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Displaying the 10179 UCS Falcon

aeloleaelole Member Posts: 31
edited June 2012 in Collecting
What do you thing about this way of displaying the MF? Hopefully I have attached the photo correctly.

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  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    How did you hang it up? And how likely is it to fall apart? :D
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I, too, would be interested in knowing how you mounted it and whether or not you had to glue it to get it to be 'wall-friendly.' Though I would argue it looks better as a coffee table piece, this is a nice way to display it for those of us running low on LEGO display space (or for those of us whose significant other isn't very fond of it hanging out on the kitchen table).

    Side note - It's kind of funny how ridiculously tiny the Death Star looks in that configuration.
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    Nice work @aelole. I'd say have it mounted upward instead of on it's side. And put the Deathstar on a riser that can spin.
  • dodianododiano Member Posts: 72
    Oh wow that is very nice!!
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 654
    Personally I do not like that displaying of it. It's such a master piece that it should be viewed from all angles. Anything but is an injustice to it. I would think something where you can walk around it and view it entirely is the only way to appreciate it.

    Just my thoughts
  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    Whether we have a big house or not, our collections consume almost every free spot imaginable. I haven't built my UCS Falcon because I have no where to put it. I'm very interested in how you actually hung the Falcon on a wall. I'm scratching my head at the image because I know just how heavy the Falcon Shippers are to lift... I moved three of them upon their arrival at my doorstep and hurt my back!
  • aeloleaelole Member Posts: 31
    If you are interested I have used this technique with some add-ons on my own. I did not glue any parts and make sure that the pieces of the MF are not damaged in any way.

    @Brick_Obsession I agree that the MF is a master piece that has to be appreciated from all angles so I try to have "access" to it in all views. MF stands on a TV stand that can be brought forward and you can move it arround and enjoy the details of the falcon.

    I will try to upload later more photos (if you like) to show it more clearly.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,122
    ^ In my opinion, it is too close to the shelves in the video above. It looks like a storage solution rather than a display piece. Having it next to the Hello Kitty collection doesn't really do it justice either.
  • aeloleaelole Member Posts: 31
    ^ Yes, I agree.. the position that he put the MF is not the greatest and it looks better if its surrounded by other sets.
  • aeloleaelole Member Posts: 31
    At least his technique shown in the video works really great ;)
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Flat on the wall I was not impressed but when pulled out and angled downward that is awesome. I had not built one yet and a big reason being not knowing where to put it. Thanks for that!
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,346
    Must confess I always wanted to put mine inside some sort of glass coffee table. Needless to say the wife vetoed that and in its box it remains :(
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Get a new wife? ;)
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,346
    Ha, I'm not sure that would improve things.
    Possibly a secret flat somewhere in town where I can go and hang out with my mini fig friends might be a better option, cheaper at any rate :)
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 852
    Some men have secret apartments for their mistresses, other men have secret apartments for their LEGO :).
  • effalconeffalcon Member Posts: 71
    Yes, i like to buy some lego, then head to a Motel, where i can build it in privacy, before heading home and explaining how i had a long day at work.
  • hippoeaterhippoeater Member Posts: 30
    edited July 2012
    Finally bit the bullet and bought one BNIB about a month ago! Just finished it yesterday and it is absolutely amazing! Just thought I'd share!
  • hippoeaterhippoeater Member Posts: 30
    for some reason my post got deleted / moved and my picture didn't go with it! >.<
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Wow - this is an incredible solution for displaying MF! I haven't built mine yet because I had no idea where to display it....
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    @hippoeater - thanks for reposting the picture. Sometimes, they do fall out when threads are merged.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,136
    That's awesome @hippoeater. I'm currently about 2/3 through building mine (finished framework and now attaching hull fragments). It's such an epic build :) As for displaying it I will be purchasing a custom made acrylic case so that I don't have to worry about dust/dirt. Congrats on your big purchase and build!
  • hippoeaterhippoeater Member Posts: 30
    Yeah you too! It truly is an epic build - it was time consuming but a lot of fun and completely worth it! Congrats on yours too! :)
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