I have a collection of vintage Star Wars figures and up until now they have all just sat on a shelf in no organized fashion and you can't really appreciate them fully all jumbled up so I decided to put them in a frame or display case for them.

i couldn't find any thing that I felt was nice or that matched my other picture frames etc. so I decided to make one myself.

This instruct able is how I went about doing that. 

Step 1: Tools and materials.


- Saw
- Drill
- Screwdriver. 


- Wooden picture frame
- 25mm x 50mm wooden baton
- clear Perspex 
- Mirrored Perspex. 
- Glue. 
- Paint. 
- L brackets. 
- Screws. 
- Glue. 

going to change this a little and do this for My Gundam models
<p>Funny a guy on Listia is trying to gain points from sharing your design</p>
<p>do you have a link so i can take a look?</p>
<p>Seems they steal a lot of the plans listed on here. They have yours listed like 5 times:</p><p><a href="http://www.listia.com/auction/21117829-special-diy-star-wars-figure-display-box" rel="nofollow">http://www.listia.com/auction/21117829-special-diy...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.listia.com/auction/21119069-special-diy-star-wars-figure-display-box" rel="nofollow">http://www.listia.com/auction/21119069-special-diy...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.listia.com/auction/21119179-special-diy-star-wars-figure-display-box" rel="nofollow">http://www.listia.com/auction/21119179-special-diy...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.listia.com/auction/21119182-special-diy-star-wars-figure-display-box" rel="nofollow">http://www.listia.com/auction/21119182-special-diy...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.listia.com/auction/21119192-special-diy-star-wars-figure-display-box" rel="nofollow">http://www.listia.com/auction/21119192-special-diy...</a></p>
Thanks. There are two 'sellers' using my stud and hundreds of other instructables pages. I'm going to file a copyright claim to get my stuff removed. Thanks for letting me know.
<p>Good. I always found what they are doing bad.</p>
<p>the website has emailed me saying they are changing the site and not allowing that type of listing anymore so thats good.</p><p>once again thatnks for pointing it out to me. </p>
<p>I love this display box and I'm looking forward to making it. I have 2 questions, where did you get the photo frame ( I want to use the exact same one you showed in your pictures) and where can I get perspex? Thank you.</p>
Great way to display your collection. Have you thought about adding lights inside?
Yeah I did think of it but once built I couldn't find a place for the LEDS where they aren't visible but still light the figures. (I don't like seeing LEDs when they are on)
<p>You'd probably need to add some trim to either the sides or the shelves (might impact your clear shelves). </p>
Indeed , but putting it on the shelves would make having clear shelves pointless and trim down the sides would reduce space meaning less display size. I'm happy with no lights, so much so I now have two of these and and thinking of collecting more figures for a third :)
Very cool. I just posted my similar showcase for star wars mugs
This is badass good job really creative
I really like this idea. Maybe I can make this to display my artwork- little figurines and things. What did you use for shelves, and what would you say was your total materials cost?
The frame wood and shelves only came to about &pound;10 to &pound;15 and the mirror for tha back of the frame was &pound;6 plus postage. (Can't remember the postage cost.) <br> <br>The shelves are made from 2mm plastic.
If you add hinges and a latch to your box then you'll also be able to open it up :) Great idea, I really like how it looks, especially with the mirrored Perspex! I'm looking for something like this for displaying my perfumes (they always come in such pretty bottles :P )

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