Just in past few years these have become a big hit here in England.
This is one i did for my Godson last year. Took alot of work and pretty much every weekend for a month but i think it paid off.
Have another one to make this year, well assemble and paint this year, so looks like i will be busy for at least another 4 weekends.
Shame i did take photo of the sides as they had little gingerbread men and snowflakes on
If anyone is interested in this here are a few ideas as to what to put in