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 and help kids bring their love for LEGO building on the go!

This could be a lifesaver when traveling or waiting at the doctor’s office or restaurant. It takes just a few minutes to make, and it could be such a fantastic and unique gift for LEGO-loving kiddos.

Lego Base Plate Craft

DIY LEGO Travel Case




On the back of theΒ LEGO baseplate, mark the size you will need to fit it inside the lid of the lunch box. Keep in mind that you’ll want to cut it small enough so that the lid can still close.


Carefully use a ruler and press down with a utility knife to score the plastic. Bend the baseplate back and forth a few times and it will split where you’ve cut a line.


Glue the baseplate to the inside of the lunch box lid.


Place LEGO bricks inside the lunch box.

Lego Lunchbox Travel Case Craft

This is a quick ten-minute craft with a fun and functional result!

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

lego-tray-201Photo from Busy Creating Memories

Check out this fun idea of gluing multiple LEGO baseplates on top of a wood serving tray. This portable LEGO station would make such a fun homemade gift for the LEGO enthusiasts in your family!

lego TablePhoto from A Bird And A Bean

How clever is this DIY LEGO table? It was made with an inexpensive IKEA Lack side table, which just happens to be the perfect size for gluing four LEGO baseplates to the top. Genius!

boy adding Lego pieces to vertical play surfacePhoto from Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Short on space? Repurpose a whiteboard by gluing LEGO baseplates to it. Then you can prop it up for some vertical play space, or even hang it on a wall where it won’t take up any floor space at all! It can also be used as a base for larger LEGO scenes, and then slid under a bed when not in use. Brilliant!

You can order a mini replica of your home made from LEGOs, but it’ll cost ya! 😱

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 6

  1. kate-1

    We have made a few of them now for our kids & as gifts. Even gone to hobby lobby & gotten the larger wood boxes & let kids paint them b4 I glued in the legoes. I also STRONGLY recommend my secret weapon glue called Locktight 401. It makes super glue like Elmer’s glue! We use it on legoes to NEVER EVER come apart again. Or this project as well but not on wood. That we use the jewelry glue typically. I have had it w/hot glue!! LoL just my tip bit

  2. Allison

    I’ve done this in the past with hot glue. Very easily came off πŸ˜•

  3. seanithomas

    Aww this brings back old memories!! Made this for flights with my son when he was one and it worked until he was four. πŸ’š

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww yay! Yes, I miss those days too. πŸ™‚

  4. Jennifer a Cranford

    I have 3 grandkids I’d love to do this project with

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh how fun! Enjoy πŸ˜‰ and thanks for stopping by Jennifer πŸ’•

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