AD | This project is in collaboration with Gorilla Glue, but all opinions are my own
Fun Upcycled Lego Minifigure Frame
My kids (and husband) all played with Lego. We had tons of the stuff, Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones collections, just to name a few. Even though the Lego has long gone (except for the odd Architecture set). There are still a few Lego Minifigures lying around. That’s where I got the idea for this Lego Minifigure frame.
One of the wonderful things about Lego Minifigures is that their hands can actually grip things. I’ve used the Lego Minifigures in the past to make push pins to hold LED wire into a cool wall decoration for my son’s room.
I thought I would utilize this unique feature by making a fun changeable Lego Minifigure frame.
The idea is that the Lego Minifigures hold up a chalkboard sign in front of a photo. The writing on the sign can then easily be changed depending on the occasion. From, Father’s Day, to Mother’s Day or just Birthdays. As the mini signs are easily altered, you could make fun captions for the Lego Minifigure frames.
These fun Lego photo frames will make a lovely gift, especially for Father’s Day. I know my husband would be thrilled to receive one, especially if I put a special family photo in it.
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What You Need To Make A Leg Minifigure Frame
- A small photo frame. IKEA Fiskbo 10 x 15 cm frames are perfect for this and very cheap. A similarly sized frame from a charity shop would work just as well too. The colour of the frame doesn’t matter as they will be spray painted to match the lego minifigures.
- Jumbo wooden craft (lollypop) sticks
- Blackboard paint
- Chalk Marker
- Spray paint in any colour you prefer
- Gorilla Glue Superglue Precise Gel
- Two Lego minifigures
How To Make The Lego Photo Frame
1. First, remove the glass and backing of the photo frame. Then spray the frame and Lego Minifigures any colour you like. I sprayed my Lego Minifigures and the frames the same colour.
If the frame is a gift for someone then it might be an idea to choose their favourite colour or one that will fit their decor. It is best to spray paint outside or in a well-ventilated room.
2. Once the paint on both the frame and the Lego has dried, decide whether you want the finished Lego Minifigure frame in portrait or landscape mode. This will, of course, depend on what photo you intend to use.
Next, glue two Lego Minifigures to the front of the frame at the bottom using Gorilla Super Glue Precise Gel. Prepare the glue by puncture sealing the tube of glue with the white nozzle. Then just apply a small amount of the Gorilla Super Glue Precise Gel to the back of one of the Lego Minifigures. Then press the figure firmly to the photo frame. Hold in place for about 10-45 seconds.
Repeat with the other Lego Minifigure. Stick this second Lego Minifigure approximately 11cm away from the first Lego figure.
3. Next, paint the jumbo craft stick with blackboard paint. Paint both sides of the wooden sticks.
4. Once the chalkboard paint has dried, using a chalk marker write on the jumbo sticks. I wrote “Happy Father’s Day” on one side and “Happy Birthday” on the other.
5. To finish off, put the photo inside the Lego Minifigure frame and then place the chalkboard sign in the Lego figure’s hands.
When you feel like a change you can simply turn the chalkboard stick sign over or simply write another one.
Another good thing to make with leftover toy figures is a fun Christmas cloche.
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