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18 Creative LEGO Shelf Ideas to Showcase Your Collection

18 Creative LEGO Shelf Ideas to Showcase Your Collection

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Are you a LEGO enthusiast with a collection that’s outgrown its current display? Or, have you finally built up your collection to the point where you have multiple models you want to show off? With over 15.6m views on TikTok for the hashtag #Legoshelf, you’re not alone. 

Join us as we explore 18 LEGO shelf ideas to organise your collection and showcase your sets in all their glory. From sleek, modern designs to custom-built solutions, these LEGO display shelf ideas will transform your space and let your LEGO sets shine.

18 LEGO shelf ideas

1. Ikea Kallax shelves

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Who doesn't love a bit of Ikea? Especially when their Kallax shelves are perfect for displaying your LEGO masterpieces.

An undisputed favourite among LEGO collectors for their versatility and affordability, these simple, stylish cube shelves can be placed on the floor or mounted on a wall. 

Perfect for displaying multiple sets, you can customise the layout to fit just about any display. They're also perfect for displaying multiple sets, from small models to larger, more complex creations.

2. Floating LEGO shelving units

Floating shelves are a sleek, modern and fun way to display your LEGO sets in all their glory. A popular choice for many collectors, they are cost-effective, easy to install and will make your collections the focal point of any room. 

Great for small to medium-sized sets, floating shelves can be arranged in various configurations to suit your space and switched up when you get bored and fancy a change. 

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3. Pick a colour theme

Are you a stickler for perfection? Organising your LEGO display by picking a colour theme can add a striking visual impact to your room and satisfy your inner perfectionist. 

Suitable for sets of all sizes, you can easily achieve this look with existing shelves and a pinch of creativity, making it a great option if you're on a budget.

Match to the colours of your room or create a vibrant, rainbow-like display — the choice is yours.

4. Glass cabinets

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Protect your sets from dust and curious hands with some glass cabinets. A premium solution, they provide 360-degree visibility, allowing you to admire and show off your creations from all angles.

While glass cabinets are a pricier option, ranging anywhere from £100 to £1000+, they’re great for larger and more intricate builds, making them a worthwhile investment for serious collectors.

5. DIY LEGO shelving units

As a LEGO enthusiast, we’d hazard a guess that you’re someone who loves a hands-on project. DIY LEGO shelves offer a personalised and unique option to display your collection in a way that’s truly yours. 

Design custom-made shelves to fit your needs and style preferences, including dimensions, colours and shapes. This may be more time-consuming, but the result is a one-of-a-kind display tailored to your collection.

6. LEGO wall shelves

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LEGO wall shelf ideas are a fantastic way to display your collection without needing a storage unit or bookshelves that take up room you might not have. 

Maximise your space by installing wall shelves and arranging them at varying heights to add depth and interest. They'll make your LEGO creations the centrepiece of your decor and can be customised to fit even the smallest room.

7. LEGO daffodil and flower shelves

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Do you love flowers but hate throwing them out after a few days when they wilt? Now, you can have flowers that last forever, thanks to beautiful LEGO botanicals.

Whether you prefer a minimalist or a vibrant aesthetic, LEGO flowers and botanicals are the perfect addition to your home decor. Display them on their own to showcase their intricate design, or place them in a colourful ceramic or plain glass vase for a fun pop of colour in any room.

8. LEGO Harry Potter shelves

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For fans of the Wizarding World, dedicated Harry Potter shelves are a magical way to display your LEGO sets. 

Style your shelves to recreate different locations from the series, like Hogwarts Castle or Diagon Alley, and create fun backdrops with accessories and lighting.

Perfect for all Harry Potter LEGO

9. Experiment with lighting

Don’t underestimate the power of simple lighting to dramatically enhance the presentation of your LEGO sets and bring your LEGO creations to life — especially in dark rooms.

Experiment with easy-to-attach LED strips, spotlights or backlighting to create stunning visual effects and a mesmerising display that highlights the intricate details of your models.

10. Minifigure shelves

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Show off your Minifigure collection with dedicated shelves that show off your favourite characters. 

You no longer have to pick and choose which of your favourite figures to display in the front row. Thanks to tiered display podiums, you can showcase your entire Minifigure collection at once. 

An affordable, fun way to keep your mini figures organised and accessible, they come in various shelf sizes and colours, such as clear, black or white.

