My 9-year old daughter is a big Star Wars fan and is very keen on Jabba the Hutt. She saved her money to buy the limited edition (Walmart) figure and accessories and asked if we could do a father/daughter project to build his Palace.
This is more of a "quick-and-dirty" project and only loosely conforms to the published floor plan. A full-scale layout would be about 9'x7', so we went with just the throne room (about 3'x3').
We used pink-sheet housing insulation left over from several other projects. After using spray glue to adhere the plans to the sheet we started building out walls and stairs. My daughter did most of the cutting using a heated wire-cutter (razor cuts were all mine).
13" toy resting in his palace -main room laid out
Additional walls and stairs added and covered with spackle (goes on pink and dries white). Grating was created using coffee stir sticks pushed in place from underneath.
"Secret rooms" at the back of the palace (great for more action figures)
Completed, painted and weathered. We started with a base coat of white, followed by brown (to simulate dirt) and finished with a dusting of gray primer.
My daughter chose the color palette and did most of the spray painting (we sealed the entire palace in Modge Podge first). The gray primer was her suggestion to introduce more of a "stone" look.
We forgot to put the trap door in place before painting, so that still needs to be done. But she's so busy playing with the set we'll leave it be for now.
Thanks for looking.