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LEGO minifig display cases with pyrography

Collecting LEGO minifigures is a popular hobby amongst LEGO fans, and discussing how to display them is a common topic. We have talked about a number of different methods already (see links at the end of this post), and today I wanted to share with you a technique that I recently ran across and was very impressed with; combining LEGO displays with pyrography. 🙂

LEGO fan Oliboy is an avid collector of LEGO minifigures, especially LEGO Super Heroes. His Batman collection is particularly impressive, with all the LEGO Batman suits released so far (except for the San Diego Comic-Con versions, which are super expensive on the secondary market due to their rarity). Oliboy displays his minifigs in shadow boxes, which is a method used by other LEGO fans as well, however, he goes the extra mile to make a pyrographed background for each display case.

Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks to create a picture or spell out words. Oliboy uses plywood to burn the images on, then colors them in with markers, and finally seals them with a spray-on clear coat. He explains the method in this step-by-step tutorial, in case you want to try it out yourself.

Really nice minifig displays, aren’t they? Below are a few other examples from Oliboy’s collection. I especially like the LEGO Lord of the Rings display with the pretty elvish writing. If you would like to see more, visit Oliboy’s albums here: LEGO Super Heroes Minifig Collection, and LEGO Minifig Shadow Box Displays.

What do you think? How do you like these custom LEGO display cases? Are you inspired to make your own? What other minifig display methods do you especially like? Feel free to share your thoughts and own solutions in the comment section below! 😉

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  • rainey July 3, 2017, 10:22 AM

    Beautifully done! (and I wish I could put into text how much admiration I have for his obvious love and artistry)

    • admin July 3, 2017, 8:37 PM

      Yeah, I thought they were really nice too! 🙂

  • DavidH July 4, 2017, 1:07 PM

    These are beautiful! They work especially well when an aged look is required, like Lord of the Rings, and other classics.

  • Hayato July 4, 2017, 2:28 PM

    Such a great project! Did he also make the frames?

  • Adam September 4, 2022, 5:45 PM

    These look great. I made a Batman series one and yours look far better, more refined and elegant. Nice job.

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