DIY Lego Workstation Using Ikea Skadis
I’ve fought the organizational challenge that is LEGO for so long. We’ve tried sorting by color, size, building kit etc…. you name it we’ve tried it. We own a LOT of LEGOS. So the majority of them reside in an Ikea trofast setup in our finished basement.Inevitably, the small pieces still make their way upstairs, so I wanted a small space for the boys to build and create in their room. I came up with this LEGO workstation using simple box store shelving and the Ikea SKADIS pegboard system. It houses just enough pieces to keep them occupied and incorporates some fuss free storage options.
The SKADIS system is attached to this small railing system that allows it to be mounted away from the wail for full pegboard functionality. Shown here are two separate pegboards that I mounted right next to each other.
Hanging and leveling the railing system is the hardest part of installing this system. One the railing is up, the pegboards just screw into pre-drilled holes in the railing.
A variety of different SKADIS accessories are available, but these plastic pull out bins were perfect for the organization of the LEGOs.
I knew I wanted a way to separate the colors in true ROYGBIV fashion. The bins hook right into the pegboard, and the durable plastic will hold up well.
The shelving is supported by some basic unfinished wood brackets I found at Walmart. They’re a $4 dupe that look just like the Ikea Ekby bracket. I painted the raw wood a matte black spray paint, and simply placed the pre made shelves on top.
The shelves and desktop were constructed from basic white closest shelving you can purchase at most home improvement type stores. The laminate finish allows them to be easily wiped down when we we have sticky fingers.I mounted the worktop using basic metal L brackets from underneath. Make sure to place into studs or use anchors to support their weight.
My little master builders love having their own space to create. If you want even more details on how I created this space hop on over to the blog to read. You can also check out this space featured in a recent Apartment Therapy article showing even more creative ways to use the IKEA SKADIS system.
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Flipturn on May 31, 2020
If anyone out there has Legos that are not being 'loved' any more in their homes, or that they are wanting to donate, I would suggest taking them to an elementary school. I'm sure the Kindergarten and primary teachers would welcome with open arms any additions to their classrooms.
More often than a person would think, there is just no money in the school budget for these kinds of materials.