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How many here display items at work?

ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,004
I know a lot of us build and display Lego items at home, but how many of us display Lego sets at work?  And if you do, what do you display and what comments do you get?


  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 825
    If I could I would. 
    The only form of self expression where I work are tattoos.

    Im a container crane driver.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,239
    I get positive comments from most of my clients.  Some clients are not allowed into my office and are kept in conference rooms.

    My colleagues and staff think I'm crazy.  (Until they need Lego - then everything is suddenly 'neat'.)
  • namzepnamzep Member Posts: 42
    All I have is the Lego pencil cup.  We work out of cubicles and I'm afraid bigger sets might be taken.
  • leetshoeleetshoe Member Posts: 262
    l have 3 architectures and 4 of the star wars micro fighters. l would bring more of my architectures in but l'm like the only one with so much stuff on my desk and don't want to overdo it. l do plan to buy the pencil holder soon
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,004
    edited May 2015
    namzep said:
    All I have is the Lego pencil cup.  We work out of cubicles and I'm afraid bigger sets might be taken.
    ya, more then likely you would have to have a private office or be in total control of the environment.   Plus, at least in my mind, there are a limited number of sets that even belong in a work environment.  I'm just curious as to what others think, display or have seen.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    At my desk is the UCS; Tumbler, Slave 1, TIE, X Wing and the Mini Cooper.  Spread around the office at other coworkers desks are my copies of the first 36 Mixels, Ecto 1, and the Creator Monkey and Dog sets 
  • suprajamessuprajames Member Posts: 366
    Top of my tool box is covered in some small polybag builds, under lid is the leaflets from CMF,s, and also some older smaller base plates with a custom Lego key holder and pen holder attached.
  • BrikingBriking Member Posts: 768
    I'm officially Home based, and my Lego lives in my study.

    Somtimes awkward to find place for the laptop!
  • BastaBasta Member Posts: 1,259

    I have some CMF's at work, I did have up to 3 series at once on display, now I just have the current series.

    Not a very good picture but this is all I have of Simpsons S2 so far at work. Lego Simpsons Series 2 on display at work.
  • iplanteiplante Member Posts: 164
    My cube walls are filled with poly models, CMF, small creator vehicles, and SW micro fighters
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    I have a handful of CMF's along with the random model or two here and there.  I try to limit it to some degree otherwise the bosses may not approve.
  • MeganLMeganL Member Posts: 139
    I usually have the seasonals, plus the mini modulars.  I've only had a problem once with theft.  I had part of an Indiana Jones set displayed and someone took the Indy minifig.  Good thing it wasn't my only one.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    I have the Black Pearl and all my history themed Minifigures on display. That being said as I now run a Lego Club at our school I have boxes of Lego everywhere in the room. Sometimes we find a cheap set and my students build it and we put it on display (like "Spike" or rather the mech dragon from Ninjago). I also a lanyard that has minifigures clipped to it (based on which historical topic we are talking about). I find it does help me bond with my students.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 Member Posts: 1,431
    Wish I could display some but my office is actually in a windowed hallway. It's pretty  much all natural light in there. Not good for ABS.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,987
    I love micro scenes. 
    My desk has RI and the Easter 'kitchen scene' poly.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    I have my Minion at my desk and would have more if I wasn't right next to a big wall of windows.  The Minion I can at least fit in the one corner of my desk that is blocked from the light.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    edited May 2015
    No actual bricks, although there's not actually anything stopping me from doing so. A mug from the Downtown Disney LEGO Store with my name on it is about the extent of my AFOL flag flying at work. I did have the mini wall calendar last year, but could not find the small one this past December to keep it going for 2015.
  • solid_stridersolid_strider Member Posts: 209
    I work from home now but our group used to have a generic "holiday tree" in our area. I'd put a different CMF in front of it depending on what the upcoming holiday/occasion was (i.e. Bunny Suit Guy for Easter, Maraca Man for Cinco de Mayo, Lady Liberty/Revolutionary Soldier for Fourth of July).
  • iplanteiplante Member Posts: 164
    Oh I forgot... LEGO pencil cup and the two stackable boxes are also on my desk, as well as the four bricktober micro modulars 
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    If I had my own desk, I think I would display a microfighter-sized set or a minifig. As it is, I'm a volunteer, and I agree a call, so I can't, really. But the owner of the desk and my boss next door both have Duplo baby lions from the '90s!
  • drlmiles1drlmiles1 Member Posts: 195
    Mini Cooper, mini Mini Cooper, and a doctor minifig a patient gave me (I'm a GP). Oh, and the Mini Cooper has a customised number plate - M1 LES - but not one patient has ever noticed this so far... 
  • bendybadgerbendybadger Member Posts: 1,139
    I build a lot of things at work during my lunch hour. I am currently building the Ferris wheel which is getting a lot of admiring looks and comments just need to put the gondolas on. I have various minifigs on my desk and an Imperial Star Destroyer hanging from the ceiling too. Had to move the Maersk ship from the window sills was fearing the sunlight might fade it so took that one home.
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    Yep Minifigs .. brightens the normally grey IT office environment and puts a smile on my face from time to time :)
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    I have a homer and mr burns on top of the pc I share with the venues owner. He hasn't noticed the subtext yet! There is also the odd set stored away until I can smuggle them home.
  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 120
    I have a mini x-wing and mini tie fighter flanking Jabba the Hutt on my PC at work. A few other people have the odd micro fighter or CMF on their desks.
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Member Posts: 375
    I keep one official set and one MOC in my cube at all times. The official set rotates more frequently than the MOC, and is usually a modular or something eye-catching like an Ideas set. The MOC rotates much less frequently, and is currently a model of the office building in which I work. At 15k+ pieces and over 2 feet tall, it tends to get a lot of positive feedback, and quickly dispels the idea anyone may have that Lego is 'just' a toy.
  • 1greenwing1greenwing Member Posts: 26
    I have MOC pencil, business card and paperclip holders desk set plus some CMF's strategically placed. I get many comments on the desk set and it generates some great Lego discussions. Further, I have been able to acquire some nice used sets from people who say "you want some more lego, my kids don't play with them any more and I want them out of there house".
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,000
    edited May 2015
    I've a collection of assorted Cmf's on my desk until I can smuggle them home. Generally met with co-worker bemusement, but being the youngest in the office by probably 15-20 years helps.
  • bendybadgerbendybadger Member Posts: 1,139
    The MOC rotates much less frequently, and is currently a model of the office building in which I work. At 15k+ pieces and over 2 feet tall, it tends to get a lot of positive feedback, and quickly dispels the idea anyone may have that Lego is 'just' a toy.
    Do you have any pics. I keep getting asked to moc my place of work but I don't really have the skills or know where to start really.
  • pricey73pricey73 Member Posts: 352
    Did this for bring your favourite minifig to work week a few years back!
    Built some vehicles that frequent the site but nothing permanent.
  • B0SSKB0SSK Member Posts: 175
    edited May 2015
  • dragon114dragon114 Member Posts: 642
    i have a few minifigs on my desk.
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,366
    Do the fluorescent lights affect the LEGO over the long haul?  I was wondering if they have a similar effect as sunlight.

