Our DIY LEGO Minifigure Display Frame

Geek Home Decor - DIY LEGO Minifigure Display

We have A LOT of LEGO minifigures, and have been trying to come up with better ways to display some of them. We also had an unused IKEA Ung Drill frame. Long story short, Minifigures + Baroque style frame = this project.

What we used:
IKEA Ung Drill Frame
Spray Paint
GOOP glue
Clear contact paper
Toile Fabric
Some of our favorite LEGO Minifigures
LEGO 2×4 blocks

Here’s what we started with. Yes, that’s a portrait of grumpy cat (drawn by Cam). We saved her to move to another frame. First thing first (after taking the glass out of the frame), we spray painted the frame grey. Mainly because we wanted the LEGO minifigures to really pop, so wanted less graphic colors for everything else.

DIY Lego Display

DIY Minifigure Display

[Not pictured] After that, we covered the glass (I think it’s actually acrylic/plastic) in clear contact paper. This way if we ever change our mind about this project we [hopefully] can just peel the contact paper off and the glass underneath will still be fine. A bonus: clear contact paper is actually a little frosted, so it made the fabric that we used behind it look more vintage.

We had some leftover grey toile lying around, so used it for the background. Just cut it to a size slightly larger than the cardboard frame backing, and wrap it around. We used Scotch tape to secure it.

We traced the glass onto a piece of cardboard to use as a template for the Minifigure placement. Spacing everything evenly with a ruler, we marked where we wanted the LEGO base blocks (2×4) to be glued.

LEGO Minifigure Display

Lay the glass over the template, and get ready to glue! Since we used GOOP glue (which has to be applied to both surfaces), we put glue on the LEGO blocks, and a dab of it on the glass.

DIY LEGO Storage

DIY Lego Minifigure
Stick the LEGO blocks on the frame, hold them there for a few seconds, and that’s it!

DIY LEGO Minifigure Frame

Reassemble the frame, and hang it up.

DIY LEGO Minifigure Display
It’s super easy to change out the minifigures, so we can rotate through our favorites.

Geek Home Decor - LEGO Minifigure Storage
We would love to know what you think.

Oh, and stay tuned, because we have a few more LEGO minifigure display options heading your way soon!

Comments

  1. Natalie says

    Do you know where you can buy the minifigures individually? My son would love this but he would never let me take his favorite characters to make it. I would like to buy duplicates , but that’s proving to be a challenge.

    • says

      Hi Natalie! We sometimes buy individuals on eBay or swap with friends, but usually we just use the ones that come in sets or blind bags from Target/Toys r Us (we feel around on the blind bag first, to try to figure out which figure is in there – usually the accessory item will be kind of easy to identify by feel). Since the figures go on and off of the display frame really easily (they’re not glued down), you could always swap out the figures as your son wants to play with them?

  2. says

    Featured this post on my blog yesterday (photo is linked to your website, so readers can see the tutorial and you are credited) because I absolutely fell in love with the concept and the execution. Your DIY projects are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them with and inspiring us, crafty geeks, everywhere!

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