Easy and Affordable LEGO Minifigure Frame

DIY LEGO Minifigure Frames

Are you looking for an easy to make, and affordable frame to display your LEGO Minifigures/

Perhaps you want to make a Minifigure Wall and don’t know where to start? Are the store-bought display options too expensive? I’ve got your answers right here for the ultimate Minifigure Frame.

One of the defining features of my LEGO room is my Minifigure display wall. I have a frame for each of the 30 or so different CMF series that have been made.

I was inspired by two different AFOLs – Jangbricks and Heathersbricks. Each of them uses a colored frame to showcase the 12+ minifigures that come in each collection.

The way this looks is just so cool.

But I wanted to make the minifigures stand out even more! I took their ideas, and slightly changed them to suit my style and make each minifigure stand out!

How to Display Your Lego Minifigures

LEGO Minifigure Wall
LEGO Minifigure Wall

There are a number of ways that people display their LEGO Minifigures. Some use store-bought display cases, while others build their own custom displays.

When I was first buying and building LEGO sets, my LEGO storage was pretty basic. I would build the sets and then try to display them (while keeping the model as put together as I could).

But as I would play with them, or friends would come over, the sets would come apart.

Sometimes I would take them apart to modify them and build my own new LEGO creation.

By this time, it would be hard to keep the sets together, so they would just end up in a bin.

This LEGO bin would have loose pieces, partially built sets, and of course Minifigures.

Sometimes, I would want to display all the minifigs I had.

My first attempts were to build little stands with the LEGO bricks I already had.

The most basic was putting all the minifigs in a single line.

As I would get more and more, the single line would become two rows. And in order to see the ones in back I would build the back row a little higher. Sort of like a stair, or bleacher.

The issue with this was twofold:

  • The Minifigures would get dusty and dirty
  • They weren’t protected, and people could pick them up and play with them.

It was easy to dust them (I like to use Swiffer products). The harder part was keeping my friends from playing with them and taking them apart to create new LEGO Minifigures.

I needed a new solution.

After looking at a lot of different options (official LEGO Minifigure Storage, 3rd party LEGO Minfigure boxes, and even craft storage boxes with compartments, I came up with my frame solution.

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to display your Minifigs, try using one of my frames!

DIY LEGO Minifigure Frames

To make your own DIY LEGO Minifigure Frames, you will need a few different things –

And of course Minifigures

I like to buy each of these different items in quantity so I have enough for all the different series of Minifigures.

  1. The 10×10 frames I have linked above come with glass and a picture mat, but I don’t use those. I just use the frame by itself. I recycle the glass and paper appropriately and don’t worry about saving them or reusing them. It’s not terribly expensive.
  2. Then I take the Strickly Bricks Baseplates and fit them where the picture Mat and glass would go. It usually fits just perfectly.If it doesn’t I take a very sharp utility knife and carefully cut (using a straightedge) just a little bit of the side of the frame off. It takes a couple of passes but is really easy to do.
  3. Then, using the clips that came with the frame, I hold the baseplate in position.
  4. Finally I use the brackets and plates to hold up the minifigures. You can use the holes on the back of the minifigure legs to attach them to the baseplate, but I prefer to have them upright on a little stand.
  5. I like to arrange the figures with even spacing to fill the frame. I usually have 3-5 rows of 4-6 minifigures in each row. Just play around with the arrangement and find something you like!

For me, I always use white frames and baseplates, but you can use colors in any combination you like!

Lego Minifigure Frames

Ikea Frames

A quick google search will reveal lots of different IKEA Minifigure frames and storage ideas. I have a few issues with this.

Ikea frames have a modern look and are easy to get. Plus they are relatively inexpensive.

While it is relatively easy to get IKEA frames (the Ribba is the most common), It is hard to get a baseplate to fit perfectly inside the frame.

You would think it would be easy. But it is not. I know, I’ve tried.

How to Store Lego Minifigures

Dislpaying your LEGO Minifigures in frames is a great way to store them.

I have a collection of over different 1000 minifigs, and use a variety of different storage solutions to store LEGO Minifigures.

