Lego Mini-Figure Storage

Hey guys! If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that I am knee deep in organizing projects around here.  As usual, I have started a few too many projects at one time.  What had started out as a “little organizing” project in Matthew’s room as part of my August Household Organization Diet, has turned into a much larger room redecorating project.  At the same time, we also decided to pull out all of the junk {and there is a TON of it!} from our basement storage room and try to sort through everything that has been sitting in there for years.  I would say that I am almost about half way done but quickly losing steam! :)

Anyways, I do have a quick project to share with you today from Matthew’s room – this easy DIY Lego Minifigures Storage!

Awesome Lego Mini Figure storage ideas.
Lego is pretty much the center of the boys’ world right now.  They love collecting, they love building, and they love their minifigures!!  Both of the boys enjoy mixing up the mini-fig parts and coming up with their own “custom creations” and they always want to display them around their room.  Let’s just say that it is hard to tell where the mess ends and the creations begin…

So… one of my biggest goals for organizing the boys’ rooms this month was to come up with more functional Lego storage that would still give them the freedom to create but also keep things relatively tidy.  It was actually Matthew’s idea to mount the mini-figures up on the wall although his idea involved using putty to stick them directly to the wall.   That one wasn’t going to fly so we made a little compromise with this idea!

Awesome Lego Mini-Figure organization and storage ideas!

Materials
  • frame {I used anIKEA Norlidda frame which is about 20×20 inches}
  • gorilla glue
  • black paint or a large sheet of chalkboard vinyl
  • 4 x 2 Lego bricks {we used 32 per frame}
Directions
  • Remove the glass from the frame.
  • Determine what you would like to mount your Lego pieces to.  This frame did come with a black cardboard insert; however, I did not think that this would be durable enough to withstand all of the abuse from my kiddos.  I chose to apply a chalkboard vinyl over the back board of the frame but you could always paint it or add a thin piece of plywood cut down to size.
  • Figure out how you want to display the mini-figures.  I wanted to get as many on the frame as possible but still have them spaced far enough apart that little hands could still easily get them on and off.  Having the Lego pieces staggered seemed to give us the best fit.  I also chose to use 4 x 2 blocks {even though most of the mini-figures would just need a 2 x 2 block} – again to make it easier to take the mini-figures on and off.
  • Measure and glue.  Lay out all of your pieces prior to gluing to get a better idea of the spacing.  I found it easiest to start with the rows that had 5 Legos across and then went back to fill in the rows that had 4 Legos across.  I used a small ruler to measure the space between the pieces and to line up the bottom of the Lego brick.

DIY Lego mini-figure storage.
  • Make sure to apply a very thin layer of the gorilla glue to the back of the brick.  Use a toothpick to spread it around the entire back of the brick and remove any excess before sticking it on your board.
  • Hang and enjoy!  Since I used the chalkboard vinyl, the boys can always label their figures where they go.  For now, they change things up way too fast for me to bother! :)

    We actually made two of these frames and are hanging them both in Matthew’s room.  Hopefully the room will be done by the end of the month and I can show you everything all pulled together!  I still have a few more Lego storage projects to come and you can always check out the Lego storage in Connor’s room too!

Awesome Lego Mini Figure storage ideas.

If you are looking for more inspiration, here are a few other Mini-Figure Storage ideas that I came across…

Awesome Lego mini-figure storage ideas!
{source: Mondo Cherry}

Awesome Lego mini-figure storage ideas!
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Awesome Lego mini-figure storage ideas!
{Source: Vintage Chica}

Awesome Lego mini-figure storage ideas!
{Source: Being Brook via Flickr}

Happy Lego Building!!!

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  3. says

    I love this idea. I’m a mom of 3 boys and just recently started blogging and will definitely have to keep up with your creative ideas.

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  4. Jen says

    Wondering how this has held up with use…my kids are notorious for breaking EVERYTHING, and I’m just worried they will press too hard or something and the brick that is glued will come off. Any problems so far?

    • says

      Happy to report that there have been no problems! I’m sure if you pressed hard enough you would break it but my kids take the figures on and off all the time and we haven’t had one break yet. My boys are 10 and 6 and so it might be a little harder for someone younger. Hope it works out for you!

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