We have LEGO bricks out the ears over here. The minifigs are by far the favorites and most used. We have some in our shadow box display but I wanted something a little different. I saw this image on flickr a few years ago and then I posted about this great display Jaime made back in 2011. I chose to make a smaller version to try out for the first time.
I used the IKEA RIBBA frame in a 9×11 (the one matted for an 8×10 or 5×7 with a mat). I like this one because it has some depth to it but I’m sure any picture frame would work. I left the glass in and just placed a piece of white paper as the background. You could do any image you wanted in the back!
Now this is where some people might differ from myself. I am an “eye” it kind of person. No measuring was done here so if you are a perfectionist (or are doing more than 2 rows) you’ll want a ruler or something to measure distance to make sure these are spaced evenly.
I used 2×2 white bricks that we had picked up from the bick-a-brick section of our LEGO store just for this reason (so I wouldn’t get in trouble for using bricks that belonged to a set). I went ahead and put some minifigs on the bricks so that I could place them with enough room. For your reference they are about 1/34″ from the bottom of one to the top of another (not counting the studs) 2″ should give you plenty of room for normal minifigs. I wanted 6 to fit on this small frame so I spaced them accordingly.
Then you hot glue the bricks directly to the glass/plexiglass. I like doing this because I can still remove the bricks later if wanted/needed. I haven’t tried it after a long period of time but within an hour they were still removable.
That’s it! Obviously a larger frame would take more time, but this small one was quick and easy and a big hit. The boys both loved it and want more in their room. We can mix and match along with our shadow box display!
Star Wars poster from Design Attractor
Author: Allison Waken
Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time with her family while she can!