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My girls go through stages where they are obsessed with one kind of toy at a time and it’s all they want to do… all day long. We’ve been in a Shopkins phase for awhile, playing with Barbies, and now we’re into the Lego phase with no end in sight. I love when they play with their small building blocks – I see the wheels turning in their minds and the imaginative play that comes out of their creations is amazing. The only thing not amazing about Lego play is – we don’t have a designated area just for Legos.
When the new Mighty My Size Table and Chairs arrived, I knew it would be the perfect set to turn into a DIY Lego Table. There was only one problem that I noticed with other DIY Lego Tables when I searched them on Pinterest… they were all permanent. I knew the girls would want to use this table in alternative ways once the Lego phase started to fade, which is why I wasn’t exactly ready to permanently glue the plates onto our cute, new table.
If you’re like me and want to make a removable DIY Lego Table, here’s a super easy tutorial for you that you can make in just a few minutes and for just a few dollars.
I purchased some extra large Velcro sets at Walmart and placed them on the center of the table and the Lego base plates.
The plates I have are actually these from Amazon and 2 fit perfectly in the center of the Mighty My Size Table. Since I didn’t want the table to be a permanent Lego only table, I simply used tape to connect the 2 base plates together and joined them with a piece of the Velcro panels.
The Velcro does keep the plates from laying completely flat, but it doesn’t effect Lego play. The blocks still click right onto the plates and it doesn’t seem to bother the girls at all while they play.
Since we now have a piece of Velcro in the middle of our table, I decided to put a piece of Velcro on the bottom of a small wooden crate that we could use to store arts and crafts supplies, as well as toys.
There’s 2 things that make the Mighty My Size Table and Chairs set our favorite – the size/weight and the fact that the chairs will nest right under the table itself.
That makes this set the perfect choice for families that don’t have a ton of space. The set only weighs 14lbs altogether, which means it’s super easy to move from room to room and even outside. We spend a lot of time on our front porch and I love that I can easily carry the table and chairs outside to bring Lego play, snack time, and even arts and crafts outside.
One concern that I had with the set came because of the size. With the light weight and the short chairs, I wondered if it would be better for smaller children. While I do think the recommended age of 2 and up is perfect, I have been pleasantly surprised with how both girls fit in the chairs perfectly. The table is also the perfect height for both of them [at 3 1/2 and 5 1/2] to stand up and play.
The Mighty My Size Table and Chairs retails for $49.99 on Step2.com and ships for only $2.99 via FedEx. The table and chairs come ready to use straight out of the box with no assembly required [huge plus for this Mom]. I chose to turn ours into a DIY Lego Table, but my blogger friends used their set in a few different ways. Check out how Christie from Raising Whasians turned her Mighty My Size Table and Chairs into the perfect Toddler Tea Party set up and how Brandy from the Gluesticks Blog used her table and chairs in a fun kids craft making Tie Dyed Toast.
What activity will your children enjoy with the Mighty My Size Table and Chairs?