Today I want to share the LEGO table that I will be surprising Buddy with this holiday! Both of my boys love to build, but building has been happening at the kitchen table lately, since our pug eats EVERYTHING that is within 18 inches of the floor.
I’ve been pinning some ideas for LEGO tables for a while without much success, but I finally decided on a way to create a table that fit my own needs. We have a Melissa and Doug train table that my boys have loved for years, but their train creations have expanded to take over the room, so now our beloved train table has become a catch-all area. Not anymore!
My husband and I cut a piece of plywood to fit in the top of the Melissa and Doug train table. The two green slabs that make up the top of the table are removable, so we traced them onto the plywood to make sure we had an exact fit.
We selected LEGO base plates that would allow us to create areas of land, water, road, and mountains on our table. To fill the Melissa and Doug table, you need 13 to 14 base plates (12 whole and one or two to cut up for smaller areas).
I used the following base plates:
- 6 LEGO Green Building Plates (10″ x 10″)
- 2 LEGO City T-Junction & Curves Road Plates (they come in 2 packs)
- 2 LEGO Blue Building Plates (10″ x 10″)
- 3 moon crater base plates from my husband’s childhood LEGO sets