Monday, 1 December 2014
How i keep my Lego figure
Hi guys. I would like to share on how i display my collection of Lego minifigures.. and maybe secret stash to Lego set inside my house. Nah, joking.. I won't show you what Lego set that i have coz it's only a teeny weeny collection, too small that makes me feel embarrassed to share with you guys. I only restart buying lego in 2013, after a long pause since 1993 (when i'm 10 years old and still asking my parents to buy them for me). Thus i had missed so many interesting lego sets within that period, mostly from the Star Wars UCS, and the first 3 modular (Green Grocer, Cafe Corner and Market Street). However, nothing i can do during that period. I'm busy growing up lol, I went to the boarding school and uni, then chasing a career, then get married with my other half and having kids.. It's not a phase for me to spend money lol.
Anyway, I hide Lego mostly from my 4yo and 3yo sons, but for some lego set (UCS and modular), i hide them from my wife. ;-).
I just live in small 22ft x 75ft terrace house so i'm very selective in which set to open and assemble. I don't have dedicated room/space in my house to display my lego so if i don't have any place to display it, i have to unassemble them and put them in container. Another reason is because my 4yo and 3yo sons are both too small to handle small Lego bricks. So i will wait for some more years to open the set with them and when that time comes, i will definitely convert one of the room in the house to occupy those lego set. Oh, i'm into modular and Star Wars sets actually.. =)
Okay, let's go back to reality. =p. I don't mix original lego with imitation. Well, that's the riskiest thing to do because i will have a very hard time to differentiate them. It's doable but i'm gonna need a very big magnifying glass and maybe a few extra pair of eyes.
Currently i display some of original lego minifigures in this small case that i bought from Daiso (it's Japanese shop selling stuff at RM5 each. anything you can find in the store, it's RM5 each (USD1.5).
Some Daiso branch also have item priced more than RM5 each. I got bigger case below for RM15 each:
Collectible minifigures (CMF) are among the earliest that i have so i spent extra attention when i got them. I DIY a stage made of styrofoam. This is how they look like:
To protect them from dust, and kids =p, i keep them in closed cabinet, far out of reach from those little guys.
Pity them right? Too crowded and such a narrow space too. For now i only granted with 2 sections. I might hijack the other 3 cabinet next to it so that i can display them properly, no need to block some display case at the back.
I also keep some fav figure in ikea frame: (mostly Star Wars minifigure)
Custom made acrylic case? Tried it but kinda expensive so i don't have many like this:
For fake/clone lego, my collection grows rapidly. So i definitely cannot use any means that i use to display my original lego. So using fake lego baseplate and some fake lego bricks, i build this tower:
Any guess where i keep 'em?
I keep them in one of empty cupboard in my guest room. Blocked with large paper bag that i use to keep their folded box so that my kids wont see them when they open the cupboard.
Convenient level = Zero, especially when i have to take out some figure to compare with newer figure that i just bought.
For easier access, I'm planning to display these clone lego like this:
Instead using lego plate, you also can use 1 x 2 brick but some figure is not suitable using this method:
Figure with cape and figure that do not have normal leg structure (in this example; astromech) thus cannot be attached to the brick. So if i'm gonna stick that baseplate at the wall or in the frame, i prefer to use lego plate instead of this lego brick.
Of course the ultimate display frame will look like this: lol
I will definitely have one like this in few years time, possibly when my kids know how to appreciate these lego minifigures instead of torturing them until some will loose body parts =p.