While the train set and accompanying village is cute to see, you wouldn't believe how ridiculous it is to set up. Most of the people are balanced precariously and it takes forever to get them to actually stand or sit where you want them to be. It is not fun...just ask me and Emma. We are the ones who typically set it up each year.
Take for example, the hobos. Those two on the box car....it's a beeyotch to get them to sit there. I don't think folks appreciate the difficulty. Really.
But it makes for a great scene....IF you can get them there.
And the hobos by the fire....ridiculous. They look like they are enjoying their little camp-out, but behind the scenes, there are two gals tearing their hair out for an hour just trying to get them to stay upright. Ugh.
And then he did it.....
He grabbed the box car. Yep....THE boxcar....the one with the hobos balanced precariously. Didn't blink. Didn't think twice. Nope. Just GRABBED it and stuck it on the long trail of cars on the back of his train.
And the hobos......well, they were just laying there with their faces to the wood floor. Sigh.
Yeah/no. Not so easy, eh, buddy? Heh. Heh. Welcome to miniature hell, pal.
Rule #1: Do NOT touch the village, please. Or if you do, prepare for the wrath of me and Em.