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
Clear contact paper
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.
[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.
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.
Reassemble the frame, and hang it up.
Oh, and stay tuned, because we have a few more LEGO minifigure display options heading your way soon!