Party on Don! Party on Mike!
The Mega Construx Party Wagon or just plain old “Turtle Van” has arrived from Amazon.
Picked up a bunch more rubbish….er toys and can’t wait to build em all.
The box is ridiculously big, one of those ones clearly made to look good on a shelf and appeal to kids and parents as the contents take up maybe like half of the interior of the box.
The rear of the box shows some cool photos and gives you a good idea how awesome it will be when the build is done and then the party never stops I guess. The box was a real pain to get open without ripping it to pieces (even with a knife). A pain for those of us that like to keep the boxes.
I dumped out the contents onto my bed while watching Avengers Age of Ultron, which runs for at least two hours or so. But then it finished and I got halfway through Baby Driver…….
…and I was still not finished. But I did get most of the way there. It was a race against the clock as I had to go to work in the afternoon. A couple times during the build some stuff smashed/collapsed.
The two rear walls of the van are very fragile as they fall over easily. Once you get the roof on it’s not so bad, but still a bit iffy and not as structurally sound as other sets or Lego vehicles I built last week like the blue van and yellow van on the sides below.
Next I’ve gotta finish the side doors. I built the roof, back section and clip on front section, but realized part of the build had gone wrong and had to pull several parts out again as I had put them in the wrong orientation (door clips were facing the wrong direction).
Very fiddly and not fun as bits go flying everywhere when you try to carefully take it apart. Oh well, hopefully will get it finished today, then I’ve gotta reorganize the shelf so things make sense again.