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  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,234
    I used to carry a couple in my pencil bag so I could bring them into exams if/when I ever had a bit of a space out or panic attack (I only graduated last June, so, not so long ago).  My boyfriend's parents gave me a Threepio mini light keychain for Christmas this year and I now carry that in my handbag instead (very handy for if you need to search for something in your black hole of a bag!)
    catwrangler
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 856
    ^nice
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    ^Very nice!

    (It's bad that I immediately wonder where Leatherhead, Kirby Bat, and Baxter Stockman will fit on the display...)

    I'm definitely going to steal that design.
  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 783
    edited March 2015
    So just found this on Smyth website. It looks like a new display case from Lego


  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 783
    TXLegoguyBACbrixSumoLegochuckpmatticus_bricksGoldchains
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323
    I wouldn't be happy having the fixings on display behind the minifigs, the screw slots would have been better positioned in the top red "plate".
    binaryeyeReesesPieces
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    Guys, apologies if this has already been asked many times, but does anyone have a decent method to glue to mounting bricks on the basecard of the ikea RIBBA 50x50cm frames?  I am making my own and I want nice straight and even blocks so that it looks like the decent ones - view-source:https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickset/14679720981
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323
    and Harry is having a really bad hair day!  :D
    GalactusKLSmatticus_bricks
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    LOL !!!! I just noticed that too !!   anyway, please can someone answer my query above?!
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    @B0SSK try to avoid glue and try using other safer adhesives like Sticky Dots that are 'removable' or 'acid free'. They hold strong enough in most cases and won't permanently harm the parts or the frame itself.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,100
    Reading this thread brings back Deja Vu.... back to the 1990s when another collectible was all the rage...   :)





    LegoTThkcrazy88
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I liked those one cases that held 16 or 8 figures and you could stack them like LEGO bricks. I could barely find any around me 3 years ago and haven't seen any since...I mostly liked them because they had the front cover already (plus they looked like bricks).
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    Making comparisons between Beanie Babies and our beloved minifigures will result in the immediate confiscation of all Lego product.

    (Just kidding, but not really. Lego pitchforks and torches are being built...)
    RemixDesignBrickDancerchuckpGuroooGalactus
  • BrickmineBrickmine Member Posts: 5
    edited April 2015
    This is how i display my minifigures.
    TXLegoguy
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,410
    I'd like to print up a small comic cover or at least the title or character name and display the figure in front of it... similar to the SDCC card backs but much smaller. I've seen something like it on ebay but I have a good color printer and can make my own. Well, and a way to display them, etc.
    LuLego
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I was going to use shadow boxes also. Although I'm surprised how you have very little organization/order to your figures. I'd think lining them up by similarities would be better.
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    Is there anyone in the UK that knows where I could purchase 50cm x 50cm 4 to 5 mm thick mounting card?  Is hobbycraft the best bet lads?   I have my ikea frame, I have my 50 inverted slopes, and I have lots of star wars minifigs. I just need a suitable glue and the backing card.
  • rampantsullyrampantsully The Emirates Stadium Member Posts: 76
    I just finished my Simpsons one using the ikea frame and inverted bricks. Printed out a backdrop and stuck bricks on using a hot glue gun, no problems so far, been up a week or 2
  • BrickmineBrickmine Member Posts: 5
    edited April 2015
    I have no order in my displays. I trying to collect minifigures of every theme and mix them. On event it's nice to see how people (kids) are looking for a minifigure :-), instead of lining them up byntheme
    Galactus
  • JELJ1SJELJ1S Member Posts: 94
    edited April 2015
    I havent looked at this thread since somewhere around page 5 or 6. Man there has been a lot going on. After I saw @littletoki 's example I went with it! Here are series 1-12 displayed 8 per row in the order listed on the paper inserts. Shadow Boxes from Hobby Lobby. Medusa is sideways

    Edit.  Couldnt figure out how to post pictures.
    TXLegoguy
  • JELJ1SJELJ1S Member Posts: 94
    edited April 2015
    Got it! I am not sure if I like the boxes better in black or white. I may do a white one next for the PotC minifigs just to try it out.

    <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/5015319/uploads/editor/fd/yb566efxz11i.jpg" alt="" />
    TXLegoguyMathiasrichl
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,410
    I have a couple of the cases in black with the door in front. I replaced the black backing board with a white one. It shows the figures a bit better.
  • JELJ1SJELJ1S Member Posts: 94
    ^I'll have to try that.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    I have a couple of the cases in black with the door in front. I replaced the black backing board with a white one. It shows the figures a bit better.
    Unless you are displaying clone/storm troopers. ;)
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,410
    ^ I supposed you choose any color. Michael's has white boards but I had to cut them. They were pretty close. I'm not sure if they make other colors.
  • BrickmineBrickmine Member Posts: 5
    You can always paint the boards
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    edited April 2015
    Finally got around to building a display for the two "odd" CMF minifigures - Mr. Gold and the Toy Soldier.  I think it turned out pretty good, but I just can't bring myself to open the plastic bag and liberate Mr. Gold.

    I have considered purchasing a fake "custom" Mr. Gold for display purposes, but the thought makes me sick.

