How to Make a LEGO Minifigure Display Shelf
Our house is drowning in LEGO Minifigures. I am constantly finding yellow heads in our laundry, little body-less plastic pants in our beds, and tiny swords get sucked up by the vacuum cleaner weekly. We are slowly being invaded by these little quirky warriors, construction workers, mermaids, superheroes, and ninjas.
Maybe it’s my own fault for being addicted to the LEGO Minifigure blind bags. Whenever I see a display of them I have an uncontrollable urge to buy one for the boys, as a special treat. But oops – we have more than one kid, so I need to not buy one or two, but three bags (soon four)… and before you know it, we are ruled by the LEGO Minifigures.
(This post was originally published in June 2015. It was updated and refreshed in June 2020)
To bring order to our LEGO Minifigure town, I had to do something and do it swiftly. Last year I found the coolest shelves and after LEGOfying them (yes, that IS a word), the kids were immediately on board to organize and display our mighty (and growing) collection of LEGO Minifigures. I love these little guys so much that I might just have to make a set of these shelves for our bedroom!
These DIY LEGO Minifigure shelves are the perfect storage and display solution, and they are easy to make! The shelves are perfect for any kid’s room, regardless of their theme.
Our kids had a whale/ LEGO theme for a while and it was SUPER adorable!!!!
Everything You Need to Make a LEGO Shelf:
- These black shelves are PERFECT for this DIY project. The ledge has a small lip that allows the LEGO plate to be concealed. It is a great fit, actually, a match made in LEGO heaven.
- I used three baseplates for this project.
- You could use a hot glue gun for this project, but I wanted to have the ability to remove the LEGO plates in the future. The double-sided tape has kept the base plates in place without any wiggling at all.
How to Make a LEGO Display Shelf
- Remove the shelves from their packaging.
- Place the LEGO baseplate on the shelf, leaving 1/4″ from the back edge.
- Cut the baseplate to fit with regular household scissors.
- Cover the entire top surface of the shelf with baseplates.
- Some shelves will have more than one piece, cut them to size, and fit it like a puzzle.
- Secure the baseplates with double-sided tape.
- VOILA! You are now the proud owner of a DIY LEGO Minifigure display shelf.
- Collect all your LEGO Minifigures, have fun putting them together and on display!
We have our shelves hanging above the boys’ LEGO bookcases displaying their largest sets. It is a great way to keep the LEGO Minifigures handy for play, but off the floor – which our feet appreciate!
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