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DIY Lego Minifig Display, 06.17

DIY Lego Minifig Display, 06.17

This is a bit off-topic from my normal blog posts, but I hope it gives some other Lego fan some ideas for an inexpensive minifig display solution.

I picked up two of the "Original Expand-a-Shelf" shelf risers from The Container Store for about $9, it must have been on closeout/sale as the same piece sells for more on Amazon. 

I picked up two of the "Original Expand-a-Shelf" shelf risers from The Container Store for about $9, it must have been on closeout/sale as the same piece sells for more on Amazon. 

Next is time for a test fit. Its not quite wide enough to fit flush in these book cases, but left a little room for plates/etc on each side.

Next is time for a test fit. Its not quite wide enough to fit flush in these book cases, but left a little room for plates/etc on each side.

One large grey base plate made enough strips to cover two of the riser units, plus a number of left over strips that I used to make one big bottom plate from 6x8 plates.

One large grey base plate made enough strips to cover two of the riser units, plus a number of left over strips that I used to make one big bottom plate from 6x8 plates.

Out comes the hot glue gun! Note that I cut the long strips with a straight edge and X-acto knife and then trimmed them to length with some kitchen shears.

Out comes the hot glue gun! Note that I cut the long strips with a straight edge and X-acto knife and then trimmed them to length with some kitchen shears.

Glued down and ready for Minifigs!

Glued down and ready for Minifigs!

And finished! Its a huge improvement from having them all on flat plates!

And finished! Its a huge improvement from having them all on flat plates!

Hope that some other Lego fan finds some DIY inspiration in this. If so, please drop me a note or comment. 

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