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I think I have a valid semi-legal design, it is good for display models, although Philo's answer to this question provided an excellent design for playing-with models. I now have to decide if I want playabiliy or good looks on the model.
5-fold symmetries are difficult to build in LEGO, especially at small scale. Here is an attempt, still a bit bulky... LDraw file here.
You probably want something a little similar to this: There was a similar setup in the Bespin Cloud City scene that used a string attached to two studs that was wound around an axle in the same way. As Phil B. suggests, adding an additional round plate on top of the chain will provide you with a bit more support for the stud, at the possible expense of ...
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