Lego fans will enjoy making adjustable Lego wall art.

Making Wall Art With LEGOs

by L. Christine Shepard

Create an eye-catching piece of modern wall art with the colorful building blocks known as Legos. The plastic blocks are manufactured in a wide assortment of sizes and colors that you can combine in an infinite variety of designs. Lego wall art provides a changeable modern art display in a child’s bedroom and delivers whimsical decor in a retro-styled kitchen or living room. Wall art letters created with Legos spell out names or words with a bright punch of color.

1 Place a 15-inch square sheet of plywood on your work table. Measure and cut a piece of adhesive tile-setting mat to 30 inches square, using a tape measure and scissors. Pull the paper backing off the mat and press it on the plywood sheet, matching the edges.

2 Pull off the clear top sheet of the adhesive tile mat. Carefully press one 15-inch square grey Lego base plate on the mat, matching the edges at one corner area. Press three additional base plates on the mat, covering the plywood and positioning the plates as close together as possible.

3 Create a frame for the Lego wall art on a 2-inch perimeter area inside the edges of base plate-covered plywood with 200 red Lego building blocks by firmly pressing the Legos into the base-plate grooves.

4 Spell out a word or name with 100 green Lego building blocks inside the red framed area. Outline the word or name with 100 blue Lego building blocks.

5 Attach two picture hangers to the back of the plywood sheet near the top edge, evenly spaced apart, with a screwdriver. Pound two nails in the wall with a hammer and hang the completed Lego wall art.

Items you will need

  • 30-inch square sheet of 1/2-inch thick plywood
  • Adhesive tile-setting mat
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Four 15-inch square grey Lego base plates
  • 200 red Lego building blocks
  • 100 green Lego building blocks
  • 100 blue Lego building blocks
  • Two picture hangers
  • Screwdriver
  • Two nails
  • Hammer

Tip

  • Create larger or smaller pieces of Lego wall art with larger and smaller pieces of plywood and base plates.

Warning

  • Do not change the Lego design while the wall art is hanging. First remove the plywood from the wall and place it on a flat surface.

About the Author

L. Christine Shepard has been a print journalist since 1994, covering news, home improvement, gardening and food for the "Oakland Press," "Rochester Post," "Troy Times" and "Michigan Meetings and Events" magazine. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Oakland University and received the Michigan Press Association award for journalism.

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