Eiffel Tower Day 1 (Build Journal)

I am building my way through the tallest LEGO® set ever produced, and sharing my progress along the way! Yesterday, we took a look at the unboxing. Today, we delve into building the Eiffel Tower, Day 1. In my first actual build session, I sat down for just over three hours of solid building. I worked my way through the first instruction manual. Essentially, I built bags 1 – 18. This assembles the base of the set, featuring a park. I filmed the process, so you can see my progress in the video below!

NOTE: The LEGO® Group provided this set for review. However, the provision of products does not guarantee favorable commentary.

Watch as I build the base of the LEGO® Eiffel Tower on YouTube!

The repetitive nature of this build already rears its head in the early stages of assembly. The base comes together in four identical sections. However, building them is not a pain despite the similarity. What I found a bit tedious was the landscaping. You build a lot of identical little trees, bushes, and lamp posts. The trees in particular were a little dull to assemble.

With that said, I enjoyed assembling the base overall. The larger plates seen in the unboxing form the bottom layer on the ground. The structural components sit in the middle, and the City-theme road plates go on top to give the ground level a nice finish. I really like the use of the City road plates here. It showcases a bit of their versatility and the reason I prefer them to the traditional road baseplates. You can build both above and below these, which is a huge advantage for MOCs.

Stay tuned, there is more to come in my Eiffel Tower build journal! Next, I start building up with the tower itself. Let me know what you think as you follow along in the comments below or on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorri Vallese says:

    lol, tedious and boring, my middle name. This is why I have a movie playing and coffee on the go. ha ha ha. Good luck with this.

    1. Tom K says:

      Playing a movie in the background may be the way to go with parts of this build, LOL.

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