Picture of LEGO Brick Spice Rack
Ahoy-hoy Instructabrarians!  

Three questions: Do you like cooking?  Do you also love LEGONow ask yourself, if both of these questions apply, haven't you ever wanted to cook LEGO?  

Of course not!

LEGO is plastic and as the food loving nation that we have learned from years of experience mankind simply can not eat plastic and survive.  However, while this project won't teach you how to cook LEGO it will show you how to build the next best thing- how to cook with LEGO . In this project, I will show you how you can build a relatively simple, inexpensive and totally fun LEGO SPICE RACK, for all your nostalgic culinary fantasies.  

*Editor's Note: SHIFT! does not take any liability for those who attempt to eat plastic.

Step 1: Original Concept

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OK, so let's get serious.  This is a project that I've been wanting to build for a really long time now and had originally wanted to post it for their Fix & Improve It contest back in September.  However, time constraints and school unfortunately caught up to me and I was unable to start it at this time.  But like most great ideas, this stayed in the back of my mind and I kept finding myself thinking back to it.  So, when we had the Cardboard and Duct Tape contest, and I decided to put off graduating for a few months, I immediately started on this project again.

Conceived by Dave Delisle of DavesGeekyIdeas.com the LEGO Spice Rack, I think, is one of the coolest re-imaginings of the classic building brick. Appearance wise, it looks like exactly giant version of a 2 X 4 LEGO block but conceals a combination of eight slide out cubby-holds for spice containers.  I immediately fell in love with the design and have been wanting to build it for a while.  

mikeasaurus2 years ago
A spice rack you can really build on
SHIFT! (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
OK, that one made me blut out laughing. In class.
clupoli2 years ago
A shoebox and toilet paper tubes would do pretty much the same thing without nearly as much work. :)
SHIFT! (author)  clupoli2 years ago
I initially thought of that. The reason it doesn't work is because:
  1. The toilet paper rolls are too flimsy to store the spices (ie pushing them in will cause those tubes to rip
  2. To find the right shoebox that has the exact proportions to the lid-pegs is near impossible.  You'll either wind up with a box too shallow for the spices to work, or one where the pegs are too tiny in comparison to look like Lego.
 Also a shoebox has a lid- this version is seamless.
LoganD1 SHIFT!8 months ago

Seamless, eh? Can you stack them on top of each other without the pegs popping up?

MicioGatta1 year ago

Genial. I love it.

This is awesome! Love the special appearance of the Tardis in there as well. :)
Teddz0r2 years ago
Lovely! Such an awesome idea. I've featured it on Geek Crafts, please check out the post at: http://geekcrafts.com/lego-brick-spice-rack/
SHIFT! (author)  Teddz0r2 years ago
Hey thanks! I will definitely check out your site, that sounds awesome!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
SHIFT! (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Wow, totally was not expecting to see it there!

Haha, gotta find a way to exploit this now.... :)
I see this in all sorts of Lego colors adorning the walls of the kitchen in my future geektastic home. This is such an awesome idea! Great job.
gwebisu2 years ago
Clearly, you put a lot of thyme and effort into this
PeckLauros2 years ago
This is such a clever idea!! Never would of thought of such an awesome idea. Good job!
This is great, I like how it keeps one's spices protected from the light as well.
It is too bad you couldn't get the labeled lids on it.
SHIFT! (author)  controlledwrinkles2 years ago
Hmmmmm....check back later tonight.
lindarose922 years ago
I love this so much!!
ChrysN2 years ago
That's so clever.
gogglecrab2 years ago
This is amazingly clever and genius!
Best spice rack :D
SHIFT! (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
:) I already have plans for building a stackable wood version in California
zomfibame2 years ago
Love it.
SHIFT! (author)  zomfibame2 years ago
Thanks zomfibame!
auuugh!! This is too cool!
I wanna make this out of acrylic.
SHIFT! (author)  ReneediCherri2 years ago
Do it! After I graduate I'm rebuilding this with varnished wood.
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Awesome!!! This is the perfect geek gift for a geek chef!!!!
SHIFT! (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Thanks MC! It's an honor to hear that from you.
Thanks Shift! I hate to cook, but I would feel more motivated with a spice rack like yours!
Kiteman2 years ago
Aw, man, that is a classic!
SHIFT! (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
:) thanks Kiteman. I think LEGO is one of the greatest nostalgic toys.
sunshiine2 years ago
I love love this! Beautiful and classy! Have a splendorous day!
SHIFT! (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Aww, thanks sunshiine. I'm looking forward to using it with one of your recipes.
Aww how sweet! Thanks!