DIY LEGO Travel Case Made from Lunch Box

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Lego Lunchbox

Know a LEGO fan?  Try this clever idea to make a handy travel case out of a tin lunch box to help kids bring along and build LEGO sets on the go! This could be a lifesaver when traveling, waiting at the the doctor’s office or restaurant. It takes just a few minutes to make, and would make such a fantastic and unique gift for LEGO loving kiddos.

Lego Base Plate Craft

DIY LEGO Travel Case

Supplies Needed:

DIY Lego Travel Kit


  1. On the back of the LEGO baseplate, mark how big you need it to fit on the top portion of lunch box. Keep in mind that you’ll want to cut it small enough so that the lid can still close.
  2. Carefully use a ruler and press down with a utility knife to score the plastic.
  3. Bend the baseplate back and forth a few times and it will split where you’ve cut a line.
  4. Glue it to the top of the lunch box.
  5. Place LEGO bricks inside box.

Lego Lunchbox Travel Case Craft

This is such a quick ten minute craft that works great!

Now I’m thinking what else can I do with LEGO baseplates!? Here are a couple of unique ideas that I’ve spotted online recently…


Check out this fun idea of gluing multiple LEGO baseplates on top of a wood serving tray! Photo and project via Busy Creating Memories.

lego Table

How clever is this DIY LEGO table made by gluing LEGO baseplates to an inexpensive IKEA side table!? Photo and project via A Bird And A Bean.

 Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 16

  1. K

    We just got back from a road trip (8 hours each way) and this would have been great for my Lego-obsessed kiddos! Very smart idea!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks K! 😀

  2. debern

    What great Lego ideas! Sharing the love on twitter.

  3. Mel

    Genius! 👍🏼

  4. Tobey

    I have an storage ottoman that would be great for Legos. Thanks for getting the creative juices flowing.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh that sounds fun! Great idea Tobey 😀

  5. Taryn


  6. Emily

    I did this for my nephew years ago with a box that I picked up at a hobby lobby type place. The box slid open and I put Legos inside and glued a Lego plate to the lid. He could paint/color the unfinished wood box however he wanted. I’ve also seen people do this with a small tackle box type thing. Their kid likes the Legos to be organized by color, so the dividers in the tackle box help with that.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh I like that idea too! Thanks Emily 😀

  7. Rose

    I made the last one a couple of years ago for my little ones. I used a Walmart end table which was only about 10. Now that my son is oldder I used a Desk which I got from Walmart which was about 15 on sale . It had a drawer which he uses to put the lego figures only then he uses a container for other parts. I bought the lego mats on Amazon and Glued it on the table. So I turnned a Desk into a Lego Desk 😊

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That is so awesome!! Thanks Rose 😀

    • Daphnye Ross

      Can you send pics of this… I’d like to see it if u don’t mind.

  8. stacy

    Made these for my 4 grandchildren for our road trip from Iowa to Arizona. We were gone 2 weeks total and they loved playing with these. Great idea for travel.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s great Stacy! Thanks for sharing 😀

  9. visitor3

    The metal hinges are the weak spot on old metal lunchboxes, so I would get a new one instead of trying to up cycle a vintage one.

    Also magnetic items are fun on a metal lunchbox.

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