Introduction: $0 DIY Lego Light Switch Cover

About: I'm 16 in Waco, Texas. I love being outside and building things, I can build anything with just a few ideas and tools.

This project involves an exposed light switch. Use extreme caution when doing this project around children.

The other day I saw a Lego light switch cover online and thought "hey that's a good idea". But it was not worth $10+ shipping. So I decided to make one of my own.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

For this project you will need:
-Box of assorted Legos (at least one large plate)
-Regular light switch cover
-Something to mark the Lego plate (I used an exacto knife)

Step 2: Match Lego Plate to Cover

I compared the cover to all of my Lego plates and none of them were quite big enough, so I had to cut from a Lego mat. I would recommend not doing this because the mat is thinner and I noticed once it's on the wall it needs to be pretty stiff. But this was all I had.

Step 3: Mark Lego Plate

Next, I used an exacto knife to mark around the cover for the size. You can use whatever can show up on the Lego to mark it. I also made the marks slightly bigger than the cover just so I was in between two of the "nubs".

Step 4: Cut Plate Out

Now cut the plate out. I used a dremel, but you could used a sharp knife or a saw. After it's cut out the edges will be jagged, so it will need to be sanded.

Step 5: Mark for Holes

Next, line up the cover with the Lego, and mark for the two screw holes and the switch cutout.

Step 6: Cut Out

Last, drill the screw holes, and cut out switch hole. You can use an exacto knife or file for the jagged edges on the cut. You may also have to sand some off of the nubs next to the screws. After that your ready to mount it and start building!

Step 7: Enjoy!