First steps – what theme do you want? Space? City? Friends? Ninjago? Along with this is another important question – do you want to have the entire display as minifigure scale? Having these questions answered first will help you to choose the most appropriate sets later. For me it was definitely a minifigure scale City theme. This meant that my 10234: Sydney Opera House was out!
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to choose the sets! Below is a list of the sets I chose. The sets with a * were ones I didn’t own, so collaboration was required! This adds a few extra things to consider, which I’ll get into later.
Now this step can either happen before you choose your own sets, or after, but it’s good to talk to others to bulk up the scene. I knew I wanted to do a City scene, but I only owned 2 Modulars, so I asked a workmate if she wanted to join in and she said yes, so she was able to fill out the very important part of the buildings! It’s important to let everyone involved know what you’re planning, and what sets you have to contribute. I also didn’t have enough baseplates, so I contacted someone from my local area LUG and someone was able to led me a whole stack of road plates (I’m very thankful – thanks Steve!).
I’m pretty new to this, so I’d love to hear from you if you’ve done a display before! What was your process? Do you have any tips? Leave a comment below.
I’ve also created a Flickr album for the display on the BricktasticBlog account, so if you want to have a look at more images, they are all there. I’ve also created one for the MOCs I created for the display. Enjoy!