Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:13 PM
Greetings Eurobricks! I don't know how you choose to store your LEGO star wars sets, but for me I have them all on shelves with ships either in landing mode or in flight on a stand with the minifigures standing neatly in front of the display. Some sets just look better in flight such as the X-Wing or ARC-170. I'll show more picture later, but for now here's my custom ARC-170 stand.
Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:36 PM
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:56 PM
I use Shiny black bricks, they just look so presentable and sleek. Sometimes I use an emblem as well.
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Most recent MOC: BARC Speeder: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=77126
Be sure to check out my most recent MOCs,Naboo Starfighter, UCS Swamp Speeder, and the UCS BARC speeder.
I have obsessive compulsive BARC disorder...
Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:10 PM
I'm not concerned about them to fall.
I use thin iron wire, that won't brake. Then it's only about to find the correct place for the wire.
Edited by MarcoB, 19 February 2011 - 10:16 PM.
Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:06 PM
Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:42 AM
I did a quick LDD file :
The basic design is always the same, only the small greeble on the front changes to have a little variations.
Unfortunately I had to leave all my LEGO behind and I won't come home for quite a while so I can't take a picture. Because I made a special one for my Tantive IV which I am rather proud of. It's a tripod which I tried to rebuild from memory in LDD. It looks something like this except that the ball connectors are somehow attached to the main bar to steady it. then I had to remove one of the inverted slopes on the bottom of the ship (the one right next to the round part with the small wheels) and slide the whole thing into place on top of the stand. It might look really flimsy like that, but in fact its right on the gravitational center of the model, so it works great.
And on for my Brickshelf gallery...
Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:09 AM
You must have a lot of clear bricks...
Well, I wouldn't mind so much, since that 6212 is pointing toward rock bottom anyway.
By the way Frolando22, I would advise you to deeplink images from another site such as Flickr or brickshelf rather than uploading, because that takes up your file space which isn't good if you tend to include lots of links and pictures in your posts (like me).
MarcoB, have you ever had any issue of the wire cutting into the bricks?
Indeed. Here's my solution:
The column holding up my ARC-170 is 4x4, sturdy enough so that it won't topple when something hits the wall.
6205 looks much better in flight, stacked nose notwithstanding:
Sorry about the bad flash. But I guess the ARC-170 is just a bizarre design in the first place; six wings with three copilots (though the latter is probably a homage to some WWII ship, so I don't mind that too much), and how often do you see S-foils on a bomber?
Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:57 AM
Cutting into? No, ships are not so heavy. Some minor scraches.. well maybe, but haven't seen any.
Scratches appears when my boy plays with them
But I admit, some strong white string or insulated electric wire would be better.
Posted 20 February 2011 - 02:01 AM
Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:22 AM
Edited by Brickus, 20 February 2011 - 05:24 AM.
Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:54 AM
But those wings are supposed to sag, in the fashion of the N-1 or the Eta-2 - in fact, part of the reason I display the set on a stand is to allow them to sag a bit.
Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:11 PM
Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:26 PM
It may not look sturdy, but it is and won't be heartbreaking if it falls
Does anyone have any ideas for a TIE Defender Stand/Display Method? Mine is currently resting on it's wings.
Edited by Frolando22, 20 February 2011 - 08:41 PM.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:14 AM
And on for my Brickshelf gallery...
Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:45 AM
I only use one for each, except the new Slave 1, which I wanted displayed at an angle (like it's shown on the box)... I still used those supports, but I needed three of them.
Oh... I also throw in to get the ships angled in more interesting ways... I use those because for some reason I have dozens of them, but there are better choices.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:04 AM
Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:53 PM
So I put some white pieces on it...
...and made a T-47 Snowspeeder stand:
I also made an X-wing stand. (I had to remove the cargo hatch.)
Edited by Frolando22, 21 February 2011 - 10:08 PM.
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