Celebrate National Lego Day: DIY Lego Travel Kit

Celebrate National Lego Day: DIY Lego Travel Kit
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National Lego Day is January 28th!

Legos have been around for over 70 years encouraging children (and adults) the art of creative play! LEGO’s founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, created the name “LEGO” by taking the first two letters of the Danish words LEG GODT, meaning “play well“. Everyone has probably owned a Lego set in their lifetime and it is such a great toy to hold onto and pass down because it never goes out of style!

There are several ways to celebrate National Lego Day:

  1. Build with Legos! Get the family together and spend some time playing and building together. It’s said that building with Legos is good for relaxation and mental stimulation. Legos are great for all ages!
  2. Visit Lego Discovery Center Atlanta- Let your imaginations run wild with over 2 million Lego bricks, 12 attractions, rides, and experiences.
  3. Have a Lego movie marathon and binge-watch the Lego movie franchise
    • The Lego Movie (2014)
    • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
    • The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
    • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Another great way to celebrate National Lego Day is to make these DIY Lego travel kits!

Super simple project that you can do with things you may already have around the house. These travel kits are great to take on road trips or just keep in the car so your kids can have some fun, engaging screen-free playtime.

Celebrate National Lego Day


  • A pencil box, a lunchbox, OR any container with a lid.
  • Clear E6000 Glue, double-sided mounting tape, OR velcro sticky back tape.
  • Lego base plate
  • Legos


  1. Cut Lego base plate to fit pencil box.
  2. Put mounting tape onto the base plate and attach it to the bottom inside or the lid of the pencil box. If using glue, make sure it is strong and let it dry overnight. I used velcro sticky tape so that you could have the option to remove the base plate for less restrictive play.
  3. Fill with Legos. You can mix and match old Lego sets, buy the small Lego Friends sets, or get some Lego pieces from the Dollar Tree.

National Lego Day: DIY Lego Kits

And that’s it! Take them on vacation, to a restaurant, to the park, or any outing that requires a little downtime. Just store it in the car! They are the perfect distraction for busy hands. It’s also easy to rotate the minifigures and blocks out so that your kids can create something different the next time they use it. These can also make great birthday party favors for a Lego-themed party!

Are your kiddos into Legos? How will you celebrate National Lego Day?!


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