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Portable Lego Kit {Lego Busy Box}

Lego Busy Box or Portable Lego Kit for travelling kids

After a few weeks at home we have finally got away for a holiday. I was really looking forward to a change of scenery and some meals out! Our preparations start early as my children love to start planning what they are going to take. Now clearly they are only talking about their toys but you would think they were planning the whole trip with the amount of discussions which take place.

My 6 year old loves his Lego, especially his Star Wars sets, so wanted to take some of this with him. The last time we agreed to Lego in the car you can probably imagine how noisy it was and how many pieces were lost. So my 6 year old and I came up with the Portable Lego Kit or Lego Busy Box which has solved all our problems.

We used:
Metal lunch tin
Lego base plate
Fret saw
Twin Stick tape
Star Wars Duck Tape

How to make a Portable Lego Kit

We used an old metal lunch tin as the base of our Portable Lego Kit. I wanted to provide two surfaces where my son could build and play with Lego whilst on the move.

Portable Lego Kit

I found a small base plate, measured the size I needed and marked it with a piece of washi tape. Then I cut the Lego base plate using a very fine fret saw.

Portable Lego Kit

The larger piece was for the bottom of the box and the smaller piece for the inside of the lid. I turned each base plate over and applied strips of Twin Stick tape to each one.

Portable Lego Kit tutorial

I removed the backing paper and placed each base plate where I wanted them.

DIY Portable Lego Kit

To finish off the Portable Lego Kit I added strips of Star Wars Duck Tape around the inside of the tin. Lego and tin can be quite noisy so this step was just to try and deaden the sound of any loose pieces of Lego moving around!

My son loved choosing which Lego sets to take with him and has been using his Portable Lego Kit every day. We already had all the supplies we needed so this was a nice and easy make for him.

Portable Lego Kit for use in car

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28 Comments

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    Christine Dodd
    September 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    This is very innovative (and my husband would probably love it)

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    Milly Youngman
    September 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    This is an amazing idea! I always used to get my Lego all over the place so something to keep it altogether is a stroke of genius!

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    Angela at Daysinbed
    September 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    What a clever idea and a fun activity. We like lego and this is an easy to make lego kit.

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    Nayna Kanabar
    September 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    This is a super idea for travelling. I am sure your son was thrilled with his mobile lego kit.

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    Sam | Life As Mrs R
    September 2, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    This is so cool – would be perfect for taking on holiday. What a lovely thing to make for your boy xx

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    Liz Mays
    September 2, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Oh this is so neat. It really is perfect for traveling with the kids. What a great idea!

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    Rhian Westbury
    September 3, 2016 at 12:30 am

    That’s such a clever device, so good for long car journeys x

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    Tanya Brannan
    September 3, 2016 at 11:35 am

    What a fantastic idea! So simple yet so easy. Little polly pockets and even sylvanian families would work in here too, especially all their little accessories! Thank you x

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    Tara
    September 3, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    This is such a fab idea, I had no idea such a thing existed!

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    Francesca
    September 3, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Ooo this is such a cool idea!!! My elsest would really appreciate something like this and now I’m going to buy my supplies 🙂

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    Harriet from Toby & Roo
    September 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks superb! I love the idea of a carry case for lego! H x

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    Ana De- Jesus
    September 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I like the idea of making a portable Lego kit that would be a great idea for my nephew he would love it.

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    Rachel
    September 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Now this is such an amazing idea, a portable lego kit is the future x

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    Phill - Corporate Dad
    September 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I’m not a Lego man however I went to LegoFest with my cousin and he loves it and is a popular star on Instagram for his creations. He’s said this is a genius idea! So there you go 🙂

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    Hannah
    September 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This is such an amazing idea! Perfect for long journeys X

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    Lex
    September 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    This is such a clever idea, I’m going to send this to my sister for my niece!

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    Zoe IKIWN
    September 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    This is such a good idea and looks like it would keep kids entertained for hours when travelling! x

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    Sarahjane
    September 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Omgh this is so smart!! I would never have thought about doing something like this

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    Annie B
    September 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Haha what a fabulous idea! At least no pieces are going to be going walkies!

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    MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    September 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    That looks perfect when you are out and about to keep little ones happy.

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    Claire
    September 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Such a great wee idea – Lego is so marvellous!

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    The London Mum
    September 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    That is SO clever!! Little figurines and lego pieces are my bug bear!!

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    Jemma
    September 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    My little one needs this. He loves his duplo!

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    Lubka Henry
    September 6, 2016 at 10:14 am

    That’s a really cool lego. Loving the idea of it being portable and you can take it on a trip 🙂

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    Amy Deverson
    September 6, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Oh my goodness – my little brother would absolutely LOVE this! We’re always losing little legomen and pieces out and about – I’m definitely looking into one of these!!

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