Friday, January 27, 2012

Lego Minifig Storage & Display Box


I admit to doing a little pride strut around the house this afternoon after finishing this project. It took all of about 10 minutes active time, with 30 minutes or so between coats of paint.

Our house has become a Lego City with three kids who love Star Wars, SpongeBob, Harry Potter, Cars and (the actual) Lego City Legos. I can't walk three feet without stepping on one of those little buggers - and they hurt!

But back to the project at hand... I've been looking for an old display box, thread box, printing press box -- anything at all with small compartments -- for a long time, but have come up empty-handed until yesterday when I spotted this shadow box frame at our local thrift store. It was still in the plastic for $3.00!


I took it apart and discarded the glass, since I want my son to be able to access it from the front. The inside was spray painted silver and the frame painted Star Wars blue. Reassemble and fill with minifigs. (The majority of ours are currently on vacation in the Lego City airplane, thus the empty spots here.)




Now that I look at it here, I think I might disassemble it again and paint the backing black with white stars to resemble the opening of the Star Wars movies.

If your little - or big - ones like Legos, check out the Star Wars Lego Birthday party we threw last summer!

12 comments:

Green Bean said...

Awesomeness! I pinned this without even realizing that it was you! :)

Bronwyn said...

This is awesome! My Lego-lovin' son would ADORE this. I'll be on the lookout for one for him too> Thanks for the idea!

Heather said...

I know the perfect boys for this project! This is going to make MANY good birthday gifts! Thanks for sharing :)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Why would someone part with that...I can think of a millions ways to use it! I LOVE your idea LOTS!!! Great find and great job making it stylish and functional!!! Thanks LOTS for visiting earlier! I'm excited to be your newest follower!!!

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atnumber29 said...

Brilliant! we LOVE lego in our house! I recently posted about my son's lego city. Will be on the look out for a display box! We have so many minifigures from those collector sets. Pinning this to the lego bedroom ideas board i have going for when we redecorate!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! This is an adorable idea! So cute.

Dee

the cape on the corner said...

that's a great way to use it, i bet the kids love seeing their stuff on display.

Debi said...

I found you on Spotlight Saturday and so glad I did! I have three boys that LOVE Legos! I am so with you about hurting feet!! I'd love for you to share on Thursday's Treasures. <3 and hUgs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/p/thursdays-treasures.html

Debi said...

Following you on GFC! <3 and hUgs!

andieclark said...

Your storage and display box is so cool! You can easily see your priced collection and it's kept neatly too. I brought my huge collection of toys to the self-storage in Perth because it can no longer be fitted in my small apartment.

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