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LEGO minifigure display cases – new version

by admin on November 25, 2015

in Taking Care of LEGO

LEGO minifigures have always been well loved little characters, but the last few years have been absolutely explosive as far as their popularity. The LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes and the LEGO Collectible Minifigures lines have especially fueled people’s desire to collect these little guys. And once you start collecting them you will need a place to store them and display them. Thus the demand for LEGO minifigure storage began. We have talked about several excellent options (see links at the end of this post), and today I would like to show you a new and improved LEGO minifigure display case that I particularly like. 🙂

LEGO Minifigure Display Cases Review

Due to the popularity of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures, LEGO realized that offering a storage option for collectors would make a lot of sense. So they teamed up with Room Copenhagen, the same Danish company that manufactures many of the LEGO storage solutions. The display cases came in two sizes to accommodate either eight or sixteen minifigures. They were also stackable with studs like LEGO bricks, or you could also hang them on a wall. There was only one problem; some of the taller minifigures (like Marge from the LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigure line) could not fit, nor could the ones with larger accessories. So Room Copenhagen made a new version of the display cases with taller and wider compartments.

LEGO Minifigure Display Cases

There are two sizes of the new LEGO minifigure display cases; one with eight compartments and the other with sixteen compartments. Both come in two colors; black or red. The display units can be stacked on top of each other or hanged up on the wall. A clear door protects the minifigures from the front that can be easily opened to remove the minifigs for reorganization or play. Below is the description of the two sizes.

LEGO MINIFIGURE DISPLAY CASE 8 UNITS: Display your favorite minifigures in true LEGO style! Exhibit your favorite collectible minifigures in this attractive LEGO Minifigure Display Case, featuring a transparent clasp door and 8 separate compartments, each with a gray baseplate to keep your minifigures perfectly posed. This sturdy case is suitable for wall mounting or display on a flat surface, and features 4 large LEGO studs for stacking multiple cases as your collection grows! Features 8 separate compartments with gray baseplates, transparent clasp door and a red or black base and top with 4 large LEGO studs. Suitable for wall mounting or display on a flat surface. Exhibit, carry and store your favorite minifigures! Collect and stack multiple LEGO Minifigure Display Cases for an impressive display! Measures over 7″ (18cm) high, 7″ (18cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep. Price: $19.99 – BUY ON AMAZON

LEGO Minifigure Display Case Small

LEGO Minifigure Display Case Small Details

LEGO MINIFIGURE DISPLAY CASE 16 UNITS: Display your favorite minifigures in true LEGO style! Exhibit your favorite collectible minifigures in this attractive LEGO Minifigure Display Case, featuring a transparent clasp door and 16 separate compartments, each with a gray baseplate to keep your minifigures perfectly posed. This sturdy case is suitable for wall mounting or display on a flat surface, and features large LEGO studs for stacking multiple cases as your collection grows! Features 16 separate compartments with gray baseplates, transparent clasp door and a red or black base and top with large LEGO studs for stacking multiple cases. Suitable for wall mounting or display on a flat surface. Exhibit, carry and store your favorite minifigures! Collect and stack multiple LEGO Minifigure Display Cases for an impressive display! Measures over 7″ (18cm) high, 15″ (37cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep. Price: $29.99 – BUY ON AMAZON

LEGO Minifigure Display Case Large

LEGO Minifigure Display Case Large Details

Both display cases are sold by various retailers, including official LEGO stores. At the Online LEGO Shop it has been perpetually in the sold out or temporarily out of stock state, so your best and most reliable option is to get them from Amazon. Prices are the same as directly from LEGO, and Amazon carries both the red and black versions of both sizes. Make sure you use the following link so you don’t end up accidentally buying the older, smaller units: LEGO MINIFIGURE DISPLAY CASES ON AMAZON

If you collect LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Collectible Minifigures, or just your own unique set of characters, you would be very pleased with these storage and display units. It is nice to see that LEGO responded to feedback and decided to update them to accommodate larger minifigures and accessories.

Do you have either the original version or the new version of these LEGO minifigure display cases already? Feel free to share your own feedback in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

jabber-baby-wocky November 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Very well done! Maybe not as funny as some of the others, but the techniques used were really interesting.

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admin November 25, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Yeah, I really liked the techniques well. Especially the sideways filming.

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FrenchToast November 25, 2015 at 12:43 PM

We have these. They are better than the originals. The door at the front is a great feature. Also, these ones have a clear back, while the old ones had a solid color back.

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admin November 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. I also prefer the new ones.

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Will November 25, 2015 at 12:52 PM

For the most part I like these better.

