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Use Legos in Creative Ways For Practical Household Solutions

Use Legos in Creative Ways For Practical Household Solutions

Remember those colorful plastic blocks that nestled into each other with a satisfying click? Maybe you even have a pail of them still hanging around? You can use Legos as an adult and have as much fun as when you were a kid with this list of creative and practical ways to use Legos for household fixes, entertaining, and design solutions. Where possible, I’ve included links to which Lego kits you’ll need, and instructions for how to do your own creative Lego build.

1. Creative Wall Art

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    Photo courtesy of Robert from IkeaHackers

    How to: Pairing Ikea RIBBA box frames with Lego from the Lego Architecture Range.

    2. Game of Chess

    chess
      Photo courtesy of p1050350 by Fonzy72 on Flickr

      How to: See a basic tutorial here.

      3. Mountain Train Book Ends

      bookends
        IMGP1875 by deborah higdon on Flickr

        How to: If you ask nicely, this creative man may give you a few pointers.

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        4. Character Clock

        DIY-LEGO-Clock-Collage
          Photo courtesy of http://ournerdhome.com/diy-lego-clock/

          5. Multi-Colored Mirror

          mirror
            Photo courtesy of Hot Legos http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/9a/e5/8e/9ae58e856b2d34955801466503d00ac1.jpg

            6. Stuck In Rows Blocks – Super Mario Style Planter

            planter
              Photo courtesy of Lego 8-Bit Warp Pipe Planter by Mr.Attacki on Flickr

              7. Lion Hearted Light Switch

              lightswitch
                Photo courtesy of craftswoman https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

                How to: Assuming that this basic design is your starting point, research what Lego sets or parts you may need and let your imagination run!

                8. Click Art Flowers

                legoflowers
                  Photo courtesy of http://legoexpress.tumblr.com/post/3149213054/legozz-virag-a-dohanyzoasztalra-by-mariann

                  How to: Try this simpler version for a start, then add your own flair.

                  9. Slide Lock Coaster Set

                  legocoaster
                    Photo courtesy of http://graffitibeach.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/adam-builds-lego-king/

                    9. Light Stories Lamp

                    lamp
                      Photo courtesy of http://www.reddit.com/user/crim_girl

                      How to: Lamp socket and cord sold separately, for the rest you can try this.

                      10. Connect-a-lot Knife Block

                      http://www.reddit.com/user/A_Fiddler_Crab
                        Courtesy of reddit user A_Fiddler_Crab http://www.reddit.com/user/A_Fiddler_Crab

                        11. Amazing Angles For Fish

                        LEGO-aquarium-1_featured

                          Photo courtesy of Amy Ratcliffe http://www.nerdist.com/2014/07/the-best-aquarium-is-a-lego-super-mario-bros-aquarium/

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                          How to: Give this youtube video tutorial a try.

                          12. Underwater Station Air Pump Cover

                          legofishtank
                            Model: Underwater Station (1 of 2) by fridgeuk on Flickr

                            It kind of looks like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but it is actually a cleverly designed air pump cover. The “How” of it is a mystery. Drop me a line if you find a good tutorial for it!

                            13. Lock(et) and Chin Dog Tags

                            dogtags
                              http://www.reddit.com/user/spatiality

                              14. Darling Purple and Blue Earrings

                              earrings
                                https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

                                15. Quick Fix Cuff links

                                cufflinks
                                  http://www.reddit.com/user/hippocrocadogapig

                                  16. Colorful Favors Party Rings

                                  partyrings
                                    https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

                                    17. Green and Blue For You Bracelet

                                    bracelet
                                      Bracelet courtesy of Brickworm http://www.pinterest.com/pin/373235887840006723/

                                      18. Piano In the Key of Lego Jewelry Box

                                      jewelrybox
                                        https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

                                        19. Plastic Puzzle Gift Box

                                        giftbox
                                          https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

                                          20. In Case of (Lego) Emergency Break Glass Box

                                          emergencykit
                                            https://www.flickr.com/photos/loozrboy/

                                            The author of this design notes that the item inside is a Lego sorting tool.

                                            21. White Tiled Toilet

                                            toilet
                                              http://www.pinterest.com/rretzler/

                                              I do not know if it was ever really used, but I can imagine your guest’s surprise if you put one next to, or in front of, your own toilet.

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                                              22. Superhero Key Keeper

                                              keyhanger
                                                http://www.reddit.com/user/y0immatt

                                                23. Make Your Own Microscope

                                                microscope
                                                  LEGO Microscope Side by Carlmerriam on Flickr

                                                  Why buy when you can build one for yourself? And, yes, this is a working model.

