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How do you display minifigs?

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  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,727
    Been realising that I'll never be able to display all my cmf collection so began thinking about just choosing my favourite fig from each series.

    I then moved on to wondering if anyone has ever made a display of all The Lego Movie master builders?

    I've had a Google but the term master builder throws up a lot of real world stuff so just wondered if anyone knew of such a display or build?

    http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Master_Builders_(The_LEGO_Movie)

    Jackad7
  • absolut3absolut3 Member Posts: 82
    Any one know what's up with Ikea Ribba shadow boxes?  Are they phasing those out?  Can't find them in the local Ikea any more and don't seem to be available online either.
  • spaceinvader1979spaceinvader1979 Barcelona - CataloniaMember Posts: 48
    finally I did my lego the movie frame...the back pice it's cut by laser so I can put the original base that comes with every minifig.
    hope you like it...
    now I'm working into a big one to put 110 minifigs
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 712
    absolut3 said:
    Any one know what's up with Ikea Ribba shadow boxes?  Are they phasing those out?  Can't find them in the local Ikea any more and don't seem to be available online either.
    This was mentioned a while ago in this forum. Seems they are changing them from glass to acrylic fronts. Probably just taking a while to get the new style in.
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  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 308
    Experimenting with the mayka brick tape to display minifigures. Like it so far. Need to see how far I can build out so I can add figs that stick out too far at the back or have mini legs. 


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  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    Not making these properly stackable was a bit silly...

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  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 90
    Wow, thats pretty awesome!

    I just have a generic case display case that I place figures in. 
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    MaffyD said:
    That looks awesome, but probably expensive compared with a customized IKEA frame... still, will use as inspiration to give it a try later this year (it will not look anywhere near as good).
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Does anyone have any familiarity with sfdisplay cases?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0186DX4C8/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?th=1

    I was considering purchasing a few for some displays, but was curious about the quality and/or if anyone had cheaper alternatives?

    Looking to display about 1,000 figures in a frame/shelf method.
    vwong19
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Just got some brick tape to attach minifig plates onto walls and such.
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 566
    Was scrolling through Kickstarter and here’s a light case to display figures. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/921985298/mini-figure-display-case
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,844
    They appear to be a tad short of their $50k goal...
  • DeeC2_JoshDeeC2_Josh SoCal Member Posts: 64
    samiam391 said:
    Does anyone have any familiarity with sfdisplay cases?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0186DX4C8/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?th=1

    I was considering purchasing a few for some displays, but was curious about the quality and/or if anyone had cheaper alternatives?

    Looking to display about 1,000 figures in a frame/shelf method.
    I picked up the 180 capacity one about a month ago and I am extremely pleased with it. The quality is spot on and the UV protection was a big selling point for me. It can handle any minifigure that I own, even Marge Simpson and that crazy blue hair. I personally think it's worth the hundred dollars but remember that you'll have to get a lot of plates to get those minifigures standing in a straight line.
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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,465
    I'm after some advice... i have the below shelves half way up my stairs. I may use them for Lego display and i was thinking of getting a perspex sheet cut to size to cover the shelves to stop dust ingress.

    The thing that i am not sure about is how to secure the perspex. I want it to be secure, but also easy to access if need be.

    The best idea i have had so far is to put a little triangle of metal in each corner secured by a wood screw or nail.. but this is a naff idea. Anyone got any better ideas?

    Thanks


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  • PhonegalPhonegal Bagram, AfghanistanMember Posts: 22
    You could mount cabinet magnets in the corners and put four metal tabs in the corners of the plastic so it sits in the lipped edge and would hold it in place.
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    samiam391 said:
    Does anyone have any familiarity with sfdisplay cases?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0186DX4C8/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?th=1

    I was considering purchasing a few for some displays, but was curious about the quality and/or if anyone had cheaper alternatives?

    Looking to display about 1,000 figures in a frame/shelf method.
    I picked up the 180 capacity one about a month ago and I am extremely pleased with it. The quality is spot on and the UV protection was a big selling point for me. It can handle any minifigure that I own, even Marge Simpson and that crazy blue hair. I personally think it's worth the hundred dollars but remember that you'll have to get a lot of plates to get those minifigures standing in a straight line.
    @DeeC2_Josh- Thanks for the feedback. What plates did you go with? CMF plates or just 2x"xx" plates?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 841
    I haven't tried this- might do so tonight: Get some of the block tape, stick it on the wall, put minifigs on it with the backs of their legs onto the studs on the tape. The thickness of the tape might allow for the head and hair/hat/helmet so the figure doesn't have to be bent over. Assuming the tape is removable, of course!
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,465
    Phonegal said:
    You could mount cabinet magnets in the corners and put four metal tabs in the corners of the plastic so it sits in the lipped edge and would hold it in place.
    Thanks. That's not too shabby an idea. Did you have any particular type of magnet in mind?
  • PhonegalPhonegal Bagram, AfghanistanMember Posts: 22
    I don’t know what your local diy hardware store carries in stock but they have here in the u.s. the magnet is encased in plastic and can screw at a 90 degree angle to the magnet and you could get in white to match your casing. 
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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,465
    @Phonegal thanks they do have similar ones in my local store. I can probably also get the metal tabs that are self adhesive to save putting holes in the perspex.
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162

    And a really blurry picture of my marvel super heroes minifigs above the Star Wars ones on a shelf. The stands are self built out of lego pieces.

