How To Make A DIY Travel Lego Case For Kids

This DIY travel lego case for kids is a simple, easy project that will provide hours of entertainment. It is an awesome birthday or Christmas gift for the lego lover in your life. 

lego binder sitting on table with baseplate, large lego container and legos on table

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The best part about this gift is that it can be a perfect gift for kids of all ages. My 3 year old loves it as much as my 9 year old does. It is a perfect activity to pull out at a doctor appointment, restaurant or on long car rides. I would put this portable lego kit on my top 3 things to bring on long road trips with kids. 

I know that Christmas time can be overwhelming when thinking of gifts and budgets are often tight. This gift costs less than 15$ and is so easy to make, making it a great option for this holiday season. 

Supplies to Make DIY Lego Travel Case

lego box, baseplate, pencil pouch, gorilla tape, free legos & binder sitting on table

How To Make DIY Lego Travel Binder

This is one of the simplest gifts I have made in a long time. It takes less than 5 minutes to assemble and is pretty straight-forward for those less crafty people. 🙂

  1. Take out your Lego baseplates and measure it against the inside of your binder
  2. Use your utility knife to cut the Lego building plate to size. For mine I had to cut off 2 rows, but it may be different depending on the size of baseplate you purchase.
  3. Take your 3M tape or Command Strips and adhere it onto the back of your baseplate and place the baseplate onto the inside cover of your binder. You could also use a hot glue gun to do this as well. 
  4. Add your pencil pouch to the 3 rings & add in your legos. If you are making this for a younger kid I would recommend bulkier Lego pieces, these are easier for little hands to manipulate versus the small pieces.
  5. Complete with the personalized cover sheet, the free printable for this is later in this post. 

That’s it! In the words of my 3 year old, easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

Binder opened with baseplate connected to cover and pencil holder with lego pieces in it

When To Use Your Lego Binder

There are so many ways to use this binder. Here are a few ideas for you:

  • Family Roadtrips

My family goes on a lot of road trips so our binders almost always live in our car. I would highly recommend letting each child have their own lego travel kit. Long road trips can be daunting and we try to keep screen time for special times (like when my kids are almost at their max during the trip) so this is a great activity to have ready to go. This post talks through tips and tricks when going on a road trip with kids. I also have a list of my favorite kids screen-free activities for road trips (including travel toys).

  • Day To Day Outings

You can also use these when out at restaurants or the doctor’s office. It is a great activity to bring along when you are going somewhere that may not have many activities for your child but you know they will need some type of entertainment. The binder is a perfect size to fit into a backpack or diaper bag when out and about. I wish I had these binders when we took our kids to Disney World, it would have been the perfect activity while we were waiting in line for rides. 

Tips & Tricks

You could put together lego bricks to make a specific lego set, you can include the instructions in the pocket of the binder and put the lego pieces in the case. This is a fun idea if your kids are looking for another way to play with their diy lego case.

DIY Travel Lego Case opened up on ground with smile face made out of legos

The flat legos can be tricky to take off the lego plate. I would recommend that you have a Lego remove tool in each lego travel kit to avoid frustration when trying to take legos off of the base plate. 

If you are looking for a fun kid’s activity to add to your binder I strongly recommend checking out these free printable lego challenge cards. They are a great addition to your child’s binder and provide some ideas on how to create when your child is feeling stuck. For an added twist you can make the challenges a game and have a time limit and then everyone can share their creation. This is an awesome STEM activity!

Lego travel binder on table with lego challenge cards next to it

Free Printable Cover Sheet

Here is the free printable cover sheet for you to use to personalize your child’s binder. This link should bring you to a printable PDF file. The line above the title is for you to put in your child’s name. I highly recommend printing this out in color as it provides a little extra fun to the binder. This cover sheet is a great way to put that extra special touch on this present. 

DIY Lego binder cover with legos around it

I hope your little one loves this lego travel binder as much as my kiddos do. I would love to hear how you plan to use this with your kids!

pinterest pin for lego travel binder

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