The doors tend to stick for me, I prefered the push button release at the top. The other issue I have is how it secures the base plate the figs stand on. In a 4×4 plate area it pinches off most of the studs on the back and some of the sides. This makes it tricky to use for those who have a complex foot structure like the Banshi/Spectre or any of the Mermaids since you loose useable suds.

With that said, it is a whole lot easier to see the minifigures with the clear back and beign able to fit a tall fig is especially nice.

Regardless of the type I never have enough.

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admin November 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Will, thanks for sharing your review and own experience. Very helpful.

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Tom November 25, 2015 at 3:14 PM

One day when I get round to unpacking my lego these would be a clean solution. I currently have some 600+ minifigs sitting in really useful storage (maybe 400 various knights/soldiers and 200+ others) so this could be a neat solution for the non armies. Might have to get some perspex boxes made to slot over a 32×32 or 48×48 for the armies…

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admin November 25, 2015 at 4:10 PM

You could set up some small battle scenes in each slot, so you can include your armies as well. 😉

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Tom November 26, 2015 at 11:20 AM

I hadn’t realised you could fit more than one per slot, but yes that could work. Hmm I might have to give this some more thought…

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admin November 26, 2015 at 11:22 AM

It would be tight, they would basically be grappling, but could be done. 😀

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Brad November 28, 2015 at 7:35 PM

I have a lot of the old as well as some of the new, and I like the old kind for displaying Mega Bloks figures, because you can put jumpers on the 4×6 plates (for accommodating their 3 stud stance) very easily, after which I just put tiles on the rest of the usable 4×4 area. That’s harder with the new cases, if not impossible.

These new cases might be taller, and a bit deeper, but they’re not wider. They’re actually narrower, because a 6 stud long piece will not fit width-wise.

As for placing figures with slope-dresses/robes and such, just place them so the 2×2 area is in the middle of the 4×4 area, and it’ll be fine. I do that for my caped minifigures as well, so the grip on the back studs doesn’t pinch the end of the cape.

There are only 6 unusable studs in the gripping area, of the 16 possible. That number drops by two if you don’t push the plate all the way back, and just let it grip the side studs. In order to do that, though, you’d have to put what you want on those studs before putting it back in the case.

I do like that this style lets more light into the case than the old one, and there’s no chance of, for example, if you put a red minifigure (like Flash or Santa) in a red case, that minifigure blending into the background and becoming hard to see. On the other side, the backs of these cases aren’t thick, so the hanging holes will actually let dust into the alcoves in the case, which I don’t like.

Also, the doors on these cases are reversible, so if you want to set it up so that a small case opens to the right, or a big case opens to the middle, or both sides of a big case open to one side, you can do that. the parts that hold the doors closed are the same parts that hold the hinges on the other side. On a related note, the big case is made with two clear assemblies of the small case, just with a different bottom and top part. I thought that was interesting when I saw it.

I think this might be the longest comment in here, but I had a lot to share from my observations, so it was necessary.

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admin November 28, 2015 at 7:45 PM

Brad, thanks for sharing all of that. It is very helpful. I always found Room Copenhagen products made for LEGO really good quality, but there is always a little something that I wish would be done just a bit differently. I wonder if they consult with LEGO fans before the final release of a product. They are about 90-95% close to perfection, and tweaking their products just a tiny bit would make them the best on the market. I was going to mention the reversible doors, then I forgot, so thanks for bringing that up. 🙂

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Francisco Porto April 11, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Hi,

I was wondering is the new version is compatible with the older one?

I have a few of the older version in a few colors and would like to know if I exhaust my stock I can buy these new versions?

Thanks.

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admin April 11, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Francisco, that’s a good question. I don’t have both versions so I can’t say for sure. Hopefully someone here who has both can confirm it for you. I did check the dimensions and it appears that they are different and might not be compatible. According to the BrickLink database, the old one is 42x18x5 cm and the new one is 38x19x4 cm. So the new one is shorter and narrower but taller.

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Kieran October 11, 2016 at 5:44 AM

Hi, I have both new and old styles and I can confirm that they are not compatible! They are different sizes so the studs do not interlock. Also I’m finding it hard to find these new style cases. About a year ago they were everywhere but now I can’t find any suppliers in the UK (not even Lego themselves!) and rely on them occasionally popping up on eBay, so maybe they have been discontinued here already?

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admin October 11, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Kieran, thanks for sharing that. Very helpful. The new style is available in North America both directly from LEGO and other retailers. If you have a friend here who is traveling back to the UK you might ask them to bring you some. 🙂

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