75192 UCS Millennium Falcon Display Ideas / Stands / Supports / Etc

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  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 487
    ^ It’s still a custom order, the image shows what they can do.

    Only the much smaller standard sizes can be ordered direct.
    omnium
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 658
    I have one of these KLINGSBO coffee tables for my 10179 Falcon. It fits very nicely. I have it angled to one side so I could also fit a few other Rebel ships and make a hangar diorama.

    The only thing I dislike is the floral pattern on the shelf, but I covered it with baseplate so it doesn't matter all that much.

    It's also high enough that I can fit a couple dozen shoebox-sized bins of LEGO underneath.

    Best option I've found for under $100.
    Hanzo
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    GIR3691 said:
    I have one of these KLINGSBO coffee tables for my 10179 Falcon. It fits very nicely. I have it angled to one side so I could also fit a few other Rebel ships and make a hangar diorama.

    The only thing I dislike is the floral pattern on the shelf, but I covered it with baseplate so it doesn't matter all that much.

    It's also high enough that I can fit a couple dozen shoebox-sized bins of LEGO underneath.

    Best option I've found for under $100.
    Any chance of you posting a pic of what it looks like on display?
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 658
    As it happens I just got home.

    Still a work in progress, but very happy with it so far.
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  • rahservizirahservizi ItalyMember Posts: 3
    Fireheart said:

    Thanks.. 

    the angle this is at is about the maximum you can get for a built model, and not glued. As the weight needs to be on the technic main structure..
    I went for a carbon fibre effect base as well, which looks good in the daytime, and when lit up looks mirrored.
    Also the LED lights can be front and back, or just front. With both front and back its a bit much.. and with just front on it looks like the MF is flying past the planet.

    I’ve found myself in the office just staring at it and then saying where did that last 30 mins go :)
    I really like the plexy stand but from the pics i don't understand which part of the model is resting on the support.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 487
    Fireheart said:

    Thanks.. 

    the angle this is at is about the maximum you can get for a built model, and not glued. As the weight needs to be on the technic main structure..
    I went for a carbon fibre effect base as well, which looks good in the daytime, and when lit up looks mirrored.
    Also the LED lights can be front and back, or just front. With both front and back its a bit much.. and with just front on it looks like the MF is flying past the planet.

    I’ve found myself in the office just staring at it and then saying where did that last 30 mins go :)
    I really like the plexy stand but from the pics i don't understand which part of the model is resting on the support.
    Does this help?


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  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    edited November 2017

    I was able to pick up an UCS Falcon last month, but have been waiting for a storage solution before building it. The coffee table solution seemed to be the easiest, but finding a table that would fit was a challenge.

    I decided to start with the Coaster Furniture Glass Top Coffee Table (Black Nickel) since the dimensions had some extra room. 54W x 23D x 15H in.


    I had 4 clear panels (Maktrolon/Lexan) custom cut to enclose the coffee table. This way, I can keep prying fingers from it and also a lot of dust. The benefit of using this table is that it's sturdy and I can actually use it as a table and not worry about scratching it.

    I used 3/4" corner braces and drilled a hole in the metal frame to attach them by screws.


    I then used a center punch to mark the Makrolon where the corner brace was.


    I attached the panel with a bolt and a sleeve and connected it with a nut.


    I placed an X-Wing in the table as a placeholder until I have time to build the MF.


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  • rahservizirahservizi ItalyMember Posts: 3
    Fireheart said:
    Does this help?


    Yes perfect!
     Can you ask one more thing? If you have time, could you measure how tall and how deep is the Falcon + stand ?  I have a limited space and i'm trying to find a way to properly display it.

    Kind regards, Filippo
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    @Toker that is going to be a tight fit! The Falcon is 22 inches easy. Your table looks be 23 to the outsides of the lexan. How thick the lexan is will really impact if it will fit or will be pushing on the sides. I love the table style though, if it works out for you great job. Just know that ship is at least 22 wide.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 487
    Fireheart said:
    Does this help?


    Yes perfect!
     Can you ask one more thing? If you have time, could you measure how tall and how deep is the Falcon + stand ?  I have a limited space and i'm trying to find a way to properly display it.

