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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,653
    edited December 2021
    Just some rough math:

    The old shelves look to be around 76 studs wide, or approximately 2.5', and fit roughly 37 minifigs (with double-offset rows) per row. 

    The new shelves are 5' wide as indicated by the post, so that doubles the count per row, or 74 with the same double-offset rows. I'm taking a rough guess, but estimate about 15 rows worth of space based on the current spacing in the new shelving unit. So, roughly 1,110 minifigs, give or take? 

    Just a guess. 
    EGRoberts560Heliportbandit778KungFuKennypxchrisautolycusOnebricktoomany
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 250
    @autolycus

    I already ran those numbers, My old shelves fit 370 on large and 185 on the smaller one with out cramming them on there totaling 925 for all 3shelves.

    My new one will hold 1079 without cramming that is proper spacing. each shelf is going to have Fourteen 4 x 12 plates and hold 83 figures per shelf and total 13 shelves on the unit.

    Take note my old shelves sometimes got crammed and I could squeeze on typically 50 figs  each shelf that was designed to hold 37 so cramming numbers I have no idea! 


    pxchrisautolycus
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 250
    @Switchfoot55

    Geez I didnt see your guess until after I typed my reply but wow! Awesome math Sir! *Tips hat*
    560Heliportbandit778pxchrisSwitchfoot55autolycus
  • mrlegomanmrlegoman UKMember Posts: 21
    Dark bowser digital model edited from the original bowser
    KungFuKenny
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,205
    EGRoberts said:
    @autolycus

    I already ran those numbers, My old shelves fit 370 on large and 185 on the smaller one with out cramming them on there totaling 925 for all 3shelves.

    My new one will hold 1079 without cramming that is proper spacing. each shelf is going to have Fourteen 4 x 12 plates and hold 83 figures per shelf and total 13 shelves on the unit.

    Take note my old shelves sometimes got crammed and I could squeeze on typically 50 figs  each shelf that was designed to hold 37 so cramming numbers I have no idea! 


    OK, so... Brickset says I currently have 1,018 minifigures... I need to start building one of your shelves now and plan to build another one soon for the overflow! (In reality I have a ton of "duplicates" and wouldn't really want to put Modular or WV minifigures onto a shelf like that, so I'd be ok with shelf space for ~1k for a while longer, but man... that really puts into perspective how many minifigs I have at this point--enough to fill a 5'x6' shelf!
    EGRoberts
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,205
    Took me a bit of googling to find the door I had seen previously:

    https://www.brickhello.com/post/2018/01/11/inside-the-home-of-a-hardcore-afol

    They "only" hold ~300 minifigures per door, but I'll bet there are more efficient ways to arrange this.

    Another kind of fun option could be something similar to the door, but maybe a set of sliding panels . . . hmm... engineering that could be fun! Alas, I am not building out my basement anytime soon.
    EGRobertspxchris
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,653
    Thanks for sharing @autolycus. That site will provide a lot of inspiration to be sure. 

    The door display would be fairly easy to accomplish with a hollow panel door and some plexiglass. 

    With a home build on the near horizon, I may be able to put some of this inspiration into practice!
    EGRobertsautolycus
  • mrlegomanmrlegoman UKMember Posts: 21


    Here is the finished version.
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 441
    Just completed bag 15 of Home Alone and instead of a getting a 1x2 Tan Tile, I got a 1x2 trans Dark blue title. 

    Anybody else encounter this? 
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,205
    Thanks for sharing @autolycus. That site will provide a lot of inspiration to be sure. 

    The door display would be fairly easy to accomplish with a hollow panel door and some plexiglass. 

    With a home build on the near horizon, I may be able to put some of this inspiration into practice!
    I don't remember how I stumbled on that site, but yeah, some nice inspirations for my day dreaming. The doors seemed like a great solution because it takes advantage of otherwise blank space and frees up wall space for other things. I love the really long cabinets with glass doors too. Looks like 6-7 modulars length on the one bank. That's a LOT of nice dust-free display space.

