We wanted a quick subtle geek DIY project, after the in-your-face nerdiness of our Wampa head. So we made a fast and easy gold LEGO-framed mirror.
There are only two steps here. All you need is a few minutes, gold spray paint, LEGO’s (we used 2×4 bricks), glue, and a mirror or photo frame.
1. Spray ’em (one coat on each side. At first we only painted the top side, then realized that – whoops – you could see the unpainted underside in the mirror reflection).
2. Glue ’em (we recommend GOOP or E6000. Follow package instructions – this stuff is STRONG. We did the gluing outside so the fumes wouldn’t knock us out. If you follow us on Instagram you might have seen the pic of our outdoor LEGO frame making)
Gold LEGO frame, done!
We got the mirror at Michael’s (and the Portal Companion Cube at ThinkGeek), but you can find similar mirrors at any craft store or IKEA, Target, etc. The mirror we used is pretty small, mainly because we needed more small stuff for the geek gallery wall we are finally putting together (pics next week! We just got a bunch of awesome geek art prints we’re excited to show you).