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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.

1. Keep your cables tidy with this amazing Lego trick.

All you need is a Lego minifigurine, a small baseplate, and some double sided tape or White Tack. Then simply stick the cable holder where you think it would be most useful.

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.

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.

12. A ring that is not only original, but can also be changed to match your outfit? No problem.

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We got you covered. Check out how to approach this great DIY project by Chez Beeper Bebe here.

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.

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.

16. You can also keep your hamster happy by building him this adorable shelter.

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There's no need to spend that extra money. Just re-use some of the blocks you're not using anymore. Get inspired here.

20. And show off your photos in style.

It is a brilliant idea to style your living room with this photo frame. You can also make one as a gift. From big to small, your pictures will look really good in these. See how to make one here.

21. You can also show off your passion for Lego blocks with these great wall decorations!

Either design something interesting or just take the favourite pieces of your Lego set, arrange them, and frame it! Have a look here at what others have done!

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