My build journal continues with the Eiffel Tower, Day 2! This time around, I assembled bags 19-28. This section of set consists of the main support struts that connect to the base. If you missed out on previous journal entries, we’ve already taken a look at the unboxing and the base construction. Today’s build took approximately three hours again. Have a look in the video below.
NOTE: The LEGO® Group provided this set for us. However, the provision of products does not guarantee favorable commentary.
To summarize the experience, it was a lot of repetition. The set features only two variations of the cross supports at this stage, and you build a lot of them to fill the four main struts. Additionally, the sea of grey parts makes it really hard to find the little bits you are looking for. Pay close attention to the start of each section in the instructions. If it tells you that you will build two identical structures, start building them at the same time right away. That is not how I usually build. I like to complete one item first, then go back and start the next. However, that is a huge mistake when building the Eiffel Tower. The instructions constantly direct you to open new bags. If you are not simultaneously building identical sections, the grey parts build up fast.
With Eiffel Tower, Day 2, the tower is starting to take shape. Despite the monotony of the build experience, the detailing is pretty amazing so far. As a display piece, this set will surely amaze. Additionally, the use of clips to invert plates on the top and bottom of each strut is rather interesting as a build technique. The clips also allow the angled strut positioning, which is a useful technique for MOCs. The design is clever.
Stay tuned as there is more to come in my Eiffel Tower build experience. I am still on the second instruction manual. Up next, I’ll complete the lower section of the tower. Let me know what you think every step of the way by commenting below or reaching out on social media.
Until next time,
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