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Does anyone display LEGO in an office cubicle?

atxleeatxlee Member Posts: 155
edited June 2013 in Collecting
Hi Everyone,

Been thinking of bringing the mini-modulars to work for display on my desk but not sure whether its a good idea.

Anyone has pictures/experiences on how they they display their lego in their office cubicles.


  • tedwardtedward Member Posts: 163
    edited June 2013
    I have no room for big things like modulars but we got new cubicles at work a couple of years ago and were not provided name plates so I made one. I change the MOC on top whenever I feel in the mood and people stop by just to see what I have done.

    Cut the Tree

    The above was my Xmas-themed from last year. I was so pleased by a bonsai tree I made one time that I moved it onto some shelving after it was time to change the display.


    The back of the cubicle sign gets changed ever month as I adapted the calendar set for my use and provides me a much needed calendar that I can see quickly.

    February 2012 - back
  • iamterryiamterry Member Posts: 166
    I have a few smaller polybag type models kicking around shelves on my desk. Latest addition was Nessie and the Summer Scene just resting on my laptop. Every month I update the calender so the dates are correct again :) image
  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 120
    No office cubicles here. But I do have a mini x wing and mini tie fighter sat on my pc on my desk.
  • BustinBustin Member Posts: 286
    There really isn't a safe place to display a lego model in my cruiser...
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    I used to have the mini modulars and a few minifigs in my cube until we moved buildings and I took those home. Right now I have the UCS R2-D2 and my 10 starwars Cube Dudes. But I won't bring much more because I am right next to a wall of windows so I dont want any discoloration on stuff. What I have right now sits in the corner of my desk that has cube wall blocking the light.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Quite a few people in my workplace have Lego. It's not uncommon for someone to move desks and find an abandoned X-Wing or Ninjago set in a drawer.

    I did have a pair of Lego calendars next to my desk, but they proved rather useless - some joker always changes the dates on them when I'm not looking! Most of the stuff on my desk is from the Architecture range.

    Last week, one of my colleagues made the Monster Fighters Ghost Train at his desk. I think he keeps most of his Lego at work so he doesn't get in trouble with his other half :)
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    edited June 2013
    I work for Willis and like other Willis employees (including the deputy CEO) I proudly own and display my (sears) Willis tower lego architecture set. I also have some minifigs from various themes and as I work for IT I include the IT geek CMF in the permanent line up. I also have the odd city car or at the moment the new monster truck.
  • atxleeatxlee Member Posts: 155
    Really encouraging to see so many of you have Lego at work. Shall go home and look at what's available and maybe bring one or two sets to work to start with...

    I am leaning towards the mini-modulars and the architecture sets since they appear to be more "serious/intellectual" :-D
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Member Posts: 999
    I have this guy on my desk, and he's a huge hit:
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 482
    ^ I just bought that and am intending to bring it into the office. I have my company logo made of LEGO bricks and a small collection of CMFs next to my monitor.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    edited June 2013
    currently in my cube: 10189 Taj Mahal, 10225 R2-D2, and all 9 SW planet sets (minus the planets)

    oh, and the pencil holder and business card holder as well.
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 116
    I display a lot of my space MOCs on a shelf at work. So far, no one seems to be upset that the collection includes a spacecraft from a competing aerospace company.
  • PoochyPoochy Member Posts: 479
    ^ That's not a cube, it's an office (in order to fit TM).
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    I have a cube and I am worried about someone stealing anything I were to bring in? Anyone have similar concerns? Another concern I have is that people won't take me as serious, plus I'll have to get into how LEGO is not "just for kids anymore" and that could take a while AND make me look odd...
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 482
    ^ I would love to bring in my Taj Mahal or other large set, but would not for the theft concern. CMFs are fine. As for the other concerns, for me personally I am 40 years old and a manager that is respected by my employees and peers and I make no secret about my hobby. I am not concerned what others may think of it and it has been positive interest. Once they see sets like the Taj or TB they see an aspect of the hobby that is not "just for kids".
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    Thats true! I have dabbled here and there and brought in small sets. I am not as concerned with those, I also have a picture of a mini figure that i have explained to people and they are cool about it. maybe I will bring in some smaller sets one day and just keep them around for display purposes.

    Of course, the next issue is avoiding being distracted while working by the LEGO.
  • MilcheaxMilcheax Member Posts: 52
    Since my office moved coincides with my getting back into Lego, the only things I have so far are the #31000 Mini Speeder that I built in the bag, and the #6911 Mini-Fire/Rescue that I haven't built yet.

