We have had a great time building and playing with all my sets from back in the day along with some recent cheap additions.
Firstly a quick sum. Take this lot(All your base plates are belong to US):
Finally add some great educational fun,some teamwork and a great time spent together and you should end up with this:
We had a great time building and playing with all the sets and its been good for his colour,spatial and number skills and a couple of the smaller sets were built by my son Kyle with little or no input from me apart from a watchful eye and an encouraging nod or two.
Please allow me to give you a tour of our little Town.
CAUTION!!! DIESEL SPILLAGE
To the tune of Milkshake by Kelis-My fuel spill brings all the boys to the yard:
The Emergency services get a callout to deal with some carelessness by Mr Shell(He thought he was working for BP)
Little do these guys know they have a LONG wait ahead of them. The motor on the train doesnt work and is awaiting Power Functions conversion and I have removed the 12v conductor rail:
It costs HOW MUCH for a gallon of gas????
The garage employee explains that fuel prices have changed somewhat since he last got a tankful in the 80s and that filling his car AND boat will require a second mortgage.
The tractor driver isnt bothered he runs on red diesel.
5 Bonus points if you can figure out why the tow truck has a missing headlight.
Oh and is anyone elses Town plagued by Mutant Parrots?
The tension builds as we await the start of the Victory Lap Grand Prix.
Lightning McQueen has qualified on pole and the other drivers are waiting patiently as their mechanics make sure their cars are tuned up and ready to go as the cameraman films all the action.
Car #3 had a big crash in qualifying and lost his front wing but is hopeful of making the grid.
The crane driver had always struggled to tell the difference between freight and passenger trains:
Space...The final frontier
These are the voyages of Classic Space
Its 35 year mission
To explore strange new carpet.
To seek out new dust and new civilizations
To boldly go where no Minifigure has gone before.
22.214.171.124.1. Operation Living Room is go for Launch.
A busy day at the Airport as the bins are emptied and the Top Gear film crew realise they have turned up at the wrong airfield.
The Blizzard Blazer had ploughed all the snow into one MEGA Snowman.
Leaving on a Jetplane...but not before the technical fault with engine 4 has been fixed.
Jake Raines delivers Airmail to the Post Office.
Having a Post Office at the end of the runway has caused some Health and Safety concerns(but hey I have lost the baseplate)
The local Medieval War re-enactment society are always kept busy.
I have been pleasantly surprised to find out that only a couple of Minifigs, one baseplate and a few pieces(probably less than double figures)have gone missing in all the years I played with it as a child and in the 20 odd years its been away
Hes on his way round to mine tonight so it wont stay like this for too long so I thought I better get some pics.
We are going to disassemble 7745 tonight and build the alternate build as he is a big Thomas fan and loves his Steamies.
Thanks for looking.
Any comments or questions are always welcome.
Edited by martyboy70, 26 September 2011 - 11:11 PM.