Courtney Fenech, Staff Writer

Deciding what to do with your old toys can be a hassle, especially when they hold good memories.  But what if I told you there was a way to reuse some of them instead of just throwing them out?  This simple DIY will show you how to transform those old Lego figures that can be so hard to part with, into cute keychains.



Items needed:

-LEGO figures

-Screw eyes

-Key chain rings






The first thing you need to do is make sure the LEGO figure is put together.  Once everything is in place, use a small amount of glue to keep everything intact (make sure to not use too much because it will seep out).  You will use the glue to secure the head, legs, and torso.  Next, you are going to turn a screw eye into the center of the head.  When the threads are barely visible, apply a bit of glue to them, and continue turning until it is all the way in.  If your figure has any accessories, now is the time you will want to attach them to your figure.  When gluing them on, you will need to give the figure ample time to dry, or they will fall off.  Now you need to add the chain.  You can use any length or style, as long as it can hook onto the screw eye (if your chain is too long, you can use pliers to open the chain and remove a section).  Put the open end through the eye on the top of your figure, and use your pliers to close it shut.  Finally, wind the other end of the chain through the key chain and add keys.


There you have it!  If you follow these few simple steps, you can have a silly Lego figure keychain to connect to your set of keys.  Old toys do not have to go to waste or collect dust in the back of a closet, just repurpose them!