Last week I set out to put a LEGO wall in my Makerspace. I contemplated a lot about where to put it. My principal had originally bought 50, 10" x 10" LEGO baseplates. My first thoughts included, "Does it make sense to put LEGO baseplates all the way up to the ceiling?" We tried to decide how to put the LEGO baseplates up so that they would get the most student use. Because I am in a K-6 building, I needed it to be closer to the ground for my younger students.
Step One: Tape out the dimensions of the LEGO wall and decide if it makes the most sense for student use and for the space.
Step Two: Buy your materials.
There were several things we needed to buy in order to successfully put up our LEGO Wall:
Step Three: Use the concrete screws to drill your plywood to the area on the wall where you would like your LEGO Wall.
Step Four: It is the most important that the first LEGO baseplate that you put on is level- If it's not, the entire LEGO wall will be crooked. Take your LEGO baseplates and put Liquid Nails adhesive on the back of it, then put adhesive spray on it as well, and then place it in on the plywood.
Note: When you are placing LEGO baseplates, make sure the little LEGO logo is facing upright.
Continue placing the baseplates on the plywood until the wall is complete. Make sure you place LEGOs over the spaces between the baseplates, so there is the appropriate amount of space in between and it creates a cohesive wall.
Give the LEGO wall at least 24 hours before using. This should be enough time for the glue to dry. Then you can take off the LEGOS and give the students freedom to play and create structures off your new LEGO wall!
Here's what our LEGO wall turned out like:
Special thanks to Diana Redina and her blog post about an Epic LEGO Wall that helped guide our process.