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Displaying X-wing 10240?

ucsstarwarsfanucsstarwarsfan Washington StateMember Posts: 33
I recently finished building 10240, and it only wants to rest on the stand at the angle where the nose is pointing upwards, is that how it's supposed to be? It seems like it was intended to be able to be displayed both totally horizontally, as well as at the upward angle, but it doesn't stay in the horizontal position, it 'falls' back to the other one. Is that normal?

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  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited January 2018
    It should balance horizontally both with the nose over the plaque and at 90 degrees:



    EDIT: I just tried it with mine (I always display it nose-up) and can confirm it does indeed balance horizontally in both orientations (it doesn't take much to tip it back though). Are you sure you made your stand mechanism correctly?
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Interestingly this FBTB review agrees with you.

    https://www.fbtb.net/reviews/2013/05/01/review-10240-red-five-x-wing-starfighter/

    Strange. How come mine seems okay? Anyone esle with #10240 care to try and let us know?
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    Mine will display flat, but the slightest bump or butterfly passing and it will fall back to nose up!
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    ^ yeah, mine is just like this.  I think I can just leave it out for a few days and it rocks itself back to the sloping position!
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    I'd say it's supposed to be displayed either nose up or horizontally at 90 degrees.
  • steveomclsteveomcl Member Posts: 187
    I have mine displayed in a wooden box shelf so I rest the back off it against the back of the box to ensure it stays horizontal... Can't imagine it would take much to do the stand in this position though 
  • willp2003willp2003 Member Posts: 88
    Just checked. Mine always tips back. It is also in need of a clean! 
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,720
    edited January 2018
    I've had no issues with the display angle or weight distribution of the model, but I did initially find myself with a warped plate.  I swapped it out it and it was fine thereafter.

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/11264/design-issue-10240-x-wing-stand




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