I started collecting source material for the facade last night. Pictures mainly, though I found a couple of websites that had some construction information that I really liked. Also had a bit of an epiphany (epiphanette?) about the construction of a particular prop that I need to try. Still poodling the noodle on that one; it's not entirely clear how I get a particular motion effect, but I have a bunch of different things to try. It means I have to get some materials to play with, and my budget is currently such that I have no free-spending money until the new year.
I can wait. Really, I can. Really.