Eiffel Tower Day 3 (Build Journal)

For my LEGO® Eiffel Tower, Day 3 build session, I completed the second instruction manual. This assembly included the finishing touches on the base. Additionally, I build the platform for the mid section of the tower. This was actually quite an enjoyable portion of the build as it was not overly repetitive. I built bags 29 through 40 in this session, and it took me just over three and a half hours. Currently, my total build time for this project stands at about nine and a half hours. 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.

This section of the set began with finishing touches to the base. You assemble the arches between the main support struts. They consists largely of roller coaster tracks, which is an interesting use of that part. However, I found the arch structures kind of weak. They fell apart rather easily as I was trying to fit them in place. You cannot apply a lot of force to them. The instructions call for flexible rods to hold the arches in place, and that seems to work fairly well. But, I still would not bump this set too much when on display.

I also built the platform for the mid section of the Eiffel Tower on Day 3. This was a very enjoyable section of the build. I did not find it overly repetitive despite having to place over 100 1×1 round plates and a multitude of grey rods. To the contrary, I lost myself in the assembly process, which is what we all want from a LEGO® set in the end. I love the industrial look and detailing of this platform and it inspired me with ideas for a potential MOC.

There’s still one instruction manual left to go in my Eiffel Tower build. It is the longest of the tree manuals, so there’s still more content to come! I’m building the struts for the mid section of the tower next, so we’ll see if that process is markedly different from the first four struts or not. Let me know what you think in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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