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Whether you want to create an attractive place for your child to hang his or her keys or you're a fan of LEGO bricks (or similar plastic toy blocks), creating a quirky plastic block key holder is a great way to celebrate your affinity for this classic toy and have a very clear and useful place to keep your keys.
Difficulty: Medium
Cost: Cheap
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How to Make a LEGO Key Holder

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Prerequisites

- Some plastic toy blocks you will need is a large, flat plastic toy block and another smaller, flat plastic toy block that will allow you to drill a hole through for the keyring; you will need enough plastic toy blocks to design your key chain and key holder -- Purchase LEGO part #3176 if you don’t want to drill through any of your plastic toy blocks; this particular piece has a pre-cut hole and is ideal for a key chain - An electric drill if you plan to drill through a plastic toy block - A ring to attach the key to the Lego key chain - Cardboard or plastic binder backing for the key holder (and suitable glue) - Some liquid nails glue or a hanger to mount the finished holder to the wall

1 - Drill a hole through a designated keychain plastic block.

Drill a hole through a designated keychain plastic block.

Center the hole on one end of the flat, smaller plastic toy block, close to the edge but not too close so that the keychain block cracks.

2 - Slide the metal ring through the key(s) to ready it for the Lego keychain.

Slide the metal ring through the key(s) to ready it for the Lego keychain.

3 - Slide the metal ring through the newly designed Lego keychain (or through any pre-purchased piece that came ready with the hole).

Slide the metal ring through the newly designed Lego keychain (or through any pre-purchased piece that came ready with the hole).

4 - Identify an ideal area where the key holder will be housed.

Identify an ideal area where the key holder will be housed.

This will give you an idea of the size restrictions. - Assemble large plastic toy blocks together in a square or rectangle shape. -Glue to a backing such as cardboard or plastic sheeting cut from an unwanted old binder. Allow to set.

5 - Mount the larger flat plastic block to the chosen area on the wall (or furniture etc.)

Mount the larger flat plastic block to the chosen area on the wall (or furniture etc.)

Attach a hanger to the back of the holder for hanging in place. Alternatively, you can use several drops of liquid nails to the back of the holder and then hold it firmly against the wall for a few seconds if you don't mind sticking it straight to the wall. Wait until you are sure the piece has adhered to the wall before you let go. Use a ruler and even a level to ensure proper placement.

6 - Add other plastic toy blocks or similar plastic toy decorations that you can stack on the main, mounted holder.

Add other plastic toy blocks or similar plastic toy decorations that you can stack on the main, mounted holder.

You might also consider mounting surrounding pieces near the key holder if they add to the theme (such as a card border).

7 - Hang each plastic block keychain on the plastic block key holder and you are ready with style.

 Hang each plastic block keychain on the plastic block key holder and you are ready with style.

8 - Finished.

Finished.

No excuses for misplacing your keys anymore!

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