    And I hear a "chorus" of "LEGO at the workplace until I can smuggle it home" type of comments.  This is much more common than most people realize.  I bet there are way more folks here who hide their purchases from their significant others than is generally known.   Having LEGO shipped (via either Bricklink, Ebay or LEGO Shop At Home) to the office rather than to the house is not at all rare.

    I have a Canadian acquaintance who buys old LEGO (from the 50s/60s) and her husband answered the front door when the postman arrived... asking for $104 CDN for Customs fees.... he gave her grief for quite some time.   :#
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Ha ha....I've never tried to hide my Lego purchases at work, but my wife has "strongly suggested" that some of my purchases would be better displayed at work. That is actually how the black pearl wound up there. My daughters just won a contest at Legoland Chicago where they won the whole new Pirate line.....I have a feeling that ship might wind up at work to due to a lack of space at home (though for the girls' sake we are trying to find a place to display it).
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico Member Posts: 197
    I've got a bunch of the keychain/flashlight plus-size minifigs at work - officially because it's handy to have a flashlight around, and just in case it dies there are sixteen backups, plus they're all hanging on adhesive wall hooks so they're in nobody's way.  I don't know about having real Lego at work though, if it's something I like so much I'd be okay looking at it every weekday, it's something I'd want in my Lego room at home.  Besides, sooner or later some twit would knock it onto the floor - so far as accident goes the keychains are essentially indestructible.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,140
    Just started a new job today. First thing I did was to buy two Simpsons minifigs and stick on my desk.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 825
    Good luck with new job, @Redbullgivesuwind
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    I do not, but a coworker of mine has a couple Mixels and a polybag or two in his office.
  • PoMoPinkPoMoPink Member Posts: 275
    The calendar, Toys r us Geoffrey and a few CMFs .... anything more would prob get nicked.
  • Vance2Vance2 Member Posts: 15
    I have a set of Avengers minifigs on my desk.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,709

    you all work in offices?

    I doubt I would bring anything at work, too much drama, kinda like in those reality tv shows

  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,130
    I'm a teacher and my beginning of the year theme was lego.  I have like 6 Star Wars minifigure magnets I use to hold things up on the board.  I also have the free calendar up.  I also have a Star Wars micro fighter that a student got me for teacher appreciation that I keep in the classroom.
  • DrmnezDrmnez Member Posts: 855
    ^^definitely better than an apple
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Member Posts: 282
    I have a lot of LEGO on my desk at work. 
    I'm a teacher, so I get a lot of reaction out of my students. 

  • obi_gobi_g Member Posts: 617
    edited June 2015
    i have a box of random lego in my drawer - star wars / cmf / marvel / dc / creator. i know if i leave any of it out i'll come back and the minifigs will have been voilated in some way... at the moment i have a custom clone trooper and a "cable tidy" guy from firestar toys on my desk!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,239
    Drmnez said:
    ^^definitely better than an apple
    Better than a Lego apple?
  • DrmnezDrmnez Member Posts: 855
    Oooo decisions decisions
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    edited June 2015
    I rotate a couple of small sets on my computer at work myself(Death Star Troopers-with an Emperor minifig thrown in to look even better, and Wizard Battle-which my coworkers like to move and put Gandalf and Saruman in provocative positions).

    No one has ever stolen anything, even when I've been on vacation for weeks. 

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    @Istokg Fluorescent bulbs are definitely bad for your Lego over the long haul.
  • superstarbeejaysuperstarbeejay Member Posts: 121
    I currently have a pen holder and a few minifigs on display but I work in my own private office so also have several boxes of new sets in the corner. These are mostly sets I am selling and it keeps them out of the wife's way.

    When my old business was closing earlier this year I took in a pet shop modular for bored people to build and it was fairly popular.
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