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9 Best Lego Tables of 2023

Sep 13, 2023

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Give your child the platform — and the storage — to tackle this vital STEM play with the help of a Lego table.

It's a joke that's right on the money: When you reach the stepping-on-Lego years, you become the parent trying to silent-scream your curses. Having storage for your kids' Lego play sets is key, but what we find to be most beneficial — as parents, toy pros and play advocates — are Lego tables that encourage your child to build and display their creations while also keeping stray bricks off the floor.

Our Good Housekeeping Institute Parenting Lab tests some 500 toys and their accessories each year for our annual Best Toy Awards and Parenting Awards. We looked at 15 Lego table options and tested seven of them to assess size, material and value when deciding which ones merited a spot on our list.

Having a dedicated table for building and storing Lego bricks might increase your child's likelihood of playing with them independently, building fine motor skills and flexing creative muscles. There are many STEM skills kids learn through play with bricks and other construction toys, including problem-solving and critical thinking.

"Building with Lego is fun and can help support spatial awareness and reasoning, teamwork (or conflict resolution!), fine motor skills and more," says Good Housekeeping Institute Chief Technologist & Executive Technical Director Rachel Rothman, a mom of three kids ages 6 and younger and a mechanical engineer. "In our house, we also incorporate Lego into sorting, counting and other math challenges. My own Lego play as a child eventually led me to coding and advanced structural engineering."

At the end of our guide, we've included more information on what to look for when shopping for a Lego table, plus additional details on our toy-testing protocols. Our list does not include any Lego tables for adults, but if you're a "kidult" Lego builder or know someone who is, check out our favorite grown-up Lego sets you might love.

This wooden table holds Lego bricks and also gives kids a roughly two-foot-square tabletop on which to build. The lid is reversible with the Lego platform facing up or a plain wood side so it becomes a little coffee table (if it's in your family room) or art table (if it's in the playroom). We love that it comes with 195 bricks, looks good and is an affordable way to encourage building for a child age 3 or older.

This does have to be assembled but we've found that it comes together relatively easily. The entire thing weighs less than 3 pounds, so it's easy to move around but not super substantial. If you have an older, heavier child who tries to sit or stand on this or a kid who plays roughly with it, it might break — but that's just a common-sense reminder that holds true for many play tables.

We're cheating a bit calling this a table, but it is an inexpensive brick holder and platform for Lego building that you can store on a shelf or even travel with. It's a genius collab between Lego and IKEA, a retailer that's great at serving families with small spaces. Though we prefer this roughly 14-by-10-inch size, so there's enough room to build a Lego house on top, IKEA also sells a set of three smaller Lego boxes that are each more like 5-by-7 inches.

IKEA has this age-graded for kids 5 and older so they can move it around and pull off the lid by themselves. Note that the retailer also has its own bag of 201 mixed Lego bricks, sold separately, to jump-start open-ended brick play. And many parents also like the brand's Trofast system for Lego storage and display.

Made for all sorts of activities – trains, Barbies, blocks — we particularly love this Melissa & Doug table for letting kids create a large Lego city or scene. Buy Lego baseplates and Lego city roads separately and set them on top of this large 33-by-49-inch tabletop to get the ideas rolling.

Our experts like how durable this table is, stable even if your preschooler crawls on top of it. A built-in storage drawer can hold Lego bricks. But the storage is not very generous considering the size of the table — the drawer is only about a foot wide. And at nearly 60 pounds, this is the heaviest Lego table to move around your home.

Though this table can adapt to hold any kind of toy, we feel that the deep storage bins and wide, flat top make it especially great for storing and building Lego projects. It comes with 15-inch legs, shown, so kids can kneel while they work, but you can buy 24-inch legs if you want to raise this up as they get older or so they can sit to play.

Raised edges keep the bricks from falling over the tabletop. Each rolling cart stored underneath is 18" x 25"x 10". We've seen three and even four kids using this at the same time, making it great for large families or playdates. Though it's the priciest option on our list, we feel it's worth it if you have the space for it. You might want to add some Lego baseplates to give kids a surface that holds their bricks.

If you're looking to keep two kids occupied building together, we like this colorful, affordable choice. They can build on the round tabletop using bricks stored in the center of this cute plastic table, which comes with two chairs and a Lego-compatible surface. Note that, despite some of the brand's marketing photography, this tabletop is not compatible with Duplo blocks, just the small Lego bricks.

You can slide the included flat cover on top to turn this into an art table or a study spot for early homework projects. The primary colors might lend themselves more to a playroom or a kid's bedroom than the living room. This one does not come with blocks, but you may already have plenty of those. If you prefer, there is also a square version.

