My school is producing Mary Poppins Jr in December. As we talk design and preproduction, the director has decided she wants to copy this video as much as possible: :58 seconds it goes wider to see the full effect. In the past, I've built out of luaun with 1x3 to stiffen it. I've not been thrilled in the past because cutting those fine details with a jigsaw have not gone as well with students. I've seen some other ideas made of MDF, and I'm curious if any of you would recommend MDF? Also, as this is going to be tiered into the three levels, any other suggestions you can make? I have lights that will go under the city and project upwards. My goals: 1. Clean surface for painting that doesn't show all the imperfections in the wood. 2. Relatively speedy construction method. I'd like to use my jigsaw, but I don't think that's going to be possible given how detailed things are. 3. Final pieces needs to be relatively easy to pick up and move due to how our space works (I build a stage in a gym, and I have to have it all set up 2 days before the show opens). Any suggestions? Thanks you amazingly smart people!