Fext Hobby is producing a line of modular diorama sets that fit a wide range of themes. They use panels and floors that have a print on them, while the back and undersides have exposed brick style technology. This allows you to reconfigure and extend your setups as big or small as you want. They’ve done multiple options so far, with prints that work for smaller die cast or minifigure items all the way up to hangars for mechs and robots.
I’ve run two different sets through the motions. Sci-Fi 02 which is a spacey moon sized battle station style interior, and Sci-Fi 04, which is a herioic sentient robot spaceship interior theme. Sci-Fi 02 forces you to work in scale – they are meant to be walls and floors that we know to be 8-10 feet tall, etc – one single story. That being said, each panel is about 6.6 inches tall, so it’s a bit short to use with 1/12 scale figures. A bit large to use with 3.75 vintage figures, but doable. Sci-Fi 04 is less exact – it’s a panel like system so you can add and stack without clear breaks. This works great for transforming robots and giant mechs. You can built it out with multiple sets as you see fit depending on what scale you are going for. Sci-Fi 03, which I did not review here, looks to be similar to the 04 heroic sentient robot spaceship one but less specific. Should work great for an all purpose display or hangar.
A third piece is also featured here – their Utility Display Stand. This is their version of a Tamashii Stage base, with articulated arm, gripper and peg holes. This works really well, I’ve held up heavy Transformers with it at angled poses. They are relatively cheap to at 6ish bucks a pop. And it plugs into the diorama sets too!
Read on to check out pics of the sets in action, and make sure to check out FextHobby.com if you are interested in what you see!
Of note – Fext Hobby sent through these samples for us to review.