I did modify the plan slightly. All the figures are doweled into place. Dowels are glued into the base and not glued into the figurine, This makes it so kids can play with it, switch things around or make it completely lopsided.
On to the Alien Nativity. If you look at this nativity straight on they look like aliens.
Interesting little tidbit. I reduced the patterns on this by 25%. The wise men were suppose to be three inches taller, they are 12 inches now. Believe it or not this is not quite done. I still have another piece to cut out.