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LEGO Store Displays: Minifigure displays

FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
 I have picked up a few LEGO store displays in the past and the best ones for me are the ones that just contain minifigures from a particular theme.

Below is the most recent that I have picked up: DC & Marvel Superhero’s

I have seen two versions of this, one with 24 Minifigures (12 DC & 12 Marvel), and the other like this one with 26 Minifigures (14 DC & 12 Marvel).





I also have a few Star Wars ones, and all 3 versions of the Yoda Star Wars Minifigure only display ( the 3 different versions, contain the same minifigure selection, but have either LED lights in it, standard display, or slim line display. 

Below is a image of my Slim Line version:





And although I gave this post a LEGO Store display Minifigure title, I have one of my favourites below, again this is a Star Wars Yoda display, but this time with a few extra items included.. plus LED show. This was from the US, with hard plexiglass.






Any more collectors out there? With LEGO store Minifigure displays.. (I know there are 3 more Star Wars Minifigure only ones, and I have seen a Lord Of The Rings display ( I did purchase some of these other ones but they arrived in bad shape.... )

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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,629
    The minifigures are glued, right?
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
    The minifigures are glued, right?
    Yes glued. 
    SumoLego
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    How does one obtain these? I have wanted the displays from my local target for ages.
    SumoLegoLEGOFan2
  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    How does one obtain these? I have wanted the displays from my local target for ages.
    Know the right people or steal it.
    SumoLegoOrmskirkBricksLEGOFan2
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    Well one of those options is right out the window
    LEGOFan2
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 620
    ^^ Yeah, I have no friends, so knowing the right people isn't an option ;)
    dutchlegofan50Pumpkin_3CK5LEGOFan2
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    edited February 2018
    How does one obtain these? I have wanted the displays from my local target for ages.
    It is exceptionally difficult - and most of the Target displays do not make it to the secondary market.

    They also don't ship well.
    FireheartLEGOFan2
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 764
    I was never aware TLG did display cases like this - ones focused on minifigs are really nice for the licensed themes, but particularly that massive one with Jek's ship too. In fact, it seemed like Lego were obsessed with Jek 14 because they gave him a bright yellow pedestal - it must have been the height of Yoda Chronicles hysteria. Also kind of funny to see Marvel and DC characters right next to each other in the same case. 

    Any of of the Perspex display cases are very difficult to keep in good condition so it looks like you've done well so far. I wish I knew my local Lego store employees better - perhaps it's because 'local' is around 3 hours and £40 away for me.
    BrickByBrickFizyxLEGOFan2
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
    I was never aware TLG did display cases like this - ones focused on minifigs are really nice for the licensed themes, but particularly that massive one with Jek's ship too. In fact, it seemed like Lego were obsessed with Jek 14 because they gave him a bright yellow pedestal - it must have been the height of Yoda Chronicles hysteria. Also kind of funny to see Marvel and DC characters right next to each other in the same case. 

    Any of of the Perspex display cases are very difficult to keep in good condition so it looks like you've done well so far. I wish I knew my local Lego store employees better - perhaps it's because 'local' is around 3 hours and £40 away for me.
    You might have to go a bit further afield to obtain these. If you look at the smaller minifigure only displays, they all have German text on them.. And the larger one is from the US (Shipping for this one was very expensive).

    And as @SumoLego mentioned they don’t ship very well. So getting these to the UK can be very hard.. And costly when they arrived broken, as it’s very hard to claim against the shipping company!

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,837
    When I worked at Target in '09 those went into the compactor by mandate. I tried really hard to rescue an Indiana Jones display to no avail.
    SumoLegokiki180703FizyxLEGOFan2
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
    I do have a Star Wars Yoda minifigure LED display brand new in box, still with the protective wrap on the plexiglass. So in Europe at least there are ways to get them brand new before they reach the store.

