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Hi all, Based on the all my scratch-built project threads during this year, my first outdoor display has finally been completed - very happy with the outcome, even though there were a few minor niggles! One of the white LED strips on a North Pole just died - after much dismantling it turned out to be the main connector to the strip, must have bumped it when setting up...all working again now. The "snow" on my sign did not hold up to the first rain showers, kinda melted off! Re-did this this morning with an acrylic based contour paste, so should be fine now - see the thread for updated pictures. The solar panel placements had to be re-thought, as the sun's path is still changing, causing shade in some of the locations - I'll move these as the sun path changes over the next few weeks. I added the following to finish it all off: Some white batting for the snow path leading up to the front door, shaped it accordingly and used white sprayed nails to hold it down using the paving joint spaces. Some solar fairy lights were added underneath the batting and set to flash mode, so it looks like the "snow" is shimmering at night. Some solar icicle LED lights were added to the security bars. I had a couple of wire-frame reindeer that I converted to LED. Made up a quick PVC arch for the gate entrance using flexible conduit, green LED 5m strip, some 4mm wire for the curve and some PVC holders. All-in-all it looks like I had pictured it in my mind when I started all these projects - I'm happy! BTW, the solar tree strings and other solar LEDs run throughout the night, from 7pm to about 5am, and still have more than enough power left - I'm really happy with this as I was a bit hesitant using solar at first - luckily we have beautiful full sun all day, almost every day this time of year!