Thursday, August 7, 2014

Road Trip Lego Boxes

We have had a crazy summer this year. My brother's wedding, a vacation and many, many sleepovers at grandmas, just to name a few. My sister brought her five boys out for 6 weeks this summer, after not being together for just about four years, it was so much fun to be able to be together this summer. The not fun part? The two 30 hour drives that her family had to take to get here and back home again.

 Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. 

You will need: 
Pencil boxes (try to find ones with as smooth a top as possible)
Hot Glue
Lego Base Plates found here.
Utility knife or good scissors
Ruler

Measure the flat surface area of the pencil box. Cut your Lego plate to those dimensions. If you are making multiple boxes, make sure to check which way will give you the most pieces from one plate before you start cutting. In my experience, base plates cut with regular scissors, but if you are having trouble try using a utility knife. 

Hot glue the Lego piece to the top of the box. Repeat the process with the inside of the box. This gives them a place to build and a place to play with more freedom on top. When they are done playing, all of the pieces can be stored inside the box. 
What do you do to keep your kids busy on road trips? 
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16 comments:

Cindy Gordon said...

WOW< I LOVE this!! Perfect for my boys!

Unknown said...

What a brilliant idea! I love it.

Liz Mays said...

Now that's a pretty clever idea to bring along. I love coming up with things like this to surprise them.

Mama to 5 said...

what great ideas! I like how everything is contained!

Ann B said...

Fantastic idea. My nephew loves Lego and he would love this. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Jones said...

My son loves legos! In fact we pay him to do his chores in lego sets! A traveling case like this would be perfect for him.

Stephen S. said...

Great post. I love your idea.

Colette S said...

My kids loves legos and this would be quite the product for them!

Mistee Dawn said...

Oh how awesome. I really need some of these for my daughter. Legos all over the car.

mail4rosey said...

Oh I'm pinning this one. This is going to end up a surprise for my son before the summer is through. :)

Mary said...

Ok - this is brilliant! I am definitely making two of these for my boys.

Mom Blog said...

I LOVE this idea! I have those pencil boxes everywhere in our house. My boys are each getting one made for on the go Lego play. Thank you for sharing!

Laura O in AK said...

This is a fabulous idea! I'll have to pick a few of the boxes up so the boys can have some mini-sets in the RV.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is such a great idea! I love it.

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

That is a great thing to do with Legos.

Naomi Wormsley said...

This is an awesome idea! I want to make 3 of these. How many plates do you think I would have to buy?

 
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