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… and my hubby was away on a snowmobile trip.  So I stayed in warm, loungey clothes, made tea, checked the snack cupboard, and got out my new Lego kit.  This is the most complex one I have completed yet.  But I have forever longed for a real Volkswagen camper bus with the pop-up tent.  They are scarcer and scarcer, so I may have to settle for the Lego version – which cost almost as much.  😮

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Yes, you read that right.  Over 1300 pieces.  But hey, it's for ages 16 and up, right?  I oughtta be able to handle that!

Yes, you read that right. Over 1300 pieces. But hey, it’s for ages 16 and up, right? I oughtta be able to handle that!

1332 pieces organized in no way whatsoever (except maybe one that facilitates efficient packaging of differing kits back at the factory.)

1332 pieces organized in no way whatsoever (except maybe one that facilitates efficient packaging of differing kits back at the factory.)

Good thing I have lots of soup bowls and such.

Good thing I have lots of soup bowls and such.

Seriously?  They're making me build an engine??

Seriously? They’re making me build an engine??

Oliver:  "Bowls?  Where there are bowls, there must be food."

Oliver: “Bowls? Where there are bowls, there must be food.  Why isn’t there food?”

Macy:  "You're doing it wrong.  I look upon you with contempt."

Macy: “You’re doing it wrong. I look upon you with contempt.” (She also later tried to make off with the steering wheel assembly.)

Okay, the floor inside IS cute...

Okay, the floor inside IS cute…

Starting to take shape.

Starting to take shape.

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And it's all done!!

And it’s all done!!

Macy's faith in me is restored.

Macy’s faith in me is restored.

I still want a real van, but this is darned cute.

I still want a real van, but this is darned cute.

The poster in the window read, "Make Lego models, not war."  I can do that.

The poster in the window reads, “Make Lego models, not war.” I can do that.

 

The brown and blue bench seats do fold back, almost flat like beds.

The brown and blue bench seats do fold back, almost flat like beds.

 

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...cuz I'm a stick shift girl.  ;)

…cuz I’m a stick shift girl. 😉

My engine fits!!  Phew!

My engine fits!! Phew!

It took about 14 hours total to assemble.  Warning:  playing with sharp pieces of plastic for that long will make your wee fingertips raw.  ;)

It took about 14 hours total to assemble. Warning: playing with sharp pieces of plastic for that long will make your wee fingertips raw. 😉

 

 

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