So I made a box which looks just like a 4 x 2 LEGO brick. It is fully usable and it also has a base just like LEGO bricks so that they can be attached with each other. It is simple and fun to make and requires less materials.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
~ Cardboard box ( here a 22.4 x 11.2 x 7 cm box was used )
~ Cardboard tubes found in toilet paper/kitchen roll/aluminium foil ( I used two sizes- 4 cm and 5.5 cm )
~ Acrylic paints ( I used golden yellow )
~ Masking tape
~ White pva glue
~ Paint brushes
Step 2: Making the Base
First cut the base of the box as shown in the picture. Then mark 2.5 cm on the box. Put glue on the edges of the cutout piece and place it inside the box along the marked line. Put some all pins through the box into the cutout as support. This would prevent the cutout from falling out.
Step 3: Making the Tubes at the Bottom
Step 4: Making the Studs
Step 5: Assembling
Now is the step to combine everything together
Assembling the tubes at the bottom:
to get the perfect placement you need to place the tubes carefully so that the studs can easily fit inside the tubes and the base just like LEGO. First put two loose studs on each corner of one side of the box as shown in the picture and continue putting studs and tubes with a pattern as shown in the first picture. Mark the place for the tubes and stick them with glue. Your tubes have been placed perfectly!
Assembling the studs:
On top of the box make markings and divide it into 8 sections. Paste each of the stud in the centre of each section and check if it fits into the base of the box.
Now you are just left with the finishing part!
Step 6: Finishing
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