11. LEGO display cabinets

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LEGO display cabinets are perfect for serious collectors who want to protect their sets while showcasing them beautifully. 

These cabinets have glass doors for robust protection and often include built-in lighting for aesthetic appeal. They also add a museum-like quality to your collection, making it all the more impressive.

12. Adjustable LEGO shelving units

If flexibility and customisation are important to you, adjustable shelves might be the LEGO display shelf idea you’re looking for. 

Ideal for any LEGO enthusiast, they provide a practical and versatile solution to your LEGO display needs and can be easily repositioned to accommodate sets of various sizes. 

They’re great for growing collections too, meaning you won’t have to go out and buy a whole new LEGO shelving unit when you run out of space.

13. Open LEGO shelving units

If you’re a fan of minimalist interior design, investing in sleek, accessible open shelves is a great modern design choice. With no doors or barriers, open shelves make it easy to admire and rearrange your collection. They can easily integrate into any room for a clean, modern look that puts all the focus on your LEGO creations.

14. Bookcases

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You can’t go wrong with a traditional bookcase to display your LEGO sets. A classic and functional option with multiple shelves and plenty of space, they can hold multiple sets and are perfect for collectors with a diverse collection. 

Ikea’s BILLY bookcase is a great choice that never goes out of style. Pair it with Wicked Brick’s custom display solutions for added protection and turn your bookcase into a LEGO showcase.

15. Thematic LEGO shelving units

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Unleash your creativity and design your shelves around a specific theme, like Star Wars or cityscapes.

This is perfect if you collect themed LEGO sets, adding a visually engaging and unique storytelling element to your displays. 

16. LEGO Disney shelves

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Celebrate the magic of Disney with dedicated LEGO Disney shelves — the perfect addition for any Disney and LEGO fan.

Style them to reflect well-known and loved Disney scenes, locations and characters, like Mickey and Minnie or the famous Disney Castle, for an enchanting display that radiates nostalgia.

17. Displaying whole LEGO sets on shelves

 

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Showcase entire LEGO sets on shelves to highlight the grandeur of your bigger builds, such as the Millennium Falcon or the Hogwarts Castle. 

Just make sure to choose sturdy, wide shelves that can support these impressive creations' weight, height and size. 

While this option might require a higher investment in a quality LEGO shelving unit, the result is a breathtaking display that will do justice to your most prized LEGO sets.

18. Rotating display shelves

Rotating display shelves add a fun, interactive element to your LEGO collection. These shelves can spin, allowing you to view your sets from multiple angles without moving them, creating an engaging way to showcase your sets.

Prices vary, from under £100 all the way up to £1000+, but their unique viewing experience makes them a standout feature in any LEGO display.

Step-by-step guide to creating your LEGO shelf

1. Plan your display

Assess your collection to determine the size and type of shelving you need and identify and measure the area where you’ll place your shelves. For a cohesive look, choose a style that fits the rest of your decor.

2. Buy materials

Purchase your shelves and any additional accessories, like LED lights, brackets and display cases for added effect. If you’re going down the DIY route, collect all the materials you need and ensure your toolbox is well-stocked for a hassle-free installation.

3. Organise your LEGO sets

Save time by planning the layout of your display in advance before arranging your sets on your newly installed shelves. You can group them by theme, colour or size.

4. Design your display

Now onto the fun part: position your shelves, making sure they’re level and secure, and start arranging your sets! Incorporate fun elements like Minifigure arrangements or a themed backdrop to enhance your display and make it unique.

5. Manage your display

Keep your sets spick and span by dusting them regularly and rotate or update your display from time to time to keep it fresh and exciting. Swap sets in and out, and don’t forget to check and replace any lighting to keep your display looking beautiful and well-lit.

Show off your LEGO with Wicked Bricks

So what shelves are best for LEGO? That all depends on your specific needs and the space that you’re working with. Sleek floating shelves are a popular, fun and cost-effective way to show off your collection while glass cabinets are perfect for those who have bigger rooms and want to protect their models from dust.  

Now you’re armed with a tonne of LEGO shelf ideas, are you ready to transform your collection into a stunning display? With Wicked Brick's innovative display solutions, you can showcase your masterpieces in all their glory. 

Elevate your LEGO experience and let your creativity shine with Wicked Brick!

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