Review: Wicked Brick display stand

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Wicked Brick is a company based in the UK that produces stands and cases for displaying LEGO sets and minifigs made from high quality acrylic.

I've been sent one -- for Speed Champions 75880 McLaren 720S -- to review.

It's shipped flat-packed, with its six individual pieces of acrylic in separate zip-lock bags. Instructions for assembling it are provided but they are superfluous as it's very straightforward: it's just a case of slotting the parts together.

It all fits snugly together and doesn't come apart when handled.

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The back plate and base and are engraved with the vehicle's name and statistics about it.

Six genuine LEGO transparent 1x1 round plates have been affixed to the stand to enable the car and minifigure to be attached securely to it.

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The car is easily mounted onto the stand. It's held at an angle of about 20 degrees which enables the side and top of it to be viewed from the front.

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Verdict

I am very impressed with it: it's well designed, well made from quality materials and does exactly what I expected it to, which is to enhance the display of the model.

It's priced at £5.99 which I think is pretty reasonable, and because it packs flat to about 1cm thick postage costs are minimal too, even to Europe and the rest of the world.

It's not something you'd want to buy for every set you own, but for the special ones that you want to display in the best possible way, they are perfect.

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Currently Wicked Brick produces stands for Speed Champions cars, Star Wars constraction figures and other selected sets, Ninjago Movie mechs, and minifigures. There's also a range of collectable minifigure display cases.


Thanks to Wicked Brick for providing the stand to review. The review is an expression of my own opinions.

 

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24 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

It will be interesting to see if there is any long term damage due to using them. For example, there is a problem with Iron Man figures left on the (transparent) polycarbonate cylinders, as this can lead to the legs cracking. I wonder if these will have similar issues?

And although the CMF display cases look nice, at £20 they are not so cheap, and also are not complete. If they don't cover the whole range of sets (licensed sets, Team GB, etc), then there is no continuity in a display.

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By in United Kingdom,

I always like these reviews, to let your average person know about new and useful Idea and test them, This looks great, but I can only assume a lot of people like me have no space for such a luxury (never mind cost) I have approx. 22 Speed Champion models crammed into one Display cabinet. All mounted on a Variety of Lego Stanchions / Bricks so I can cram, but see if I move my head etc. My Suggestion to Wicked Brick would be to try to come up with a stand for many, that's not going to fall over and could fit any from 30 ish in the range. If I could get more in I would..... :-) Even a clear acrylic step would help.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’d bought one of their stands for my Poe’s X-wing a while back and am still very pleased with it. The etched detail on it is very nice, showing the resistance logo, the set name and a small image of the craft on the base.

I’m looking forward to getting some more for my display pieces, particularly the Force Awakens Falcon stand, which holds it at a nice angle.

Would definitely recommend them to other brickset members.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, they look very impressive. And good value. I especially like the mini-figures displays and may get some of those.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good idea, especially for Star Wars ships etc. Currently have most of mine just sitting on a shelf, these would allow them the be raised up a bit and maybe give a little more shelf space for display. Pity they dont do the odd generic one without vehicle specific details though.

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By in Netherlands,

Like you said, Huw: very nice for the sets that are special to you!

With respect to the reviewed stand specifically: it's a shame that you can't (or at least hardly) see the statistics of the car once it's mounted on the stand...
Also, the contrast of the text is a bit low and I would have preffered the back (and base) piece to be in (transparent) colour to make it stand out against the background.

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By in United States,

I am digging the page thanks to you now, thanks for the tip.

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By in United States,

Does it require any glue and is it easily breakable?

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By in United Kingdom,

Some of the Star Wars stands like the ones for the TIE fighters look like they'll be in my collection by the end of the year! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ No and no.

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By in United Kingdom,

I bought a stand for the 75105 MF and it's absolutely spot on, snaps together easy and very sturdy. Looks great also. Hopefully they will consider a UCS Falcon stand

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By in United Kingdom,

These look nice and I hate to be the harbinger of doom, but I'm assuming that they have not sought approval for logo usage. I would advise them to either seek licenses asap (which will probably prove prohibitively expensive) or "cease and desist" before they get a letter containing similar phrases.

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By in United States,

^ By the wording in the review, it sounds like the mounting studs are actual LEGO pieces. I'm sure further clarification can be added.

Edit: the review states "Six genuine LEGO transparent 1x1 round plates have been affixed to the stand."

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By in France,

Nice stands, but some I find a bit too big, which take much space compared to the set imho... Those for buildable figures look nice. I guess many of you know also Laserlab on eBay? They make very accurate and good acrylic quality stands too, not that expensive, but for shipping fees from Australia... And for instance stand for Tydirium shuttle allows to display it with wings folded, and it looks so nice on display like this. Nevertheless those proposed by Wicked Bricks look very good, and having many of my SW sets exposed on stands, I allow me to tell people who could hesitate, to get them : sets are really really more beautiful once on an appropriate stand. Once again a big thank you for the tip!

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By in United Kingdom,

I've seen these stands on their website and the star wars ones look brilliant. I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and they are currently designing stands for the red wing five x fighter and the new ucs millennium falcon so it can be displayed at an angle as shown on the lego box.

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By in United States,

A project for when my Glowforge arrives at the beginning of January. Thanks!

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By in United Kingdom,

Have to admit these stands look good, Shame they don't have any for the Creator expert line of cars or the Ideas Caterham, Surely those are the perfect candidates for display stands. I know I'd but one for each.

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By in Czech Republic,

it looks very good indeeed. that stand is a piece of art.. have you (editors) try that also with other speed cars? do they fit in?

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By in United States,

That Praetorian Guard figure on a stand looks really outstanding..

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By in United States,

These are actually.. Really cool. I'd pick a few up myself if I was more into the Speed Champions line; I only have the Ford 1966/2016 set, and they don't have stands for that one!

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By in United Kingdom,

@crayxmp, I believe the SC stands are identical bar the inscriptions so, yes, they do fit.

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By in Ireland,

wouldn't it make more sense to produce generic stands and with stickers that fit the sets? that way you can price them much cheapear like £3 for stand+stick of your choice, BAM, alot more customers flood in. They will only get the enthusiast customers right now with their current models, the stands for speed car sets cost near 50% of the actual Lego set, no way i am paying for that.

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By in France,

Just ordered Rebels bomber stand which is very difficult to create with Lego Trans-clear parts... Thanks for the tip again Huw.

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