If you have been lucky enough to get thebefore it went out of stock, and had a chance to build it already, your next problem is going to be figuring out where to put this monster-size set. (If you weren’t able to get it yet, don’t worry, LEGO is making more!) The Falcon is the largest LEGO set ever released, both in size and price. It measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide, which is basically half the size of a standard 36″x48″ inch dining table. Yeah, that’s super big! 🙂
Because of the width of the Falcon, most shelves are just not going to be deep enough to support it. You need something much deeper. We already talked about the glass-top coffee table solution, which is one of the most popular, practical, and easy ways to display the Falcon, while also keeping it protected. Below is a wonderful example of this arrangement by LEGO fan lysanderchau. He even includes building plans for the coffee table, in case you would like to build one yourself in this flickr album. If you don’t want to build your own, a lot of standard glass-top coffee tables will fit the Falcon with minimal modification.
If you don’t have enough floor-space to put in a coffee table, or you just want to display your Falcon in a more dynamic pose as it flies through the galaxy, there are some other options as well. Some LEGO fans are brave enough to hang the Falcon, either by mounting it vertically on a wall, attaching it to a TV mounting arm, or hanging it from strings. Whatever way you do it, keep in mind that the Falcon weights about 15 pounds, so your anchor points should be solidly attached to a wall stud. The video below explains many of these options very well.
And there is another option I recently ran across, which allows the Falcon to be displayed almost vertically, but it doesn’t require any hardware for hanging; a very sturdy stand made from LEGO Technic elements (see picture below – photo by hendrikdejager). This means that the Falcon can take up less space (only sticks out about 14 inches or 35cm), and could fit on some deeper shelves. Another big benefit of this method is that the LEGO Technic stand mounts right where the landing gear attaches, and these areas are specifically designed to hold the weight of the ship without causing stress on parts. You can download PDF instructions for this stand and also see a demonstration video here: LEGO MILLENNIUM FALCON STAND
I hope this list gives you some ideas and options to display your ownin a way that makes sense in your living space. And if you don’t have the Falcon yet, you can keep an eye on it at the .
What do you think? Which method to display the Falcon do you like the most? Do you have the set already? Have you built it? How are you displaying it? Are there any other interesting display solutions you have found? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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