Ah LEGO. If you’re a mom of little ones, you probably have a set or 10 stashed somewhere in your home. Or they’re all over the place and you fear walking in your house without shoes, because stepping on a LEGO is never a pleasant experience.
While LEGO toys are mostly geared towards children, some creative adults are thinking outside of the box—the LEGO box, that is—and are incorporating the colorful plastic bricks into some pretty amazing home decor projects.
The home improvement marketplace website, Plentific, has been following the rising trend of LEGO bricks-as-home decor and believe the tiny plastic pieces really are the perfect tool for homeowners to design their own unique decorations.
“With hundreds of different colours and shapes, carrying out decoration work using LEGO bricks provides unlimited options and ensures each design is customised to the homeowners taste,” says Stephen Jury, the spokesperson for Plentific.
And after you see some of the amazingly creative things people have done with LEGO bricks, you might be just as excited as your little one to hit up the LEGO aisle during your next trip to the toy store.
1. A LEGO Tissue Box
How cute would this tissue box be for a kid’s room or bathroom? And compared to some of the other LEGO home decor projects we’ve seen, this one from One Artsy Mama seems fairy simple to create.
2. A LEGO Lamp
Artist Sean Kenney describes himself as a “professional kid,” and has been building incredible creations out of LEGO bricks for over a decade. From self portraits to functional lamps and installations, his portfolio is incredible. You can also purchase some of his work, such as the “Mercer Lamp” pictured below. It retails for $549.
3. A LEGO Kitchen Utensil Holder
Add some pops of color to your kitchen decor by creating this fun utensil holder made entirely out of LEGO bricks. It’s both fun and functional!
4. LEGO Backsplash
One company located in Essex is all about LEGO bricks, and they sell different types of home decor, accessories and other products made entirely of the little plastic bricks. You can find beautiful photos of the company’s handmade goods on the MonkiStuff Facebook page.
5. LEGO Keychains
This creative project will help you keep track of your keys while also adding a touch of fun decor to your home.
6. A LEGO Desk
One company in Pasadena, California built the perfect receptionist desk, made entirely out of white and blue LEGO bricks.
7. A LEGO Coaster Set
Whether you want to try and make your own set of coasters or you’d rather just buy them, setting your drink down will become a little more fun.
8. A LEGO Night-Light
If you’re looking for a fun piece of decor that can double as a night-light, building a lamp out of LEGO bricks might be your answer.
9. A LEGO Coffee Table
One woman took her basic, glass-top coffee table and added some pizzazz by placing a layer of LEGO bricks under the glass for a colorful and festive piece of home decor.
10. A “Brooklyn Bridge” LEGO Napkin Holder
It’s already a pretty neat idea that someone built a napkin holder out of LEGO bricks, but what’s even more amazing is that the design resembles the Brooklyn Bridge.
11. A LEGO Banister
One creative LEGO builder used the little plastic bricks to build an entire banister. Pictures of the process can be viewed on the site, Euro Bricks, where LEGO fans from around the world can unite to share their projects.
12. A Room Divider
One creative studio in Germany took a less traditional route when adding a room divider, and did so using over 55,000 LEGO bricks. The wall, which was no small project, stands over 9 feet tall and is a little over 9 1/2 feet wide.
13. A LEGO House
Yes, you read that right. A house built entirely of LEGO bricks actually exists. The house was designed by a man by the name of James May, and he, along with 1,000 helpers, built it. Believe it or not, the house is said to be fully functional. It was built using 3.3 million little plastic bricks.
Next time you step on a LEGO, just remember how that little piece of plastic can be part of something truly spectacular.