Jun 06, 2024

How to Display LEGO® Sets

Collection of lots of LEGO® Minifigures.png Do you have a mountain of LEGO® brick builds that you don’t know what to do with? If you do, then you are in the right place, our solution for you is to display it! We have been hard at work brainstorming different ways for you to show off your LEGO® sets and we have compiled the results. From putting up a shelf in your front room to showcasing your builds at a live event for thousands of people to see, you have some great options at your disposal.

Why should you display your LEGO® sets?

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Before we jump into the nitty-gritty details of displaying your LEGO® sets, let’s have a quick look at ‘why’. Besides the sheer joy of having your creations on show 24/7, there are a few good reasons:

Inspiration: Your creations, whether they are from an instruction manual or not, can be a great source of inspiration for your future builds and motivate you to start new projects.

Preservation: Displaying your builds properly makes sure they are protected from damage, dust, and prying hands.

Sharing your passion: Sharing your creations with the LEGO® set community can inspire other like-minded LEGO® set enthusiasts and is a great way to connect with new people.

Now, let’s explore how to take your builds to the next level and turn them into a spectacle to be shared.

Display at Home

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Whether you want a top-tier conversation starter or you just want to brighten your home up a little, displaying your LEGO® sets is a perfect place to start. Here are a few ways to make the most out of your space.

Shelves:

One of the easiest ways to display your LEGO® set is on shelves. You can either make use of existing shelves or install a bespoke display unit to fit your creations so you can make sure their full glory is on show.

Cabinets:

Glass-fronted cabinets are the perfect vessel for displaying your LEGO® sets and to keep them safe from dust and damage. You can find cabinets of all shapes and sizes, able to accommodate all your LEGO® creations from single Minifigures to entire cities!

Build Furniture from LEGO® Bricks:

Feeling extra creative? Instead of buying new display shelves or cabinets, why not try and make your own out of LEGO® bricks? What better way of displaying a build than on its very own brick-built pedestal? not only could this be a cheaper alternative (if you already have the bricks) but it’s sure to be a conversation starter.

The options for displaying in your own home are limitless, they can be as extravagant or as minimalist as you like.

Display Your LEGO® Brick Designs at Events Around the UK

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Open up your creations to the world and shine a spotlight on your designs. Take your builds to one of the many shows around the UK and show them off in person. Here are a few tips for building a display that is sure to turn heads:

Plan Your Display:

Planning will be the key to your success here, decide on a theme, gather your builds, make sure your LEGO® bricks are transport-ready, and sign up for your event. Once you have completed the groundwork, you will have time to focus on the more hands-on details to really make your display pop.

Get Building:

What is a LEGO® set display without the LEGO® bricks? Once you’ve got all the planning done and out of the way, it’s time to make sure you have all your build finished and ready to go. This is the fun bit, so spend some time making sure everything is up to scratch. This is also an opportunity to change or add to your display.

Transport Safely:

Once it starts getting closer to the day itself, you need to start thinking about how you are going to get your LEGO® bricks to the venue. You have a few options here, firstly you can look at hiring a van if your display is on the larger side. Alternatively, you can break down your builds and transport them separately, a lot of events allow for exhibitors to arrive earlier to set up and do any necessary construction.

Display Online

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Social media has made it easier than ever to show off your talents. Platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr are perfect for showing the world your LEGO® creations. There are also hundreds of LEGO® brick forums that are the perfect place for you to start conversations with your work.

Plan a Photoshoot:

Before you can start displaying your creations online you need to some pictures. Pick a build and set up a photoshoot. You will need a camera (your phone should do), decent lighting, and some empty space, that’s it really. Getting good pictures really isn’t that hard, and most of the time it won’t require much editing. At the end of the day, your LEGO® creations will be doing most of the talking.

Set Up a Social Media Presence:

Once you have an idea of what you want to be showing online, you have a theme, and a reason why you want to display your builds, you can get to work setting up your social media profile.

In conclusion, whether you are looking for a creative storage solution or you just want to show off your builds, displaying your LEGO® sets is the perfect option. Do it from the comfort of your own home or travel the country with your bricks, the choice is yours! It’s time to tackle that pile of bricks and let the world witness your creativity!

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