                                                  24. Keep It Straight Lego Sorting System

                                                  legosorting
                                                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/repoort/

                                                    25. On The Go Play Wall Repair

                                                    wallrepair
                                                      http://www.fanpop.com/spots/lego/images/1491985

                                                      This phenomenon is a very real thing in Europe where ordinary citizens are participating in keeping the crumbling walls of very old places together using Lego. It is not known if they used glue or mortar.

                                                      26. Brilliant Bookshelf

                                                        Photo courtesy of http://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/portfolios/401-space-sense

                                                        Lego shelf made from… Legos.

                                                        27. Not Just Kidding – A Train

                                                        legotrain
                                                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/billward/

                                                          For kids of all sizes and ages, I present to you a working Lego train set complete with tracks and all sorts of accessories, like Lego-built cars.

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                                                          28. Double Puzzle Play House

                                                          legoplayhouse
                                                            Lily’s Lego House 2005 by “MOOSE” on Flickr

                                                            29. Bathroom Art Harry Potter

                                                            harrypotter
                                                              https://www.zibbet.com/BrickShtick/1261061

                                                              30. For Halloween Howls (or medical school graduation day) Lego Syringe

                                                              legoneedle
                                                                https://www.flickr.com/photos/seanmichaelragan/

                                                                31. Bob Business Card Holder

                                                                legobusinesscardholder
                                                                  Business Card Holder by Legohaulic on Flickr

                                                                  32. Lego Loom Knitting Machine

                                                                  knittingmachine
                                                                    http://www.want.nl/lego-machine-breidt-een-sjaal/

                                                                    33. Natty Napkin Holder

                                                                      Photo courtesy of http://catchmyparty.com/photos/101010#101002

                                                                      34. Silly Silverware Holder

                                                                        Silverware holder has compartments inside the lego box. Photo courtesy of http://catchmyparty.com/photos/101010#101002

                                                                        35: Cool Cake Platter

                                                                          Photo courtesy of http://catchmyparty.com/photos/101010#101002

                                                                          36. Light and Fun Lego Kitchen Island

                                                                          LEGO TABLE  BY PHILIPPE ROSETTI_ PARIS
                                                                            Photo courtesy of http://www.dwell.com/people/c%C3%A9line-clanet

                                                                            37. Smart Looking Lego Snowman

                                                                              Photo courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com/hotlegos/

                                                                              38. Spelled Right Lego Letters Room Decor

                                                                                Photo courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com/deafitmom4/

                                                                                39. Crafty Christmas Tree

                                                                                  Photo courtesy of http://creator.wonderhowto.com/jmeyers/

                                                                                  40. Best Birthday Cake

                                                                                    Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/5610707006/


                                                                                    Here are some extra resources to get you started: BrickLinkLego OfficialLego MindstormLego Ambassador Network

                                                                                    Featured photo credit: FonthipWard via pixabay.com

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                                                                                    Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                                                                    100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                    100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                    Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                                                                    By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                                                                    Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                                                                    83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                                                      84 write random letter

                                                                                        85 use a rubberband

                                                                                          86 dorm smell bad

                                                                                            87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                                                              89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                                                                90 take a picture of the name card

                                                                                                  91 iron inside out

                                                                                                    92 old newspaper

                                                                                                      93 tumble try shoes

                                                                                                        keep a card like this

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                                                                                                            94 soap bar

                                                                                                              95 make a hole

                                                                                                                96 drop the battery

                                                                                                                  97 use a coozie

                                                                                                                    98 when taking a picture

                                                                                                                      use a clean dust pan

                                                                                                                        try a pants hanger

                                                                                                                          use your cellphone light

                                                                                                                            use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                                                              quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                                                                user binder clips

                                                                                                                                  wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                                                                    put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                                                      clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                                                        use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                                                          doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                                                            use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                                                              use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                                                                freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                                                                  use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                                                                    almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                                                      sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                                                        unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                                                          cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                                                            remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                                                              turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                                                                for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                                                                  how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                                                                    tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                                                      place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                                                        ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                                                          use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                                                            take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                                                              how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                                                                put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                                                                  How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                                                                    user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                                                      good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                                                        turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                                                          50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                                                            the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                                                              add one teaspoon of baking soda

                                                                                                                                                                                                38

                                                                                                                                                                                                  hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                                                                    stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                                                      the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                        how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                                                          the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                                                            use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                                                              to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                                                                user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    58

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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