Blog Update 009 – How I Display LEGO…

Something I am often asked, is ‘how do you display your LEGO?’

Many people have different amounts of LEGO in different size builds. Some people, like myself, are adult collectors who enjoy building and displaying the incredible sets upon completing. Others are kids who just love to build, break down and build their own creations. Then there are the parents of said kids who just want everything to be neat and tidy. If you fit into any of those categories, then internet high five from me to you.

Let’s not beat around the bush here. LEGO is pretty darn cool and I have many many sets. Over the past few years though, about 70% of my builds have ended up being broken down and thrown into ziplock bags. Sadly I just never had the display area or proper storage for them and it is a shame, because I tend to buy LEGO sets that a really visually appealing to me.

So instead of a massive post about the best way to display and store LEGO, I decided to just post a few pictures below of where my most prized LEGO sets are kept. You’ll notice that many haven’t been reviewed, and I’m sorry for that, but time and work keep me from have LEGO as a full time job…although I really wish it was.

As I was saying, pictures below show my LEGO display in various ways. And because everyone is different, my way is only one of potentially hundred other ways. My main advice to give is the following;

– Always keep the displays at eye level or just below to really grab the attention of people seeing them. Some sets have amazing detail and it would be a shame to have them hidden down near the floor.
– Have a duster and small brush at the ready. Dust builds fast on LEGO (no pun) and thick if you leave it for a while. The duster will take off most surface dust, but the brush will get between the studs.
– When it comes to storage, use a ziplock bag that most people would use for food. They are durable and large enough to house a broken down 400 piece build.
– Keep mini figures out of the LEGO builds themselves and store them in small hardware containers usually used for nails and other bolt pieces. That is of course if you don’t have them shown.

 

So many LEGO and all behind a glass door. Perfect for keeping the dust away.

So many LEGO and all behind a glass door. Perfect for keeping the dust away.

Chima, TMNT and Marvel...and all are dust magnets

Chima, TMNT and Marvel…and all are dust magnets

my top shelf LEGO Star Wars builds. Can you name them all?

my top shelf LEGO Star Wars builds. Can you name them all?

many LEGO sets and some KREO up the back. All thrown together and hidden in the closet.

many LEGO sets and some KREO up the back. All thrown together and hidden in the closet.

So there you go. As you can see from the pictures, my LEGO tends to just be out there. I’ve managed to find that IKEA has some amazing display units. I’ve purchased three in the past in different sizes. They make for excellent units to display and cheap too. That would be my final piece of advice, visit IKEA and buy a unit you find suits you.

Behind the glass door. All found at IKEA.

Behind the glass door. All found at IKEA.

Would love to hear how I can improve my LEGO displays and how you display your awesome sets. Happy building, and all the best.

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