I was stupid enough to drive to Ikea on a Friday afternoon yesterday, but I needed some things to help me organise and display my growing LEGO collection. First of all, I bought three long LACK shelves and a TV bench to put along one wall to display my Micropolis and larger builds. I was pleased to put the shelves up nice and level, but there was a lot of drilling involved!
I had been thinking about how best to display my Minifig collection for some time. There were various options but I wanted something which would be dust proof, and most of them were proving expensive. However, I did a bit of online research and found that other folks had had some success using the cheap Ribba shadowbox frames from Ikea. Hence my trip around the M25…
I had the 48×48 baseplate already, and simply pushed the black CMF display plates between the baseplate studs. Perhaps it’s not a legal connection, but they fit nice and snugly and even with a heavy minifig attached, they show no sign of coming out in a hurry.
Then I chose some of my favourite CMFs and put them on their plates – and voila! It looks great hanging above the fireplace in the lounge. I probably have enough minifigs to do another one too, but I will need to buy another baseplate and frame before I can put that together.