LEGO shelves hacked from the BESTÅ

On Christmas I was brainstorming with my mother on her workspace makeover, I finally got the idea how to design some more LEGO shelves next to my Mandal Ultimate LEGO storage.

I noticed that BESTÅ doors could transform into giant LEGO plates.The IKEA BESTA LEGO shelves

  • BESTÅ shelves & doors
  • Wooden coasters
  • DIODER, spray paint
LEGO shelves instructions:

So I started working on it, bought the shelves, doors and some wooden coasters, spray painted everything in different colours and … was already done.

Since there is no 3×3 plate from LEGO, I thought that I could turn the giant square door into a LEGO logo, and I did.

You can see the whole process on the link to snapguide below. Took me … well from Christmas until today (but I only worked in the evenings…)



Related: See the 10 best IKEA + LEGO storage ideas


By leaving a little space between the shelves I was able to put in some display areas which I lit up using DIODER lights. It turned out to be a great piece, everyone who enters the room suddenly turns to the shelves and smiles.

For everyone who’d like to build something like it on his own, have a look at the detailed steps I documented in the snapguide.

Check out How to Build LEGO-themed Shelves With Display Areas by Martin Storbeck.

Happy IKEAhacking!

~ Martin Storbeck, Böblingen

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