    I also know of someone selling 4 x large Star Wars French minifigure displays, some brand new and in box, for just under €3K. And will ship them to the UK. (These are hard to find like this).
    Thats if you have the space to display them... I don’t have the space to display, and don’t want to get them to just put them in storage.. PM me if interested and I’ll pass on the details.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    I've asked a couple of times at the local target last year when they had the displays on a cart heading out, and was told they have to get thrown in the compactor.
    SumoLegoLEGOFan2
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,099
    edited February 2018
    Ya could have lied and said that these were taken out to the farm to live out their days in a bucolic setting.... rather than say they were put to sleep via the trash compactor....  :-(

    TLG.... the dream crushers.... 
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  • Runnay7Runnay7 South Carolina Member Posts: 5
    Hello, I’m new to all this lego stuff but my ex was a bit of a hoarder , obsessed with legos, mint condition  Star Wars and getting his hands on nib lego sets..then he would carefully air tight store them away and never look at his finds. Am I sitting on a gold mine here? I’m fixing to put my kids in college so could I get some directions on where or if I should sale some of these rare items . I don’t know what to do with it but I would love to make good for my kids if possible. Any ideas? Here’s a few pix of his most resent stuff that I’ve accumulated from him. I know he spent a fortune at auctions and random Craigslist sellers but I have know clue what or what anything would be worth..I’m willing to part most and ship anywhere as long as shipping fees are paid. Can anyone point me to a fair buyer?
    LEGOFan2
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Not sure on their values, but if your Ex bought them shouldn't they be returned to him?
  • Runnay7Runnay7 South Carolina Member Posts: 5
    unfortunately passed. I’m just saving a a few SW heirlooms for my son
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Oh i'm sorry to hear that, keeping some as heirlooms would be a lovely memory for your son. I know some of the store displays can sell well. However I have heard that they can a pain to post as they are quite fragile and tend to damage easily.  Hopefully someone with more knowledge will be along soon to help with pricing :)
    Runnay7LEGOFan2
  • Runnay7Runnay7 South Carolina Member Posts: 5
    Thank you..I’ve heard the same. It’s not easy letting go but I have thousands to sealed away and not being appreciated like they should. Truly this collection needs a museum as he kept some story logs along the years.. many memories and miles to some.  
    LEGOFan2
  • Runnay7Runnay7 South Carolina Member Posts: 5
    LEGOFan2
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,824
    For the glass displays, you are probably best off trying to find a local auction company, especially if they have a toy sale. They cost so much to ship, they have little value if sold by post/internet.

    They are also the sort of thing that if you want to buy a specific one at a specific time, then they can be expensive. Whereas if you want to sell, they can be cheap unless you can find the right buyer.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
    Value wise just to give you an idea.

    Star Wars Rogue One 48” Display: $300-350
    Batman Movie 48” display: $300
    Marvel Super Hero’s shelf tube figure display (I haven’t seen this one before): $125-150. But if a few come to market then the price can reduce.

    The others i.e. Lego City, Friends have less value, and probably will not get very much in an eBay auction. If you have the original shipping boxes it helps.
    And if you have any brand new in wrap and shipping box, then these sell better.

    Only downside to these is shipping (cost and being fragile) and also if you do a pickup only then you reduce you potential sales down.

    If you have anything else you want rough prices for, I’m sure there are experts in every LEGO field on the forum, which can help you know the right price.


    FizyxRunnay7kiki180703LEGOFan2
  • Runnay7Runnay7 South Carolina Member Posts: 5
    Thanks so much! I have a lot sw displays just have to slowly work my way back to each room. Thank you again 
    LEGOFan2
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 641


    Is anyone creating labels like these for you minifig displays? Would love to be able to do this effectively along the lines of DJ, R2-M3 minifigs etc.
    FizyxRunnay7kiki180703LEGOFan2
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,394
    I do. I get tiles printed with Bricklink identifier. It started getting a little expensive though at $2 per tile. I made my own fig destination for customs and knockoffs so if I croak, my wife can list them on Ebay with accurate descriptions. 

