LEGO Star Wars helmets are designed for one purpose only – to look great sat on display. Wicked Brick’s LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case is the perfect way to do just that even more brilliantly, thanks to a subtle yet stylish design.
— Set details —
Product name: LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case
Available from: Wicked Brick
Prices from: £33.99 / $44.27 / €40.54
Measurements: W: 18.6cm H: 25.1cm D: 19.2cm
— LEGO Star Wars Helmets —
The LEGO Star Wars Helmets Collection is a novelty within the wider LEGO Star Wars product line, for being specifically designed around the concept of display only. These are collectible, reasonably-sized and intricately-designed recreations of iconic headpieces from the galaxy far, far away, created for that older 18+ audience – there’s no playability to them, no minifigures, nothing else.
As a result, there’s not much else to these LEGO sets once built – they are purpose-built to look awesome and sit proudly on display, either as a centrepiece of an assortment of themed Star Wars paraphernalia; as their own, iconic office desk decoration; or to complement a quite out-of-control LEGO Star Wars collection.
Whichever way, the LEGO Star Wars helmets are designed to ooze attitude and to reflect the characters they embody – in short, they exist so as to draw attention wherever they sit. Unfortunately, they are also made of LEGO bricks, which seemingly exist so as to attract the most amount of dust.
— Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case —
Wicked Brick’s LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case neatly and effectively solves the problem of dust with its near-airtight design, and does so in a way that also elevates the class and appeal to these LEGO Star Wars helmets.
Alongside what is a very pragmatic consideration for wanting to protect a LEGO set you are fond of from dust and anything else that may try to interfere with it, a display case like this from Wicked Brick – designed for an individual LEGO Star Wars helmet set (and they are all compatible to fit within one) – puts its subject matter so effectively centre stage that you’ll wonder why all your LEGO isn’t sat in display cases.
Sat within this clear, Perspex acrylic box, with the option of a splash of colour for a background (we went with turquoise), a LEGO Star Wars Helmet is given that extra level of display that really allows it to shine. What on face value is simply putting a LEGO set inside a clear box manages to feel like a luxury, for just how nicely said clear box centres and highlights the LEGO set inside.
An important aspect to actually draw attention to in reviewing Wicked Brick’s LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case is the packaging it arrives in, which for the easily-scratched nature of acrylic plastic, is pleasingly as you would hope it would be – thorough and highly protective of the display case contents. It’s a small consideration but one that reflects how well thought through the entire customer experience around such a product is – this may be a simple display case, but it is done to the highest standard.
Inside the shrink-wrapped, taped, bubble-wrapped, loose card and cardboard box packaging comes all the pieces required to put together the display case, minus a small screwdriver. As a process, building one of these display cases isn’t the most inviting experience for a novice, particularly without instructions. But the fiddly, somewhat intricate design of these cases is a small inconvenience for such an effective, sturdy and clean display case as the final result is.
— How to build a Wicked Brick display case —
Constructing the Wicked Brick display case isn’t the simplest process if this is your first time, particularly for the lack of instructions – none are included in the packaging and what can be found online is minimal and non-specific.
It’s an intricate and quite particular process, but one that once you are clear on general assembly is easy enough to get the hang of. The display case is put together using a combination of screws and metal sockets (referred to as ‘connector cubes’) that hold the sides in place at each inside corner of the display case.
Each connector cube has three places for screws to fit in, one for each plastic sheet they will connect to in their corner. Getting the first two pieces together is probably the fiddliest aspect to the construction process, but once these are in place the rest of the plastic panels will more naturally slot together, and so too the corner sockets.
It’s important to note during construction that these display cases come with more plastic sheets than you may otherwise expect – there are three pieces that initially seem superfluous. Two are designed to slot together against the back-board to the display case, while a third is the bottom part that holds the LEGO Star Wars helmet in place, separate to the underside panel of the display case.
Indeed, these three pieces are loose and without holes for screws to fit through – they are designed to slot tightly into position as the exterior plastic panels are all put together. It’s important, then, to not assemble all exterior panels together before placing these parts inside.
If you have selected a coloured background option with your LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case then you will need to apply that to the interior back panel too. It’s not a printed image on the plastic, but rather a separate large, A5-ish-sized sticker. It is smooth enough that if you need to apply it to the plastic again then it won’t damage it too much, but ideally, this wouldn’t be a sticker, as it’s still not the easiest thing to place evenly.
Before putting the entire display case together, don’t forget to add your LEGO Star Wars helmet inside – all sides to the display case are securely fastened in position, so there’s no quick access in and out once it is built. Admittedly, this is not the most convenient set-up, but helps to create that air-tight protection that the case is primarily designed for in function, so it’s a small compromise for a big benefit.
Also included are two screws to wall-mount the display case, should you so wish. The back to the display case is designed to securely hook to the screws.
— Price —
The Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case is priced from £33.99 in the UK, $44.27 in the US and €40.54 in Europe, with the addition of a coloured background costing an extra £5 / £6.55 / €5.75.
However, for anyone with experience of the sheer amount of ruinous dust that a helmet can and will collect on display, and for anyone wanting to properly and permanently show off such a LEGO set, there’s no other option from a practical standpoint than to pick up a display case.
With the air-tight design, clean, clear finish and just the right balance of background colour, Wicked Brick’s LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case does everything right to showcase the LEGO set inside. The price for such a product may seem high, but the value both immediate and long term is immeasurable.
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— Summary —
The smartest, best display solutions are often the simplest – Wicked Brick’s LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case may not be the easiest for beginners to put together, but for how effectively it brings out the best of its subject and puts it centre stage, there’s no disputing how good this is.
On face value it’s just a clear box to place your LEGO within. Yet, for how it does that so securely and stylishly, Wicked Brick’s LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case is a demonstration in understated brilliance.
This product was provided by Wicked Brick for review purposes – opinions and editorial remains our own.
— FAQs —
How long does it take to build a Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case?
If it’s your first time building a Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case, expect it to take more than 30 minutes as you get used to the process.
How do I build a Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case?
The Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case does not come with instructions, but we demonstrate how to build one in the above article.
How much does a Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case cost?
Wicked Brick LEGO Star Wars Helmet Display Case is priced from £33.99 in the UK, $44.27 in the US and €40.54 in Europe, with the addition of a coloured background costing an extra £5 / £6.55 / €5.75.