    Kind regards, Filippo
    You should be able to work out how much space you need to display from these:


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  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    @Toker that is going to be a tight fit! The Falcon is 22 inches easy. Your table looks be 23 to the outsides of the lexan. How thick the lexan is will really impact if it will fit or will be pushing on the sides. I love the table style though, if it works out for you great job. Just know that ship is at least 22 wide.
    The Lexan is the thinnest they make. I believe is was either 1/8" or 3/16". I put the Lexan almost flush with the outside edge, so I should have a slight cushion.

    Worst case scenario, I might be able to rotate the MF slightly.
  • rahservizirahservizi ItalyMember Posts: 3
    Fireheart said:
    Fireheart said:
    Does this help?


    Yes perfect!
     Can you ask one more thing? If you have time, could you measure how tall and how deep is the Falcon + stand ?  I have a limited space and i'm trying to find a way to properly display it.

    Kind regards, Filippo
    You should be able to work out how much space you need to display from these:


    Thanks , you gave me the informations I'm looking for.
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    Just checked the inner dimensions of the table with the Lexan added. It measures 22.5", so the MF should just fit!
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    @Toker I just measured my falcon, it' sitting and 23.5" which is significantly larger than the advertised size (front to back is at 32.5" for ref)
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    @Toker I just measured my falcon, it' sitting and 23.5" which is significantly larger than the advertised size (front to back is at 32.5" for ref)
    Where are you measuring the width? I'm surprised that it would be that much larger since every site that I've seen lists the measurement at 22".
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    Would it be possible for you to take a picture of the MF with a tape measure where you believe the width is the shortest? I'm hoping I can rotate is slightly to still get it to fit if it is that much larger.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    @Toker sure I'll see if I can find a smaller point for you. I mesured from the airlock radar side, to the cockpit horizontally. (Cockpit is a touch wider than airlock to air lock) at work at the moment, but yeah I'll see what I can do once I'm home.
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    Thanks for your help. Can you do me one more favor?

    Is it possible that Lego measured the width at the smallest point?

    For example, using the attached picture as a clock reference, the 9 o'clock to 6 o'clock measurement is 23.5" from your measurement. Is the 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock measurement where they get the 22" measurement?



    LegoTT
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    alright using the image you posted as reference:

    the highlighted area im getting 22.75" or 23.25 today (improved accuracy) from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock but including the small extra from cockpit overhang.

    going from ~9:30 to ~3:30, I am getting, 22.75 at absolute widest. shifting it further it bounces around 23.5" back to 23"

    i tried with 2 different tape measures trying to eliminate error. both agree on the numbers above. if you get desperate, the point near the airlocks on the rear side of the above box (right side) and forward of the box (left side) could be modified to eek out some more room, not that you'd want to do it if you could help it of course.

    (if you'd like pictures of these measurements i can redo them and get them once my camera battery recharges, (phone camera is broken))
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    Thanks, what you've done is very helpful. I don't have many options right now other than to build the MF and see how I can make it fit.

    Worst case scenario, I try and build a platform to slightly angle the MF or move the MF around to see if it's possible to fit in any way.

    My only other hope is that there is a slight curvature to the way you are holding the tape measure to give me that slight extra fraction of an inch.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,446
    The plexi stuff should be able to flex enough to give you an extra quarter-inch. You can test that out beforehand.
  • Habitant99Habitant99 FloridaMember Posts: 99
    You could maybe try a variation on my stand idea from page 1, with a much much lower height at the front edge, and that might get you inside the measurements just from the angle.  That said I scrapped that idea because of weight concerns, but there are likely many improvements that could be made to it that would do what you need to do. 
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    The plexi stuff should be able to flex enough to give you an extra quarter-inch. You can test that out beforehand.
    It will definitely flex, but I don't think it would look good bowed outward by an inch or so.
    You could maybe try a variation on my stand idea from page 1, with a much much lower height at the front edge, and that might get you inside the measurements just from the angle.  That said I scrapped that idea because of weight concerns, but there are likely many improvements that could be made to it that would do what you need to do. 
    I was thinking about your idea also, but I'm not sure if I tilt it if I will gain enough room.
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    Before I make another blunder, can someone confirm that the height with landing gears is at least right?

    - Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    edited November 2017
    alright @Toker height for you: peak of Dish 9.12" or with top guns spun to their highest angle 9.5" course i doubt you'd ever display it that way. without dish and with the guns lowered (pointing straight forward) its about 8" even. (top of cockpit is at 7" even)

    so if you do plan to tip it up on edge that's 6-8 inches you can raise the cockpit, or 4-6 for the dish side. math says that 6 should get you under 22 inches. good luck with your display, i do hope you can get it sorted out and to your liking.
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    alright @Toker height for you: peak of Dish 9.12" or with top guns spun to their highest angle 9.5" course i doubt you'd ever display it that way. without dish and with the guns lowered (pointing straight forward) its about 8" even. (top of cockpit is at 7" even)

    so if you do plan to tip it up on edge that's 6-8 inches you can raise the cockpit, or 4-6 for the dish side. math says that 6 should get you under 22 inches. good luck with your display, i do hope you can get it sorted out and to your liking.
    I can't thank you enough. You've been extremely helpful!

    So if I displayed it flat and slightly tilt the dish, it can come under 9"?

    I may still try and give my existing table a try, but a 6" tilt may take a lot to figure out how to build a stand.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    yeah i measured the dish as tall as i could make it, tilting it back will lower that top edge nicely. and i ran some fast numbers 4" should bring you in just under 22.5" giving you the choice of sides to raise.
  • Habitant99Habitant99 FloridaMember Posts: 99
    If you do decide to angle it, you might want to consider some modifications to Efferman's stand design as I think it could be changed to be go from a vertical tilt to a horizontal tilt.  It's what I'm going to do, just haven't, you know... actually done it. 

    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-10219/Lucioswitch81/effermans-vertical-stand-for-millennium-falcon-75192/#comments


  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    mustang69 said:
    I plan on making something similar to this when I get mine built (once I get one that is), eventually anyway.

    http://tayloredbypaul.com/falcon-table/

    To help the cost I'll probably just use plexiglas for the sides and only do glass for the top.
    This is what I'm going to use as a template. I'm going to build a coffee table since it seems like the beat option.
  • SquirrelArmySquirrelArmy UKMember Posts: 13
    Hey, first time post for me. I've been following the progress of your builds for a while and now I've finally signed up to comment and talk about my plans for displaying my Falcon.

    I'm also going for the coffee table build, I will be adding a little diorama too based around Docking Bay 94. I've been doing a lot of design work trying to decide how best to display the Falcon. My existing coffee table top lifts up so it can be used as a desk for when I'm gaming on my PC connected to my TV's in the living room so my new version has to have the same level of practicality otherwise the OH will never approve of the space being taken up by such a large model.

    I'm also going down the route of MDF/Plywood Base, Acrylic sides and with a glass top to make it hardwearing. I'll be integrating a USB hub too which will also power the lights in the Falcon and on the stand. There will also be a draw at the front for storage.





    The images are of it unpainted, colour choices are out of my hands but the compromise is worth it so I can display the Falcon in full view. The rear view is actually an older render, I've since decided to move the USB hub to inside the little shelf at the back. This is where I'll be keeping remote controls, keyboard, mouse and all the other little stuff coffee tables tend to accumulate. The boxes to either side will be hiding the lifting arms for the glass top.  

    I'm already working on a semi-circle of tan blocks in the digital designer to use as the outer of the docking bay, just have to find enough tan blocks at reasonable prices on Bricklink. The Falcon will be displayed with the boarding ramp facing the front and the surroundings will be filled with stormtrooper minifigs chasing Han, Luke etc into the ship. I've even managed to find a custom Imperial Spy minifig to go into the scene.



    I already have the bulk of the components cut to size, I'm just waiting for some CNC time at work so I can add on all the holes for cable runs etc. I'm hoping to be building the table sometime next weekend if all goes well. 

    I'll be posting again once I'm a little further along with the build. 
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  • KogaeigaKogaeiga UteboMember Posts: 1
    I can do it in the following way:
    https://www.ebay.es/itm/Display-stand-angled-no-3-for-75105-7965-Millennium-Falcon-Star-Wars-Lego/172850356481?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    Above the points of the stand, I had to put elongated pieces to increase the base of support and thus center the point of gravity.  Also, I did not have to remove any pieces from the set.


