My son has recently developed an interest/obsession with Lego. I pulled out my old Lego collection and instructions, and as we browse through them he says "Lets make a fire truck daddy!" We proceed to sift through the pile for the parts.... 2 hours later I might have all the parts needed to build his fire truck.
After a few of these situations I decided something needed to be done to make our Lego sessions as productive as possible. A few days of thought later I came up with this design.
*Note: The two middle shelves are flush with the front of the box as they butt into the end of the table while it is in position. Refer to Section "A" on Plan & Elevation Drawing.
Refer to Main Hinge Detail drawing for the dimension of the plywood hinge arm.
*Note: Coat all metal hardware you intend to paint with etch primer prior to fixing into position.
I went with a 25mm PVC conduit construction for the handle as it has a Lego-esk look in my opinion.
Refer to the Handle Mounting Detail drawing.
I'm not 100% happy with this design, it is a bit of a work in progress as it is a little industrial looking for this project in my opinion. I would have preferred something small and out of the way hidden under the table.
Overall I am happy with the outcome and I feel I covered my criteria well. Most importantly, my son loves it.
Thanks for taking the time :)