the easy way: you can try this script: Layer Repeater - aescripts + aeplugins - aescripts.com
the manual way - you can do this by cascade parenting with some flexibility, depends what are your needs exactly. take this layer for example:
let's duplicate it 5 times over
now let's parent each layer to the one above it
now let's move all of them at the same time. position,rotation,scale
FUN, isn't it???
Well I'm going to have a great time doing that.... It's a shame adobe doesn't bring the same shape later mechani to images. Thanks tho!