Because it's taller than others on our list, this Lego table could be good for an older child who likes to sit or stand while building with bricks. Turn over the Lego-compatible platform and use the reverse side with the included paper roll to encourage art projects. Compartments on the far side are handy for storing bricks as well as markers, crayons and pencils. This can be an older child's homework station too.

This does not come with a chair or with any blocks. There is a white version of the play table if you prefer that to the natural pine color, shown.

Before they can safely advance to Lego bricks, toddlers can play with the chunkier Duplo blocks made by the Lego company for kids under age 4. The top of this table is made to grip Duplo blocks so your youngster can get some stability and build tall creations. This comes with a small chair and 128 Duplo-sized blocks to get them started, plus four storage bins that can hang off the sides of the table.

Note that this is a very small table, about a foot and a half on each side, so it's not going to be very useful past the preschool years.

A variation of our best overall choice, this KidKraft Lego table comes with 200 bricks and 30 wooden train pieces to get your child started playing on either side of the reversible tabletop. The Lego side has four baseplates in bright colors and the train side features a landscape of trees and a lake that kids can wind their train through. You can store bricks and train parts underneath the lid.

Once assembled, this is very lightweight which means it's easy to move around. But it's not as durable as larger, heavier tables. It's more "kiddie" than our best overall choice, which makes it less of a decor option, but we love that it comes with so many extras.

This great gift for a 1- or 2-year-old comes with 44 Mega Bloks, including some with letters and numbers printed on them and one that's a little vehicle. It's a good introduction to brick-building with storage underneath the top to hold the pieces. (Note that Mega Bloks are a Mattel toy, not compatible with Lego or Duplo blocks.) The legs can fold under so this can lay flat for easy storage under the couch or get tucked into a corner. You just need to be sure the legs are locked in place when you set the table up again.

Note that this is a nice set for toddlers through Pre-K age. Kids in Kindergarten and older will be more interested in the smaller Lego that let them build more complicated structures.

The parenting and product pros at our Good Housekeeping Institute Parenting Lab test some 500 toys over the course of each year to include in our toy roundups as well as our annual Best Toy Awards and Parenting Awards.

For this story, our experts reviewed 15 Lego tables and tested seven at home. When considering what makes a great table for Lego building, we look for tables by reputable brands made with kids in mind. Ideally, they would include a brick-compatible top so that children have a ready-made platform to display their Lego creations. Play tables without a Lego-ready top can also work if they provide a large enough play space that young kids can easily reach. We also seek out tables with built-in storage. We check the age grading, size, weight and materials of each table and layer in our own user reviews while checking online reviews as well.

When you want to give your kid a dedicated spot for brick-building, consider these factors:

✔️ Age grading and size: If your child is still a toddler, be sure to get a table that's appropriately short and easy for them to reach. On the other hand, if your child is age 3 or older, look for something age-graded for them that has a larger surface area.

✔️ Storage possibilities: As parents ourselves, we're fans of tables where the bricks can be contained and hidden out of sight whether in bins, drawers or under-lid compartments.

✔️ Material: Wooden Lego tables are nice because they look like real furniture. Plastic looks cheaper but then again, it's very easy to clean and you know it will hold up to some rough play.

✔️ Surface: If the table has a top that looks like bricks can stick to it, be sure that it will properly work with Lego if that's what you're buying it for, or with Duplos if your kids use those. We've seen people get tricked by tops that they think work as baseplates for their favorite bricks when they do not.

✔️ Decor: If you'll be putting your Lego table in the living room or family room, you might want one that reverses to a plain-colored top or one that can double as a little coffee table if you need it to.

✔️ Extras: You might be excited for a Lego table that comes with a bunch of bonus bricks. Or you may have enough bricks in your house already, and might be more grateful for a chair or built-in storage.

Toy coverage and many of parenting product reviews are overseen by Rachel Rothman, chief technologist and executive technical director. She's a mom of three as well as a longtime Lego enthusiast and proponent of STEM play for kids. See her picks for the best toys for kids with autism and the best gifts for 4-year-old girls.

Contributing writer Jessica Hartshorn wrote this list; she was most recently the entertainment editor at Parents magazine and was also the senior lifestyle editor at American Baby magazine. She's covered the toy market for several decades and has written about the best kids' playhouses and the best magnetic toys for GH.

Jessica (she/her) is a freelance writer with several decades of experience writing lifestyle content and evaluating home and parenting products. A mom of two teens and two cats, her previous work can be seen in American Baby and Parents.

Rachel Rothman (she/her) is the chief technologist and executive technical director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she oversees testing methodology, implementation and reporting for all GH Labs. She also manages GH’s growing research division and the analysis of applicants for the GH Seal and all other testing emblems. During her 15 years at Good Housekeeping, Rachel has had the opportunity to evaluate thousands of products, including toys and cars for GH’s annual awards programs and countless innovative breakthroughs in consumer tech and home improvement.

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