    I think before I get a third Lego set, I should get a second pic of my fiancee ;)
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard Member Posts: 321
    I have a model of the office building and some other architecture series models.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    graphite said:

    emilewski said:

    I am not concerned what others may think

    This. If anyone ever laughs at your LEGO hobby ask them what they like to do. I'm positive that every person has something that at least some other people would think is funny, stupid or strange. For example I don't drink, and when people find out some of the LEGO sets I have were $200 or more, I just ask them how often they go to the bar and how many drinks they get. It is amazing how often you'll hear people say how they got wasted and had a $200 bar bill and that doesn't even phase them. But the same amount of money on something tangible that will probably be worth more than paid for at some point is strange.

    Couldn't agree more! I dont smoke, drink, do drugs, gamble or anything like that. I rarely go out to eat, but do if I really feel like it. And to me, what I save I invest in LEGO! I invest other ways too of course, haha, but point being, most people just dont get it. They throw money away just the same.
  • jasorjasor Member Posts: 839
    I have chicken suit guy staring at me. When the lady next to me has been gossiping too long, I post the "cluck" award between our desk walls.

    I'm more fond of it than she is for some reason.....
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    @jasor chicken suit guy is cool and worthy of a place on most desks. I like the award idea. :)

    My GF has Bumble Bee Girl on her monitor at work, my sister has a Vampire Bat, Lizard Suit guy, Chicken Suit guy and the Jack Sparrow Poly with the raft sitting on her base unit in her office.

    Me, LEGO at Work? Of course. I have a calendar which I bring home at the end of the month and my little guy helps me adjust it for the following month. Occasionally it has different mini figures that sit on it depending on my mood.

    Everyone in my office knows I am a LEGO Addict. I would have said AFOL but I think that is a little too tame for my collecting habits.

    Do my colleagues rib me for it? At any given chance, but who cares :) Like @graphite, I don't drink, and don't smoke so, its all good.
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    I don't have any Lego in my work, except for when I get my new stuff delivered,
    I probably should have some in work as many of my colleagues love it and the excitement of them when they see my new stuff is like being back at school again showing off your latest toy, it's great to see how much of a good response it gets.
  • Faedian7Faedian7 Member Posts: 50
    edited June 2013
    I tend to rotate displays between work and home. I also have the mini modulars at my desk at work. Glad to know I'm not the only one! I typically get a lot of positive comments which even spurs more lego discussion.
  • flowerpotgirlflowerpotgirl Member Posts: 195
    I have some Series 10 minifigures lined up along the top of my monitor, and the my custom "mini me" fig that is my picture on here sits on my speaker. I am considering taking in my big minifigure (bricklinked #3726), as I would love to see the reactions from my customers. Most of them don't seem to have noticed the standard sized minifigures. The one client who commented asked if I had started selling toys!
  • dwhydedwhyde Member Posts: 2
    I've got some of my Star Wars polys on display. People pick them up all the time.
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk Member Posts: 170
    I work as a teacher (or maybe rather a college professor) and used to have a small 1x8 plate glued to the top of my laptop, where a minifig would usually stand and keep an eye on the students. Professor Snape was quite often present, but various collectible minifigs have also been displayed. My new laptop has a very thin screen though, so I currently don't have anything with me in the classroom.

    We are remodelling the office, so I haven't had a desk for the past four months, but before that, I used to have large display-models standing on my desk. Like the #10213 Shuttle Adventure, the #8043 Excavator, the #8070 Super Car or the #10194 Emerald Night - especially the Emerald Night really caught the attention of my coworkers, and they were impressed that it was an official model from LEGO. It worked wonders for the argument that LEGO isn't just toys for young kids.
    I've also had some really old models from the late 1960s, and they were a huge hit with my older colleagues, who could remember the sets from their own childhood.

    I'm considering displaying different Town-sets from the 1980s, or maybe even building a small Town, depending on the size of my new desk.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    dwhyde said:

    I've got some of my Star Wars polys on display. People pick them up all the time.

    @dwhyde is the Storm trooper clock intentionally set wrong compared to the others?

  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275

    depending on the size of my new desk.