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  • Habitant99Habitant99 FloridaMember Posts: 99
    I like the clear plastic base idea, but I can't find anyone selling them or making the specifically for the 75192.
  • steveomclsteveomcl Member Posts: 187
    My table is slowly starting to take shape. Clear perspex sides and a toughened glass top will complete the build in the coming weeks. 
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  • SquirrelArmySquirrelArmy UKMember Posts: 13
    You would think a table 1200mm x 700mm would be big enough to house the Falcon with room to spare. I’m having to rethink the angle I’m displaying the ship at. It’s going to be a very tight fit. 
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,290
    Does anyone know if building that TECNHIC stand and then putting the Falcon on top of this exact shelf from IKEA would work? EKBY Shelf


  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,835
    I suspect that this thread is going to get very busy after Christmas with all those new Millennium Falcons. Looking to display at an angle myself with a technic stand solution.
  • lee1980lee1980 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 34
    I have gone for the 'efferman' stand bought all bits from a link to a shopping cart so hope have all, will live on top of some chest of drawers in my man cave for now, at least on a angle will take up less space!  If we do an extension will then make or buy a coffee table to show off.
  • Yo_dAYo_dA IndianaMember Posts: 32
    CM4S said:
    Does anyone know if building that TECNHIC stand and then putting the Falcon on top of this exact shelf from IKEA would work? EKBY Shelf



    If that shelf is the same depth as the IKEA LACK shelf then it will work. I built Effermans stand and have it placed on a LACK shelf.  There’s only a few mm to spare on the stand and the side of the falcon hangs over the shelf just a bit.
  • Yo_dAYo_dA IndianaMember Posts: 32
    Here’s a few pics of my currnet display with Effermans Technic stand in black and placed on an IKEA LACK shelf as mentioned. 




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  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Yo_dA said:
    Here’s a few pics of my currnet display with Effermans Technic stand in black and placed on an IKEA LACK shelf as mentioned. 




    I know this is a bit off topic, but what instructions did you use to fix Kylo's shuttle wings?  (or did you just do it yourself).  Looking for the most comprehensive guide since I am not the best as this.
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    ^^ man, you`re playing with gravity!
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  • Yo_dAYo_dA IndianaMember Posts: 32
    Hanzo said:
    Yo_dA said:
    Here’s a few pics of my currnet display with Effermans Technic stand in black and placed on an IKEA LACK shelf as mentioned. 

    I know this is a bit off topic, but what instructions did you use to fix Kylo's shuttle wings?  (or did you just do it yourself).  Looking for the most comprehensive guide since I am not the best as this.

    Did it myself, no instructions. I built it over a year ago and can’t remeber everything that was modified.  I like tinkering with TLG designs and put my own touches on them. 
    omniumHanzobandit778GothamConstructionCo
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,446
    Argghhhh I would be way way way too concerned that it'll just slide off one day and shatter on the floor...!
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  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,290
    Hmm is that wider than the one I posted before? That slight overhand it giving me anxiety 
  • Habitant99Habitant99 FloridaMember Posts: 99
    I built a modified version of the Efferman stand in order to tilt mine less to fit my display space.  Not 100% finished with it, but here are some photos.
    stluxYo_dA
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,446
    ^ Is the material for that shelving unit thick enough? ;)
    Brainslugged
  • Habitant99Habitant99 FloridaMember Posts: 99
    It's a built-in - part of the wall, they do that a lot here in Florida for some reason.  It is actually pretty annoying as it limits the size of television quite a bit (mine is direclty below the Falcon.)
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    I assumed it was just made of blast shielding.
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71
    Has anyone thought of putting it completely vertical with a slight angle?  Mine is sitting in the box while I come up with a display option. A coffee table really won't work for my room. I was thinking of using an upper kitchen cabinet with glass doors, engines on the bottom so the view is of the top. Would this work with whatever the bottom of the MF looks like?  I was also thinking of using fishihg line to secure the mandibles and help with holding the angle. Thoughts?
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