The Helico is such high quality that I was expecting more from the stand. With a bit more weight, or a different material choice it really could've complimented the Helico. On my desk it actually looks a bit undersized, and as the bottom of the stand has no grip you are limiting to the amount of interaction you can have while it is on the desk. With that said the tolerances of the stand are so tight that you can actually use the helico upside down while in the stand. One more note...the stand arrived full of a white powder which I assume was used to ensure it released from the mold. Not the worse issue in the world...but make sure to clean it out...especially if you have a black desk mat.
excellent experience overall. lovely to touch, fun to play with, creativity insipiring.