Fans who have followed us for a while have seen that we’ve been using numerous Extreme Sets Pop-Up Dioramas to add an additional bit of life to our photo shoots. Extreme Sets offers numerous diorama displays all made from light weight cardboard, making them easy to set up, and even easier to store. As new sets are released, they have moved beyond simple walls and floors and into more elaborate designs that add a whole new dimension to your photos and displays. One of their newest releases, and the set we’re looking at today, is the Extreme Gas Station Pop-Up Diorama.It includes everything needed to set up a corner gas station display, complete with overhead and pumps.
Extreme Sets sent along the Gas Station for us to check out. After the jump you can find over 40 photos of the set, along with some figures to show how well they work.
Extreme Gas Station Pop-Up Diorama
- Easy to set up
- Lots of display options
- The gas station overhead is a nice touch
- Disassembles easily for storage
- Nicely detailed printing on all the panels
- Works with a nice variety of figure sizes (5″ – 8″ scales)
- Floor tiles were a little too warped to use
This set offers up a store front, garage door, and additional wall and floor pieces. But what brings it all together is the addition of fold out gas pumps and the gas station overhead. This helps to make it a massive display piece, offering a lot of depth for fun to shoot scenes. Each wall panel is 12″ high and 20″ wide. The overhead stands a little taller at 14″ high and is over 36″ wide. By arranging the walls in different ways, you can make corners, or an “L” shaped gas station and garage. I wish I had a larger photography space to showcase the different ways in which the set can be displayed. The walls and even the additional gas station pieces are quite easy to assemble and set up. There are three floor pieces included, but I didn’t really use them in the shoot. They became a little too warped and I swapped them out for other flooring pieces I normally use. If that happens to your sets, you can get them pretty flat again by placing heavy, evenly distributed weight on top of them for a few days, which is how I store all of my sets to keep them straight. I just didn’t have enough time prior to shooting to do that for the flooring here.
They went with a mix of red and white for the color scheme, and overlaid a bit of graffiti and weathering to the print. The printing itself is sharp and detailed. The colors and added depth of the display allowed the figure stand stand out nicely while shooting. The printing on the wall pieces is also done in a way that allows them to line up easily without any wall looking out of place next to another panel. And while these are designed, mainly, with 6″ figures in mind, they work just as well with up to 8″ figures, and the walls can even work with slightly smaller scales, such as 5″ figures.
The Gas Station Dio is another fun set for photography or display. The Extreme Sets Extreme Gas Station Pop-Up Diorama is priced at $54.99. You can order it directly from Extreme Set by Clicking Here. Enter code TOYARK at checkout and get 15% off your order!