Review: Display Stand for 75192 Millennium Falcon - Wicked Brick

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Experienced LEGO collectors will be aware that displaying sets can be difficult, especially where larger models are concerned. 75192 Millennium Falcon presents a particular challenge, due not only to its enormous size but also its awkward shape which occupies a great deal of room.

Several different display solutions have been presented since the set was released last year, ranging from installing the model in a coffee table to building your own stand using Technic. However, acrylic display stands are available as well and Wicked Brick, the manufacturer of one such stand, has kindly sent Brickset a sample so that we can publish a review for you.

Packaging

The display stand arrives in a cardboard box which contains a luxurious padded envelope. This provides considerable protection for the acrylic panels inside and they are individually wrapped in resealable bags to prevent scratches occurring during transit.

Instructions for assembling the display stand are available on the Wicked Brick website, although it only consists of five pieces so is fairly self explanatory. The components must be pushed together firmly and the tabs which secure seem very sturdy. I therefore anticipate no structural issues, even with the weight of 75192 Millennium Falcon to support.View image at flickr
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Display Stand

The display stand is made from transparent acrylic so does not distract from the appearance of the set, instead blending into the background and the surface on which it is placed. A variant with a black base, which may be more suitable if you are intending to display the model on a glass cabinet or tabletop, is available as well. The entire assembly feels extremely sturdy and the acrylic is 5mm thick so there is very little risk of it cracking.

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An attractive Millennium Falcon motif is engraved at the centre of the base along with a narrow line that runs parallel with the edge. I appreciate the comparative simplicity of these designs, both of which convey a tangible sense of quality but do not detract attention from the model itself.

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The horizontal brace between the vertical supports is also engraved with the number for this set as well as its full name, 'Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon'. Unfortunately, this is almost entirely obscured when the Millennium Falcon is actually placed on its stand but such attention to detail is undoubtedly impressive.

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Two landing legs must be removed from 75192 Millennium Falcon, thereby leaving space for a pair of support hooks which occupy the vacant landing gear bays. Considerable weight is placed upon these hooks but it is also distributed through the angled supports so I feel very confident in the ability of this stand to support the model.

Once the Millennium Falcon has been placed on its stand, the Ultimate Collector Series model looks absolutely fantastic. It rests at an angle of about seventy degrees so saves a great deal of horizontal space, although the craft is very tall in this configuration and is probably better suited to display on a lower shelf or table rather than a higher one.

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This display stand accentuates many of the wonderful details that make 75192 Millennium Falcon such an impressive set, including the extensive mechanical detail on top. Furthermore, it provides a superb view of the craft's iconic silhouette and appears very dynamic, as though the freighter is manoeuvring through a narrow space like that inside the Death Star II.

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A matching acrylic display stand for the minifigures and the information plaque is also available. This nestles in front of the primary stand and looks fantastic, whether displayed independently or alongside the Millennium Falcon. Once again, a line is etched around the edge of the base and the slots for each minifigure are labelled with 'Episodes 4, 5, 6' and Episodes '7, 8'. Personally I would rather the Roman numerals had been used but these Arabic numbers are a suitable alternative.
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The seven minifigures each stand on two studs while BB-8 and the Porgs rest on one. Every character is aligned towards the centre which is an attractive design feature and the spacing between them feels perfect, leaving just enough room for accessories but also plenty of space for the central information plaque.

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Overall

Finding a practical and attractive solution for displaying 75192 Millennium Falcon presents an incredible challenge, matched only by 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon from 2007. This display stand is perfect though. Not only does it present a thoroughly impressive view of the model but it saves space by occupying a smaller area than the vehicle would when placed on its seven landing legs.

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The display stand for the Millennium Falcon costs £49.99 while the minifigure stand is priced at £10.99. However, they cost £57.99 when purchased together and that certainly feels like a reasonable price as the stands really do accentuate the most appealing aspects of the set. I would therefore recommend this item, especially if you have found it difficult to accommodate 75192 Millennium Falcon given its enormous size.

You can purchase this display stand or find additional information at the Wicked Brick website.

This product was provided for review by Wicked Brick but the review is an expression of my own opinions.

 

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30 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Does anyone know of a similar quality stand that they have used and like from North America?

This looks amazing and I'd love to get something similar.

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By in France,

Having several products from Wickedbricks, I confirm that all are good ones. Solo minifig stands (black or Trans-clear), display stands for SW ships and even one for Vader's transformation (new items to display some scene sets as Yoda's hutt or Han in carbonite) : all are of very good quality and really help to sublimate your favorite lego sets, beautifully and safely packed and shipped, and people at Wickedbricks are very kind too. Just my confirmation that their products, display solutions and services are good. Tyresoflatherty I don't know any similar products from NA, just another manufacturer from Australia, which is very good also, found on eBay.

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By in Puerto Rico,

What I am having trouble is buying the set.