    Just get one like Raj from Big Bang.
  • jhuntin1jhuntin1 Member Posts: 53
    My office has my Helms Deep and a number of Star Wars ships in it, and will be displaying my Death Star when I finish building it. I have kids that want to be sent to the principal's office so they can see my sets. Fortunately they ask to visit rather than getting sent their for misbehavior. :)
  • legonickblegonickb Member Posts: 57
    Don't have any Lego in my office, but do have a Lego stormtropper keyring on my security fob, which I get a lot of comments about
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,729
    When I worked in Dallas I had the Indiana Jones Temple Escape set up in my cube and it got lots of positive comments
  • greekmickgreekmick Member Posts: 710
    I work a lot from home but have a token LEGO collection in my office. These are the figures which we have multiples. Also some Chi to keep me going throughout the day :)
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  • woony2woony2 Member Posts: 336
    I don't tend to have physical Lego at work but do often make up small scenes of events that have happened at work, photograph them, add appropriate speech bubbles and then email them to all concerned.
    Normally these events are things that have gone wrong so my small pile of broken and bent plates and bricks often come in useful. Everyone loves them and they can't believe how I manage to make the mini-figs look like the actual people in question. They always know exactly who is who.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva Member Posts: 542
    I don't have a picture for you, but in my study I have the Greco-Roman CMF soldiers and monsters. Most children (and most guys) who come in and see them there become noticably more at ease and are 'safe' icebreakers. Plus, it gives my boys something to play with when they are at work with me.
  • cycoduckcycoduck Member Posts: 22
    Currently, I have a business card holder that my son made which includes the Mad Scientist and Hazmat guy. I also had to scale down from all of the Architecture sets to just one (Robie House) when I was relocated from an office to a cubicle. May bring in some more.

    The cool thing, a couple of coworkers loved it when I had a whole construction scene set up, and they have decided to set up their own, with cranes and loaders.

    I used to have the USC Imperial Destroyer, the UCS X-Wing (old version) and UCS Darth TIE, but I ran out of room for my normal work stuff.
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Member Posts: 380

    Last week, one of my colleagues made the Monster Fighters Ghost Train at his desk. I think he keeps most of his Lego at work so he doesn't get in trouble with his other half :)

    Ha. I did the same thing. How funny. I usually keep a set or 2 handy for when I'm concentrating on stuff as it helps me think. I don't leave them out as I'm next to a window that get a lot of sun though.
  • markarm919markarm919 Member Posts: 60
    I have a whole fleet of Star Wars vehicles on my desk beneath my monitors!
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    Sadly my "office" is effectively shared by three of us, I haven't put any little sets up. Had a Stormtrooper there for a while, but I might try building a little set like the lovely little bonsai one up the top of the page.
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk Member Posts: 633
    Unfortunately, on my floor, small things on desks are known to mysteriously take permanent vacations and never to be seen again.. :(
  • The_MackThe_Mack Member Posts: 239
    Of course, mainly minifigs... The characters in the boat, my son made for me, they are the Left 4 Dead characters from the video game. But it's expected where I work.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    I've allowed myself a Gold Brick keychain and a Clark Kent Minifig. Even these 2 small things were quickly noticed in silent judgement. I wonder how my colleagues perceive it at times. I'm almost daring enough to bring in my new Legoland Billund picture frame. But know that will fully out me, so hesitating.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    I currently have superman driving my lex luthor mech conveniently holding up my June calendar. Also have the build on brick mug from think geek that ive built a blender onto using the crazy contraptions set. I do get odd looks now and then but more often than not people just wish the weren't so afraid to have fun themselves.
  • dwhydedwhyde Member Posts: 2
    edited June 2013
    graphite said:

    @dwhyde is the Storm trooper clock intentionally set wrong compared to the others?

    The Storm trooper clock doesn't keep accurate time. It was the same as Darth Vader about a year ago.

    Someone must have noticed because recently manufactured ones use a different clock. The inaccurate one has an option to display a 24 hour clock and a different color light.
  • BastaBasta Member Posts: 1,259
    I just have mostly minifigures.

    Lego on my desk
  • SpicySpicy Member Posts: 25
    I have a few collectible minifigures on the base of my computer monitor at work. Particularly the decorator, roller derby girl, judge, and black knight. I use a lot of my desk space for papers and layouts so having models on it would get in my way. :<
  • jtrjtr Member Posts: 37
    yeah i have a bunch of mini figures on display
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @cupishalfempty the grinder thing on top of your cup is epic!
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    @murphquake . thank you! Here is another picture of the blender in the drinking position. It is about time I rebuild it into something else. Any suggestions?
  • atxleeatxlee Member Posts: 155
    Encouraged by fellow AFOLs, I have been slowly adding lego to my cube... image
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