DIY Lego Key Holder

I‘m always losing my keys so I was super-thrilled to find this idea at technabob over the weekend.

DIY lego keyholder

I couldn’t bring myself to drill through a lego piece (!) but after raiding my sons lego box I found the perfect bit to attach the key to (lego part number 3176). (I’ve just ordered six more of these bits through ebay so my sons and I can make a key holder for my hubby for fathers day ^_^).

DIY lego keyholder

You can have fun customising this keyholder in any way you want. We stuck a stormtrooper minifig on the top of ours…he is the new guardian of the key…which means I don’t have to accept responsibly for lost keys any more…yay!

DIY lego keyholder

Happy Monday!

62 thoughts on “DIY Lego Key Holder

  1. FANTASTIC! My fiance and I have been talking about doing something similar for a long time.

    What did you use to stick it to the wall?

  2. This is just so darn cleaver and FUN. Love it! And even tho my son is 16 I still had an odd assortment of Lego’s with the right pieces to make the key holder!

    Thanks!

  3. Found the link to this page on pinterest and I was so excited!! My boyfriend is 25, but still has several totes of legos he insisted on bringing when we moved into our apartment. This is such a cool way to use some of his legos and find our keys! Thanks for sharing this!!

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  5. Lego also has lego magnets for the fridge. If you used one of them as the base, then you’d have a magnetic key holder. Love this idea!!

    1. Love that idea Laura…would be really easy to stick magnets to a regular baseboard too. I have used neodymium magnets for other projects…they are super small and super strong and would do a great job (I think regular magnets wouldn’t be strong enough to hold up a bunch of keys).

  6. I ended up making one of these today. My son always comes in the door and can never remember where he put his key. He is a HUGE lego fan, so I showed him this and he went to work. I liked it so much I decided to use it for myself and my daughter, so we made room for 3. We even put our own lego characters on top to show whos spot is whos.

    See a picture below:
    http://www.downcastapp.com/images/index.jpg

    Thanks so much for this idea, I love it!!

  7. I ended up making one of these today. My son always comes in the door and can never remember where he put his key. He is a HUGE lego fan, so I showed him this and he went to work. I liked it so much I decided to use it for myself and my daughter, so we made room for 3. We even put our own lego characters on top to show whos spot is whos.

    See a picture below:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/brym5wetj6b0thv/2012-06-16%2011.43.30.jpg

    Thanks so much for this idea, I love it!!

  8. I’ve made a modified version of this design that fits on the back of a shelf. I note that up to four of part 3176 can fit together to easily join different key rings.

  9. Awesome! I made jewelry out of legos, but I didn’t have any trouble drilling holes in them. At first it felt like I was desecrating them, but when I was done the holes were nearly invisible and the legos were still usable. That sort of made it more acceptable.

  10. Clever, I could use a male minifig and female minifig to distinguish my keys from my partner’s 🙂 And for a stylish house, just cover the plate with “flat” no-stubs parts 😉

    Paolo

    1. zpaulo…I made an all white one the other day and it looks lush. Like your idea about using no-stubs pieces ^_^

  11. This is so adorable..good thing I have magnetic lego pieces–keys on the fridge, he’ll never miss them since that’s where the food is 😀

  12. Not to sound stupid , but where does the white piece go? Behind the blue piece as support ?

  13. Hi Kate – I just discovered your awesome site when I noticed that you’d added one of our products to your Houzz ideabook! Then I popped over to read Mini-eco and I’m so excited to find you 🙂 Have shared this post on our blog too – love the stormtrooper! Thanks so much!

  14. such a great idea and sooo cool and funny, love it,
    thank you very much for sharing this and for the great tute;-D

    1. Hi…it sits under the blue piece…makes it easier to get the blue piece off the board….entirely optional though ^_^

  15. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve visited a Lego Store and looked at all the numerous Lego figure key holders and found…NOTHING that I wanted. This DIY project is so fantastic, simplistic, and so versatile. Thank you for sharing it!

  16. If you have extra pieces that look like that, you can attach them together on opposite directions to make a heart

  17. I want to make this for my friends wedding as He proposed to her using a sweet slide show with a mini fig holding the ring. I am confused as to how the mini fig is attached. I thought it would be a great place for them to display said mini fig but have to tell them how. Thanks!

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