One thing about the moulding first. It comes in lots of different shapes and styles. Plain square ended, quarter circle, triangle, or the one I’m using, L shaped. Choose whatever style you like. It all works the same. Be mindful though, that if you choose a style that’s too thin, you won’t be able to screw it to the wall, and too thin the other way means you won’t be able to secure the baseplate strips to the wood.
Things you’ll need:
- Lengths of pine moulding (whatever shape you like)
- All purpose glue
- Wall plugs
- Baseplates (whatever colour you want) cut in strips 3 studs wide
- Pine wood putty
- Paint (whatever colour you want)
- Cordless drill (with regular drill bit, masonry bit and countersink bit)
- Paint gear
- Saw (or something else to cut the wood with)
- Spirit level
- Your tallest minifig
- a pencil
Once you have chosen your wall and your moulding, you will need to cut it to size. I’ve left around 50mm from the edge of the walls.
The second shelf is a little more complicated. In order to get the right height required for the other shelves, place your tallest minifigure on the shelf and measure from there. With the moulding I used, I left around 2mm distance between my tallest minifigure’s head, so the standard height ones would be perfect. Once it’s in the right position, level it off, pencil in the holes, drill and attach!
LEGO Minifigure Storage Shelves