Hey there! I have been looking at (more like Drooling over) the Olszewski Disneyland main street set for a while now, and I want to start my collection. I am planning on buying the Magic Shop/20th century Music Co. building... but I do have a few questions before I start my collection...
1. I hope to eventually be able to buy the platform and have my own full main street. (i'm not planning on doing any crazy modifications) Robert talks a lot about the transformation from Collector to hobbyist. How much skill does it take to put the entire platform together? Would a person with absolutely no experience in modeling and stuff like that be able to build the platform?
2. What is the best and cheapest way to obtain pieces? I really don't feel like paying hundreds of dollars over the original price of the sculpture. I live nowhere near the parks, but in the continental US.
3. I know you have to remove the sculptures from their bases to put them in the platform. Can you remove them from the platform and put them back on the bases if for some reason you need to? Do the bases take any damage?
4. It looks like the peter pan and dumbo pieces could easily be expanded so that the set includes fantasyland too. Are there any plans for this (or maybe an it's a small world piece?)
Thanks for your help! I'm really excited to start my collection and hopefully not get too addicted... (which i'm sure i will)