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The Millennium Falcon: Day 3
Not Quite a Table
I took a slight detour today. After finishing the first segment of the build, I realized that none of the places I thought about displaying the finished set had enough room for it. Well, except the kitchen table, but I was told that wasn’t an option.
In an effort to make the most of the space I do have, I starting looking at options for display stands, and one in particular caught my eye.
This particular stand is designed to display the Falcon on its side, so rather than clearing 6 square feet of desk space, I only need about 2.
I was a little hesitant at first, because it’s clearly not Lego, but it’s definitely supposed to look like Lego. After a lot of digging (and some largely favorable reviews), I decided to bite the bullet.
Most of the reviews said the stand shipped in a plain box with a giant bag of pieces and no physical instructions, and the folks who did get an instruction booklet complained that it was difficult to follow.
The set I received was quite the opposite. It came in a custom box with neatly organized pieces, and instructions that were almost indistinguishable from Lego instructions.
A few of the steps were difficult to read, but my eyes barely work as it is, and even the best Lego sets have a few hard to read instructions now and then.
The final product is pretty sturdy. There’s a tiny bit of wiggle room, but it doesnt appear to be anything that could put the set itself at risk. With this thing built, I have a much better idea of how big the final set is and I’m pretty sure I found a spot for it on my desk.