Keep Those Instructions Straight

Lego instructions can get a bit unruly once you get more than about five sets. Actually, some come with so many instructions for one kit that it can become overwhelming. So I came up with the idea to make an instruction binder. Or I found the idea somewhere. Can’t really remember which it was.

All it took was a large binder, some page protectors, and some divider tabs. Or you could probably just put actual dividers between the sections. I chose to just label the first page protector in each group. Most of them only have one anyway.

This makes it easy to add sections, too. I had originally thought about getting an accordion folder, but decided it would be a safer option to be able to add space as the collection grows. Seems to have been a good call so far.

Lego My Table

One of the boys with a June Birthday is completely obsessed with Legos. So I knew I wanted to do something Lego-themed for his present. I didn’t just want to get him another set to build, though. The perfect gift came across my feed one day when I saw this on IKEAHackers. Considering my entire room is furnished from IKEA, I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to make a simpler version.

Truthfully, the most difficult part was probably deciding how I wanted to glue everything down. We used Legos to hold the plates together (I found these plates on Amazon) before gluing them in place with rubber cement.

Altogether, the whole project cost around $30. Much better than the alternatives I found at Toys ‘R’ Us for about $100 more. Not counting drying time (or searching for the table in IKEA), it took around thirty minutes to finish this. Best to have at least two sets of hands, though. Even with the Legos holding them together, the four plates can get a little unruly.