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Lego home decor for geeks

Do you have bright and colorful interior design ideas constantly popping up in the back of your head? Are you looking for DIY home modelling resources? Do you always think up ideas to remodel your interiors, and believe that dissatisfaction is the primary motivating factor for improvement? What better way than to fit in the versatile, colorful, interlocking Lego blocks into your décor. All you need to do is fasten the pieces, and you are done with your design. Unlock and reassemble the blocks for another colorful setting. Sounds interesting? Read on.

Worldwide Lego lovers have found various uses and applications for the Lego bricks. Primarily meant for construction line toys, Lego lovers built them into kitchen utility stuff (salt and pepper shakers), indoor accessories and electronic gadgets (flash drive cases). Certain unconventional designs of jewellery, cutlery and furniture have even been inspired by the blocks.

  1. In the year, 2009 presenter James May – of the BBC 2 television series “James May toy stories” built a fully functional house, with a working toilet, hot shower and a bed, with the help of about 1000 volunteers, using 3.3 million actual Lego blocks. It was definitely impractical. Presented below are few ideas which have been successfully attempted, and promises to be inspiring enough to prod you to sculpt your own fancy Lego furniture.
  2. Design a colorful kitchen island table or work table to add cheer to a dull or sober room. Either you can pick an old table, and fit it with colorful Lego bricks, and build a glass table top for a countertop finish or completely construct a table with the Lego bricks. These can fit in to office spaces or dining areas depending on the durability and strength that comes with your design choice. This design can consume anything upwards of 20,000 bricks.
  3. Lego base slabs fitted to walls of kids’ rooms create a Lego wall paper effect with an additional provision to construct Lego models on your walls. An ingenious way to keep the kids (and the young-at-heart adults) engaged in productive and recreational indoor activity. Lego Base slabs bonded to tables act as a funky play table cum storage space for Lego bricks.
  4. Small or miniature greenhouses or cold frames built with transparent Lego bricks add an appeal to your garden. Lego bricks are made of a thermoplastic called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), which has a melting point of approximately 105 °C (221 °F). Objects made of ABS can be used in environments where temperature varies between −25 and 60 °C (-13 and 140 °F) making the bricks quite suitable for backyard greenhouses.
  5. Use Lego mosaics to adorn walls or Lego themes like castles, space etc. ensuring that furniture, curtains and upholstery in the room match or highlight the themes. Most popular is having your favorite picture – like a Mona Lisa painting or your family portrait custom designed with Lego mosaics. It would be less complicated to take the help of designers or sculptors who specialize in the art of creating Lego mosaics.
  6. Other favorites are lamp shades, planters, utensil stands and fruit baskets that can be conjured quickly, and remodeled without affecting your budget. Specially built huge stacking boxes based on the Lego brick design, have been sold under Lego license, function as useful space savers reducing clutter in the room.
  7. The ‘Design by me’ program by Lego, allows customers to design their models using a free digital designer tool, upload the design and order the models to be delivered as packaged sets. “Lego Shop” allows customers to e-shop for individual bricks / elements and have the set delivered at their doorstep. Designing interiors with Lego is “All play and no work”, so go on, leg godt.

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