These display cabinets are being made right now.
(i.e, if you want one, say so and get your name on the list)
Everyone has hundreds of minifigs. Where do you put them? Where do you display them? If given the option, wouldn’t you love to display ALL of your minifigures in their rightful pride of place… at the front door, lounge or underground Construction Den?
woodPixel makes beautifully crafted minifigure display cabinets to cater for all tastes and budgets.
Minifig displays can be custom made to any reasonable size – either in width or number of shelves. Be sensible, they get heavy.
UPDATED NEWS 22 May 2017
This is for the 16×10 displays (16 figs by 10 shelves). There are options for 8×10, 10×10 and any other that you might specially need.
I’ll update the various places soon, but here it goes:
- choice of fine graded baltic pine, Aussie hardwoods or oak $250
- choice of MDF $150
* Baltic pine is ultra slow grown Siberian sourced fine graded pine. It is nutty, smooth, has ultra fine radial growth rings and is on average 50+ years old. It is a beautiful timber.
These are painted using a premium undercoat and super flat oils in one of the LEGO base colours: white, red, green, yellow, blue, black
Some changes to design (I need to update the blurb below):
- No perspex or glass as demand has been low (about 1 in 3)
- Can of course option these. The cabinet is 8mm thicker (at 52mm. Refer new images)
- All are provisioned for LED fitment, but not supplied. The kits are off AliExpress, but I want to source a locally made kit.
- Choice of continuous strips, 2×4 and minifig baseboard strips at no extra cost
- Shelves can be lifted out
- Option: variable pin placement (in 32mm increments)
- Option: corners/edges are mitred for neater look (like a picture frame)
- Option: corners are dovetailed for unpainted hardwood
- Option: for a “French Cleat” hanging rail
- Backing board is 3mm marine ply rather than MDF
- Back is pre drilled for picture frame wire
- Provide your own minifig base stands. I can supply 2×4 plates for ~0.21 cents each. I get them of LEGO directly and also BTTW.
As with all my work, it is unconditionally warranted against defects. Every product is a work of art and produced to perfection.
Ten are being made right now.
Delivery is ~$10 to capitals.
To order and discuss your customisation (or just order!) whack me an email –> firstname.lastname@example.org
On offer is a standard model with a capacity of 16 figures per shelf and 10 shelves. This offers fantastic bang for buck.
Also you can buy 4×4, 8×8, 10×10 and 8×2.
All other combos are quickly made and dispatched. If an option is missing from the ordering – if you want something not listed, simply email me and I’ll provide good old-fashioned quick service, honest approach and rapid build.
On all minifig displays there are a few basic options:
1 – A full length strip of a “2 wide” baseboard
2 – Inserts to fit 2×4 base boards*
3 – A continuous slot so you can use any combination of base boards*
* use your own stash! 🙂
HOW BIG ARE THE CABINETS?
Each cabinets total size is next to the figure/shelf option.
Please note that cabinets of the same minifig number DIFFER in size when choosing between display option 1 and 3. This is because consecutive Lego blocks have a gap of 0.2mm. Multiply this by 16 figs and the total length differs by 1.8cm
This may be trivial and perhaps unimportant, but if the cabinet is to go into a tight space it becomes a consideration.
Each model can be made with or without provision for a glass or Perspex front. I can supply and ship, or you can DIY and hunt for your own materials locally. Full details are provided if you wish to do DIY glass.
Each display cabinet comes either painted or unpainted. Basic LEGO colour schemes are catered for – black, white, blue, green, yellow, orange, red.
All painted cabinets are “clear” pine/MDF with a 3mm MDF backer.
Also available are full options of real timbers – oak, merbau, blackwood, celery top, myrtle, red gum, blackbutt, rose gum, hoop pine, jarrah and Karri. There are 40 more available. (I can even use your own tree from the back yard if you ship the log to me!)
Real timber cabinets are outstanding in quality and beauty.
If you’re looking for a stand out ultra quality display for your minifigs, real wood will add a very posh element to your household. They are a real talking point.
All cases automatically come with provision for lighting. This allows you to add your own lighting design, upgrade or buy later.
If you want LED lighting, I offer a nice simple solution that displays many colours with a remote control. Be aware this needs a handy main power socket close by. Battery LED systems with 144 lights are not bright and short lived.
“LED 5050” kits are readily available on Ebay and AliExpress. Most offer a great array of fancy remote controls, fine-grained colour management, programmable dim-ability, individually addressable LED options and solder-free connection options. I’ll leave this to you as they are cost prohibitive to offer here 🙂
ASSEMBLED or FLAT-PACK?
All cabinets are provided assembled. Shipping is calculated for each delivery using EGO couriers – from whom I receive enormous discounts.
For those in remote regions, some cost saving can be made by flat-packing. The backing piece is cut in half (hidden behind the shelf seam) and locally acquired toughened glass can be inserted (instructions supplied).
Only real timber and unpainted cabinets can be disassembled.
Unless you are a billionaire, you will find postage of a 100cm x 80cm cabinet that weighs 7kg a tad expensive.
I will soon be offering complete plans for a good range of cabinets so you can DIY or take it to a woodworking buddy to make.
SO, WHEN DO I GET IT!!!!!!!!
Orders are usually shipped within 3-6 weeks.
I work on a first come, first served basis to ensure fairness.
After the order is placed, I will confirm the build status with you. If you are interested, I provide an update of the build and a few photos (yes, people do ask for these. LEGO fans are a sick bunch)
It will then be sent via tracked courier.
When it’s mounted, I love to receive action shots! Email them to me!
Do I really need to explain this? I am not Lego. This is not Lego or a Lego product. I don’t represent Lego. Lego do not endorse me in any way shape or form. This is not intended to be anything other than a customised woodworking product for Lego enthusiasts BY a Lego enthusiast.
The only bone of contention might be the ultra long ABS injected 2-wide button strips I make for the cabinets. THESE ARE NOT LEGO. They are only designed for minifigures to plug onto. They are blank underneath other than injection moulding marks, bracing and out gassing designs.