LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series 75313 AT-AT is a long-awaited, one-of-a-kind LEGO set in size, scale, accuracy, price and sheer splendour. There are few LEGO Star Wars sets as spectacular as 75313 AT-AT, and if you are lucky enough to have this set and have put aside the 15 to 20 hours required to build it, there are also few sets that look as awesome when built.
It’s quite remarkable for how good it already is and looks to say, then, how iDisplayit’s display case for 75313 AT-AT transforms the set even further, and turns it into the very best LEGO Star Wars set you could possibly have on display.
We were very lucky to have an exclusive look at the prototype of this display case and are very excited to now offer a full look at the retail version here.
— Set details —
Product name: LEGO Star Wars UCS 75313 AT-AT display case
Available from: iDisplayit
Price: £144 (worldwide delivery)
Measurements: W: 78cm H: 65cm D: 32cm (frame and window)
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iDisplayit’s display case for 75313 AT-AT is – on face value – just a clear acrylic plastic box with a picture background and base. Priced at £144, you’d be forgiven for wondering why you would even consider buying it. Yet it is exactly for that simplicity of design and the quality of workmanship that has gone into it that sees iDisplayit’s display case for 75313 AT-AT add a premium level of effective, stylish protection to the most premium LEGO Star Wars set you could possibly have in your collection.
If you are building 75313 AT-AT, then it is to keep it built and to show it off as it dwarfs everything else in your LEGO collection (and for that matter most other reasonably-sized household items you may own). Yet as brilliant and imposing as it looks, there are several areas where iDisplayit’s display case adds an extra level of value to its presentation.
The first of these is the most obvious, being protection from anyone or anything knocking into it. The plastic sides, base and lid are thick and solidly connected together to provide a more-than-credible line of defence between your AT-AT and anything that may otherwise threaten its safety. Throw that tennis ball in the house, I dare you. This AT-AT and me, we don’t care.
Further to this comes protection from the biggest foe to many a LEGO fan: dust. You may think you spend most of your time building LEGO or reading about it on your favourite website (aw, thanks), but you should actually be spending most of your time dusting your LEGO. It’s all made of plastic and it’s the purest dust magnet known to man.
Short-term, dust is unsightly, but long-term it can be damaging, as layer upon layer begins to stick to the LEGO. Quite obviously, any display case can help prevent dust build-up, but in the specific instance of any of the cases designed and supplied by iDisplayit, their design is so tight and compact in connection that they are extremely effective both short and long-term in keeping dust out.
The third area that goes furthest to explain why we are so impressed in particular with iDisplayit’s display case for 75313 AT-AT is in its all-round presentation. This display case comes with a vinyl-printed background and floor straight from the snow-covered plains of Hoth. In detail, colour and quality, it’s an extra piece of artwork that transports 75313 AT-AT straight into the opening act of The Empire Strikes Back.
It’s a simple idea, but one that is realised so brilliantly and effectively here that it transforms both LEGO set and display case into a perfect ensemble presentation that just demands not only your attention, but centre stage in whatever room it will be placed in. Next to anything else you have on display, it dominates in awe and splendour, thanks to a display case that puts its subject centre stage with clever and effective design.
Protection, dust-proofing and imagery combine together to make iDisplayit’s display case for 75313 AT-AT the most practical, effective and eye-catching display solution for this behemoth of a UCS LEGO Star Wars set, and quite honestly the only way you should consider displaying it.
Additionally, more through the design of the LEGO set itself than anything else, there’s the added bonus of space within the display case for 75322 Hoth AT-ST, some Snowtroopers and even a speeder bike or two (the one pictured is our own design).
— Price —
iDisplayit are known for the quality and finish of their display cases and the display case for 75313 AT-AT is no different. It arrives well-protected in the post and is easy and secure to put together in just a few straight-forward steps, and you can feel the quality and thickness of the plastic in the weight of the product, let alone how it looks once all unwrapped and assembled. The best comparison in quality and experience is with products created by IKEA.
The price of £144 is not going to be to everyone’s tastes, but it also is not by accident – it is representative of the quality of this product and the smart workmanship that has gone into it. This is a premium product designed to complement the most premium LEGO set released by the LEGO Group. For the money needed to afford 75313 AT-AT, iDisplayit’s display case is both the insurance and staging that a set that demands such an investment truly deserves.
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— Summary —
iDisplayit pride themselves on the quality and effectiveness of their display solutions – they provide products that are not only up to the short-term immediate task of making your LEGO look awesome, but also up to the long-term rigours of true protection from dust and dirt. Their display cases are long-lasting and smartly designed to always place the subject centre stage with minimal visual interference from the case’s fixtures and fittings.
That the display case for LEGO Star Wars 75313 AT-AT does all that and adds into the equation a brilliant, high-quality vinyl-printed background and floor elevates this product to one of the company’s best yet. It manages to take a LEGO set anyone would be proud to show off on display and not only makes it possible long term but adds a new dimension to doing so.
iDisplayit’s display case for LEGO Star Wars 75313 AT-AT transforms the greatest LEGO Star Wars set yet into something even greater, and takes display solutions for LEGO sets in a new and exciting direction.
Much like the set it is designed for, it’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but if you are fortunate enough to have the budget, it delivers more than its money’s worth in value.
This set was provided for review by iDisplayit – opinions and editorial remains our own.