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  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162

    Back of the stand. It's really flimsy, so I don't touch it much. It almost completely fell apart when I turned it around.
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  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162

    All my marvel figs are displayed on top of ugly red bricks. I know some of you purists would not stand for that, but hey, I don't have very much lego and you gotta do what you gotta do
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 712
    ^nice collection. Must be a nightmare to dust though!
    mithridate
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    It's fairly new. Haven't dusted it yet. Most of my sets are pretty dusty. It shouldn't cause long term damage, right?
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,449
    Duplo blocks come in very handy for making risers for displays like you are making. Regular 2x2 or 2x4 System bricks fit on top of the Duplo (Ugly red bricks probably fit on top too). Before I got the Ninjago Play and Display cases most of my minifigure displays were on "bleachers" made this way, and I used the same technique to make risers in those display cases.
    MegtheCat
  • DeeC2_JoshDeeC2_Josh SoCal Member Posts: 64
    @samiam391 I put 28 minifigs per shelf so it's 4x112 per shelf. The 4x width plates fit perfectly in there so the shelves stay straight but you could do 2x or 1x if you wanted but it probably would be shifty. 
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 712
    OK, I thought the CMF Medusa was a bitch to fit in a ribba frame. How the hell do I display that new Batman CMF holding a bloody dolphin!?!
    flord
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Brixfan02 said:

    Here's my Star Wars minifigs (depressingly few) displayed on top of a chest of drawers 
    You call that depressingly few? Mine would be...um...nearly nothing then. I've got around 20 or so. :D
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  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    Ah, I've been watching too much jangbricks and brickvault then. Their collections are huge
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,281
    I guess star wars collectors have depressingly few SW minifigs as long as they don't own them all.
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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 751
    Fauch said:
    I guess star wars collectors have depressingly few SW minifigs as long as they don't own them all.

    If you can't make your own army of stormtroopers, why even bother? :P
    MegtheCat
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 162
    edited January 2018
    I only have 4 regular imperial stormtroopers, but I have a first order one, two sand troopers and six snowtroopers. oh! And four shadow troopers, two old, two new.

  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 886
    For Star Wars I've got 1/3 out of the 900+ unique Star Wars minifigures ever released. 
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 712
    Recce said:
    For Star Wars I've got 1/3 out of the 900+ unique Star Wars minifigures ever released. 
    According to the Brickset Database I have exactly 200 of 980 Star Wars minifigs.  Although I don't think the 980 includes any of the latest wave so there's probably 1000+ by now 
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,281
    1 stormtrooper, 2 deathtroopers, 1 at-at driver. nice army. and probably a dozen or more rebels against them.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,844
    Fauch said:
    1 stormtrooper, 2 deathtroopers, 1 at-at driver. nice army. and probably a dozen or more rebels against them.
    Too many for an Assault on Hoth.  You should furlough atleast three on them.
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  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 886
    dmcc0 said:
    Recce said:
    For Star Wars I've got 1/3 out of the 900+ unique Star Wars minifigures ever released. 
    According to the Brickset Database I have exactly 200 of 980 Star Wars minifigs.  Although I don't think the 980 includes any of the latest wave so there's probably 1000+ by now 
    Indeed, I used to have a higher ratio back in 2015, but stopped buying most of the sets for past 2 years hence without any growth at all. 

    As now had limited space at home, my buying will be slowed down tremendously, so I foresee the ratio gap will continue to get wider and wider indefinitely, unless TLG at some point in the future stop producing Star Wars sets. :) 


  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    For those of you who have complete or close to complete Star Wars minifigure collections of several hundred figures, how do you display them?

    Do you do it by #?
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?pg=1&catString=65&sortBy=I&sortAsc=A&catType=M

    Or by item name?
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?pg=1&catString=65&sortBy=I&sortAsc=A&catType=M&v=1

    I like the idea of doing it by name better, but that would mean every time I got a new figure I'd have to move every figure to make room for a new version of Han Solo every 6 months.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,760
    SumoLego said:
    Definitely by number.  23 Han Solos in a row would make for a somewhat monotonous display.
    Yeah but one of those Hans will be wearing Hoth gear so it won't be boring at all!
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,844
    (I'm sure there are five or six.  But who's counting?)
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