I've been trying for months to come up with a design or parts for a 4-sided spinning magazine rack, like the old wire-style you would see in book stores. I need it to be fairly stable so I can put in/pull out 2x3 tiles [printed with magazine covers.] The problem I'm having is the racks are so minimalist that i can't find the sweet spot between form & function. Bonus points if the rack rotates, but not necessary.
I humbly bow down to those who can design such a rack and shower them with good karma (e.g., not finding bricks in the dark with your feet.)
A thousand thanks for your ideas or designs!
UPDATE: Apologies for delays, I've got a lot going on, my LEGO are in storage and it's taken me days to find piece info on Brickset. (I'm not very familiar with piece names.) Here are some additional pieces I've tried, along with some clarifications...
The post of the magazine rack - this part seems simple enough: a flat tile with a technic pin and a series of other pins and bushings, with the option to stack in the actual rack building pieces. Hopefully no images are required for this part.
The individual [magazine] racks - this is where I struggle. My thought is some bar-type items, though I have tried other things like 1x2 plates with clips. I think the racks/magazine holding parts probably need to be connected to the post at the top and bottom of each rack for stability, but a simpler design may work. Some of the pieces I've tried for building the rack and it's connection point(s) to the post include:
= 2566: ASSEMBLY ELEMENT Ø3.2
= 4733: Brick 1x1 w/ 4 knobs
= 40244: TUBE 1 M Ø4.85 W. (rotated 90 degrees: pin hole for post, clips for racks)
= 98397: HANDLEBAR W/3.2
= 243226: CLAMP 1X2
= 2540: PLATE 1X2 W. STICK
= 48336: PLATE 1X2 W. STICK 3.18
= 4623: PLATE W. HOOK 1X2
= 3839: MINI HANDLE
= 53989: BAD ROBOT ARM
= 30377: SPACE SKELETON ARM
= 30374: LIGHT SWORD -
Again, a truly sincere thanks for anyone who can come up with a design. This magazine rack will be part of a tributary diorama for a dear, dear friend. Thank you for your considerations.
Here are two more parts I've tried or considered using...
...and also this, thinking it would be better for two attachment points, but with no success...