Home Art/Craft Easy Step-by-Step Lego Table Project

Easy Step-by-Step Lego Table Project

Make your own Lego Table at Home with these easy Step-by-Step Instructions 

What you need:

  • 1m x 1m MDF, 12mm thickness
  • 4 lego mats (30cm x 30cm)
  • 1 Ikea LACK coffee table
  • 1 Ikea VESSLA container and lid
  • 250ml undercoat paint (white)
  • 500ml gloss enamel paint (red)
  • craft glue
  • 4 Bolts: 3/16 x 75mm
  • 4 nuts to match bolt
  • 4 mudflap washers


Jigsaw, drill, holesaw bit size 22, paint brush

“If you need a costing – without having to buy tools, it would be around $120 to make.”

Step 1:

Mark MDF as in photo.


Step 2:

Cut the outside of the table, then using a hole saw but (size 22), cut a hole in each corner of the centre square. This will allow you to fit the jigsaw blade in to commence the cutting for the centre square cutout. If you don’t have a hole saw bit, just use a drill bit.



Step 3:

Using a jigsaw, cut out the centre square



Step 4:

Measure and cut the Ikea LACK coffee table. (measurements in photo)


OPTIONAL EXTRA INSTRUCTION: If you want a nicer finish on the end product, you can use the square that you cut out of the LACK table to fill in the sides of the interior of the cut out.


Step 5:

Apply 2 coats of undercoat as per instructions on the tin. (to the tabletop, not the IKEA lack table)


Step 6:

Apply 2 coats of red as per instructions on the tin. You can sand between coats for a smoother finish.


Step 7:

You will notice on the sides of the plastic container that there are some pieces of plastic that prevent the container from sitting flush with the table. You can remove these with a sharp knife.


Step 8:

Assemble LACK coffee table as per Ikea instructions, and place container into the cutout. Place red MDF tabletop into place on the LACK table. Then measure diagonally 15mm from the cutout corners and drill holes. These holes will need to go through the coffee table and will be where we screw the whole table together.


Place bolt through the drilled hole. Underneath, place a washer and then a nut. Bolt together tight, being careful not to pull too tightly in case you damage the underneath of the coffee table.

Step 9:

Glue the Lego mats to the table top, ensuring the bolt heads are covered. We used craft glue, but any form of glue can be used if it is suitable to the task.


Leave the glue to set for 24 hours. Then let the kids go nuts. If you need a costing – without having to buy tools, it would be around $120 to make.

And here is your table ready



Mum Central
We're passionate about connecting mums of all ages across our online network. From parenting articles to educational stories, recipes, giveaways and more, don't be shy, you're all welcome! We are also on the lookout for regular contributors or readers wishing to share their real life stories so contact us today!
  • Pingback: Turn A $30 IKEA Coffee Table Into A LEGO Play Centre | Lifehacker Australia()

  • Debra Black

    Found it 🙂

  • Sonia

    Found it

  • Anita Walters

    Found it

  • Michelle Green

    Found it.

  • Lauren Anastasiou

    Found it!

  • Bops18

    Found It.

  • Summer Hinaki McDade

    Found it

  • Alison5008

    found it

  • Tina Clausen

    Found it

  • Rachel K

    Found it

  • michelleA

    Found it. Day 13.

  • Jennelle Chew

    Found it!

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    found it

  • Akka08

    Found it. What a brilliant idea… space for visiting friends to play too.

  • Nicole Woods

    Found it.

  • Beksmum

    Found it (love it)

  • Aleisha

    Found it! 13

  • Patchouli

    Found it.

  • Bec D’owney

    found it

  • Kristine Willoughby

    Found it!.

  • kali11

    found it!!!!!

  • Shannon Hillmann

    Found it yay!

  • amandagorton

    found it

  • Peta Kidd

    Found it..

  • Lyn Harper

    Found it.

  • sprickel

    Found it

  • Michelle Roberts

    found it

  • Kelly Nee

    Found it

  • Erin

    found it

  • Helena

    Found it

  • Adele Brown

    Found it

  • Lisa Jene

    Found it.

  • spog777

    Found it.

  • Kim Kilgour

    Found it

  • Michelle Fanning

    Found it 🙂

  • Hannah Gleeson

    Found IT!