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By in United States,

Anyone got a price for America? Looks fantastic but I want to know if it’s fairly priced.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Isaac The Animator, yes, same here. It looks like new photos got uploaded, so the old ones are no longer available.

This looks really nice. I'm tempted. I wonder how much the Efferman LEGO built stand costs to build and how they compare?

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By in France,

I can't yet bear to spend so much money in this fantastic Millenium Falcon set...

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By in United Kingdom,

Id rather have the millennium falcon flat on display if i could aford it..

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By in United States,

@omnium The Efferman costs about $60 if you buy all the parts from BrickLink. I happened to find a Technic set (42043 the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245) on sale and bought that. It had nearly all the parts necessary and I was able to add about 6 more parts, and substitute a few to make it work. It's definitely difficult to get it onto the stand with the technic pins that attach to the Falcon and the plates that are used as well, but it works wonderfully.

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By in United States,

That stand looks great. This is bound to be welcome news for those struggling to display their Falcon.

I could never bring myself to use this though. I can't get past the thought that propping the model up like that is putting stresses in places that aren't meant to bear them and that it could result in structural issues down the line, or even part deformation.

I've had the original on display for over 10 years now, and everything on it still seems pretty secure. Thankfully, there's no drooping like the big ISD starts to exhibit every 4 years or so. So it's possible that the new one could be built heftily enough to live at that weird angle, I just wouldn't want to chance it.

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By in United States,

Does this same stand also work with the original #10179?? I haven't tipped mine over recently (ever!) to look at the bottom to know if it would hook in the same location.

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By in United States,

I bricklinked the parts for the technic-built stand for this. It’s really awesome and works wonderfully

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101, the displays at a couple of Lego Stores I have visited are at this angle. Despite being glued, there is some separation of the mandibles due to the weight. Can you report back on this in a few weeks to see if the entire model is still holding together?

Anyone with Efferman stands had this issue?

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By in Finland,

Good thing that I don't own this set so I don't have to worry about displaying it, eh?

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By in United Kingdom,

What is the height of the model when placed on the stand? Would help me see if it would fit in the space I have earmarked for it

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By in Russian Federation,

70 for this piece of plastic? it does not sound fairly priced.

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By in Netherlands,

^luckily most of used are used to buying overpriced pieces of plastic. ;-)

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By in United States,

Lego should include a stand like this for the price we are expected to pay.

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By in United States,

I live in USA and bought 2 of these stands. Recently used it for the 10179 Falcon and it looks really nice. Currently building the 75192 Falcon and cant wait to display it also on the other stand.

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By in United Kingdom,

Was this done because people were complaining about too many brickhedz reviews? XD

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By in United States,

Interesting that they use the term “Millenium Falcon”and a reasonable facsimile image without any copywrite/trademark indication related to the Star Wars franchise. I have to believe they have done proper research to know this does not make them vulnerable to infringement claims.

I, too, worry about the stress on the built model over time and the sheer weight of the set causing warping. That written, it looks great.

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By in United Kingdom,

Would the stand still work if the Falcon was mounted on its other side with the cockpit to the bottom and facing to the right? This is the way it is displayed in my local Lego store and for some reason I prefer the look of it that way, I don’t know why lol!!!

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By in Hong Kong,

No cover, then the falcon would be covered by dust over times. It would be better if there's an acrylic box, while the size would be really large.

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By in United States,

Very cool stand, and the set looks great on the angle. But like the others, I wouldn't display mine on its side like this. Too much stress on small portions of the model.

I've got a big Star Wars room under construction (bigger than my last one) and once finished I'll assemble my MF and display it flat. :)

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By in Netherlands,

Although I like the stand and displaying the MF like that, I wouldn’t risk it.

Last year I attended a presentation by Hans Burkhard Schlömer during Skærbæk fanweekend. He is the designer and he explicitly said that the model should always be moved horizontally because even holding it vertical for just a short period of time will bend and deform some parts due to the weight of the model. So putting it flat on a table is probably the best. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

@FuddRuckus I’ve had the MF on display at this angle since October (see the thread on the Brickset forum for displaying #75192) and it’s still in perfect shape, and of course mine is not glued..

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By in United Kingdom,

Not interested in a display stand that requires me to remove several legs from MF.

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By in United States,

I've already resigned myself to the coffee table solution (that is, building a coffee table that can house it behind acrylic/glass).

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By in United States,

Looks amazing! Wish they made these for some other sets I own

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By in United Kingdom,

@Robertsargeant - On the display stand, the Millennium Falcon measures 59cm in height.

@mrdoofa - Yes, although positioning the model with the cockpit at the bottom would leave only a small gap for the minifigures on their stand.

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By in United States,

This review would be really helpful if I had the 75192 Millennium Falcon and I would probably get the stand but I don’t own the falcon. Still loved reading about it! Great review!

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