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mrlights2000

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hi everyone,

i need help of what to put in this part of my yard this year i will have 10 mini trees in a triangle from the crub about 12 feet back. the tree on the right will have white and multi LEDS and the bushes in the back will have white and multi net lights. i need something to go in the front of the bushes that can be computer animated

thanks,

danny

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ChuckHutchings wrote:

BLOW MOLDS?!? Pshaw!!! :P

I say a 10' or, even better, a 16' DarrylB mega-tree. :]

For sure a mega tree. Or maybe you could wrap the real tree like you said and attach a 180 degee mega tree to the real tree some how.. then the lights could chase up the real tree and then go to the mega tree... Like I should talk, I dont even have my first controller yet :(:( Robert

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good idea about the mega tree but i already have the 16 foot mega tree on the other side of my yard and the idea of the blow molds was good but im trying not to use them this year

any thing else???

danny

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mrlights2000 wrote:

good idea about the mega tree but i already have the 16 foot mega tree on the other side of my yard and the idea of the blow molds was good but im trying not to use them this year

any thing else???

danny

I think the other tree needs a brother or sister!

I'm adding a 16' tree this year. I had a 10' last year.

As soon as I had the new 16' built a few weeks ago my son said "You know, you should do those in "3's" to make it look better. Why don't you get another 10' to balance it out?"

I'm gonnaground him for a week or something just for thinking of stuff before I did. :P

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ChuckHutchings wrote:

BLOW MOLDS?!? Pshaw!!! :P

I say a 10' or, even better, a 16' DarrylB mega-tree. :]

What does that mean..pshaw? Blow molds animate very well Chuck! So there..harrumph!:P

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How about blow molds and a mega tree. maybe at the top of the mega tree have a blow mold angel. :tree:

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I used an inflatable as a tree-topper. It's not an angel and it's not really an "inflatable" but close. I suppose you could use a blow mold.

(I'm assuming they make Poo-shaped blow molds.:P)

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Any way you go it's got to have a blow mold in it. Blow molds give a display chacracter. Don't they carrie

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On that little shed in the back it looks like you have an angel wireframe. Maybe add some more wireframes and it will look like the angel is flying over. Maybe a wireframe nativity set. Or you could blanket the grass in lights. People always seem to like that.

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Christmas Delight wrote:

Any way you go it's got to have a blow mold in it. Blow molds give a display chacracter. Don't they carrie

Absolutely! (But CD, let's not get them too interested..that means more molds for us!):D

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Carrie Sansing wrote:

Christmas Delight wrote:

Absolutely! (But CD, let's not get them too interested..that means more molds for us!):D

Carrie, You are sooooooooo right! :cool:

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ChuckHutchings wrote:

I used an inflatable as a tree-topper. It's not an angel and it's not really an "inflatable" but close. I suppose you could use a blow mold.

(I'm assuming they make Poo-shaped blow molds.:P)

What is that on top your tree Chuck? It looks like a Christmas bowling pin :laughing::shock:

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Carrie Sansing wrote:

I believe that's Mr. Henky the Christmas poo from South Park.:P

Thanks for the lesson on south park. :laughing:

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