Two of the biggest challenges for LEGO fans as their collection grows are to store their LEGO pieces, and to display their LEGO creations. We talked extensively about LEGO storage and display ideas in the Care & Feed of LEGO section, and today I would like to show you one more way I just ran across recently that I really liked and I thought you might like too!
Cool, huh? The above picture has been circulating around the Internet as a child’s LEGO room, but it is in fact the LEGO lounge at Café Boobah, a Brooklyn, New York based eatery that caters specifically to families with children. The LEGO wall was added by I-Beam Architecture & Design, who decorated the interior of the cafe adding many awesome family and kid-friendly features.
So how is this relevant to older LEGO fans? I believe a LEGO wall is an excellent option to any LEGO room where space is limited, or when you want to add an unusual and surprising way to display your LEGO creations.
Find the green baseplates for your LEGO wall a bit too bright? I do like the green ones, but if you prefer another color don’t worry; LEGO baseplates are available in other colors as well. Although baseplates come as large as 50×50 studs, those can be hard to find. The most common, most widely available baseplates with the largest color selection are 32×32 studs. They are available in blue, brown, two shades of gray, two shades of green, red, magenta, tan, and white. Check Bricklink or the Online LEGO Shop.
Although covering a whole wall with LEGO plates is really cool, you may not want to do that. You can also just ad a strip of baseplates (or even just one baseplate) to an area that you would find most appealing; like maybe above your desk so you can always have something to get creative with while working without cluttering up your work-space.
So what can a LEGO wall be used for? Well, I leave that up to your imagination, but here are some ideas I thought of:
LEGO wall for displaying a minifigure collection. Just ad a plate behind the minifigures’ legs and stick them to the wall. You can arrange them and re-arrange them any time!
LEGO wall for building mosaics. Having a whole wall for LEGO mosaics would allow the mosaics to dynamically change as you come up with new techniques and ideas, and would also allow to view them from a distance to make sure they look right.
LEGO wall for building with unconventional techniques like sideways building and other SNOT (Studs-Not-On-Top) techniques. Or even forced perspective techniques. You can basically build up a whole landscape on your LEGO wall and display it like a mural.
LEGO wall for displaying LEGO sets. A vertical wall would be great for displaying LEGO spaceships or other sets where the vertical display area would be to your advantage.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO wall idea? Any other ways you could think of using a vertical LEGO building area? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
You might also like to check out the Care & Feed of LEGO section for more storage and display ideas or select from the following related posts: