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 Author: Kidw2manytoys View Messages Posted By Kidw2manytoys
 Posted: May 23, 2020 18:29
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Kidw2manytoys (72) 
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For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?
 Author: kruger31 View Messages Posted By kruger31
 Posted: May 23, 2020 18:39
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

I personally due to lack of space keep them in containers
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: May 23, 2020 19:30
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

There are so many ideas in how to display your minifig collection. Several display
case styles are available to buy, or you can go DIY for that higher quality product
that you and the spouse would take pride in displaying in the home.

Some of my favorite minifig displays are made using simple frames you can buy
at IKEA or the like.

-Cory
 




 Author: Emporiosa View Messages Posted By Emporiosa
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

In one of the AFOL FB groups I'm in, many create custom wall displays with
frames from your local craft stores. I've attached an example of what it
can look like. It takes a bit of work though. Some also take it up a notch and
add in LED lightning too.
 
 Author: chetzler View Messages Posted By chetzler
 Posted: May 23, 2020 20:59
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

I bought up a bunch of these when LEGO had them on sale, hopefully they'll
produce something like it again:

 
Gear No: 5005406  Name: Play & Display Case, The LEGO Ninjago Movie
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5005406 Play & Display Case, The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Gear: Storage: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

They're great because of the amount of flexibility and creativity they allow.
You can build your own displays, they fit over-sized figures and they keep the
dust out. They can easily hold 3 complete collectible minifig series (of 16
figs). I'm probably singing their praises a little late, but I'd be
on the lookout for something similar.
 




 Author: zzed View Messages Posted By zzed
 Posted: May 24, 2020 04:19
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

I used to have 100 minifigs mounted in rows on my cubicle wall by using earthquake
putty.

Recently I bought two oak display cases on ebay from someone who makes them.
They have a sliding plexiglass door to keep off the dust. Looking forward to
hanging them on the wall next week.
 
 Author: Sadler_Bricks View Messages Posted By Sadler_Bricks
 Posted: May 24, 2020 13:19
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We have space so for us we use a whole wall side with stackons and largwr draws
to have them set up

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 Author: Erkiles View Messages Posted By Erkiles
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As has been said before: there are so many possibilities these days, both in
adapting existing display cases from furniture or hobby shops, but also (if
you're willing to drop a buck) marvellous display cases from websiteslike
Wicked Brick.
I used a 100 figs display case from Wicked Brick for my HP figs collection, but
some mirror-letterboxes for my costume party guys. For my monochrome figs collection
I used the Lego figurine boxes (but these are really pricey I have to say, nowadays).


Erikk
 






 Author: MasterMinifigs View Messages Posted By MasterMinifigs
 Posted: May 24, 2020 13:59
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I purchased 200 of these doll exhibit containers from the container store about
5 years ago and I unfortunately have used them all. I don't have a lot of
space but can hide hundreds of minifigs behind my lego room door. Each container
can hold up to 33 figures.
 
 Author: MasterMinifigs View Messages Posted By MasterMinifigs
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I also use these. They fit a 2x4 plate and minifig perfectly. They are made by
Boxbox and I believe they are for jewelry storage. The item # is 224-14. Here
is another image of the doll display case made by Keyway model DB-08.
Nick
 


 Author: zzed View Messages Posted By zzed
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

I asked the same question in forum myself not long ago. I've really enjoyed
following this thread and seeing all the clever solutions people are using for
their collections.

One factor to consider is what you want from the display. In my case, I like
to play with my figures and rearrange them. So I needed something with a front
door that allowed easy access.

Another consideration may be stability. I remember a person who bought cases
designed to display coins (a groove in the shelves) and became frustrated because
their figs kept falling over whenever someone closed a door in the house.
 Author: tonnic View Messages Posted By tonnic
 Posted: May 25, 2020 05:37
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I always made them myself with a sturdy Lego brick like base with an 8x8 or
larger brick and a ladder like construction made by plates and bricks. The bricks
are high enough to have some space to fit in the minifigs and the minifigs are
attached to the plate so they do not fall down. Larger figures van be placed
on the large brick base in front. All this inside a glass showcase. I hope you
can visualise this.

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  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

I have about 750 in my collection. There's a Classic Space display, a History
Of LEGO Figures display, a monochrome display, athletes, warriors, Halloween
figures, costumed figures, Star Wars, MCU, Licensed, CMF, and finally Lego's
own internal themes like Friends and Town/City. I'll attach some photos I've
taken over the years.

https://i.imgur.com/BMm5G8d.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/C89bEez.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LHuOJl4.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/O725FFw.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dEyrExF.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2vbIiC1.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ndNe4l6.jpg
 Author: fredjh View Messages Posted By fredjh
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In My Own Creation, Blue_Saber_14 writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

Displays ($10) from the Container Store. They come with three levels, but I
usually build my own out of LEGO to make 5 levels; I alternate 6-7-6-7-6, which
makes 32 spots = 2 CMF series (excepting the ones they screw up).
 
 Author: Bricksonbricks7 View Messages Posted By Bricksonbricks7
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In My Own Creation, Kidw2manytoys writes:
  For those who have lots of minifigs how do you display them? Or do you just have
them in containers?

I have mine inside these shadowbox that you can open from the front. Convenient
since I photograph my figures often!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAWMSW4pUyG/