    If you don't want to do custom built-ins like that, have you ever seen the Moducase stuff? https://us.moducase.xyz

    Pricier than Ikea Kallax or Besta, but they're deeper and a little more flexible with your horizontal space, in that you don't have to have the panels installed between two cases. That means you can stretch a seamless display out across 2 or more. They've also got magnetic front panels, so I would expect them to be easy to pull off to really work around the display area without an open door getting in the way.
    Switchfoot55
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,162
    ^ moduca$e

    That is about 10x the cost of building your own shelving.
    WesterBricks
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 412
    edited December 2021
    I built #21330 a couple of weeks ago and it's been on my kitchen table ever since so I can play with....I mean admire the design. One piece sticks out for me though:

    "A lovely cheese pizza, just for me" is Kevin's line...so why are there any other toppings? Not a big deal and I know there isn't a plain cheese pizza part available.
    Having grown up watching the original film every year, getting such a large house with so many details and easter eggs is fantastic.
    Switchfoot55WesterBricks560Heliportgmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 213
    did they use that piece because he never got any of the cheese pizza?
    KungFuKennyWesterBricks
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,205
    ^ moduca$e

    That is about 10x the cost of building your own shelving.
    If you're building them yourself, probably. If you're incapable of building such things yourself, or at least with the quality end product you want, I'm not sure they're much more expensive, if at all, compared to hiring a custom cabinetmaker, which is what would be required for this style cabinet. You can't just walk into a normal building supply store and buy off-the-shelf cabinets anywhere near that wide.
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 771
    @KungFuKenny Sounds like a plan! :)

    Say, when you finish the build you can laugh like 'Johnny' from Angels with Filthy Souls (the black and white gangster movie)
    KungFuKenny560Heliportautolycus
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,653
    ^^ I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the build as well. I had the same feeling after finishing it myself. 

    I hope you enjoy the Home Alone house. It is certainly on my wishlist of sets. So I'll live vicariously though anyone else who is building it currently!
    KungFuKennyvizzitorautolycus
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    ^ I live vicariously through Austrian Brick Fan's videos.
    Switchfoot55KungFuKennyiwybsMr_Cross
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 822
    Kinda getting back into the the feel of building. I have a couple more Technic cycles to do
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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 822
    edited December 2021
    #8051 B model (Chopper)
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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 822
    edited December 2021
    Built #42007 & added to our Lego Lab display shelf 
    WesterBricks560HeliportAstrobricksdatsunrobbieFizyxKungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    👀
    gratefulnat
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    I couldn’t get this center beam flatcar out of my head this morning, so I built it. Now I need to find some appropriate cargo.
    AstrobrickslowleadBrickchapBumblepantsMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366

    I whipped up something resembling wrapped lumber, and fixed the wheels. I like it.
    lowlead560HeliportdatsunrobbieAstrobricksBrickchapKungFuKennySpeedman29gmonkey76Switchfoot55
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    Looks like a sh*t ton of copier paper :-)
    WesterBricksbricktuary560Heliportautolycusgmonkey76gratefulnatgelkster
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,032
    ^ That's one Christmas present done, just three more to go and it's only December 22nd!
    KungFuKenny
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 196
    @560Heliport
    just beautiful!
    560Heliport
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 822
    #42095 reskinned into Christmas Edition. I'm especially fond of the Predator-mouth grille.

    HO-HO-HOLY SH-T this thing's cool!
    560HeliportWesterBricksFizyxvanvonfulllowlead
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 822
    Is Waldo your holiday houseguest?
    Speedman29560HeliportWesterBricksgratefulnatKungFuKennyMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    ^ He’s in the UK so it’s Wally.
    eMJeeNL
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 196
    @560Heliport amazing birds thanks for sharing
    560Heliport
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,109
    Typical Boxing Day at Speedy Towers. Big mug of coffee while I chose what to build, then clear the kitchen table ready....
    ....starting with all the seasonal accessories and then onto the chassis....

    Switchfoot55pxchrisAddicted2Oxygen
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    ^ I am so hungry now, lol
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,109
    Basty said:
    My girlfriend is a knitter, so I made her a little scene for her Instagram. Wands make for great knitting needles.
    My wife is a knitter/crocheter/quilter. if she rolls her eyes at my LEGO presents, I just remind her I bought her a sack of yarn for Christmas!
    Astrobricks said:
    ^ I am so hungry now, lol
    End piece of the yule log, so extra chocolate too!
    AstrobricksBastygmonkey76
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 771
    @Speedman29 Where did you get that yule log? I want one! The dog is a great addition btw.

    Off topic but I'm curious, where does the yule log tradition come from?

    It's not an Australian thing although we have started selling them. I always thought they were a European tradition although my Viennese friend had no idea what a yule log was, so it's not an Austrian (or likely German) tradition either apparently.
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 207
    Hint: bûche de Noël
    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    Aren’t Yule logs usually on fire?
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 771
    @vanvonfull francais?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    ^ Just google it for heavens sake.
    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17345/buche-de-noel/
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