LEGOs for the Office

At a networking event at The Venture Cafe in Boston recently I got really excited when I came across their LEGO wall seen above. It was located on a small wall measuring about 5' wide by 8' tall in the kitchen/ common area and was full of colorful words, signatures, doodles, and Super Mario Brother characters. (It is a tech start up hub after all.)

Not only do I think the color is fun, but it's refreshing to hang items on the wall that are three dimensional and interactive. With all the interest in idea paint and collaborative teams, this is yet another creative way to participate in the trend.

In order to pull this off you need a designated area (not too big or it will look too busy), some plywood, and a number of LEGO baseplates which serve as your canvas.

Baseplates are available in green, blue or gray and measure 10x10" square or 15x15" square, so do the math to determine how many you need for your space. Get creative and chose a baseplate color, let's say gray, and only use a couple of colors that match your office decor or logo.

In this example the plywood was screwed into the wall and the baseplates were added on top of the wood. I didn't see any screws so I assume they were hot glued or super glued.

Of course, there is always the option of having this playful option in a kid's bedroom. Jackie covered that last year in her "Look! LEGO Walls" post.

Image: Tanya Lacourse

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