Most of us think of LEGO as toys, but there are actually a lot of practical ways you can use these plastic bricks in your everyday life.

LEGO produced their first plastic brick in 1947, but their limitless construction capabilities inspire people to come up with new projects to this day. For example, one clever teacher even uses LEGO to teach math. Bored Panda has selected some of the most functional ones and compiled this list to give you some ideas on how to improve your surroundings with LEGOs. From photo frames to key keepers, these projects can be done by everyone, even those who don't have an engineering degree. Scroll down to view the designs and don't forget to vote for your favorite ones.

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#1

Lego Cable Organizer

Lego Cable Organizer

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varwenea 2 years ago

Excellent hack!!

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#2

Lego Fish Tank

Lego Fish Tank

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Lorraine 2 years ago

This is AWESOME

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Use LEGOs To Explain Math To Schoolchildren

Use LEGOs To Explain Math To Schoolchildren

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varwenea 2 years ago

I know many kids who can benefit from this!

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#4

Lego Quidditch Aquarium

Lego Quidditch Aquarium

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Olivia Horner 2 years ago

My dreams are now a reality.

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#5

Lego Gift Box

Lego Gift Box

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

Well, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy the box more than the gift this time! :)

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#6

Lego Chess

Lego Chess

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Zoe L. 2 years ago

This is so creative!

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#7

Lego Train Bookends

Lego Train Bookends

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

I love how it looks like the train is coming through the books

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#8

Lego Heart Necklace Set

Lego Heart Necklace Set

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LizzyM 2 years ago

For those who can't le'go of their lover

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#9

Lego Bird Feeder

Lego Bird Feeder

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DuheVon Hill 2 years ago

This ex-seeds my expectations of legos!

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#10

Lego Lampshade

Lego Lampshade

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

Mom: "turn off the light and leGO to sleep already!"

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#11

Lego Key Keeper

Lego Key Keeper

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

Love the little figurines :D

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#12

Lego Lanterns

Lego Lanterns

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Heather Keedy Bateman 2 years ago

LOVE these!!

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#13

Lego Kitchen Decor

Lego Kitchen Decor

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Benny Lava 2 years ago

Very nice but that yellow staircase(?) is really bothering my senses.

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#14

Lego Guitar

Lego Guitar

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Pam Tafarella 2 years ago

Not only is this a Lego Guitar, its a Lego Millennium Falcon Guitar. This is like geekery overload at its finest

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#15

Lego Desk Organizer

Lego Desk Organizer

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Bethany 2 years ago

lol hes painting it thats cool

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#16

Vase

Vase

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tiagoobin 2 years ago

Love that coloring ❤

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#17

Lego Wall

Lego Wall

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Priscilla 2 years ago

I hav a feeling these people like Mario XD

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#18

Lego Cool Coasters

Lego Cool Coasters

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Priscilla 2 years ago

My brother did that but with perler beads

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#19

Device Docking Rig

Device Docking Rig

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JELollis 2 years ago

Ok. Where do I get the instructions?

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#20

Lego Tissue Box Cover

Lego Tissue Box Cover

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Ruth Meszaros 2 years ago

Now THIS is a great idea--colorful, heavy enough to keep the tissue box down while the tissues are pulled out, and without too many exposed bumps to collect dust.

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#21

Lego Stairs

Lego Stairs

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Satoshi Ketsuban 2 years ago

Whoever made that, is beast-mode awesome.

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#22

Lego Business Card Holder

Lego Business Card Holder

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LauRa Morgan 2 years ago

Super neat!

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#23

Lego Table

Lego Table

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Lottie Park 2 years ago

Well that's one table that you don't want to stand on to change a lightbulb!

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#24

Lego Holiday Ornaments

Lego Holiday Ornaments

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

This is so cool! Now I know how I'm decorating my Christmas tree this year

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#25

Minifigure Display Art

Minifigure Display Art

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#26

Lego Battleship Game

Lego Battleship Game

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Satoshi Ketsuban 2 years ago

Perfection...

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#27

Small Lego Earrings

Small Lego Earrings

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Crystllee 2 years ago

Now THESE I would really hate to step on!!

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#28

Lego Clock

Lego Clock

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

But how...........

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#29

Lego Utensil Holder

Lego Utensil Holder

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

The kitchen utensils on the right look like they're scared of the lady on the left

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#30

Lego Computer Case

Lego Computer Case

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Brandi McClure 2 years ago

I'd be worried about over heating

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#31

Bowtie

Bowtie

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TheRubyFalcon 2 years ago

Bowties. Are. COOL!

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#32

Lego Marble Run

Lego Marble Run

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Ruth Meszaros 2 years ago

This is a great project for kids, I think. They could make it as complex as they want, or was simple.

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#33

Lego Bookshelf

Lego Bookshelf

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Devil Kitty 2 years ago

Can't wait until an earthquake

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#34

Knife Block

Knife Block

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The Alchemist 2 years ago

Did anyone else try to read the comic in the background?

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#35

Lego Bowl

Lego Bowl

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bread 2 years ago

Who eats that many raisens?

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#36

Lego Magnets

Lego Magnets

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Satoshi Ketsuban 2 years ago

You can buy gold Legos, he/she/ze needn't have wasted gold paint.

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#37

Lego Flower Pot

Lego Flower Pot

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Emily Jelassi 2 years ago

cool

#38

Lego Typewriter

Lego Typewriter

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JELollis 2 years ago

I was fixing to ask if this works.. .>.>

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#39

After Learning From D Doctor That I Need Something More Stable Than A Coffee Stirrer, I Used #lego

After Learning From D Doctor That I Need Something More Stable Than A Coffee Stirrer, I Used #lego

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Amber Asay 2 years ago

Unless you use on of the flat side on an end piece

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#40

Lego Storage Container Made From Legos

Lego Storage Container Made From Legos

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

so you store legos in legos?

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#41

Lego Napkin Holder

Lego Napkin Holder

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Bo Bednar 2 years ago

How do you make it????

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#42

Lego Rat Cave

Lego Rat Cave

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Cassie 2 years ago

Certain plastics will splinter when chewed and cause hemorrhaging and death in rodents. Sadly, I discovered this through experience. Please do not put plastics in with rodents that are not designed for them! This is really cute, but could be dangerous. :(

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#43

Lego Play House

Lego Play House

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Nathalie Lemmen-Bulsing 2 years ago

"Break all the things!!!" is what my toddler would do..

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#44

Lego Monthly Calendar

Lego Monthly Calendar

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Stille20 2 years ago

I think that would make me crazy, pulling it apart and rebuilding. More tedious than fun.

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#45

Lego Nerf Targets

Lego Nerf Targets

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Squiddosnazz 2 years ago

fun for boys? As a girl speaking here this looks awesome!

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#46

Lego Lamp Shade

Lego Lamp Shade

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Lilly Mey 2 years ago

The little figuine in the doorway! <3

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#47

Lego Planner

Lego Planner

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Stephanie Ellis 2 years ago

Someone tell me how to use this please. I love the look of it.

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#48

Lego Cufflinks

Lego Cufflinks

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

Can also be used as a great weapon :)

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#49

Lego Soap Dispenser

Lego Soap Dispenser

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Stille20 2 years ago

..but why

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#50

Lego Handbags

Lego Handbags

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Mark Kelly 2 years ago

if you glue them together.

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#51

Lego Rings

Lego Rings

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Georgia Zanzibar 2 years ago

I read that as "Lord of the Rings". I was thoroughly confused.

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#52

Lego Guitar

Lego Guitar

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Markus McCloud 2 years ago

"I can't really play heavy metal on this... but I CAN play some sick heavy plastic!"

#53

Lego Dining Table

Lego Dining Table

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Martijn de Jong 2 years ago

That looks like easy cleaning.

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#54

Lego Tape Dispenser

Lego Tape Dispenser

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Ruth Meszaros 2 years ago

No tape cutter?

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#55

Game Controller Organizer

Game Controller Organizer

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grenuke 17 2 years ago

I want this!

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#56

Lego Camera

Lego Camera

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#57

Lego Tie Bar

Lego Tie Bar

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Tallulah 2 years ago

That's a BIG tie bar!!!

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#58

Lego Friendship Bracelets

Lego Friendship Bracelets

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Hatsune Chiku 2 years ago

Yes! Lego is just like your best friends: fun to play with, but can also hurt you quite a lot if they want to :)

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#59

Lego Mirror

Lego Mirror

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Katharina Scherf 2 years ago

that would drive me crazy O.o It is so untidy.

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#60

Soap Display

Soap Display

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Catherine Cochrane 2 years ago

Because soap needs to be put on display?! Lol

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#61

Lego Magnets

Lego Magnets

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Lego Bowtie

Lego Bowtie

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The Bee Kwami 2 years ago

cute ;)

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#63

Lego Computer Case

Lego Computer Case

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Micah Wood 2 years ago

https://www.boredpanda.com/lego-computer-case-2/

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#64

Lego Necklaces

Lego Necklaces

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Caroline Chaney 2 years ago

Why don't people like this one?

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