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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

DIY LEGO Mini Figure Display

About a month ago, my husband made our son the coolest LEGO table for his birthday.  We completed the look with a LEGO mini figure display.  Today, I have the instructions for you!

What you'll need:
- mini figures (at least 12)
- hot glue gun and sticks
- ruler (with centimeters)
9x9 RIBBA frame (one for every 12 figures you want to display)
- spray paint (we used black)
- 12 2x4 LEGO piece in color of your choice (you can buy loose bricks at your local LEGO store, or online - where you can basically find every brick, ever. Yay!)


1. Take apart RIBBA frame, you can see all of the pieces.

2. Remove protective film on plastic insert.

3. Spray paint the pressed board piece on the side that does not have the hook for hanging.  Allow to fully dry.

4. Attach the mini figures you want to display to the 2x4 pieces.  Arrange them on the plastic insert at the intervals you would like. 

These are the measurements we chose (measuring INSIDE the frame):

- 1.5 centimeters from the edge
- 6.5 centimeters from the top of the frame to the bottom of the LEGO piece on the top row.
- 2 centimeters between each brick in a row (the bricks are 3 cm each, by the way)
- 6.8 centimeters between the bottom of one row to the bottom of the next
- 1.8 centimeters from the bottom of the last row of bricks to the edge of the frame.

5. Hot glue them in place.

6. Reassemble the frame, BUT put the spacer in first, then the plastic insert, then the backboard. (Essentially going from shadowbox to frame.)

7. Attach to wall, or set on shelf! Ta-da!!!

We really liked this, because it made it so that our son can take the mini figures off and play with them, but also have all of the ones that he's worked hard to collect out, so he can show them off!

And there you have it!  Your very own LEGO mini figure display instructions! :) Play on!

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