DIY Lego Display
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This DIY might not be of interest to all of my regular readers, but it is just too adorable and easy to make not to share for all of my Lego lovers out there!
We are currently in the process of refreshing the playroom after deciding to move the guest bed to the playroom closet. You can read all about that transformation here! Jackson's lego table and storage were originally in this closet, so with a guest bed to store, all of the Lego needed a new home!
When I asked Jackson specifically how he wanted to store his Lego, he requested a display area for his Lego figures. What DIY loving mama would say no to that?! I found a few inspiration photos on Pinterest and originally thought I would have Tim build a frame for this display. But during a trip to Home Goods last week I was inspired by some of the wooden framed art I found and ended up finding the perfect piece in the clearance section!
I easily removed the eye hooks and twine and gave this frame a few coats of black paint. Whether you score a similar frame or decide to put one together yourself, this DIY Lego display is simple to assemble and can be customized in any colors!
DIY Lego Display
frame with secure backing
straight edge or speed square
How to Make it
I thought it would look adorable to have a rainbow colored display, and we are certainly not short on different colored Lego in this house! I ended up with a 5x7 grid, or 35 Lego pieces total, but you can choose how big you want to make your display based on your needs.
In full honesty, I'm not great with math, and I didn't want to deal with lots of pencil marks to make sure everything was lined up perfectly. So if you're like me, here's exactly what I did to make sure my Legos were evenly spaced and level!
Pro Tip: If you are using different colored Lego or making a pattern, decide upon your layout ahead of time to prevent having to pull of Lego pieces later.
Find the center of the back of your display - both vertically and horizontally. This is the only pencil mark you will need to make. Using a straight edge to ensure your first Lego is level, attach your first piece with super glue.
From here, work your way out on either side horizontally. I used an extra 2x4 Lego piece to mark the space between my attached Lego and the next one. Continue lining up your Lego using the straight edge and glue Legos down, using your extra Lego to mark the open spaces.
Once your middle row is done, decide how much space you want vertically between rows. I wanted to ensure each mini figure had enough space so I stacked 6 - 2x4 pieces together. I lined these up with my center level and glued the next row's center brick in place.
Continue this for each row until all your bricks are secure. NOTE: I originally used hot glue for this project but some bricks came off quite easily. Super glue is the way to go!
Once your adhesive is dry and cured, hang your display and proudly show off those mini-figs!
For a full video of my process, make sure to check out my reel on Instagram here! It has received over 1 million views!
Later this week I'm going to be sharing the full reveal of our playroom refresh along with my favorite storage items! Make sure to subscribe at the bottom of the page to receive email updates when new posts are published! And don't forget to follow along on Instagram for more easy DIY's, home styling tips, and a peek inside our every day life!
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