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How do you display minifigs?

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  • addemlitaddemlit CaliforniaMember Posts: 118
    royv said:
    Always a sucker for stadium displaying. Here's what I have so far- still need to create the stand for the big figs!
    Where did you get that case
  • royvroyv Member Posts: 9
    Ikea! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00282250/ 

    There's some other nice ones in the cabinet series. The good thing about them is that are already primed for staining/painting. 
    TXLegoguy
  • LegoMosesLegoMoses IndonesiaMember Posts: 9
    Firstly I build my LEGO city and then I place my minifigures on it so it would be like the minifigures are doing activities at my LEGO city!
  • ChanMcLChanMcL Member Posts: 1,224
    royv said:
    Always a sucker for stadium displaying. Here's what I have so far- still need to create the stand for the big figs   

    Do you know how many studs is it across and how many studs to go in? 
  • fred67fred67 USA - GAMember Posts: 15
    I use the display boxes from the Container Store, as described in several Eurobricks threads. Cmf
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  • JELJ1SJELJ1S Member Posts: 94
    @fred67 I really like that you coordinated the stands with the color of the packaging for each series!  Looks great!
  • royvroyv Member Posts: 9
    ChanMcL said:
    royv said:
    Always a sucker for stadium displaying. Here's what I have so far- still need to create the stand for the big figs   

    Do you know how many studs is it across and how many studs to go in? 
    Not sure about the stud count, but it's roughly 26" x 6.25" per shelf.
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329
    @royv I've been hearing that we're getting a lot of new minifigures next year, what are you going to do when they come along?
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    I made this last night.  It was inspired by the image in Wired magazine from 2014.  I put a few more images here.  http://minifigpriceguide.com/wordpress/inspired-by-wired-how-do-the-lego-licensed-minifigure-themes-stack-up-in-current-value/


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  • royvroyv Member Posts: 9
    @royv I've been hearing that we're getting a lot of new minifigures next year, what are you going to do when they come along?
    Almost done with the third shelf stadium, which will hold another 78 figures.. after that I'll have to consolidate! 
    EddieDoesntMind
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,109
    edited October 2015
    It's not a giant glass display case, but I finally got round to sticking my figs into a couple of IKEA 'RIBBA' frames. It isn't quite as precise as I'd hoped (if someone has access to a laser cutter and fancies making an accurate stencil for this type of thing, let me know!!) and I also used mega blocks for the stands.... (I had them spare, and didn't want to ruin real lego if it went wrong) so the clutch on some bricks isn't great, but all in all, at a reasonable distance, they look pretty good.

    I covered the Marvel one in wrapping paper.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andhe/22255763265/in/dateposted/

    EDIT: Struggling to insert an image, what part of the flickr code do I need to copy and insert?

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  • JELJ1SJELJ1S Member Posts: 94
    @andhe Looks good! I like the Marvel grame wrapped.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    andhe said:
    It's not a giant glass display case, but I finally got round to sticking my figs into a couple of IKEA 'RIBBA' frames. It isn't quite as precise as I'd hoped (if someone has access to a laser cutter and fancies making an accurate stencil for this type of thing, let me know!!) and I also used mega blocks for the stands.... (I had them spare, and didn't want to ruin real lego if it went wrong) so the clutch on some bricks isn't great, but all in all, at a reasonable distance, they look pretty good.

    I covered the Marvel one in wrapping paper.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andhe/22255763265/in/dateposted/

    EDIT: Struggling to insert an image, what part of the flickr code do I need to copy and insert?

    The frame is brilliant. How do you do it? 
  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 502
  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 502
    Built my stadium stands out of thin plywood and a Dremel.  Used cases from michaels.  Don't have pics but the basketball size cases hold three complete series of CMFs
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,139
    Is that the football case?
  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    @wrangler6915 how have you fixed Bart and his skateboard down?  I always have the problem with people who have a board (skate,ski,snow) of how to display it. 
  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 502
    @bendybadger  I just stack three 1*1 round plates underneath.  
    @SumoLego yep football case
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,139
    @wrangler6915 how have you fixed Bart and his skateboard down?  I always have the problem with people who have a board (skate,ski,snow) of how to display it. 
    I remember their being a small kit or a modification build that held a skateboard, surfboard or skis.  I can't seem to find it - but I found it didn't fit with the semi-truck display cases I uses for my CMFs.  I've posted them before, but here it is again for those that haven't seen it.


  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,109

    The frame is brilliant. How do you do it? 
    The box frames are £3.50 from IKEA. They have a deep recess behind the glass to allow you to display things. I cut a piece of thick card the same size as the frame backing, then stuck the bricks to it using super glue (I have made a stencil so I can place the bricks evenly, this was the part that took the most time as you have to use a bit of maths to work out how to evely space the bricks and allow for head room etc).

    The Marvel frame was covered in wrapping paper (I just wrapped it like a gift, but glued it down).

