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  • MrBrickALotMrBrickALot SwedenMember Posts: 19
    I'm designing a big new display for my minifigs, currently I have four RIBBA frames but it's so inconvenient to change/move them. This is the design I'm thinking off, have to work a bit more on it and then hopefully build it over the coming weeks. In the overview picture you can see a minifigure size block in the bottom right. It should house around 300-350 minifigs when done. Total size is about 1meter x 1 meter


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,033
    edited February 2017
    ^ Any idea what your overall weight will be on this? It would of course depend on your material, but with 11 shelves at 1 meter each, plus the frame, plates, and figs (a nominal weight usually...but 300 of which might add up), it could be a beefy project. 

    Nothing wrong with that of course! Just make sure you attach it to a wall stud!
  • MrBrickALotMrBrickALot SwedenMember Posts: 19
    edited February 2017
    ^ Any idea what your overall weight will be on this? It would of course depend on your material, but with 11 shelves at 1 meter each, plus the frame, plates, and figs (a nominal weight usually...but 300 of which might add up), it could be a beefy project. 

    Nothing wrong with that of course! Just make sure you attach it to a wall stud!
    Yes I have thought about that, I've made one prototype shelf out of some oak I had lying around and that alone is easily a kilo meaning the whole project is likely to be between 15-20 kg. My idea is to have some sort of support to the floor. Could be placing a white sheet of MDF that will then take the majority of the weight. Also not sure yet about the type of wood I'll use for the unit, maybe something lighter.
  • JohnR80JohnR80 United KingdomMember Posts: 9
    edited February 2017
    Very similiar to Ayrow Studios excellent work on custom minifig display cabinets.  It's a shame shipping costs are so high otherwise I'd be buying one myself.

    http://www.ayrowstudios.com/woodwork.htm
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  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    After I buy a router/router table I am hoping to make my own frames
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,799
    ^ Why would you put a router on a table? Normally you put them under a table, out of sight - unless you need to see the Wi-Fi light.

    Actually, what does a router have to do with wooden frames... Oh... Carry on :-)

    Couldn't help it. Sorry!
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,869
    Regarding the shot glass displays, can it hold the Medusa figure from CMF?
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    Yes under table. Very versatile tool for frames
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,604
    @madforLEGO if you're talking about the one from Michael's yes, but it fits on an angle with the base sideways.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,149
    Just picked this up from the Glasgow Lego Store -

    I had to improvise with the flippers on vacation batman as well as putting a minifig baseplate under orca due to the fin being too big. 
    What parts are used for the to stand on?
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I like using the new "ink bottle" piece to hold up the fins undernearth the feet.
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  • NickF22NickF22 United KingdomMember Posts: 448
    andhe said:
    What parts are used for the to stand on?
    3022 / 302226 (2x2 plate)
    99207 / 6000650 (angular plate 1.5 bot 1x2 2/2)
    15068 / 6053077 (plate with bow 2x2x2/3)

    I think they are black, but they might be very very dark grey.
    andhe
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 499
    TLBM minifigs will have a dedicated display.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,869
    Update

    What containers are those again?
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 499
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 995
    Who else is trying to read the reflection of the poster?
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,033
    ^ Hahaha, I wondered who would do that. 

    It reads, "You're pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history of forever"

    Your brain my rest now.
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  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Oh the humanity seeing DC and Marvel together in the same cases up above!!

    Looks good everyone. There is a lot of inspiration on this board. I should really dedicate some time to doing something like this.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,745
    ^ I love not seeing 80% of my collection at a time!
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  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 919
    ^ I love not seeing 80% of my collection at a time!
    You just need to give it some healthy shaking to see the other 80%, 20% at a time.
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 341
    60% of the time, I can see my minifigures every time.


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,279
    ^ I love lamp!!!


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  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 729


    Here's my minifigure collection - I finally got around to framing them. 391 ... so far. 

    I remember when the collectible minifigures first came out, and I said to myself "Who would pay £2.50 for a little plastic figure!?" That was before my girlfriend bought me a handful one Christmas and got me hooked in. What a fool I was! 




