We've been reviewing Wicked Brick's display solutions for a couple of years and have always been impressed with their quality and utility.
The UK-based company has just sent me a display case for 42110 Land Rover Defender, which is one of a range of Perspex cases it produces for popular sets, including four large Technic cars, all perfectly sized to suit the model in question.
If you're looking for a stylish way to display your models dust-free, they are just the job.
The case, constructed from a number of precision cut Perspex sheets, comes flat-packed and requires assembly.
It's easily done, though, because everything slots together perfectly and the only tool you'll need is a small flat-bladed screwdriver to fix the metal corner connectors in place, which are very neat and unobtrusive way to keep the sides together.
The base, which measures about 50 x 37 cm, consists of two black Perspex sheets, one slightly smaller than the other. The smaller one is placed on top of the other and held to it with magnets embedded in the Perspex.
A small plaque showing the set's vital statistics is also held in place on the base with a couple of small magnets.
A stand is slotted into holes in the centre of the base and is used to hold the vehicle at a dynamic angle. The lugs on the top mate perfectly with holes in the Land Rover's chassis and once the off-roader is in place it remains there.
At this stage, you will probably need a microfibre cloth to remove all the dust, pet hairs and finger prints that have inevitably clung to the plastic while you've been constructing and handling it!
When you're happy with it all, you simply lower the top of the case over the model. Lugs on its bottom edge mate with holes in the base to keep it in place.
It can be safely lifted without falling apart or dislodging the vehicle, as long as you keep it level-ish.
The case can be purchased with an optional backdrop depicting an attractive outdoor scene printed on a vinyl sheet . You can see a better picture here. I'm not sure if I like it or not, but should I want to remove it can be easily done without damage.
Holding the vehicle at an angle and off the base requires the case to be quite tall -- 33cm -- and if I have any criticism at all it's that it's just a bit too tall to display it where I had in mind!
As we have come to expect from Wicked Brick, this is a well made and high quality display solution that will show-off the Defender at its best, and also keep it dust-free. It's not cheap, but then quality never is: you will get what you pay for.
It can be purchased from Wicked Brick for £74.95 without the backdrop and £77.95 with it. A stand, without the case, is also available for £24.95. Cases and stands are also available for Star Wars, Marvel, Ideas, Creator Speed Champions and many more sets. Check out the entire range.
Thanks to Wicked Brick for supplying the case for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.