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  1. [REVIEW] 75144 - UCS Snowspeeder

    The laser canons are positioned at a slight angle. That’s why they can’t use a plate. On my mobile right now, but there is probably a picture from the front. Now that I’ve told you, you will probably be able to see it in the main picture as well.
  2. A coffee table is the best solution. That didn’t make it in my home hehe. I think the Falcon can rest on the stand for a lifetime. Of course, I can only tell for sure after a long period. Concern about the stress on some parts might or might not be justied. I don’t think it will actually harm the parts, but for that, also time will tell. I will take another good look when I am at home next week.
  3. From the top my head it's around 41 cm. I measured it to see if it will fit the iDisplayIT (Pure Display) display case. That case is 39 cm so it doesn't fit. (that review will follow next month)
  4. It does feel sturdy enough to me. The force is guided through both sides, so it doesn't fully depend on the thickness of the acrylic.
  5. After last year's release of the new UCS Millennium Falcon, it's time to look at some display solutions. The first solution I am reviewing is the Wicked Brick stand.
  6. I have done a review of the Wicked Brick stand. Soon I wil be posting a review of the Pure Display case and stand as well.
  7. REVIEW - WICKED BRICK - 75192 - MILLENNIUM FALCON STAND INTRODUCTION In October 2017 I published a review of the highly anticipated 75192 - Millennium Falcon, the successor to the legendary 10179 - UCS Millennium Falcon. An outstanding set with one fundamental "flaw" and that is its sheer size, which makes it really hard to display it properly. One of the first solutions was building the Efferman stand, made by our very own Eurobricks member Efferman. However, if you are not into LEGO building (insert wink here), or you don't have the (mosty) Technic parts, there are other cool solutions to get yourself a stand. One of these solutions (I will review another one next month) is the display stand made by Wicked Brick. This stand comes with a, separately sold, minifig stand. Needless to say I will be reviewing both products. But before we start, I would like to thanks Kevin Murden for his enthusiastic response and making this review possible. PACKAGING The entire package comes in a well protected bubble mailer. To facilitate shipping, the stand is made up of different parts and it needs to be put together. This results in a building experience for the stand, as well as for the actual model The stand itself is comprised of five elements: 1x Baseplate 2x Sides 2x Connectors Here you can see an image of the baseplate, with a very cool engraving of the Millennium Falcon. I like little details like these. The two sides below show the angle at which the model will be positioned. The angle is roughly 60 degrees. Two plates will connect the left side and the right side and give the stand its rigidity. The image below also shows the separate minifig stand, which fits nicely into the main stand. THE BUILD Assembling the stand is pretty straightforward, although you will need to apply some pressure to fit the parts together. This isn't a bad thing, since friction is all that keeps the stand together, so you don't want the parts to slide in and out easily. However, Jim wouldn't be Jim if he hadn't made a stupid mistake, only to be seen when completing the write-up. Technically the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon should be on the other side, meaning that the baseplate is upside-down at the moment. Not that it really matters, because after placing the Falcon on it, you won't see the engraving anymore. And no, I didn't have any alcoholic beverages before assembling it Here's an angled side view of the stand. The package comes with two leaflets explaining how to assemble the stand, which is actually pretty self-explanatory. I you still find it hard to put it together, there's a nice video on the Wicked Brick website, showing how it's done. THE STAND Taddaaaa! Here's that piece of junk placed on the stand. I can recommend gettting some help with placing the model on the stand. You can do it all by yourself, but it's more convenient to lift the model, have your lovely assistant remove the landing gear struts and help you positioning the stand. Backside shows there is some leeway for moving the model to the left or the right. Does this setup look cool or what?! Granted, you still need a lot of space, but it's mostly vertical space, which allows you to more easily place it somewhere on a cupboard or on a sidetable in the living room. I'm sure your partner (if applicable) will be psyched to have this bad boy in the living room. I know @Kitty (my wife) is! It is possible to move the model on the stand, but you need to make sure to hold the two sides of the stand. Nice view from the rear of the vessel. Here you can see the angle of the stand. THE MINIFIG STAND The minifig stand also has some cool details. One of these details is the Episode designation on both sides. On the left there's Episode 4, 5 and 6, while the rights shows Episode 7 and 8. Another nice detail is the placement of the studs, slightly at an angle, resulting in the minifigs facing the center. If you are not buying the stand for the Falcon itself, the minifig stand might still be worth the purchase. I like it a lot. THE PRICE Okay, so both stands are very nice products, but what about the price?! Of course, as an owner of this great set you will probably be interested in a quality stand, but will it break the bank? Well, it doesn't...in my humble opinion. The stand costs 49.99 GBP. The stand + minifig add on costs 57.99 GBP. The minifig stand alone costs 10.99 GBP. Of course, some people will think that around 66 Euro for a bunch of plastic is a lot of money, but in the LEGO scene, and especially the UCS Star Wars Scene, this will hardly be an argument. I think that this price is very reasonable for such a nice stand. And let's not forget it displays a 850 Euro set, so it's not even 10% of the set price. Bricklinking the Efferman stand will set you back approximately the same amount. THE VERDICT I won't grade this stand, but I will simply tell you that this stand receives two big thumbs up!! You get a quality stand with a cool minifig add-on. Ohhh, and Han approves too. Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.
  8. What do you all do for work/school?

    @Jeffreyk Okay, so you re-edited your first post, to include the link again. I find this rather sketchy. I will ban you from the site tomorrow, unless you have a good explanation for it. Removed the salary again.
  9. What do you all do for work/school?

    Hi, Welcome to EB. Asking about professions is an okay conversation starter, but I don't see the need to discuss salaries. I find it a rather strange way to make your first post on a forum. I have edited your post a bit.
  10. LEGO Worlds & You

    Hi, Welcome to EB. You have posted a comment in a six year old topic. This is called bumping. Please don't bump a topic unless you have new/useful information to add. Please read the site guidelines (link in my footer). Other than that....have fun!
  11. Hi, Please don't bump old topic to ask for instructions.
  12. Hi, Not sure why you posted it in this topic. It would be better to create a new topic and clearly state the purpose of the topic.
  13. There is absolutely zero hype for this set. People, myself included, simply like it for what it is. This isn't a flagship model, just a simple Technic car. What I still don't get is why it has to be more than what it is. You are of course entitled to your opinion, don't get me wrong, but it's no "UCS" Porsche or Bugatti.
  14. Hehe. Hope so for you
  15. Technically, every set is limited, because the production ends at some point. But you mean "Limited" like the 41999, which only had 20.000 copies. The 75105 wasn't limited in the number of sets that were availabl (at least not that I know). This set will most likely, like the Porsche, be available for the next two years. Like every set it will go out of production, but it's not what we call a "Limited" set.