MINI Me

For Christmas, my mother gave me an Amazon gift card. And there was one gift I had my eye on: the Mini Cooper creator Lego set.

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Yes, this bad boy has almost 1100 pieces and makes a vintage replica of a right hand drive MINI. I saw it and just had to have it.

It arrived on Friday, January 2nd, and I started putting it together that night. And let me just say this now– never again.

Holy fuck there were a LOT of pieces. And they were all TINY! Some were like fingernail clipping sized, or smaller. It was utterly ridiculous. And there were bags of these pieces:

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This is an example of ONE set of bags– and there were three sets total in the Lego kit. And there appeared to be no rhyme or reason to the bag makeup. It didn’t go by size of piece or build sequence so the whole thing was still a “treasure hunt” to find certain specific blocks.

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This is after bag set one was complete and bag set two was staged.

Another difficulty were the instruction booklets. Yes, plural. It took two books to detail the building steps. And sometimes the instructions weren’t exactly clear. Like in color representation of the blocks that you needed to find. Black and dark grey were hard to tell apart, as were clear from opaque bricks.

And don’t get me started on looking at the drawings and trying to find what had “changed”. It was like a highlights hidden picture sometimes!

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Here it is where you can start to see the MINI taking shape.

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Yup, an engine with a moving hood. And those checkerboard seats– Jesus.

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Nearly there…

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So cool!

Look at the picture of the open “boot”. Yes, there is an accessible spare tire compartment, AND a picnic basket which has wine glasses, bread, cheese, and a water bottle! (Yes, the basket had to be assembled too!)

All in all, it’s a really damn cool set. The variety of specialty bricks was astounding, and the engineering required to design the set with the level of detail achieved is nothing short of remarkable.

But damn it was a lot of work! I’m not sure I want to assemble something this complex again.

And now to apply the Kragle….

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About cb

Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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10 Responses to MINI Me

  1. Daryl says:

    Very cool, love Legos!!!

  2. Terry says:

    That is most awesome! Did you track the # of hours it took?

  3. Chip says:

    Very cool. I, too, love Legos.

  4. So cute!
    Everything is awesome.

  5. Robert says:

    That’s awesome!!! Very cool!

  6. Rick says:

    You are a patient man and that is one awesome puzzle! It would have been nice to see your hand or???? to give us perspective of the size. 😉

  7. Blobby says:

    could not stop laughing at the ‘kragle’.

  8. Jon says:

    Vrumm! Vrumm!

  9. brettcajun says:

    Legos are awesome!

  10. tom says:

    It’s cute. I had to google kragle. Apparently, I’m out of it.

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