Choosing the Ideal LEGO Table for Your Precious One

LEGO Tables

For nearly 80 years, the world-renowned LEGO franchise has thrilled, inspired and fostered the imagination of both children and parents. Two members of the Christiansen family, Godtfried (son) and Ole Kirk (father) invented LEGO’s, after a few years of trial and error, in a small village in Billund, Denmark, in 1934. They had no idea how popular their “then” wooden toys, and eventually their LEGO tables would become.

In fact, the LEGO brand is now the fifth largest toy company the world over. LEGO’s greatest honor; however, was being named Fortune magazine’s highly-coveted “Toy of the Century,” outdueling such worthy competition as Play-doh, Cabbage Patch Kids and Beanie Babies.

You cannot speak of LEGO’s superiority without mentioning its tables. Next to the LEGO bricks, the LEGO tables are one of the most recognizable hallmarks of the LEGO line.

Selecting the perfect LEGO table for your child’s enjoyment is not difficult but will require some thought because of the large number of tables to choose from. Be sure to match the table with the gifts of your particular child. Three characteristics that you may want to consider are the following:

1. Your child’s age

2. Your child’s creativity level

3. Your particular table’s features

The recommended minimum age for each table is critically crucial. LEGOs and their tables are not suggested for any child less than 18 months of age. Please read and heed the manufacturer’s recommended ages for each table.

A few LEGO tables to contemplate purchasing include the following:

• Step 2 LEGO DUPLO table

One of the very first LEGO tables to consider (at 18 months of age) is the Step 2 LEGO DUPLO table. As stated in the name, this table can be used with both LEGO and LEGO DUPLO bricks. LEGO DUPLO bricks are larger bricks for smaller hands; however, your child can use the LEGO and DUPLO bricks together.

NOTE: Although this table has a minimum age of 18 months, LEGO bricks and other accessories normally have a minimum suggested age of 3 years and up. Please don’t forget to take this into account.

Another feature of this table is that it has building plates with studs mounted to it. These studs allow your child to affix the LEGO or DUPLO bricks directly to the building plates. These plates are composed of Acrylonitrile Butadine Styrene (ABS), which is a strong plastic material also used in car parts and home construction. ABS was introduced to the LEGO line in 1963. This nearly indestructible, sterile and non-toxic material keeps the bright colors your child loves from fading.

• LEGO Compatible Preschool Play Table

This table, made to last with a durable and finely polished oak wood, has a minimum recommended age of 3 years old. This table has 4 building plates built into it as with the Step 2 LEGO DUPLO table above.

In addition, this table also has a convenient storage capability located in the center of the table. Your child, when finished playing, can simply push the bricks and other items through the centered hole and into a mesh net for extremely easy cleanup. Easy for your child means easy for you!

• KidKraft Lego Compatible 2 in 1 Activity Table

This very popular and versatile table, which has a minimum recommended age of 3 years old, has many features that your child will enjoy.

The table top is reversible, so your child can play connect the bricks to the studs on one side of the table or flip the table over and play with the trains on the smooth side.

Yes, this table also comes complete with a 30 piece train set and 200 LEGO compatible bricks. This KidKraft table is a one-stop shopping excursion for a busy parent!.


While the huge number and variety of LEGO tables may make it seem impossible to make a decision, using your child’s age, your child’s creativity level and the particular features of the table will ensure you make the correct choice. Good luck!