    It's B-E-A-utiful...i take it that is all 16 series plus others?
  • inklingbricksinklingbricks Member Posts: 80
    Thank you! It's close to being all the CMF series - there are about twenty that I still need to get (mainly the early series). And yes, it's mixed in with a bunch of Dimensions, Star Wars, Superhero, and other IP minifigures. 9 more and I can get the next frame up! 
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    What do you use mouse? That looks really good. Where do you get your frame and what not.
  • inklingbricksinklingbricks Member Posts: 80
    Thanks Boomstick, it's the IKEA 50x50 Ribba frames, which I've seen lots of other people using too. The advice I saw was to glue the 2x2 bricks onto the board, but they kept falling off no matter which glue I used so I ended up drilling through the board and the bricks and screwing them in place, which is a lot sturdier.
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  • NickF22NickF22 United KingdomMember Posts: 448
    Has anyone else got one of these? :
    http://amzn.eu/fF4y5mq
    Tempted to get one without baseplates, and order a load in different colours from PAB for the different series.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,526


    Thanks Boomstick, it's the IKEA 50x50 Ribba frames, which I've seen lots of other people using too. The advice I saw was to glue the 2x2 bricks onto the board, but they kept falling off no matter which glue I used so I ended up drilling through the board and the bricks and screwing them in place, which is a lot sturdier.


    How do you ensure the blocks are all lined up nicely? Any tips?
  • inklingbricksinklingbricks Member Posts: 80

    TheFew said:

    How do you ensure the blocks are all lined up nicely? Any tips?


    Absolutely - because I knew I needed to make eight frames, I got an extra piece of board to use as a template. I was able to measure and draw out the locations of the screw holes, just drawing pencils marks straight onto it, and then drilled through where the holes needed to be. I could then overlay it onto all of the backing boards one at a time as a guide.
    TheFew
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 729




    TheFew said:


    How do you ensure the blocks are all lined up nicely? Any tips?




    Absolutely - because I knew I needed to make eight frames, I got an extra piece of board to use as a template. I was able to measure and draw out the locations of the screw holes, just drawing pencils marks straight onto it, and then drilled through where the holes needed to be. I could then overlay it onto all of the backing boards one at a time as a guide.


    That sounds far too much hard work..either that or i am astonishingly lazy....who knows!
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,526




    TheFew said:


    How do you ensure the blocks are all lined up nicely? Any tips?




    Absolutely - because I knew I needed to make eight frames, I got an extra piece of board to use as a template. I was able to measure and draw out the locations of the screw holes, just drawing pencils marks straight onto it, and then drilled through where the holes needed to be. I could then overlay it onto all of the backing boards one at a time as a guide.


    Thanks for the info. In my Ribba frames i have made an internal frame using lego, but it adds a lot of weight!
  • ditchoramaditchorama EarthMember Posts: 23
    Frame is ready for 1st of May :)
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  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 341
    @ditchorama Did you make/print that back image yourself? That's amazing!!

    And if my local Walmart is any indication, you won't have to wait until May 1! :)
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    edited April 2017
    @Stvoyager04 - what did you use? It looks really clean and organized. I may have to borrow that idea. Although I want some sort of front on mine, it doesn't look like yours has a covering on front.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,526
    Where do you get the back ground pictures from?
  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 117

    Sethro3 said:

    @Stvoyager04 - what did you use? It looks really clean and organized. I may have to borrow that idea. Although I want some sort of front on mine, it doesn't look like yours has a covering on front.


    It's just wood, felt, varnish, glue and a bunch of 1x2 plates nothing particularly complex. With the exception of the large piece of wood for the back, which was cut by the hardware store when i purchased it, the rest was crafted on a bedroom floor.

    I did briefly think about a cover but didn't want to make it too heavy so opted against it. 
  • ditchoramaditchorama EarthMember Posts: 23


    @ditchorama Did you make/print that back image yourself? That's amazing!!

    And if my local Walmart is any indication, you won't have to wait until May 1! :)


    This blog has backgrounds for all CMF Series - a little photoshopping is required to remove their logo etc http://www.pointbrick.com/blog/
  • jonmdudleyjonmdudley GermanyMember Posts: 23


    :( pics not working haha



    It may just be me but why is Bizarro in the villains for DC but Batzarro isn't?
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329






    pics not working haha





    It may just be me but why is Bizarro in the villains for DC but Batzarro isn't?


    I do the same with my collection. For me it's that Bizarro is a fully-fleshed out character while Batzarro is more just like a Batman variant (And fits perfectly with the Bat suits).
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 275
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    Was wondering how I was going to fit the hotdog guy in with the tray. Blu tac under the hotdog?
    sid3windr
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