How To Build A Safe With LEGOs

– Putting together a secret security box for your stuff can be a huge pain. Do you put everything in.


– Putting together a secret
security box for your stuff can be a huge pain. Do you put everything in a sock and then hide it in a dirty hamper? Or do you stash your
stuff in your mattress? Well, today, we’re gonna hide all of our belongings in plain sight using LEGOs. (LEGOs clattering) (techno music) Today I’m gonna show you how
to take those spare LEGOs you have laying around and turn ’em into a hidden
safe like this one right here. Now to start, we’re gonna
need to dump out the LEGOs and see what we have. I’m gonna begin by placing
16 square tiles together and linking up the center
with single-layer flat pieces. This will allow us to slide
a hidden drawer in and out. You’ll see. Once everything’s laid out, we need to build a
perimeter around the board and also link all the
base plates together. Once this is done, it’s gonna start to fill in a lot quicker. Now let’s jump through the
most important of this design, the drawer. We need to build out another
base plate that’s equal in size to the flat area that we already have. Connect it all up using
the flat Lego pieces and place two 1×4 pieces on each end. On the portion that will face outwards, add another flat piece across the top. This will allow it to look flush
with the rest of the block. Now the best part that
makes this thing so awesome, we’re gonna add a magnet
so that the drawer will pop out when another
magnet comes into contact. Just grab a semi-strong kitchen magnet that’s small enough to fit on the LEGOs and then superglue it right into place. I even added another piece on the back to keep it all protected. Now we need to fill in
pieces around the drawer and start to close off the box and make it look like
something else entirely. You can use mixed colors
or just keep it symmetrical like I have here, leaving the middle section
empty all the while. Once you’re at the desired height, give the drawer a couple test pulls, slamming it in and out, and make sure nothing’s catching before you cover up the top. If it checks out, add a roof. Now I went ahead and put the Household Hacker logo on the top. That’s just so I can display
it with my other projects and no one will have any idea that I have something hidden inside. I, I guess except you guys, but, uh, hmm. Okay, you know what? Maybe I’ll give this away later since my secret’s exposed. Once the top’s on there, take a look and make sure the areas appear flush and non-suspicious. Slide in your second magnet
and pop the drawer out. Now you can hide anything
you want in there if it fits. Now keep in mind that there’s
a million different ways to build something like this. Just apply the drawer technique
to anything you design and you should get a similar effect. You can even superglue
all the pieces as you go if you want something extremely strong that won’t shatter the brick if dropped. Oh, and as I mentioned earlier, this thing’s pretty useless to me now that I told you about it, so if you want it, just
sign up for our e-mail list at householdhacker.tv/list. We’ll pick an e-mail subscriber at random and announce the winner
in our next e-mail blast. Well, that’s all for today. Here’s a couple more videos
for you to check out. As always, thanks for watching. We’ll see you soon. (upbeat music) (clattering)

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