Forget pricy store-bought Travel Toys and instead Make your own LEGO Travel Set!
This Boredom Buster solution is perfect for those who are on-the-go. Everyone loves LEGOS but they’re not usually considered Travel Toys. Make your own LEGO travel set for just a few dollars!
When it’s time to hit the road, I’m always thinking about how I’m going to keep the kiddos entertained. It’s SO. MUCH. EASIER. now that they are seven and ten (when did that happen!?!) Both of the kids love LEGOS and I wanted to create something that they could easily take with them in the car. These LEGO kits make the perfect little travel toys! They don’t take up a ton of room, the kids can carry them using the handles, and best of all, it was inexpensive! Having these little LEGO travel sets for the kids is perfect for waiting rooms and PTA meetings, but also long road trips. Let me show you how easy it is to make them!
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- Metal Lunch Box
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- LEGO Base Plate
- Scissors or Utility Knife
- Mounting Squares
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I took the kids to 5 Below and we they each picked out the metal lunch boxes they wanted to use. Be sure to use a metal one, as hot glue may melt a plastic lunch box. Since I already had a glue gun, glue sticks and scissors, I just needed the lunch boxes, mounting squares and base plate. The total cost for this project was about $9 for each set. The kids chose the LEGOS they wanted to include in their boxes.
Travel Toys – Make Your Own LEGO Travel Set
Travel toys can be expensive, but this easy projects uses LEGOs you already have! Here’s how to make a simple DIY LEGO kit to take on road trips:
✔ Metal Lunch Box – pick up an inexpensive one from the dollar store.
✔ Scissors or Utility Knife
✔ LEGOBricks from your child’s collection
1.Measure the inside cover of the lunch box. Cut the base plate to size.
2. Adhere the mounting squares to the back of the base plate. Secure it to the top of the lid. This will be where the children play with the LEGO bricks.
3. To make the storage part, measure and cut another base piece to fit across the deep part of the lunch box. It should be the width of the lunch box, but only about half the height. This will be to hold the LEGOS, as shown below:
4.Use the hot glue gun to secure the plate to the side of the box. This is the trickiest part. I recommend adding something inside the box to help hold the plate level while the glue dries. First glue the back of the plate, then the front. This helps make sure it will stay fastened.
5. Fill the box with whatever LEGO toys you like, and off you go!
TIP: I recommend using larger LEGO pieces, as tiny ones like flowers can easily get lost.
If you are planning a road trip, you might also find our our Summer Road Trip Packing List helpful!