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!
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