I have one I used to put out. It was just the right size, SMALL, because it's a small apartment. I got it from a Catholic supply store. I'm not Catholic but wanted that old fashioned Assisi look (St Francis was the first to do the Creche thing). It was only ten bucks and has ten pieces and that's just great. It's still in its little box in my linen closet. The cow has a broken horn, oh well.
Then Mom calls and she says she's sending me her set. A long time later I get SEVERAL HUGE boxes via UPS and it is the whole village - including the inn and a bakery and palm trees and ducks. It's big and "nice" looking in a way I find a bit much - a bit saccharine.
The boxes came from my sister's address so I'm confused. I think Mom gave it to my sister when she gave her Dad's car (he's dead so he doesn't need it anymore) and my sister didn't want the creche so it got sent to me. But that's just a theory - I'm not talking about it with them.
I have all the HUGE boxes in the basement storage locker and they're staying there. I just put up the "Holy Family" and that's it - 3 pieces.