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Lego Beatles Yellow Submarine

I finally found time to build my Lego Beatles Yellow Submarine set; it was great fun from start to finish and I am thoroughly impressed with the design!

I remember first watching Yellow Submarine at my Uncles house in Brixton with my cousins Jason and Barry, I think I was probably 6 or 7 years old and I can still recall how absolutely surreal and wonderful it was seeing it for the first time.

The Lego set perfectly captures the style and spirit of the animated film and the plinth for the Beatles minfigs to stand on is a nice touch.

Lego minifig display – Ikea large Ribba frame

I’ve finally finished putting together my large Lego Minifig display!  Wooohooo!

Like my previous attempts using Ikea Ribba frames:

*) I glued and pin-fixed some pine strip wood for the shelves and sprayed them up black to match the frame. 

*) Glued in the minifig bases.

So this left me in a quandary regarding the background picture!  What could I use to set off my Star Wars Minifigs!?

With mounted card as my canvas, I used several colours of gloss spray paint and some plant pots to create a galaxy scene with gas giant planets, stars and a nebula.  I’m quite chuffed with it!!!



So here you are, the finished article.




Indian Lego Minifigs – Gunnabo Ikea Frame hack

Ikea Ribba frames are the preferred choice for most Lego minifig display frame ideas; however the new Gunnabo frames are also good for a hack.


I used panel pins to pop in some strip wood and spray painted the inner frame, just as I did with the Ribba frames.

As you can see, I decided to make a mini feature using Indian Minifigs, you know, because I’m a bit of a Joe.

Do you like my colouring-in background?  😉


I’m particularly pleased to give my Sikh minifig a beard using a Father Christmas piece left over from my Lego Advent Calendar.

The completed frame goes quite nicely with the Ribba doesn’t it?