LEGO Storage Drawers for minifigure storage.

One way is to use the Akro-Mills Drawers for Minifigure storage. I like the 64 drawer unit. Each drawer can hold 5-6 minifigures easily, which means you can get over 300 minifigures organized easily.

3-D printer for LEGO Storage

3-D printed LEGO Storage
3-D printed LEGO Storage

Lately, I have been using my 3-D printer to make custom bins to hold my Minifigs.

I found this guy on YouTube who makes storage bins for his workshop.

I adapted his design to fit into Ikea kitchen drawers, which I then use to hold up the tables in my LEGO room.

For me, this is the ultimate way to store LEGO. It is super inexpensive, and easy to expand, as I get more pieces and sets.

The drawback is that it takes a lot of time. Making just 1 bin takes about an hour. But I can set my 3-D printer to run automatically and make up to 5 bins at a time.

LEGO Minifigure Frames

I hope you have found a way to show off your LEGO Minifigures. From my DIY Lego figure display frame, to 3-D Printed LEGO storage, I have tried (and used) just about everything out there.

You aren’t limited to using frames for CMF minifigures, either. You could have a Lego Figure Display Frame of all the Batman Minifigs, or one for all the different versions of Lloyd from Ninjago. How about one for all the Star Wars Droids.

Rare Lego Star Wars Figures

rare lego star wars figures.

LEGO are more than a cool building toy for kids, they are a series of collectible parts and figurines that can increase substantially in value over the years. Perhaps the most desired theme is the Star Wars one, and those Minifigures can command quite a price, especially when they are in mint condition. Here are the top Rare Lego Star Sars Figures, including tips on identification, storage, and value.

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Lego Home Alone?

Will LEGO be collaborating with Disney for a new Home Alone Set?

How cool would it be to see the McCallister House built with LEGO and full of traps and pitfalls for the robbers? The If you ask me it’s the perfect idea for a LEGO set. Tons of Playability.

While I was researching the new LEGO Disney Train and Station Set, I came across a blog post on HypeBeast that said:

“Disney’s CEO Bob Iger announced that the company will be rebooting Home Alone, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

Gabrielle Leung for Hypebeast

I don’t know about you, but I think it would be unusual for LEGO to get all 3 different up and running. Like I mentioned I do see a Home Alone set as a possibility, and perhaps the Diary of a Wimpy Kid as Duplo type set, but I have a hard time imagining the Night at the Museum LEGO set. LEGO has been busy with lots of Disney Sets lately, as well as creating other popular series and movies like the Simpsons, Ghostbusters, the Flintstones, and the Friends show from NBC.

It was also mentioned that Disney is bringing these back for their new Streaming Service Disney+ Because of the close ties between Disney and LEGO I wonder if any other LEGO shows (like Ninjago) will appear on that new platform, but that is the topic for a different blog post.

LEGO 71025 Collectible Minifigures Series 19

NOW IN STOCK!

Are you looking for one of the new LEGO CMF Series 19 Minifigures? We have them in stock, and available for immediate shipping today! No need to drive around looking for a store that might have them. No need to feel the bag to see if you are going to get the minifig you want, only to spend money on the wrong one when you open it.

We have every single Series 19 Minifigure in stock. Verified 100% original LEGO, and available now.

LEGO 71025 Series 19 Minifigures Rumors

When the series was first announced this is what I wrote:

Here are the details I know so far. There will be 16 character minifigures (see list below). The release date for the new 71025 LEGO minifigures is probably going to be September of 2019. The cost will most likely be the same as other series, and priced at $4.95. Plus it seems there are at least 5 female characters!

This set follows the extremely popular LEGO Disney Series 2 CMF. There were some people that subscribed to the site to be notified when the series was released and they were able to get their minifigures a few days before release by pre-ordering.

Order the LEGO 71025 Series 19 Minifigures

Now that the series has dropped, we will ship them to you immediately. These blind bags will be opened to verify contents, but you will receive the minifigure you request, as well as any accessories, inserts, or extra pieces, plus the bag. Ordering early locks in the lowest price, and guarantees delivery of the exact minifigure you want without having to search, feel, and guess the contents of each bag.

