Wondering how to declutter your LEGO collection? These clever LEGO display ideas will show off your child’s creations, get them off the floor, and provide attractive storage as well!
It’s the sound every parent of a LEGO-loving child fears above all others.
CRASH. Then what sounds like hail hitting the wood floor and rolling under the refrigerator.
Followed quickly by a horrifying, high-pitched wail.
Then, the dreaded “But I didn’t mean to!” that will lead to twenty minutes of tears and sibling arguments.
Why you need LEGO storage for built sets
For my seven-year-old son, building LEGO sets is the best part; it’s a rare day that he actually plays with them once he’s spent hours creating them.
But for his five-year-old little sister? There’s nothing quite like pretending to be Rey while flying around her brother’s latest Star Wars LEGO set.
Inevitably, she breaks it and he loses his LEGO-loving mind.
Although we have a good system for organizing extra LEGO bricks, we hadn’t implemented any LEGO display ideas that will keep my son’s precious creations away from his little sister.
But after Santa delivered more LEGO sets for Christmas, something had to be done to keep his creations safe from his little sister, and storage bins just weren’t going to cut it.Get all those LEGO sets off the floor with these clever LEGO display ideas that will show off your kid's creations.
The answer for us was to purchase a sturdy yet inexpensive bookshelf to feature all of his completed LEGO sets:
A bookcase is just one of many different ways to show off your LEGO collection, so let’s check out some storage ideas for built sets…
How to Display LEGO Sets: 10 Ideas to Show Off and Store Your Collection
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With a little digging around the web, I found ten clever ways to display LEGO sets that will keep them safe from little siblings.
1. DIY Floating Shelves
These gorgeous DIY floating shelves provide loads of storage and display for LEGO in a playroom and is a great option when you need to combine easy access with keeping them off the floor.
2. Bookcase with Glass Doors
Transform an IKEA bookcase with glass doors into a LEGO display case! It’s the perfect storage solution for large LEGO collections.
Related: How to Organize LEGOs Without Losing Your Mind
3. Bookcase with Sliding Shelves
The sliding shelves in this DIY LEGO display solution are awesome for creating little scenes and then safely sliding them away.
Related Reading: Where to Buy LEGO Display Shelves for Completed Sets and Minifigures
4. Underbed LEGO Table
A simple piece of plywood with LEGO base plates is a great idea for playtime and storing completed sets!
5. Floating Crates
You can DIY these floating crate shelves or paint and mount inexpensive craft wood crates to display a LEGO collection on the wall.
6. Thrift Shop Bookcase
Look for basic bookcases at thrift shops and garage sales to create a large-scale LEGO display – perfect for playrooms! Just be sure to mount the bookcases securely to the wall for safety.
Related: 30 Awesome LEGO Gifts For Your Favorite Master Builder
7. LEGO Shelves
Use those extra pieces to make shelves for LEGO sets! This is a cute idea for displaying small LEGO sets and acts as art, too.
8. DIY Sheet Rack + Minifigure Shelves
Modeled after a commercial baker’s sheet rack, this DIY shelf incorporates shelves that slide out, plus little ledges to display minifigures.
9. Big Box Store Adjustable Wall Shelves
Take a trip to your local Home Depot and pick up basic adjustable wall shelves. Mount them low for easy access, or high to keep them away from little hands.
10. Glass Cloche Display
A glass cloche is a pretty, decorative way to display a tiny but elaborate LEGO set. Learn how to make your own glass cloche in my 5-minute tutorial!
Which LEGO Display Solution is Right For Your Collection?
With so many awesome ideas for showing off LEGO models and mini-figures, you’re sure to find one that will work for your space and your child’s collection.
Keep in mind that LEGO bricks seem to replicate like bunnies! The collection may be small now, but after a few birthday parties, it’s sure to grow – which is all the more reason to use one of these clever ways to keep precious LEGO sets away from little siblings’ grabby hands!
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Matthew Mitchell says
The castle in a dome is amazing, it was designed by someone called Peter Ilmrud who is a vendor on my website Belle-Ve Bricks. You are able to buy the instructions and parts list for this MOC from here…