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Topic: UP Inspired Gingerbread House for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Auction  (Read 52525 times)
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« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2010 11:00:27 PM »

That is so freakin good Shocked it looks amazing!

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« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2010 06:28:59 PM »

A backbone of rice krispy treats?  Ingenious!  Bet that one was fun to transport   Cheesy

Having built only one gingerbread house before the Empire State Building, I already realized how important considering the transportation of the house would be, especially when it's going to be carried around the room during the auction.

I actually spent extra time on the base for the Empire State Building.  I used 2 sheets of 24" x 24" particle board sandwiched together with 1"x2" planks running inside.  The planks were spaced so the two outer most planks could have 1/2" copper pipe slid all the way through.  The copper pipe was cut about 3' long so 6" or so extended out each side and there was 2 copper pipes one for the left and one for the right... this provided 4 sturdy handles and a very solid base so moving the "monstrosity", as my wife likes to refer to it as, was very easy with 2 people.

We called a friend who had a mini-van to help transport it to the auction.  I was lucky to find that there was a whole 1/2" of clearance between the top of the tower and the door jam (after the building was dismantled into 3 sections)!

My recommendation to anyone who is faced with the possible transportation of their gingerbread house, is to use a solid non-flexible base 3/8" think or more of particle board or even 1/2" to 3/4" foam-core if you do not have the tools to cut particle board.  I buy my particle board at Home Depot and ask them to cut it for me before I purchase it.

I used 1/4" particle board this year on the UP House and ended up doing quite a bit of damage to the fence.  If you are faced with moving a house with a base that wants to bend on you, get a piece of plywood to slip under it like a big spatula.

Here is an example of a Gingerbread Space Shuttle built on 1/2" foam core.
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2010 06:28:58 AM »

wow, its so cool and it really rocks! haha  Cool

« Reply #73 on: February 03, 2010 01:21:25 AM »

That is awsome! And a fellow Kansan to boot! 2 thumbs ....UP. LOL
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