With all the incredible LEGO blind bag minifigs starting to pile up around here, I felt the need to find a good way to display some of my favorites. The obvious solution is to build something out of LEGO, but I wanted something that would take up the bare minimum of space and not topple over easily. I came up with an extremely simple solution, but it works great! Check it out…
The display base is barely over a half inch deep, so it can be used on a surface as shallow as a windowsill!
Materials: wood trim, white glue, spray paint, 1×10 LEGO strips
Step 1: Measure the length of the LEGO strips that you want to use. I used five black 1×10 LEGO strips, which made for a combined length of 14 1/2 inches. Cut the wood trim to that length.
Step 2: Spray paint the wood strip. I used black paint with black LEGO strips, but you could use any color you’d like.
Step 3: Once the paint is dry, glue the LEGO strips to the top of the wood trim.
That’s all there is to it. Simple!
The wood trim I used is only 5/8″ deep, so it can easily rest on top of an area as narrow as a door jamb. Try doing this with just a LEGO base, and it will be raining minifigs! The wood trim gives the base the weight it needs to keep the minifgs from falling over.
I made a bunch of these bases in just a few minutes. Here are a couple of them I have on display that sit atop a strip of chair rail moulding. Eventually, I’ll probably make a stackable display of some sort where these strips can be interchanged, but I’ll save that DIY project for another day!
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