This fun and colourful project is a great way to keep things organized, and show your love for LEGO.
LEGO purists beware: I had to modify the pieces to work with my idea!
Step 1: Tools + Materials
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Step 2: Key Fob
Using a 2mm (5/64") bit, openings were drilled through the side and top of each 2x bricks. Once initial openings were made, the drill was directed to a 45 degree angle and the openings were reamed to connect the two openings. This opening was large enough for my key loops, ream with a larger bit if you need more room.
Any plastic burrs from drilling were removed with a sharp hobby knife.
Key loops were then threaded though each brick opening and keys added.
Step 3: Base Plate and Labeling
Scribble what your keys open onto masking tape and place on the corresponding colour brick.
Step 4: Wallet and Phone Backing
2-part epoxy was mixed and smeared over the sanded top of the LEGO plates. The plates were then attached to the phone and wallet, then clamped in place and left to set overnight.
pro tip: with most 2-part epoxies, less is more. Too much epoxy applied may leak into openings created when removing the plate crowns and prevent the bottom of the plate from connecting with the mat. If you accidentally use too much glue the spillover can be removed with a sharp hobby knife, as dried epoxy is brittle and can be chipped off once set.
Step 5: Adhesive Back
After applying the tape, the backing was removed and the base plate was pushed against the wall to ensure a strong bond.
Step 6: Mount and Organize
All that's left now is to populate your base plate with your everyday carry items, like your wallet, phone and keys. I had extra room on my base plate, so I can expand with more key fobs or larger objects as the need arises.
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