Parents usually have mixed feelings about Lego building blocks. On one hand, they are great toys that help encourage our kids imaginations and keep them busy for hours. On the other, they are quite expensive and the tiny ones get everywhere! And if you’ve ever had the misfortune of stepping on one with bare feet, you know just how obnoxious they can be! Well, to restore your faith in the Lego, we’ve found a handful of creative uses for these mini building blocks that may change your mind. Check out these awesome ways to put your Legos to good use!
1. Phone Dock
If you spend a lot of time at a desk, you probably find yourself frequently checking your phone as it lights up. Rather than picking it up each time to check your messages, you can make a simple dock for your phone to rest. Then you can just glance over if you see anything incoming and pick it up if you must!
Head over to Mashable for 16 more fun and unique uses for your Lego collection!
2. Gift Wrap
What better way to use Legos then to give them away (less to step on in the middle of of the night, right!)? If you have a small item to gift, you can use Legos to make a cute and unique gift box. You know it will be well protected, because Legos can withstand up to 950 pounds of pressure before breaking! This will be unlike any gift box your loved one has received before.
This video can be found on YouTube.com so check out how easy it can be!
Legos aren’t just toys, but can be fashion items too! Instead of gifting dad with the usual new tie for his birthday or Christmas, get him a pair of totally unique Lego cufflinks. These colorful accessories are truly unique and can be customized to match dad’s suits and shirts.
No matter how many you buy, you can always use more coasters because they always seem to go missing. Your Legos are a great option because the plastic won’t soak in any liquid and the space between the raised dots will trap it, keeping it away from your wooden tables. You can buy a Lego coaster set like the one pictured above or make your own from existing lego pieces!
5. Flower Pot
If you have a boring potted plant, why not spruce it up with some Legos? You don’t have to get as “geeky” as the one pictured above, which is entirely Star Wars themed. However you can add some pizazz to a boring terra-cotta or old and ugly pot by surrounding it in Legos.
I guarantee you won’t have to worry about anyone else having this purse! It’s a totally creative use of Legos unlike anything we’ve seen. It comes in multiple patterns and actually works as a purse- it’s not just for show!
If you have to have this purse, then head over to DudeIWantThat.com. You’ll even see other amazing Lego products and additional purse designs!
7. Jewelry Box
Whether you need an impromptu place to store some nice jewelry or just want something new, a Lego jewelry box is just the ticket. You can make your own, create one to hold your future spouse’s wedding ring or order one from BrickSchtick.com! You’ll also find Lego inspired jewelry, cake toppers and much more.
8. Keep Track Of Your Camera Lens Cap
If you have any sort of a nice camera, you probably have a lens cap. It’s a very important part of your camera that you need to keep track of, but if easily gets lost because it’s not attached to your camera. If you use two Legos, one attached to your camera trap and one attached to your lens cap, you can stick them together! No more lost lens caps!
Lifehacker.com has a handful of additional ways to use your Legos that you’ve probably never thought of before!
9. Organize Your Keys
One of the great things about Legos are the vibrant colors, and you can put them to your advantage by organizing your key rings. Keep work, pool and mail keys neatly arranged by using different colors. No more pile of messy keys and wasted time spent figuring out which keys go where!
10. Picture Frame
If you want your Legos to be put together and rarely taken apart, then a picture frame is a great way to do this. You can glue them to an existing frame or completely fashion a frame just from Legos. Either way, you will have a unique frame that proudly puts your Legos on display all the time.