I’m not sure how to feel about assembling LEGO doodads as a creative outlet. All I’m doing is following instructions. On the other hand, if I take a lot of photos and write a snarky blog post about it… yeah, here we go then.
Before I even opened the box I noted that somebody paid somebody else, probably quite a lot, for the right to have their brand associated with another brand:
I’m amused that the main chassis piece is the only part which didn’t come in one of the plastic bags. Also, the instructions took up about 50 pages of booklet. To be fair, though, this was the least confusing set of their instructions I’ve yet followed. (I had a few problems with the Mini Cooper build.)
Good on them, making the driver minifig represent a woman. I suppose if I’d put the helmet on you couldn’t tell, which… probably one could assign some meaning to if they were a cleverer fellow than myself. Anyway: Nicely done, LEGO.
Thanks to my experience with the Mini Cooper and even more thanks to the clear instructions, the build came along quite nicely at first.
Everything changed when the sticker sheet attacked.
Eventually, the assembled bits of plastic started to look like the car on the box and in the instructions, as long as one didn’t look too closely at how badly I guessed which edges of the blocks to align the stickers to. I am so, so bad at stickers. Somehow this thing had more stickers than the Mini Cooper, which is much larger!
Why didn’t they just do as they did with that dashboard piece? It has the gauge sticker already in place! Of course nobody’s ever going to notice it in the finished product, but hooray for attention to detail. Big thumbs down for making me apply all those other stickers, though.
My first half-dozen attempts to get a picture of the final product with my phone’s camera turned out horribly. After reviewing those disastrous results, I remembered that I have a dSLR in my backpack. So here’s the final result:
Not a bad way to spend an hour or so, really. Maybe I’ll do this again some time. There are certainly more LEGO boxes in my closet, as yet unassembled…