Lego Patterns

IMG_1014-webWe are heading on a long road trip this summer and I knew that my boys would do much better in the car and at the hotel if they had legos to play with in their spare time. I saw some travel lego boxes made of wooden boxes with hinges (most of which seemed to break soon after). We were after a cheaper alternative that would last.

We found the Sterilite Boxes for $2.27 at Hobby Lobby. Bought the 10″ lego plates on Amazon for $5. Cut them in fourths and glued them with E-6000 on the top and the inside lid (wow – double-sided). So – total price for one box = just under $6 (only $4 one-sided… I just happened to have the extras).

Anyhoo… I’m not a crafty tutorial expert, but I think the boys will be happy. Did you know that the duplo blocks fit on the mini lego plates? Bonus!

Last year I made some Lego Pattern images for my 3-year-old. I’m just barely getting them put together so he can actually use them. Perfect surprise for our car trip.

Thought I’d share the 4×6 Lego Patterns. There are 14 included.


Download 4×6 Lego Patterns

3 replies
  1. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    Love this idea! I have a couple of questions though…
    1) How did you cut the lego plates?
    2) What would be the benefit of putting a plate on the inside?

    I didn’t realize that the duplo blocks would fit on the lego plates! I think my kiddos will love this for our road trip this summer!


  2. rachel
    rachel says:

    This is a great idea. thanks! I’ve been getting ready for our summer road trip and this is something my son will love. I also love the quiet books. just discovered your site. thanks for all the wonderful things! excited to read more 🙂

  3. Belle
    Belle says:

    We are military, so road trips are a constant part of life. We are getting ready to drive (literally) across the country from one coast to the other with six kids in tow. THIS is absolutely perfect!!! We have two boys aged five and three. Thank you times a million! We build with Legos at home all of the time – and the boys discovered that Duplo fit on the regular Lego plates – but I’d never thought of taking them on the road. Thank you! 😀

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