Step 7: Finished Case

Here's the finished case.  

<p>Amazing !!!</p>
Since my son and I still want to play with the minifigures, we opted to put the glass between the foamboard grid and the posterboard background. As a result, I had to cut the strips a little longer than the instructions said, so that the lip of the outer frame would hold the grid in place. Otherwise, the grid would fall out. I cut the strips 49cm long and cut the slits every 7cm.
<p>ty ive got a bunch of doctor who character builder figures that i'm running out of room for and this would do just nicely.</p>
<p>this is exactly what my daughter needs.</p><p>What kind of foam board is that, I cant find anything like that. Can you elaborate on that aspect, like where you bought it?</p>
<p>Great! I'd like to do it for my Lego Fabuland minifigs :)</p>
<p>I love the frame you have made and I have a question about it. The foam board you have used, do you know if that is the same as ethafoam? And can you possibly tell me the measures in mm/cm (metricsystem).</p>
Absolutely superb (&amp; simple) idea, far better than leaving them all kicking about at the bottom of a drawer losing their accessories. I finally managed to arrange a trip to Ikea (on the pretext of buying new furniture!) &amp; purchased a large &amp; small frame. After fiddling about with various sharp knives I realised it was much quicker, &amp; safer, to cut the slots in the foamboard using my wife's pair of cuticle scissors. I also managed to squeeze an extra column in without making it look too cramped. Then all I had to do was find all those bl**dy tiny accessories at the bottom of a drawer &amp; we were cooking with gas! I used the bases that came with the minifigs which were fine. Some of the accessories had to be glued into place or required slight paring down to fit (e.g. Seagull's wing, Mexican's Sombrero). Finally the masterpiece was ready for hanging &amp; pretty damned fine it looks too, if I say so myself! See what you think;<br> I used the small frame to display the Olympic minifig collection, using a slightly different method. I now have to take it apart again to take photos so's I can post my own instructable - Doh!<br> So watch this space &amp; many thanks once again for a great job.
This is great -- thanks! I was going to build one out of wood for my son but this would be much easier. The problem is (and you may run into this, also) he has SO many minifigures this won't hold them all. I think I will line the bottom of each opening with a lego base so each space could hold 2. Then, because I know they will continue to accumulate, I'm going to build 2 of these and hinge them together so the whole setup can be hung on the wall and opened/latched closed.
Oh, here's how my display cases turned out!<br>
You cases look awesome! Good job :)
Good idea Rayjo! That would make things a lot faster easier. I hope others see your post and give it a shot :)
I've had this instructables bookmarked for some time. Finally got around to making it. Thanks so much for the idea and plans. Made two. First one I did the foam board pieces individually. Second time, I was a little smarter: 1. I cut the initial strips separately (19 1/8&quot; x 30mm). I made two extra for a total of 14 2. I stacked them together and wrapped painters tape around them in about 6 places (around the 69mm marks, where the slats are notched) 3. next use the exacto-knife to cut the notches - well, you can cut down into the material on both sides of each notch but you need to finish the notch later. 4. When the tape comes off, it will peel the paper finish off of the end pieces (that's why I made two extras). 5. finish the notches one at a time - use something flat and as wide as the notch and sharp-ish (screwdriver? or, as I used...a wood carving tool). Hope that description makes sense. If not, let me know and I can elaborate.
Nice mini figures please post more stuff to do with Lego
hey great instructable. im buildin this rite now
very good)<br>i wanna make the same)
Now if I could only get my kids to keep them in this case,I would make them one,or two.....lol Great job....So cool!!!
Nice display case.
That's so cool.

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