lego building space. When we were sent the Great Little Trading Company Potter Storage Stool, it seemed like a perfect opportunity with the added bonus that you can move it around the house easily (oh, did I mention it’s also a seat?).

    Making a Lego Duplo table - view from above

    The Potter Storage Stool is part of the white and wood Scandi-inspired Potter furniture range from GLTC (which means, like all things GLTC, it will look great around the house). It’s such a clever product; the stool has a hidden storage compartment, accessed via the lid. I love that it looks simple and neutral but is also really practical, with the added bonus that you can hide secrets inside. Which, let’s face it, is a big thing when you’re little.

    Making a Lego Duplo table with GLTC Potter storage stool

    We turned our Potter storage stool into a Lego table using a Lego baseplate from Amazon (I think it cost around £5) which we blue-tack to the table to turn it into a flat Lego playing area. And when it’s not in use, we can take it off the lid and store it inside the stool with the rest of the Lego. Which is useful as the stool is useful for lots of other things around the house too, from an actual seat to a side table.

    Portable Lego tale for children

    Great Little Trading Company Potter Storage stool review

    Our stool / Lego table is just at the right height for them to sit at. Happily, for hours.

    Playing with our portable Lego Duplo table from Great Little Trading Company

    We were sent the Potter Storage Stool from GLTC as part of our role on the testing team (it costs around £68 but is currently reduced in the sale). All Lego, model’s own.

    Here are some more of my GLTC posts – Easy Reach Storage review, the white star beanbag and brilliant magnetic photo frames

    3 Comments

    1. January 11, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Ah I love this Gill it looks great. And so stylish too. We bought a cheap IKEA table and stuck lego boards to it in our old house and the girls absolutely loved it. We don’t really have anywhere for it to go in this one otherwise I would definitely be using it again. I bet your girls think it is fab. x

    2. January 11, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      this is such a great idea! we have loads of lego – i need to make one for Beastie to use!

    3. January 11, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Such a great idea Gill, we definitely need something like this! Our lego collection is only just beginning but it is already gathering momentum!

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