    So... if anyone wants to trade me a spare out-of-the-package Mr. Gold - I'm all ears!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157649708799314/


    bluedragon77ncaachampsEddieDoesntMind
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    I do plan on posting some photos of the completed CMF bases.  Next project is figuring out what to do with 600+ keychains...
    vwong19
  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 137
    edited April 2015
    doomer72 said:
    I wanted to display some minifigs in other parts of the house , my good lady agreed as long as I made them "look nice " . I used the Ribba frame that does the job so well with a white background . I found the inverted white slopes in the pab wall and using a Legoland Fridge magnet as a centre I managed to create the look that passed the bosses scrutiny lol
    Hi @doomer72 , really love the look of your frames, white background really makes the minifigs pop, and I like the use of inverted slopes. Just wondering if you had any difficulty displaying min figs that have stuff on their back? I'm wondering whether to use the same slopes as you or go for the slightly longer 3-stud ones.
  • doomer72doomer72 Member Posts: 36
    Hi @SparkyHam and thanks . I found the depth of the Ribba frame and standing the minifigs on the front two studs of the slopes meant that their was enough room behind them for accesories on the back .
  • nolatronnolatron Member Posts: 39
    Went to order a Ribba frame at Ikea.com but the shadow boxes are nowhere to be found. Ruh roh. Hopefully they're just out of stock and will come back soon.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    We are still just tossing them into a large candy jar that sits on an end table in our living room.
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,827
    @Wayno23 how have you managed to keep the Medusa fig face on with the tail etc.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Really liking the Indiana Jones map being used as matting. That was a creative and attractive touch @wayno23&nbsp
    chuckpbobabricks
  • DarthMorlDarthMorl Member Posts: 335
    I have had a picture/display frame done to put my slow but steady collection of Starwars polybag minifigs in! It should arrive Monday or Tuesday so will take some pics to put up when it arrives  
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 450
    Like others, I've used an Ikea RIBBA frame with the inverted slope pieces superglued to a stiff cardboard backing. It only cost me about £5 in all, and I think it looks pretty good! There's room for an accessory or two, too.


    SumoLego
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    wayno23 That Indiana Jones frame is a thing of beauty. If you don't mind my asking, what was the source for the map background? Is that a poster?
    SumoLego
  • TXLegoguyTXLegoguy USMember Posts: 125
    @SumoLego where where did you find those nice frames that open in the front?
    SumoLego
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    Heres one method I decided to try. The pharoh  and spiderman have been upside down since mid January and the friends are on gender bender mega blok pieces. The plates are actually 2 halves of a 16 x 32 that can busted in a buy from helping hands at some point last year. Moleman and the teacher do have the printed tiles w/ them and those are attached to the 3 x 4 mod tile. 

    The other method I use is that basic brick and mod 3 x 4 tile method that some have done. I've used it for my CMF 1 - 12 collection, my bootleg series 1 figures(12 bucks), the 6 custom zombies that I got(total was 3.25 for the group), 2 stands for friends (one is mostly empty), and 2 small stands for tlm. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    TXLegoguy said:
    @SumoLego where where did you find those nice frames that open in the front?
    Michaels - they had them on clearance for $15.00 / $20.00.  

    I previously posted a link - I'll try to find it.  They're perfect minifig size - the taller figures (Batman) fit, and you can pack a bunch into the case.

    The bigfigs are problematic as you have to remove a shelf, but they will fit without looking too bad.
    TXLegoguy
  • Torpedo_VegasTorpedo_Vegas United StatesMember Posts: 23
    SumoLego said:
    TXLegoguy said:
    @SumoLego where where did you find those nice frames that open in the front?
    Michaels - they had them on clearance for $15.00 / $20.00.  

    I previously posted a link - I'll try to find it.  They're perfect minifig size - the taller figures (Batman) fit, and you can pack a bunch into the case.

    The bigfigs are problematic as you have to remove a shelf, but they will fit without looking too bad.
    So they came with the shelves already in the frames?  I bought one from Michaels about a month back that is a front opener and looks just like yours but did not come with shelves :(
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    Here is the link for the case - and yes - it did come with shelves.

    http://www.michaels.com/studio-decor-keepsake-display-case/10227067.html

    Michaels's does have one without the shelves, but being completely non-handy, I wasn't about to try and build some!
    TXLegoguy
  • TXLegoguyTXLegoguy USMember Posts: 125
    Thanks @SumoLego!!
  • CommanderRaabCommanderRaab Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 621
    looks very cool @SumoLego. I got a delivery notification yesterday so am going to go pickup tomorrow morning. I have already started on the frame I am going to use to display. Pictures will be posted here when I complete it :)
    SumoLegoTXLegoguy
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    Excellent!
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,410
    @SumoLego - I have those cabinets and have four of them up now. Two have all of my super heroes customs, etc.

    How did you cut the shelf? I was going to cut a shelf to fit the Hulk, etc. I'm assuming it was some sort of dremel tool?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,349
    edited June 2015
    I used an X-Acto mini-saw.   And pictured below is about what I had left of that part of the shelf after fitting it as a support.  Be careful not to break the other end of the shelf when cutting.  They're pretty flimsy.
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