  • Lindy

    Found it.

  • Aimee Tatham

    FOUND IT 😀

  • Racheal Kamer

    Found it day thirteen.

  • Melissa

    Day thirteen- Found it; around $120 to make.

  • Lynne Lillington

    found it day 13

  • Leanne Pickles

    Found it…….

  • Chont Ok

    Found it day 13

  • domandlauren

    Found it day 13

  • Alisha Gordy

    Found it 13

  • Sally Blazely

    Found it $120

  • VandaB

    found it – day 13

  • Louise Patterson

    Found it, day 13

  • Amy Doyle

    found it day 13

  • Nicole Rodriquez

    Found it.

  • Charlotte Marie Knudsen

    Found it:)

  • Kristal Villis

    Found It – Day 13 – $120-

  • Farrah Wigg

    Found it

  • tasha walker

    Found it☺

  • Holly6

    Found it Day 13

  • Mel

    Found it!! Day 13 !! Around $120

  • Neva Beaumont

    Found it.

  • Kylie Clayton

    Found it day 13

  • austhome

    Found It Day 13

  • Nicole Howarth

    Found it!

  • Jenna Hanson

    found it – Day 13

  • Cecilia Warrick

    Found it!

  • en

    Found it!

  • Laura Scriven

    found it

  • Catherine

    Fay 13 Found it!

  • Angela Beales

    found it around $120 to make

  • Melissa Okimoto

    Found it Day 13

  • tracywed

    FOUND IT day 13

  • Michelle

    Found it – around $120 to make

  • Anita B

    Found it – around $120

  • luludancer

    Found it – around $120

  • Leonie Benson

    found it.

  • Lisa-Marie Mummy Monaghan

    Found it.

  • Coleen Forester

    Found it – Day 13

  • Ash

    Found it

  • P Bosher

    Found it.

  • Shu-Ching Chang

    Found it by Sonia. It is a great idea.

  • Charl Lowther

    Found it!

  • Belinda Ban

    found it

  • Dimi

    Found It Day 13

  • Reesy Dempsey

    found it 13

  • Evilbeagle

    Found it

  • ElkeH

    found it :))

  • Sue Bowers

    found it day 13

  • Lyndel

    Found it around $120

  • Lizzy Archer

    Found it, Day 13

  • Olga

    Found It Day 13

  • Katsa

    Found it day 13

  • Sarah Gifford

    Found it day 13

  • Kristy Winters

    This is kinda awsome

  • Mischa Taylor

    found it – q13

  • Joanne sampson

    Found it .,

  • emily lee

    Found it – Day 13

  • Jodie Dobson

    Found it Day 13

  • Caroline Nicholls

    Found it day 13

  • Steph Christie

    Found it – Day 13 🙂

  • Kerri Bull

    Found it – day 13

  • kelly

    Found It, day 13

  • Jodie Louw

    Found it, day 13

  • Sara Jeffery

    Found it

  • Scott Drew

    Found it, day 13

  • Kylie Baker

    Found it.

  • Judith Maunders

    Found it. $120

  • Tanya B

    Found it.

  • Kim Brickwood

    Found it. Answer around $120

  • Dimi

    Found It

  • Dimi

    Found It

  • Lauren Hancock

    Found it.

  • Marwa Yates

    Found it Day 13

  • Chris Pearce

    Found it Day 13

  • Lyndall Jefferies

    Found it – 13

  • Panda Blue

    found it!

  • Ineedacoffee

    found it 13

  • Katie Oliver

    Found It Day 13

  • Elissa Lamb

    Found it Day 13.

  • Suzanne

    day 13 found it

  • Ange Fletcher

    Found it day 13

  • davsys50

    Found it Day 13

  • rcheerful

    found it day 13

  • Deanne Ennis

    found it.

  • Caterina Percival

    Found It Day 13

  • rpolly

    Found it. Day 13

  • Ann Wake

    Found It Day 13

  • Kate D’Arcy

    Found it,

  • Isobel Brown

    FOUND iT

  • Sheree Pallis

    Found it Day 13

  • Jamie Dorn

    Where can I purchase the 4 lego mats (30cm x 30cm) – I have been searching but cannot locate any …