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21 Ways To Upcycle Your Lego

Redesign your life, block by block.

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You probably have a lot of Lego blocks laying around somewhere in your house – a true testament to your childhood.

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But just because you’re not playing with them anymore doesn’t mean they can’t come in handy.

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3. Or construct a recharging station for your all your portable electronics.

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Learn how to construct your own here and say goodbye to a messy work space. This design can also double as a handy phone stand.

4. Keep up to date with this clever calendar design.

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By buying stickers or even using a fine permanent marker you can create this unique calendar. It's flexible and can last for years – all you have to do is reconfigure the blocks each month to match each month. Don't forget to decorate it to make it extra special!

Check out this great video about how one design team came up with a brilliant idea to organize their work with a Lego block calendar!

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5. And never lose your keys again with this nifty key holder.

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This project might require you to purchase some double-sided tape to fix the baseplate to the wall. You can also fix it to the wall using screws. The little extra work is worth it though as the key holder looks amazing and also doubles as an idea for a Lego keychain. The full instructions on how to make this can be found here and here.

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9. And throw in these matching cufflinks for that extra smart look.

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It’s also very simple to make! You just need some glue to stick the two pieces together. You can also use spray paint to get exciting new colours.

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13. Complete your look by making your own Lego clutch.

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With a little bit of glue, spray paint, and an old lunch box you can have this unique accessory that will definitely make you stand out. To learn how to create the clutch, have a look here.

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15. And let your creativity loose by designing your own birdhouse.

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Whether you have a nice garden or just a tiny balcony, you can easily attract birds with this colourful birdhouse. Easy and quick to build, it's a fun project for the whole family.

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