NEW LEGO city update on the channel! What are we doing now? Adding elevation to a LEGO city is a cool way to create a unique LEGO city layout. Even if you’re short on room for a LEGO city, adding an elevated table could be just what you need to add more detail to your city without adding more space!
DIY ELEVATED LEGO CITY TABLE
WHY ELEVATE A LEGO CITY?
People choose to elevate their LEGO city layout for many reasons!
One, it’s a huge space saver! If you can’t go out with more and more tables, then go up! This is especially helpful if you are up against a wall.
Two, it provides the opportunity for a lot more detail and depth to be added to the city itself. Building retaining walls, rocks faces, tunnels, and more is an awesome way to create a more unique LEGO city building layout.
Three, building up can also help with the addition of a train to your LEGO city. If you are a LEGO city builder, you already know that adding a train to a LEGO city layout can be very tough due to the amount of space the train needs. This is especially true around the corners.
Adding an elevation to the lego city will allow you to have a train running underneath a street of modulars. This will most certainly reduce the amount of space you need!
HOW TO MAKE A LEGO CITY TABLE
You’ll need the following supplies from your local Home Depot or Lowes type of store.
- Melamine shelf board or common wood board cut to desired length/width
- 6-15″ table legs based on your specifications (look for adjustable legs if available!)
- Leg brackets
- Power tools such as a drill (table saw if you need to cut legs)
PREVENT YOUR LEGO CITY TABLE FROM SAGGING
This is a very simple process of attaching the brackets to the table and screwing in the legs as you can see in the video. I would personally recommend a 5th leg in the middle for stability. Melamine and common boards, even at 48″, will sag and warp over time with the weight of the modulars!
Adding a 5th leg from the start will save you a lot of headache and stress later on as you build your city around the elevated table.
Measure twice. Cut once! If the table legs you purchase are taller than what you need, cut cautiously and try them out before each cut as we did in the video. You can always take away, but you can’t add back the wood!
ELEVATED LEGO CITY TABLE FROM START TO FINISH
Check out the elevated LEGO city table in action and which LEGO modular buildings we are going to be using on it for our upcoming convention, Brick Fest Live in Marlborough, MA.
Thanks for watching! Stay safe, happy building, and see you in the next video!