Introduction: Simple Lego Key Holder

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time for some key organization - a new key holder to mount on the wall in the hall

Step 1: Lego Base and Bricks

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my initial idea was to use a nice long pice of wood and mount random / old hooks onto (which I have collected) but I decided against it as i thought a lego solution would be both different and pretty cool - esp. having lego blocks as key-rings ;) although the old hook idea would also be pretty effective!

i managed got hold of an old lego board and some 2x4 small bricks to use as my keyboard base

Step 2: Wooden Mounting Board

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it was apparent that the lego board mounted on the wall on its own appeared a little "weak" and needed some sort of foundation.

i had some oak left over from another project that i cut to size and used as such as base ...

Step 3: Wood Preperation

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the wood will be mounted to the wall and the lego board mounted onto the wood etc.

so that the lego board can sit flush on top of the wood, i had to sink the screws into the wood.

Step 4: Lego Base Preperation

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i then (carefully) drilled small holes into the lego bored to allow the board to be securely fixed to the board using small screws

Step 5: Wood Staining

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the wood was a little plain looking ...

so for both effect and protection i stained it with some clear coat oak stain (left over from my coffee table project) :)

Step 6: Lego Brick (keyring) Preperation

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this was the tricky bit, carefully drilling holes into the lego bricks and getting the wholes centered

i drilled some holes vertically into the bricks and some horizontally ...

I then screwed a (slightly larger) eye headed screw into the bricks which has held very tight and secure (loctite may also help here)

then added the key-rings and to the lego blocks

Step 7: Wall Mounting

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time to get it on the wall - mounted and straight - looking good :)

Step 8: Final Assembly

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lego board securely mounted to the wood and the screw heads conveniently hidden using some spare lego bricks.

Step 9: Finished

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Finished - simply remove a block with a key(s) and take it with you, put it back on the board when you return :)

what also cool is that multiple keys can be attached together with blocks when you need to take more than one key at a time etc...

Comments

ljonny18 (author)2015-12-05

happy to help ;)

19raulruiz68 (author)2015-12-04

WoW! (jokingly) I use to ground my 3 kids 16, 12, & 8 just so I could play with their LEGO"s. Now they text and PS3. Your Project opens up a whole "NEW" reason I can play LEGO's.
TY
Raul

Kreat0r (author)2015-12-03

very creative :)

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-12-01

It's a good idea however I've seen it lots of times...great quality Instructable and I like the idea but it isn't very original. Good job getting featured :)

MudassirFarooq (author)2015-12-01

I am not interested in this, Just stopped to say.... "What an Idea!!!!!"

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-01

Nice way of organizing keys.

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