So, you've acquired all 64 collectable figs and you want to have them on display, but you hate your LEGO getting dusty... well now there's a solution in the form of these minifig display cases which are sold exclusively in Europe by Simply Bricks. Emma of Simply Bricks has sent me a sample for review, so here goes...
The first thing that strikes you when see and handle these is the quality. They are not made by LEGO but the dimensional accuracy and quality of the plastic is such that you'd think they were. They are very clear and virtually scratch-less, thanks partly to the way they've been packaged. They are supplied with a 4x4 plate upon which the case fits very snugly. For the picture on the left I've added two 1x2 jumpers so that the figure is positioned in the centre of the box. They are 6 bricks high which should be tall enough for even the largest of hats, like the witches'. There are studs on top (minus the LEGO writing, of course) to enable them to be stacked and built into larger models and I would think a 'wall' of these would look very cool indeed.
There isn't anything to dislike about them: they fill a definite need that every minfig collector has, very elegantly. There are other storage solutions, of course, but none that look as good, that are infinitely expandable and most importantly, affordable. I'd like to see a 4x6 version in addition to this 4x4 one to accomodate minifigs with capes and accessories: caped figs will fit in these but it's a bit tight. Who knows, if these are popular, maybe one will be forthcoming in the future.
They are available from Simply Bricks at BrickLink, priced £1.35, which is about €1.50. They can be shipped to most European countries.
Update (just an hour after posting the above...): It seems the 'Brickset Effect' has struck again -- it looks as if Emma has sold out! Hopefully the stock will be replenished soon.
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