Many Lego builders don't plan to play with their creations. They have the heart of an artist, or an art collector. For them, the completed project is a valued treasure that should not be tampered with or dismantled.
I have often felt like the Lego masterpieces that our son has made deserve to be placed behind museum ropes, never to be touched again. Perhaps an alarm should be set up to alert the household if anything, like a dog's tail, gets too close.
While ropes and alarms would be extreme, the reality is that we really don't want the finished Legos to be thwacked. I suspect all Lego builders have had the horrible experience of helplessly watching their masterpiece literally break to pieces. That experience is neither fun, nor desired.
Therefore, Lego treasures need a safe place for display. In my most recent search, I found a set of shelves that is perfect for Lego display!
Lego Display Shelves
Ameriwood Home Hazel Kids'
4 Shelf Bookcase, WhiteAs you know, Lego projects come in all sizes. Even mini-figures are extremely popular and collectable. Finding a way to display everything together, in a way that each piece can been seen well, is very challenging.
With standard shelves, the back of the sets tend to be blocked by the shelve just above them. An observer must contort their bodies, or hunker down to be able to see the complete finished Lego. Even then, you're not getting a really good look and are tempted to pick it up so you can really see it.
With the tiered shelves, it is no longer necessary to struggle to see the larger Lego completely without touching it. Only the bottom shelf sitting on the floor seems to be tucked away & slightly hidden from view. However, the front wood piece does keep feet from accidentally kicking whatever is displayed on that lowest shelf.
As you can see in the picture above, the shelves are deep enough for those Star Wars Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer, the Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator and tall enough for even the Imperial TIE Fighter. My son used the next shelf for a collection of Lego Rebel Starfighters, including Luke Skywalker's X-Wing. The very top shelf was reserved for the tallest in this group, his combined Jabba Palace & Rancor Pit set beside the Jabba Sail Barge.
It took us approximately one hour to assemble the shelves. The bookcase was very heavy broken down and in the box. Once they were assembled, the shelves were easy to slide across the carpet and into place.
Additional Ideas for These Bookcase Shelves
These shelves would be awesome for displaying anything. As a matter of fact, I am considering replacing the shelves in my craft room with several sets of these bookcase shelves. I love the tiered design that allows you to easily see the back of each shelf. They would definitely allow for better organization.
They would also be awesome for actual books! Like Legos, books come in many sizes. It would be so nice to have my bookshelves organized with the smaller books on the top shelf of the tiers and the largest on the bottom. Sure would make scanning the titles easier!
Last, but not least, the bookcase shelves would be great in a kids room for their toys. I haven't actually tried to climb on the shelves myself, but the tiered design would certainly make these shelves less likely to turn over.
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