I just came across this beautiful LEGO work station on Flickr. I love the simplicity of it’s design, and I wish I would have seen it before I started designing my LEGO storage unit.
You have to appreciate the nod to LEGO design in the circular cutouts throughout this piece, as well as the use of Pick-a-Brick (PaB) lids.
A practical LEGO work station
The thing I like most about this unit is how the work surface folds up and stows away in the cabinet. This gives the whole thing a small footprint, and can be out of the way when you’re not building. I’m not sure where the legs go when the top folds up, but I asked the question of the designer.
While there’s not a ton of storage space integrated into this LEGO work station, there is plenty for someone that builds very specific models. The designer of this unit builds micro skylines so I can see this being just enough for him. I love the use of PaB cups, too. Who doesn’t have a ton of those laying around! The way the PaB cups sit in the cutouts in the work surface is brilliant. Who hasn’t reached for something while building, and swatted a storage bin accidentally, sending a shower of colored ABS raining down onto the floor!
Not only is it great for building, it’s also perfect for displaying your creations, too. If I can figure out a way to incorporate some of these functional elements into my project, I certainly will.
This work of art was designed by Rocco Buttliere. I encourage you to check out his Flickr, and see some of his awesome LEGO creations.
I am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and an active member of the Michigan LEGO User Group (MichLUG). I have loved LEGO for as long as I can remember. I am currently working on the following models:
– UCS Millenium Falcon
– Emmett’s Apartment Building
– Gringott’s Bank