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Favourite set on display

landolando Member Posts: 106
if u could only pick one set for display purpose only from past or present of any theme which would it be ? 
For reason such as it’s presence or conversation starters etc etc 
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  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 584
    Disney Caslte! (but maybe it would be the large Hogwarts Castle once I own it)
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 350
    Out of the sets I've got, it would be the Temple of Airjitzu #70751.

    I have it on display down stairs in our house and many people do comment on it and it's one of the only sets my wife says she's happy to have in the house.
    andhetmorais_pt
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,485
    edited September 2018
    Tower Bridge. Good enough to be a display piece in its own right, and then people realise it's made of Lego...

    Mine has been on display in my living room for almost 6 years now.
    stluxarathemisandheMaffyD
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,407
    #3724 dragon
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,183
    edited September 2018
    Mr. Kitty.  (And Mushu.)  He has a permanent place on the shelf.


    FowlerBricksGothamConstructionCoBumblepantspxchrisKLOKRIECHEROubirdMorkMan
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,814
    Medieval Market Village. It's my favourite set anyway, but it's got that combination of being very obviously Lego while being a bit more ambitious than a lot of people will have personally seen since their childhoods. It also dresses up very nicely for different seasons. 
    Bumblepantsandhe
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,649
    ^^Your collection of vintage measuring devices is top notch too
    SumoLegoBaby_YodaMorkMan
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,183
    edited September 2018
    ^^Your collection of vintage measuring devices is top notch too
    Yeah, those are just old.

    And I'm suffocating the cast of Cars.  They were already dead when I got them.
    Switchfoot55
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,649
    What better way to display your "specimens" though?

    It's either that, or suspended in some odd liquid in a jar? Frankly, I'd be fine with either. 
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 809
    #70618 Destiny's Bounty - I'm not even a Ninjago follower (mainly because I'm not a massive fan of all the future tech attached to the ninja undertone, and I felt spoilt by the 1999 Ninja castle theme). But that set is fantastic and massive to boot - it went really well with a Japanese urn I have in the dining area - unfortunately it's too big to have its own bottle to go in though. It's another example of a conversation starter where you don't really know it's Lego from a few metres away.

    I keep my roller coaster opposite my UCS Falcon on display and I'm trying to squeeze in the Hogwarts that's just been freshly built onto my desk. All things considered, probably 80% of Lego models over £100 in recent years have been display worthy. I even have my AT-M6 standing next to my 2014 version AT-AT just to remind me how good the original is in comparison.
    catwranglerBumblepants
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,266
    Last year's chess set for me. None of my sets really hold up completely on their own, and most of my displays consist of several models. The chess set is a bit more "normal" than other display pieces for me - people who don't already know I'm into Lego don't wonder why it's there.
    MorkMan
  • homersollyhomersolly LeicestershireMember Posts: 25
    It changes, but at present it's got the fishing store
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,947
    Saturn V for me as A) it is one of the few sets I have in Bulgaria and B) it is one of the few sets my wife is ok with being in the living room.
    stlux
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Gotta go with the 2017 UCS Millennium Falcon, it just has a presence to it, yes it's s lot of grey.... but that greebling.
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 224
    I don't have it yet but if I could pick just one I think that I would choose the imperial flagship! But really there's just too many to choose from! Lol
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 324
    I'm going to swing the pendulum the opposite direction and go with the Ideas Birds set and my 2014 HUB Birds Employee gift. They're the type of sets that make people do a double-take and ask "those are Lego?" 

    Of course, I haven't yet built by UCS Falcon or the coffee table with Docking Bay 327, so my opinion might change once I do. 
    SumoLegoMorkMan
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 402
    Black Seas Barracuda. May be cliché in some respects, but everybody loves Lego pirate ships and it’s got all kinds of cool features. Kids and adults can appreciate it, I think. It’s just a classic set imo.
    LuLegocatwrangler
  • Bitsyww2Bitsyww2 Member Posts: 27
    Imperial flagship 10210, Disney castle 71040, or the Death Star 10188 or 75159
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,183
    MrJackson said:
    I'm going to swing the pendulum the opposite direction and go with the Ideas Birds set and my 2014 HUB Birds Employee gift. They're the type of sets that make people do a double-take and ask "those are Lego?" 
    Any chance you have a picture?  That's on my list of projects, and I was wondering how they look together.
    MorkMan
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 317
    I gotta go with voltron, just a really clever build and very eye catching 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,183
    Very sharp!
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,266
    ^ Especially when you step on it.
    catwrangler
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,799
    I've seen people (may be the same person) on flickr use 'Bell Jars' to display MOCs. Those birds would make beautiful display pieces in that format.

