Lego is one of those toys most of us grew up playing with. Those colorful bricks allowed us to have fun, be more creative, and develop certain life skills. They also helped us play with our imagination.
If you’re already a grown-up and you can’t seem to let go of your Lego, you should consider repurposing them. Here are some of the best ways to use your old Lego bits.
1. Lego necklaces
This isn’t for most people, but if you have kids, they’ll surely love these Lego necklaces. They are colorful and fun to wear. If they aren’t into necklaces, you can try making earrings or bracelets.
2. Lego magnets for your notes
Using plain magnets to hold your notes seems pretty boring. So, take a few Lego pieces and glue them to your magnets. Apart from making your magnetic board more colorful and alive, it can also help you prioritize your tasks. Pick red Lego pieces for urgent tasks and green for those you can put off for tomorrow.
3. Lego cuff-links
This is probably great to wear at weddings and family parties. For business meetings, however, I think you should consider looking for something more formal.
4. Knife block
Make your kitchen a lot more fun by making a knife block using Lego pieces. The nice thing about this project is that you can easily change colors, shapes, and designs whenever you want.
5. As a splint
When a coffee stirrer isn’t strong enough to keep your broken thumb stable, use a Lego instead. It’s just the right size to keep your finger in place.
6. As a keyholder
This one’s pretty neat. With how cute this project looks, I’m sure you won’t forget where you put your keys ever again.
7. As a friendship bracelet
If you are looking for a last-minute gift for your friend or your kids, this fun friendship bracelet makes an excellent choice. Whoever receives it will surely feel happy. Of course, you have to remind them to be really careful while wearing it.
8. A tie bar
This tie bar is one of the best tie bars I’ve seen. It’s among the craziest ones, too. Whenever you get bored at work, you can “adjust” the tie bar as needed.
9. A tape dispenser
This is surely a fun addition to your desk at work. However, because it’s made of Lego, you may need to hold the base each time you dispense tape. Despite that, it’s still not that hard to use.
10. As a dining table
Don’t feel scared about using Lego to make your dining table a lot more fun. It won’t be that hard to clean if you put glass over it.
11. As a napkin holder
This project can bring a little cheer and fun into your plain and boring kitchen. You can choose to make this Lego napkin holder in the same color as your walls or make it in a different color and use it as a statement piece.
12. As a bird feeder
That is one attractive bird feeder. I’m sure the birds won’t have a hard time looking for it. Just look at how colorful it is!
13. Bathroom signage
This is probably one of the most unique bathroom signages you’ll ever see. The restaurant that uses it is quite clever, don’t you agree?
14. As a tool for teaching math
Apparently, Lego isn’t just great for stimulating imagination and encouraging creativity. It also makes a really useful tool for teaching math. You can use it in explaining fractions or analyzing math problems.
15. As a tree topper
If you’re tired of that tree topper you use year after year, you may want to consider making a Lego topper this year. You can build one with your kids. I’m sure they’ll love it.
16. A belt buckle
If your son happens to be obsessed with Lego, you can turn his obsession into something he could wear- a Lego bel buckle. It’s a 5-minute project you can easily do at home.
17. As a candy dispenser
What could be more fun than playing with Lego? It’s turning Lego into a candy dispenser. Just make sure to use small candies to make it work.
18. Kitchen counter
If you are remodeling your kitchen, why not use Lego in making your kitchen counter? It might take a lot of time and patience but the results are certainly worth it. You can do the same with your bathroom counter, too.
19. As a USB flash drive
If you need a case for your kids’ USB devices, why not use Lego? You can assign colors so they’ll know which one is theirs. You can also make it as a gift.
20. As a picture frame
Lego picture frames are great if you want to make personalized gifts. You can create the design based on the personality of the person who’ll receive them.
21. As a ping-pong “net”
You don’t always need a (real) net to play ping-pong. If you have some Lego pieces around, you can make your own anytime. And the best part about using Lego is that you can always use them in a different project once you’re done playing your game.
22. As art stamps
Using Lego art stamps on craft foam can help you and your kids make the most unique designs. Just make sure to establish a really good contact with the foam to get a clear print.
23. A desk organizer
Maintaining a clean desk isn’t easy, particularly when you own tons of things. One way you can keep your desk organized is to set a specific place where you can keep your things. For your pens and other writing tools, you can create an organizer like this one. You can also make a version for your paper clips and pins.
24. A charging station
This charging station is compact but functional. And since it’s made with Lego, you can adjust its depth and size according to your gadgets.
25. As a bag
Lego bags are so expensive. If you want to own one without burning holes in your wallet, you can try making your own version. Just remember to add felt in the interior to minimize any noise.
26. As a house for your hamster
Keep your tiny pet happy by giving him a Lego hamster house. You can make it as big or as small as your pet likes.
27. Christmas ornaments
With a little bit of creativity, you can make unique Christmas ornaments for your tree. You can make candy canes, little Christmas trees, and presents. You can even make your own Santa.
28. A snowglobe
If your Christmas tree is already full of ornaments, you can try making a snowglobe instead. With your favorite Lego figure, blocks, a jar, glue, and glitter, you’ll be able to create one.
29. Refashioned glasses
I’m not sure if this is comfortable to wear but I know it looks awesome. If you are thinking of doing the same with your glasses, check the hinges first. It only works with certain glasses.
30. Wall clock
Contrary to what you might be thinking, this Lego wall clock isn’t that hard to make. If you have a spare clock mechanism, a few Lego blocks, and a piece of tile or wood, you should be able to easily make one. Of course, you need to be precise.
31. Coffee table
This one looks really cool, right? The Lego blocks certainly added a nice touch to the coffee table. If you’re thinking of making one, just make sure to secure that glass.
32. A flower pot
A Lego flower plant box is a nice addition to your home. It won’t just add colors to your property but it can also secure your plant. Take note that you’ll need an actual pot for this. Without one, you’ll end up with a mess each time you water your plant.
33. Soap and toothbrush holder
If your bathroom looks plain and boring, adding these holders should make a huge difference. Just make sure that you have the patience to clean them. They will surely trap so many dirt in the long run.
34. Cable holder
Untangling cable wires is frustrating. If you’re unlucky, you might end up hurting yourself if you accidentally whip it to your face. This really cute cable holder made with Lego can help avoid that problem.
35. A quidditch aquarium for your office
Even if you aren’t a Harry Potter fan, you’ll surely appreciate this aquarium. Looking at it feels like watching a real quidditch arena. I hope there’s a goldfish somewhere in that tank. That would be perfect.
Who said chess is boring? If this is the board you’ll be playing on, there’s no way you’ll feel bored. Visually, it feels like watching a movie.
37. Lego lamp
This lamp looks so much cooler when redesigned with Lego. It’s perfect to have in your kids’ room or even in your own room. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly put it in mine.
38. Lego lanterns
If you’re about to have a party at your home, you can make your garden or living room more alive with Lego lanterns. The nice thing about them is that you can take them apart right after the party. It’s a good way to save on decorations.
39. Lego Guitar
This fan built an epic guitar using Lego. While the strings he used are real, the thing isn’t playable. Despite that, it’s still an interesting piece to have at home.
40. Lego flower base
Finding the right vase that’ll match the color or theme of your home isn’t always that easy. If you’re anything like me, I’ll just make my own using Lego. You can come up with something as chic as this.