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21321 International Space Station - Build new stand?

marcs0417marcs0417 New YorkMember Posts: 5
Hi. I'm new to this forum, so if this has been asked already, please forgive me, and just point me in the correct direction.

I recently finished building the International Space Station.  It will be sitting on a  shelf resulting in one side of the model not being visible.  I would like to build a different stand that will rotate the station about 45 degrees, to allow for viewing all the details on the other side.

Any suggestions, thoughts on how I should go about this?

Thanks

-marc

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  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,653
    So you want to put the space station on a turntable? You could always repurpose the stands from the UCS Batmobile #76139 or current 1966 Batmobile #76188 and just dump the entire thing on there.



    The top one you could replace the 8x8 dish with a round 6x6 plate or this:


    The UCS stand looks like it would be a lot more sturdy though and also relatively easy to attach the vertical lift arms on the ISS stand to it. That's probably what I'd do in your situation. I don't even think the UCS Batmobile needs that stand anyway.
    KungFuKenny
  • marcs0417marcs0417 New YorkMember Posts: 5
    Ideally, it just needs to be tilted to display on a 45 degrees angle.  I have the ISS on a shelf and I am not sure there is enough depth to have it rotate.  

    Thank you for your suggestion, I will definitely look into it, to see if it is something I can get to work.

    -marc

  • marcs0417marcs0417 New YorkMember Posts: 5
    edited May 23
    To clarify, by rotate, I would like to tilt the model so that it is on a 45 degree angle off of horizontal.

    For example, if you go to a Lego store and see the Falcon on display, it is tilted in the display case. 

    I would like to see if I can just get the ISS to be tilted on its stand.

    Thanks

    -marc
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,165
    I’m missing something apparently. If it is sitting on a shelf and is not rotating, then there will always be a side you can’t see, no matter what position you put it in.
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,653
    Do you just want to display it pretty much like on the box art?

  • marcs0417marcs0417 New YorkMember Posts: 5
    edited May 23
    @brainslugged, yes, something similar to the box art.  
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,653


    There's a super-quick fix to get a bit of an angle on that thing. Before pushing in the rear two pins above, you could angle the top section towards you. Then push the pins in. The rear of the top section would then be resting on the pins rather than secured by them. Hopefully there wouldn't be so much weight on the front of the ISS to make it flip forwards.

    If you wanted to get into it a bit more, I'm sure it would be easy enough to secure the rear of that to section with a couple of 2-long lift arms either side. Or longer for a steeper angle.
    KungFuKenny
  • marcs0417marcs0417 New YorkMember Posts: 5
    @Brainslugged, thank you.  I will give that a try.  One quick question, what is a 2-long lift arm?  Thanks -marc
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,653
    marcs0417 said:
    @Brainslugged, thank you.  I will give that a try.  One quick question, what is a 2-long lift arm?  Thanks -marc
    I'm not a technic guy either, but I those four long vertical beams are called lift arms. Those four each have 15 holes in, but you can get them in loads of lengths. You wouldn't be able to simply put longer ones at the rear because the flat sides of the top horizontal structure would no longer be flush against them so you wouldn't be able to connect them up any more and the pins would no longer be able to slot in. But a couple of smaller little lift arms around there could get round that problem. Probably a million ways to solve that problem. Would love to see pics once you have some sort of solution.

    These are the sorts of pieces I was visualising utilising at the rear:

    560HeliportAstrobricksgmonkey76
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