I’m so excited to show you our latest LEGO® building idea! Construct your own air hockey table. Two players can actually play this air hockey game!
We’ve been putting extra effort into new projects lately with everyone (around the world!) facing extended time at home. I’m excited about this project because kids can make it in the colors they want, with the bricks they have on hand.
Change the scale of the game and make it smaller if you’re concerned about running out of bricks. The surface of the air hockey table needs to be built with tiles, but the colors don’t have to match! Kids can fill in the space with whatever tiles they have.
The photo below will give you a good feel for the size of our air hockey table. It’s small so that we didn’t have to use a ton of bricks, but it’s also large enough to play with.
Build the Strikers and Puck
We used 4 x 4 round bricks (with a 2 x 2 round brick on top of each one) to make the strikers (also called paddles).
The puck is a 2 x 2 white round plate with a 2 x 2 red round tile on top. It actually works the best if you flip it over and let the TILE be the part that touches the game table.
The boys also suggested a fun scoring system! We collected several 1 x 1 white round plates and used them to tally points. Every time you score a point, you add a white stud on your side of the game.
Kids can decide how many points they want to play to.
Building Your Air Hockey Table
The air hockey game is built on two 16 x 16 plates. I connect them by attaching a smaller plate underneath.
We put a blue line across the center of the table. The players should not cross the center line with their striker.
The entire table is covered with tiles, and there is a 1 x 4 opening on each end.
Build some pockets to catch the puck by placing bricks around the edge of a 4 x 6 plate. Attach the plate to the underside of the game table.
Gather the bricks shown for building the scoreboard. We used these plates with fingers, but you can also accomplish the same thing by using plates with a clip and plates with a handle.
Find two hinge bricks. Attach two 1 x 2 plates with two fingers to each one.
Then add two 1 x 2 plates with one finger to each one.
Now I can attach these to a 2 x 14 plate. My 2 x 14 plate has a 2 x 6 plate and a 2 x 4 plate underneath it. The red 2 x 2 plate on the top is just for decoration, and it separates one side of the scoring area from the other.
Use the hinge bricks to attach this assembly to the air hockey table.
This view shows you the underside of our table. You can see that the base is two 16 x 16 plates. I used two 2 x 2 round bricks for each leg. We found 7 light gray ones, but just could NOT find an 8th and had to go with blue! Ha!
And that’s all there is to it! If your kids build their own LEGO® air hockey table, I’d love for you to share a picture on our Facebook page!
Want more LEGO® building ideas? We’ve got TONS!
Here’s another great game to build with LEGO® bricks – construct some LEGO® Spinning Nerf Targets!
We also have these fun printable LEGO® Superhero Building Cards.
Build LEGO® Spinning Tops! These work really well and make a great boredom buster.