List of all the LEGO 71025 Series 19 Minifigures

  1. LEGO Series 19 Video Gamer MinifigureVideo Game Player – appears to come with a controller and either a trading card or small poster tile.
  2. LEGO Series 19 Shower Guy MinifigureGuy taking a bath or shower – comes with a shower cap, has a green rubber ducky and a scrubbing brush
  3. LEGO Series 19 Black Knight MinifigureGhost Knight in a Suit of Armor – ghostly head, transparent sword, shield with a bat image, helmet
  4. LEGO Series 19 Monkey King MinifigureMonkey King with staff – Could this be a new Chima minifigure – is LEGO going to bring back the retired series?
  5. LEGO Series 19 Coder Girl MinifigureFemale Robotics Teacher or Coder Girl (also thought to be a hacker, or robot programmer) comes with a laptop computer, she also comes with a robot.
  6. LEGO Series 19 Mummy MinifigureGirl Egyptian Mummy with a gold scorpion
  7. LEGO Series 19 Explorer MinifigureExplorer (could this be a LEGO minifigure of Johnny Thunder?) Comes with a chameleon and a magnifying glass, new hat and backpack
  8. LEGO Series 19 Firefghter MinifigureFemale Firefighter (also thought to be a fire warden) with a new colored megaphone
  9. Lego Series 18 CMF Dog Walker MinifigureDog Walker or Pooper Scooper with daschund LEGO dog, and White French Bulldog LEGO.
  10. LEGO Series 19 Pizza Guy MinifigurePizza Guy – using the same mold as the Watermelon guy but with a pizza print.
  11. LEGO Series 19 Intergalactic Bounty Hunter MinifigureBlack Tron Bounty Hunter has a yellow tri-force only his chest, and a red wanted poster tile
  12. LEGO Series 19 Pet Owner MinifigureGrandma Gardner or Pet Lady with Pink Flamingo
  13. LEGO Series 19 Rugby Player MinifigureRugby Player with new ball and green helmet
  14. Lego 71025 Series 19 Fox Girl MinifigureFox costume This might be a character from LEGO movie 2, and comes with a LEGO chicken and a sack.
  15. LEGO Series 19 Care Bear MinifigureCare Bear or Rainbow Bear– This minifigure comes with a 1×1 heart tile, and a curved rainbow piece, and seems to be getting the most hype on line at this point.
  16. LEGO Series 19 Mountain Biker MinifigureBMX or Mountain Bike Rider – comes with a new Mountain bike piece.

LEGO 71025 Series 19 Minifigures Leaks

Which one(s) are your favorite? I really like how it seems there is almost an equal mix of men and WOMEN minifigures. It’s about time the fairer sex was better represented. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Grail & ISO Minifigs

This is my wanted list.

These are the LEGO minifigs that I’m searching for to add to my collection. Some of them are the most rare and hardest to find in the world.

If you have one of these and want to sell or trade, please contact me. I’m willing to pay fair value for a 100% authentic LEGO Minifigure.

  • New York Yoda
  • 30th Anniversary C3PO
  • Mr. Gold
  • Lego Manager Zombie
  • Pajama Emmet
  • Star Wars 2009 10th Anniversary Chrome Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Old Republic – Darth Revan
  • Star Wars – Darth Maul Polybag

SDCC Minifigures – Minifigs released at the San Diego Comic Con

  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Voldemort (2011)
  • Batman (2011)
  • Sith Infiltrator (2012)
  • Shazam (2012)
  • Phoenix (2012)
  • Bizzaro (2012)
  • Symbiote Spider Man (2012)
  • Spider Woman (2012)
  • Black Suit Superman (2013)
  • Green Aarow (2013)
  • TASM 2 Spider Man (2013)
  • The Collector (2014)
  • Rocket Racoon Warbird (2014)
  • Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (2014)
  • Batman Classic TV Series (2014)
  • Bard the Bowman (2014)
  • Unikitty Cutesykitty (2014)
  • Unikitty CheeryKitty (2014)
  • Aresnal (2015)
  • Sam Wilson Captain America (2015)
  • Action Comics #1 Superman (2015)
  • Atom (2016)
  • Steve Rogers Captain America (2016)
  • Deadpool Duck (2017)
  • Vixen (2017)
  • Apocalypseburg Unikitty (2018)
  • Deadpool Cowboy (2018)

