My grandma started my mom and aunts on it. I've been around it so long that my mom gave me my first piece last year. My mom now sets hers up on a banquet table. We actually don't have room for anymore buildings. Which is good because building coast anywhere from $60-150 each.
My mom is Dept. 56 nut.. she hasn't done it in a few years because she's been sick but when she would set it up, it took up our entire dining room! She wants to do it again, but it's SOOOO much work for her to do on her own so I think next year my sister and I will go out there to help.