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How do you display your modular building collection?

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On 1/26/2017 at 0:32 PM, Chilis said:

Glad you liked it.. Billboards tends to be quite big.

That is ingenious! Using your VIP card as a billboard. You never lose it that way too. 

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On January 29, 2017 at 7:07 AM, Ivan Kozirev said:

 

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You can play with the hinges to close the gap, but it is always a mistery to me, I accept the first results where the doors are paralel. :)

The townhouse side 3rd floor placement is off by a few studs back, needs to go forward. The gap between the 2nd floor bay windows and 3rd floor, does it still fit if placed how it should be. And if Detectives Office is placed on the other side does it contact the hinge?

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I recently got an interesting idea. Many are probably familiar with pull down lights - a standard light hanging a few inches from the ceiling, that can also be grabbed and pulled down to provide more light on a table, let's say for reading. 

Why not expand this idea into a pull-down shelf? I am envisioning a piece of wood (or any other material), suspended in its 4 corners from the ceiling. Pulling on the middle from the bottom would bring it down to allow for build/play. When finished, return it to the initial position for display.

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still finding time to build the rest of my modulars to complete the street! Hope you like it!

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On 3/10/2017 at 10:21 AM, Sim Avenue said:

still finding time to build the rest of my modulars to complete the street! Hope you like it!

This looks so great and roomy. It's really hard to find dust-proof storage/display that is horizontal.

Did you buy or build this cabinet? Is it three stacked on top of each other? How do you open it? Seems like the front doors would hinge up or down, but not sure how all that weight would be suspended or supported. IKEA has bookcases with glass doors but I don't think the doors will work well with the whole thing turned sideways.

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Got a new Ikea shelf (KALLAX) for the living room:

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It doesn't show my modular townhouse (placed within the shelf into one of the boxes) since only 7 modulars fit on top of it. My official modulars are all deassembled at the moment.

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On 1/3/2014 at 2:15 PM, LegoSjaak said:

what about this... 8814244709_37ffbaa6f5_b.jpg

I'm conflicted about this, because while it's nice for everyone else, I'd just see the backs. Maybe you need a larger desk so you can have double rows of modulars.

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On ‎10‎-‎4‎-‎2017 at 6:19 PM, gotoAndLego said:

I'm conflicted about this, because while it's nice for everyone else, I'd just see the backs. Maybe you need a larger desk so you can have double rows of modulars.

I took the buildings down the attic just for a quick layout change a few years ago.. i decided to take a few pictures of them, standing on the table... Later that day, they all went back to the attic, so it was a short stay on the table!

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I've been planning to get several Ikea Billy bookcases with class doors, but I've been putting it off since there is some work involved to adjust them to fit three modules per shelf. Then I noticed that Ikea now has this:

HINDÖ
Greenhouse cabinet, indoor/outdoor, gray

Width: 24 3/4 "
Depth: 12 1/4 "
Height: 56 3/4 "
Max load/shelf: 51 lb


Width: 63 cm
Depth: 31 cm
Height: 144 cm
Max load/shelf: 23 kg

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It's smaller than the billy, doesn't look as nice, but OMG why can't the billy have frameless glass doors like that! The per unit cost is less than billy ($99 vs $180 for billy with glass modliden doors). But the Hindo can only hold 8 modulars at most while each billy can do 12 (18 with width hack).

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On ‎14‎/‎08‎/‎2015 at 6:18 PM, ancestral said:

I've given up on IKEA as one of the 190cm shelves just decided to leave the wall and hug the floor.

New shelf system, cheaper and much stronger than IKEA.

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Does anybody know what this shelving system is called and where it can be purchased in the UK.

Many thanks

Ian

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On 6/24/2017 at 2:20 AM, shibble said:

Does anybody know what this shelving system is called and where it can be purchased in the UK.

Many thanks

Ian

I built a similar system with Rubbermaid parts from Home Depot.  You can probably find similar parts at Homebase or Screwfix in the UK.  Just search for shelf brackets and shelf boards:

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Here two recent pictures of my layout, that is how i display them all! (shot from the right and left side)

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And here are the other ones, downtown...

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On March 10, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Sim Avenue said:

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still finding time to build the rest of my modulars to complete the street! Hope you like it!

I'm jealous of those 19" display figs! And nice old LEGOLAND sets.  

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I found the website of this company that makes custom display cabinets and one of the displays looks almost like the one above. Bad news (for me) is that they are in Singapore.

http://chezrich.net/home-displays/

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So so jelly.

Back down on earth, I see a new-ish Ikea display cabinet that seems ok for displaying/storing modulars: Hemnes glass-door cabinet

Width: 47 1/4 "
Depth: 14 5/8 "
Height: 51 1/8 "
Max load/shelf: 33 lb
 
Width: 120 cm
Depth: 37 cm
Height: 130 cm
Max load/shelf: 15 kg

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20363207/#/60363210

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The main attraction is that it's wide, so that one can fit about 4 modulars per shelf (possibly 4.5 if you factor in the pet shop). Most other ikea display cabinets are tall and narrow, which allows for only 1-2 modulars per shelf. And it's nice that the display window is large and not cut off in the middle with a support beam. One bad thing is that while the shelves are not fixed, there are not any extra holes to adjust the height of each shelf, but this is not a hard problem to overcome.

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