NYCC Minifigures – Minifigs released at the New York Comic Con

  • Shadow Leonardo (2012)

Toyfair Minifigures – Minifigs released at the Toyfair

  • Captain America (2012)
  • Iron Man (2012)

Other Rare LEGO Sets

  • 75512 Millennium Falcon Cockpit (2018)
  • 75996 Aquaman (2018)
  • Collectable Display Set 1 (2009)
  • Collectable Display Set 2 (2009)
  • Collectable Display Set 3 (2009)
  • Collectable Display Set 4 (2009)
  • Collectable Display Set 5 (2009)
  • Collectable Display Set 6 (2009)

LEGO 71024 Disney Series 2 Minifigures Announced and Pre-Order

Lego 71024 Disney Series 2 Minifigs

IN STOCK and AVAILABLE NOW!

Yesterday, Lego, in conjunction with Disney, announced the newest series of Custom Minifigs (CMF) the LEGO 71024 Disney Series 2 Minifigures.

Which is your favorite? Leave a comment below.

This much anticipated group has 18 different minifigs, from such iconic movies as Frozen, Aladdin, The Nightmare before Christmas, The Incredibles, Hercules, and of course some classic Disney Characters.

With the release of this series, I’m trying something new – you can Pre-Order specific minifigs and I will ship them to you the day they are released. These blind bags will be opened to verify contents, but you will receive the minifigure you request, as well as any accessories, inserts, or extra pieces, plus the bag.

Order your favorite, or the entire series. Click here to visit the store and pre-order your Disney Minifigs.

Visit the Minifigure store to pre-order yours today!

All LEGO Plants from Plants Sets

LEGO Plants from Plants

The other day I did a quick google search for a list of all the new sets that include the Plants from Plants elements.

If you haven’t heard, LEGO® has made a public commitment to change from petroleum based plastics to plant based materials by 2030.  I know it seems like 2030 is a long time in the future, but in reality it is only 12 years away.  Where will you be in 12 years?

Currently only trees, leaves, and other botanical objects are made from this new plant based plastic.  Sugarcane, yes the stuff sugar comes from is the base, and it is identical in composition to all other LEGO® bricks previously made.

That means there is no way to tell the difference between the old trees and the new trees.

Right now, only two sets have the Plants from Plants elements.

The first set was released in the late summer of 2018 as a promotional set with a purchase at LEGO® stores.  I picked up a few, and I am unable to tell the difference between old and new trees bushes, and plants.

Set 40320 – Plants from Plants came with:

16 Green 30176 Bamboo Leaves 3X3
4 Lime green 2423 Limb Element, Small
3 Green 6064 Bush
2 Green 2435 Spruce Tree, Small
4 Green 6148 Palmleaf, Small

Lego 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine 001514
Vestas Wind Turbine Plants from Plants

The second set to feature the LEGO® Plants from Plants is 10268, the new VESTAS Wind Turbine.  Moving towards green energy and sustainability, it was an obvious choice for this set to have the new eco friendly parts.

The wind turbine came with 2 large trees, 1 small tree, 2 bushes, and 5 flower stalks.  I’m not sure the flower stalks are made from the new plant based plastics, but I am guessing they are.  The item number is 6135278 which is the same for all other flower bases.  When I compare it with the item number for a tree (347128) from the same set, I get similar results.  It looks like there won’t be an easy way to differentiate the old vs new.

Until then, we will have to look for the Plants from Plants logo.

Personally, I’m very excited for this change.  Our world has limited resources, and I want to make this a better place for future generations.  How about you?