    A UK seller sells them on ebay for £20, and they look a bitmore professional, but this homemade option works for me. I've done three so far, and debating whether to do some for my CMFs (the problem being fitting 16 figs in evenly, and the odd Mermaid or Medusa tail...)
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    grey thick baseplates 8x16 from my vintage childhood lego
  • workshybumworkshybum UKMember Posts: 64
    ^ That is a nice collection! How long have you been collecting? Welcome to the forum!
  • james.sparhamjames.sparham Derby, UKMember Posts: 143
    @andhe I use a template made from old spare Lego, you can comfortably fit 16 in. For me the trickiest part is arranging the accessories to fit in too! 
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  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    @andhe I use a template made from old spare Lego, you can comfortably fit 16 in. For me the trickiest part is arranging the accessories to fit in too! 
    I have a box of Simpsons Minifigures season 2 and this makes me really want to frame them the look nice 

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  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,109
    @andhe I use a template made from old spare Lego, you can comfortably fit 16 in. For me the trickiest part is arranging the accessories to fit in too! 
    That's neat. I had tried something like this, but couldn't get the dimensions I was happy with. I'll have to have another go using your design. I made one out of cardboard in the end, but I think a laser cut thick board or plastic would be the best solution to get the accuracy I struggled with.
  • carbon60carbon60 RedditchMember Posts: 5
    @andhe I use a template made from old spare Lego, you can comfortably fit 16 in. For me the trickiest part is arranging the accessories to fit in too! 

    I really like your work, I might try something like that myself.  However, it seems that someone has commercialised your idea:

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LegoMinifiguresFrame

    Reviews are mixed, some have arrived damaged and some report that they have had bricks fall off.

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/214243889/lego-simpsons-series-minifigures-frame - this is almost an exact copy of one of yours.

    I do like the backdrops they have done for the collectable minifigures though:
    https://img0.etsystatic.com/101/0/10309694/il_fullxfull.848729526_90bb.jpg
    Does anyone know if those images are available online anywhere?  I suppose since it is a repeating pattern of question marks it shouldn't be too difficult to replicate.




  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,991
    Be careful when you are calling something a copy, or that they have commercialised HIS idea. People have been doing this for years. I recall the same idea with earlier figures being for sale at the time of Team GB (so 2012) and probably before then too.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I'd think very few people are actually "first." There are many times more than one person can come to the same conclusion/idea based on what is in front of them. Using Simpsons figures in front of a Simpson-esque cloud pattern is hardly original, considering Simpsons Did It! (south park reference for the unknown).
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  • Ladder19JTKLadder19JTK Hudson ValleyMember Posts: 213
    @andhe I use a template made from old spare Lego, you can comfortably fit 16 in. For me the trickiest part is arranging the accessories to fit in too! 
    Where did you find the artwork for the background?
  • LegoPegasister2015LegoPegasister2015 New YorkMember Posts: 139
    How do I display the minfigures? It's not by rocket science or expensive shelving units, all I do is this, really.



    Couldn't be simpler.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,139
    Expensive shelving units, building additions, constructing tables, storage.... that's the fun part of the hobby!
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  • RemixDesignRemixDesign LondonMember Posts: 22
    Anyone know about the potential characters in the Disney minifigure series coming out next year? I heard Peter Pan... 
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    i want colt seavers or michael knight to be released! would be ok with hannibal smith, murdoc, BA and face too!
    tecjam
  • tecjamtecjam Germany / SwitzerlandMember Posts: 255
    ^^ Haha, me too. Just to help out, most people will know Colt Seavers (played by Lee Majors) as 'The Fall Guy' though. Classic childrens TV for me.

  • steveomclsteveomcl Member Posts: 191
    Is there a dedicated thread to how you display lego sets? more sets than minifigures? 
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ I was wondering that. It would be good to have a thread where people share links to their Flikr or Dropbox albums...
  • steveomclsteveomcl Member Posts: 191
    Thanks! I have an idea for storing my sets and was looking for a good thread for help and advice! 
  • james.sparhamjames.sparham Derby, UKMember Posts: 143
    @Ladder19JTK the artwork is just from Google image search. I sized them up on A3 (UK size) and took them to a print shop to get them done on decent quality card
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited November 2015
    ^Man these are awesome, but my ocd says the darth one is wonky!
    james.sparham
  • Prin12sPrin12s OklahomaMember Posts: 47
    I just finished mine. I used an unfinished wood shadow frame from Michaels. I wanted one that was hinged so it could open.  I also made the side shelf supports from brick that isn't glued down so I could reconfigure the shelves if I wanted to.  Whole project cost about $12.

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  • Upsidedown98Upsidedown98 Chesterfield, UKMember Posts: 17


    Another one from IKEA Ribba picture frames.
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  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    Going to ikea on Sunday. Im am defiantly convinced to get them frames and try it my self
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,139
    ^  No need to be angry, they're just frames!

    (Auto-correct strikes again!)
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  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    still.....just gently crammed into a candy jar
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  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    The photo frames are nice but am I the only person who makes little bases (like the one in the helicarrier) for all my groups (1000 comments is a lot to check if anyone already posted this). I don't display cmfs though. I can post a couple of pics when I can be bothered to get up and take the photos. 
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