Give your kids a place to build their legos and make it portable with this lego tray. No parent wants lego parts all over the floor so let’s solve that problem by making a portable lego tray.
A DIY tutorial to build a portable lego tray. This simple tray with handles and lego baseplates is perfect for any lego lover.
Now your kids can make their lego builds on a portable tray AND move all the pieces for easy clean up without destroying their hard work!
Legos are one of the best toys. Even as an adult I happen to love legos but the one problem is containing the bits and pieces.
And forget trying to move all those pieces and parts, it inevitably falls apart and there will be tears. That’s where the portable tray comes into play.
If they build the Legos on the tray they have a safe space to keep things set up. The tray sides have a low profile for easy access and it weighs just over 5 pounds with easy carrying handles.
- contained space
- handles make it easy to carry
- low profile for easy access
These trays measure 20″l x 15 3/4″w and utilize a combination of lego baseplates.
Portable Lego Trays
- lego baseplates
- 1/2″ plywood (15″ x 19″)
- 1x2x6 pine board
- pocket hole jig
- 1″ pocket hole screws
- wood glue
- 1 1/4″ finish nails
- (2) handles
- construction adhesive
Step 1: Decide on your baseplate configuration and trim the plates to fit. You can use a miter saw just go slow but a utility knife works too.
Step 2: Trim the 1/2″ plywood to fit your baseplates. Then cut (2) 1×2 sides equal to the short sides of plywood. And cut (2) 1×2 sides equal to the long side of plywood plus 1.5″.
Step 3: Assemble the tray using 1″ pocket hole screws and wood glue to attach the sides. Secure the corners with finish nails.
Step 4: Attach the handles on opposite sides.
Step 5: Apply adhesive to back of lego baseplates then press onto plywood base. Avoid getting adhesive close to edges.
Step 6: Use paint cans to weigh down the baseplates while the adhesive dries.
SHOP THIS PROJECT:
Thanks for joining me for this portable lego tray project. Please leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow me on social media for sneak peeks, tools and project inspiration: