Everything Is Awesome in This Guy’s Lego-Filled Basement Remodel


(Legos rustling together) (upbeat music) – It’s a little scary to
actually really think about how much Lego bricks I actually own. I think it’s around a
quarter of a million pieces. And so it takes up a lot of space. Three large walls filled
with sorted Lego brick. It’s divided both by color or by piece, or sometimes a bit of both depending on how much
I have or how I use it. Storing Lego is obviously
a pretty personal thing. And what worked best for me was Ikea bins and Sterilite drawers. To make them work we had
custom shelves built. Some bins have all red bricks, some bins have all red skinny bricks, some bins just have a
little bit of drawers. Basically how I build. So bins are all sorted, here’s
my shiny gold brick drawer. If I need plenty of gears
to build something awesome. Of course, every Lego head
needs a hat, or some hair. The Lego heads themselves, I actually keep them all connected
so I can see the face, I don’t have to dig through it. This helps studs not on top. These are called telescopes. Then, of course, because
Lego mini figures have to eat here is all the food,
including a full turkey. When we bought the house
we knew that there was potential down here to
actually add some great space. The basement was horrifying. It was a brick foundation,
it was covered in cobwebs, it was a pretty disgusting space. So we couldn’t add out,
but we could dig down. So we dug down, and we now
have nine foot ceilings. We have a bar, and we
also have a media room that actually sits inside
the Lego room itself. So one of the funnest parts
about Lego, of course, and being an architect, is
creating things on my own. I’ve actually modeled this actual house, I’ve built large spaceships,
some skyscrapers. This is pretty typical
in terms of what you see under construction right now in Seattle, and so it’s a retail base, some
office on the second floor, and an apartment tower above,
all with finished interiors. This is a North West
inspired Lego library. Green roof, bit of masonry,
some stone, and some timber. Very North West, very fun. (Legos rustling together) Just like many children, Lego
was one of my favorite toys. It’s probably one of the reasons
why I’m an architect today. And, finding a house to live in, having a space for the Lego,
seemed really important. I hope the kids love
Lego, but if they don’t, it’ll be okay, I will still love them. (upbeat music)

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100 thoughts on “Everything Is Awesome in This Guy’s Lego-Filled Basement Remodel

  1. I'm not saying I'm jealous, but to think that I'll never have this much bricks, such a huge space to store and build really makes me want to give up this hobby.

  2. Same reason for me to study architecture and work in that field!! I always played Lego in my childhood and will do again with my own kids in future – I hope they like to do!!

  3. Can someone please link me to where this guy got those plastic drawers? The draws with gears in it and gold bricks.

  4. Love the Lego slash Movie room.  My two passions in one room.  I build Lego Technic with my 3 year old son.  I can't wait to watch him build the sets all by himself when he's older.

  5. That's so awesome… so awesome I'm not typing it in caps. Anyways when he says "and a full turkey" there's a blue cylinder piece to the right XD

  6. I have three boys who would love to have this basement. We sort are Lego bricks with repurposed fishing tackle boxes. I estimate that we have between 30 and 40,000 Lego in the house. Zander built a marble roller coaster last year for his fifth grade science project out of Lego. Everything But the marble was a Lego piece. He even had mini figures standing in a queue line.

  7. my god i wish i had that maany lego pieces, i just have 2 carts full and i just keep them in my closet, not pretty at all ._.

  8. I am trying to get this organized myself. My city has been completely torn down and pieces put back in original boxes. I have thousands of bricks, elements & minifigs I've picked up along the way. Once it's all sorted I'll rebuild my city and special scenes for Summer, Christmas, Halloween, etc. No way could I have that much Lego and not be building constantly

  9. i love this house! i wanna visit…and i'm in seattle but isn't that creepy? asking to visit some rando's house? lol

  10. wowser I am so jealous, awesome collection of Lego as well as an awesome room to store them =)

  11. "I hope the kids love lego but if they don't it will be OK, I'll still love them" Does he mean he will still love his lego or that he will still love his kids? 😉

  12. I do love Legos an love Legos and its so positive for kids and adults to help with stress I truly believe in using yr mind to amazing things ! if I had a room for Legos I would I sold most of mine and now sad but I had no room!

  13. YES 💓 I'm not even a huge fan of Lego but the order, yesss. You could put all kinds of collectibles in these boxes and also have some shelves just for books & video games, or toy figures!

  14. Dude top design!!! Congrats and God bless you!On my way to creating a similar man cave myself.Thanks for the inspiration!

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