    Runnay7LEGOFan2
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    IF you're in Northern California (Bay Area, more specifically), check out https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1706907319423210
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    Hmmm... $540.00?!?!  That seems a bit steep.
    Fireheartgmonkey76kiki180703
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,099
    @Runnay7 ; If you have a large number of LEGO sets for sale, as well as all those displays... and since you live in South Carolina..... maybe you should inquire with this group, who is having a LEGO convention in Columbia SC... which is South Carolina's centrally located state capital.

    If they allow sales booths, I would consider getting a van or U-Haul and taking all of your items to sell at this show (assuming they allow sales)....

    https://www.brickuniverse.com/columbia

    You might want to get a list of (what sounds like only MINT) LEGO sets you want to sell, as well as all the displays... and sell it all at this location.

    You can check the Brickset or Bricklink sites (or Ebay) to determine what the sets are worth... and if you were to go to such a convention... you could hypothetically unload all of your late husbands LEGO sets.  You might find this preferable to a slow process of selling items on Ebay... which involves a lot of packaging, shipping and the headaches of bad arrivals (UPS used your sets/displays as footballs).

    Just something to think about... since this convention is a month away.
    SumoLego
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    It’s not the same as minifigure displays, but someone is selling a LEGO technic display box with #42000 in it for only $100. Another is selling one for $350 https://dayton.craigslist.org/tag/d/lego-technic-grand-prix-racer/6631846273.html
  • todlertodler UK - South WestMember Posts: 30
    Hi, new forum member here however have been using Brickset for years just not the forum. Just resurrecting this thread to ask about the marvel/batman mini figure tube displays. Just bought one but one of the end caps got damaged in transit. Any idea of where to get a replacement, or can anyone confirm what other Minifigs tubes would be the same design.

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    I highly doubt you're going to be able to repair or find a replacement part for that tube.

    These are display pieces that aren't supposed to make it to eBay or the secondary market.  I've never seen any markings indicating a manufacturer for the tube.  Whether from TRU or Target, they're supposed to be destroyed when a new plan-o-gram or section reset occurs.  (Obviously, this doesn't always happen.)

    However, the tubes of this era are the same.  I would say over the last five years, the minifig tubes have been consistent.  The one below was made in 2014.  There are Ninjago, Friends, TLBM, etc. that are a similar form factor.  The caps seem replaceable - just no idea where you would be able to find one.  Maybe someone has a less-desirable theme and you could get an undamaged tube and swap the caps.


    FireheartLEGOFan2
  • todlertodler UK - South WestMember Posts: 30
    Hi, thanks for the info. Looks like I will be buying a donor set.
    Cheers
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
    Not sure if anyone on here is interested or not, but there is a quite rare LEGO shop display containing both Star Wars and Technics for sale on eBay. Until now there has only be one seen for sale (and until now the only one known to exist, the people who track these as a hobbie give this one 5* rare rating which is the highest) 
    The one on eBay is not in 100% best condition, but all the pieces are there, and it just needs a touch of TLC. The plexi glass looks good which is the main thing. 

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lego-Star-Wars-technic-Shop-Display-Case/153394448377?hash=item23b70587f9:g:4K4AAOSw19dcdBPV

    If I didn’t already have the other one then I would have taken this one.. ;)
    LEGOFan2
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    They're not for sale, and any Target employee would face all sorts of disciplinary action for selling or even keeping those displays.
    LEGOFan2Pitfall69
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    They're all glued.  So I believe they are actually being put out of their misery.  They're in a better place not being stuck in a plexiglass tomb for eternity, but instead have a chance of being recycled into an actual working LEGO brick.

    (Or floating in the ocean as a microplastic thread in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  If you're jaded in that way.  To each their own, whatever.)
    LEGOFan2560Heliportmak0137FireheartLuLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,375
    I think the only display that I would want myself is the UCS MF. I'm never going to find the time to build one and it already comes in it's own display case ;)
    gmonkey76Fireheart
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 491
    Pitfall69 said:
    I think the only display that I would want myself is the UCS MF. I'm never going to find the time to build one and it already comes in it's own display case ;)
    If one of those ever came to market the bidding will be intense.. let’s hope you can find someone who wants a private sale.. they are very cool..
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