Build a desk organizer with working drawers – out of Lego bricks!
Aidan and I had fun building this Lego desk organizer. The drawers really open and close, and we included a charging station for his iPod.
The basic concept of this design is so simple, and you could make all kinds of variations to organize different things – coins, marble collections, minifigure parts, school supplies, rubber bands, paper clips, magnets. Endless possibilities!
The sizes of the drawers will be limited by what flat pieces you have on hand.
Each drawer is one single flat brick. We used smooth flat bricks along the bottom of the drawer opening to make the drawers slide in and out. The drawer handles are attached to bricks that have studs on the front.
Each drawer opening also needs bricks for the drawer to rest on.
We also used smooth flat bricks on the top of each drawer. It’s not necessary to go around the entire drawer with smooth pieces – we just used what we had.
Aidan has this on his desk now, but unfortunately it will be a temporary build as it used SO many of our basic bricks! We’ll have to take it down and free up the pieces eventually. But it was enjoyable to build, and the fun of Legos is building something different next time, anyway. 🙂
This Lego organizer was inspired by the one we saw on A Typical English Home.
What will your kids put in their Lego organizer? We’d love to see a picture on our Facebook page – share one if your kids build this!
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