Shelves for Legos

One of my January goals was to get shelves up in Ammon’s room for all of his finished Lego creations.

Here’s a before picture so you can see why this was a top priority.

I bought the shelves at Target with the giftcard I won thanks to all of you voting for my project in the Izze Crafting Challenge. Thank you again!

First you screw the bracket to the wall then hang the shelf. Sounds easy, right? Hmm! This is where I’m honest with you. It wasn’t that easy. I think it could have been that easy if I had straight walls (but I don’t). So what should have taken me about a half hour for all 3 shelves took almost 3 hours.

I had to do a lot of little adjusting of the screws to get the bracket straight without being against the wall in some places. Then I tried moving the bracket, then one of the screws broke inside the wall. It was a huge pain!

No, I didn’t swear, but I did want to cry and I did say a little prayer.

But now they’re up and they look great and the finished Lego’s have a place to live.

Now Ammon has his table back for art projects and to build more Lego’s on.

I have great plans for this table come Spring.

I love the way the shelves look but I’m going to share some advice with you.

Make sure your walls are straight or shim the bracket before you attach it to the wall.

It will make installation so much easier.

Oh, and I wanted to share this with you.

Ammon made a little tram for his Lego people so they can go up to his bed.

Apparently he has a ski resort up there.

Well, there’s one of my January goals completed. Yay!

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Evelin January 5, 2012, 2:56 pm

    OMG AMAZING! I MUST do this for my boys!!

  • NaDell January 5, 2012, 5:21 pm

    My daughters love the Legos they got for Christmas. They have a big set of shelves they put them on in their room too. I was even thinking that a plexiglass shelf might be nicer so you can see the whole thing…but since it’s not broken and I’m cheap, I’ll leave it alone.
    Your shelves look great and I love the tram. Super cute and creative!

  • Lisa January 5, 2012, 11:56 pm

    Very cool! I could use 20 of these shelves in my house lol. This is such a smart idea though! I love how they’re able to display their collection.

  • Jaime January 6, 2012, 10:59 am

    Love it! We definitely have this issue in our house. 🙂

  • Christy January 6, 2012, 11:10 am

    Awesome idea! By the way the plural of Lego is just Legos, no apostrophe…sorry I am a grammar geek sometimes!

  • Laura H January 7, 2012, 8:05 pm

    My son loves Legos too. We are going to build your awesome Tram tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  • The Farm Girl January 10, 2012, 5:53 pm

    Amazing! My son’s desk looks exactly like yours and I have been at a loss on what to do with his creations. This would be perfect.

  • Toodie January 15, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Great idea for all those lego pieces. And I love that tram! Hmmm…another little creative genius at work?

  • frogsailor February 3, 2012, 9:24 pm

    I’ve been thinking I should do something like this! I’m so glad to see someone has done it and it works and it looks great. I’m going to Target or Ikea or somewhere to buy shelves this weekend, woo hoo, I’m so excited to help him get organized!!!

  • LorettaC January 18, 2013, 4:46 am

    This is a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been looking for a solution to corral my daughter’s Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings LEGO creations. I’m buying these today!

  • Donna August 27, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Where did you get the desk?

  • leanneja August 27, 2013, 11:01 pm

    Hi Donna, I got the table at Big Lots a few years ago.

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