    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/decoration/decorative-accessories/begåvning-glass-dome-with-base-art-70343938/

    catwrangler
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 223
    Bag End, Detective's Office and Yellow Submarine have moved around with me since I got them. My Hogwarts Great Hall is shaping up to become quite a contender, though.
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 347
    edited September 2018
    UCS Hulkbuster; Ideas Yellow Submarine; Ideas Wall-E; and the block calendar are at my desk at work.
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 567
    It has to be the Helicarrier for me; I have it on top of a bookshelf in the lounge and it attracts comments from people who didn't realise Lego sets got that big!
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,649
    I'm a fan of my WALL-E and Ship in a Bottle sets (the later only recently was put on display). 

    I'm a self-proclaimed Pixar/Disney nerd. WALL-E was the set that brought me out of my dark ages. It seems fitting to have a key place in my display. It always draws attention from kids and adults alike. 
    FowlerBricks
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 339
    Even though it's technically 2 sets, but the GBHQ and the original Ecto 1 make GREAT display pieces imo. See my pics in the Ghostbusters firehouse vs Disney Castle thread, for more info. Yes I have gone slightly above and beyond (Stay Puft, Gozer, Vigo, terror dogs), but the main ingredients are really just the HQ and Ecto 1. They are my personal favs. 

    Although I LOVE my pirate ships, so IMO you can't really go wrong with those either. The Imperial Flagship and Silent Mary are the 2 best stand alone ships IMO (even better than the BSB or SES).
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 339
    Although NOT the best pic, the Haunted House all dressed up can ALSO  be quite an impressive display piece.

    mustang69msandersLittleLoriFowlerBricksMorkManaduk
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,266
    Ooh, the block calendar and Microscale sets are pretty high on my list too. I forgot about those.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,494
    My arvo chest burster.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,484
    My sentimental favorite is this little guy that my grandson put together around 4 years ago while I was sorting Bionicle parts and told me it was me (no hair and a beard). It has been on display in the living room ever since.


    Runner ups would be the #10188 Deathstar or #493 Command Center
    Bumblepantsstluxkiki180703
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 456
    It's gotta be the last one built, everytime! At least until I bore of it, find something better or need the space!

    But if I really had to choose one and only one, then it wouldn't be my childhood favourite #6980 which is still a great set in my opinion but isn't really a great display piece. Neither would it be #76031 which my wife bought me as a joke but actually served to bring me out of my dark age. For me there can only be one set above all others and that is the first set I had that went on permanent display and that is #75060 which is the epitome of a great display piece. I now have many sets on permanent display but the Slave I was the first set I couldn't bring myself to disassemble, usually sets go on some surface in the house then after a week or so I decide to break it down but Slave I really is an ultimate build. It is not however my only Star Wars UCS but it is the only one still built...
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,970
    I only have three builds constantly on display. 
    All Bricklink Projects and only two based on actual sets.

    My custom #4000025
    #10174 (which is currently being used a a pretty nifty hat stand).
    And Mortesv's Blockade Runner.

    I don't think I could choose between any of them as the time and effort that went into building them makes them all the more special to me.

    The UCS Falcon would probably be quite high up on my list as a great display piece but due to the sheer size of it, the boss wouldn't put up with it out on display for too long. (The DS2 lasted two weeks before it was deemed to be 'In the bloody way').
  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
    Wall-E and R2D2 are the only two sets that have never been taken apart.  We keep them out and on display all the time as they are great to look at. Ghostbusters FH would come a close third though.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 919
    #6085 Black Monarch's Castle. IMO the best castle.
    Bumblepantslkliment2
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,322
    edited September 2018
    currently the creator expert big ben and the silent mary. until I build something bigger and better, but I don't see a lot of stuff that may be better than big ben.
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    Ooooh touch one.
    Detective’s Office probably, with a close runner up of the Emerald Knight Steam Train.
    MorkMan
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 565
    edited October 2018
    Mine have got to be the VW Camper, VW Beetle, and Saturn V.
    The Tower of Orthanc is another contender.  
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,100
    For me it was the mid 1970s #396 THATCHER PERKINS locomotive Hobby set.  It had always sparked interest from non collectors, and was build of just bricks, slopes and plates... none of all the newer fancy parts...


    LittleLoriterfstenstluxsid3windrMorkMan
  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 109
    i'm torn between the Caterham 7 or all the speed champions cars that i have.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 636
    By far the Disney Castle, but with my new addition of the Docks, Ninjago city is getting up there. Also have to agree with others about Wall*e
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 565
    True, can't forget Wall*E! I also really love the display ability of the Ship In The Bottle  
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    Someone mentioned Wall-E?

    Here's my motorised Wall-E out in the open, distracted by someone...


    sid3windrpxchrisLittleLoridatsunrobbieKLOKRIECHER
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 177
    76023 UCS Tumbler
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,085
    Gotta be my #6285 Black Seas Barracuda! Yay.
    pxchrisLittleLoriFowlerBricks
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood United StatesMember Posts: 62
    edited October 2018
    #75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike sit on top of my cubicle bookshelf at work. Instantly recognizable & the versatile posing makes for lots of comments. At home, too many toddlers and cats to keep much out but have the Disney Castle, Haunted House, the original UCS X-Wing & a handful of others up on some tall cabinets.
    FowlerBricks
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