2 Sept – 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.
PAGE UPDATED 2 September 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 Tassie Oak/Vic Ash, fine graded baltic pine, or a selection of Aussie hardwoods $250 (with or without acrylic)
- choice of MDF $150 to $180 (no acrylic and acrylic)
Tassie Oak is smooth, slightly nutty light timber with beuatiful grain, the occasional feature line and a rich colour spectrum within any two pieces.
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.
MDF displays 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):
- Corners are dovetailed for unpainted hardwood
- No glass as its dangerous and demand has been low (about 1 in 3)
- Can of course option acrylic. The cabinet is 8mm thicker (at 52mm. Refer new images)
- May be 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 increments of your choosing)
- Option: for a “French Cleat” hanging rail (well, its standard, you can “option” it off!)
- Backing board is 4mm oak faced marine ply rather than MDF
- You must use your own minifig base stands. 2×4 plates may be obtained for ~0.21 cents each. I get them of LEGO directly and also BTTW. It is FAR cheaper to self-source.
As with all my work, it is unconditionally warranted against defects. Every product is a work of art and produced to perfection.
Delivery is ~$15 to capitals.
To order and discuss your customisation (or just order!) whack me an email –> email@example.com or chat to me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woodPixelstudio/
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.
This may be trivial and perhaps unimportant, but if the cabinet is to go into a tight space it becomes a consideration.
GLASS? No! Use Acrylic! (Perspex)
Each model can be made with or without provision for an acrylic (or Perspex) front. It is easily cleaned, safe for the kiddies and doesnt require me to package it safely from the violence of couriers (or the vandals at Australia Post)
If you want a painted colour, your display will be made with the best quality Moisture Resistant kitchen grade MDF. 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.
This MDF isn’t your “big box hardware store” crap. This is the Posh Mosman Snob Wants The Best stuff. It is consistent, not furry, sands beautifully, is strong and wont turn to weetbix on a humid day.
If you would like to paint you own (or have the kids do it!!!!) then I can supply it raw, or pre-sealed and undercoated.
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 Real Timber ™ minifigure displays are made with real dovetails. These are precision hand cut and laid out. They are always absolutely perfect and will take your cabinet from “yeah, not-bad” to “fuckin-wow!”. People will gasp at your awesome taste and obvious brilliance in choosing such an illustrious finish.
All cases can come with provision for lighting. Just ask for it. This allows you to add your own lighting design, upgrade or buy later.
If you want LED lighting, Im working towards offering 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 🙂
Im also working with a LED guru who will make a kit available.
ASSEMBLED or FLAT-PACK?
All cabinets are provided assembled. Shelves are packed within the main cabinet for shipping. Shipping is calculated for each delivery using EGO couriers – from whom I receive enormous discounts. For most capital cities and proximities it is only $15. Just ask for a quick quote by giving me your postcode.
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.