James mays toy stories season 1 episode 5
James Mays Toy Stories by James MayInspired by Jamess exploits, the book covers both the stories behind a number of classic toys and the adventures in summer 2009 as James and his helpers, children and adults of all ages, build and recreate a range of toys in a series of Top Gear style escapades. In six ambitious projects, he enlists the help of volunteers and schoolchildren to help him build a 1/1 scale model kit of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk I; creates the worlds longest Scalextric track at the historic Brooklands motor-racing circuit in Surrey; builds a full-size Lego house; enters a garden made entirely from Plasticine in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; runs a Hornby train set along a 10-mile stretch of track from Barnstaple to Bideford and uses a giant Meccano bridge to span the 40ft Pier Head canal in Liverpool.
Each chapter includes details of how the projects were constructed, with diagrams, illustrations and informal photography taken during the filming. The book also features a history of the toys themselves, from true British roots to their international appeal today. Toy Stories also offers 12 simple but fun projects linked to these toys to carry out in your own home, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, illustrations and diagrams.
James May's Toy Stories, Series 1
The "Top Gear" host sets out to prove his favorite toys from childhood are still relevant. James May attempts to build and live in a life-size house made entirely out of Legos. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Created with Sketch. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices.
James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. In one of his biggest undertakings yet, James attempts to build a full-size house out of Lego. James May continues his quest to show what is possible with old-fashioned toys by using them on a scale never seen before. With thousands of people and over three million Lego bricks, James attempts to do what no-one has ever managed, to build a two-storey house using this colourful toy. Such an ambitious undertaking is not without its problems and James soon has issues with planning regulations, an interior designer who can't get her Lego furniture to stay in one piece and a structural engineer who tries desperately to stop everything from coming crashing down.
James May is a man on a mission: he wants to get kids out of their bedrooms and away from their video games, he wants to drag parents off their backsides and get them all playing together again. Using some of the world's best loved toys, James May puts generations of families at the heart of some ludicrously ambitious adventures and extraordinary feats of engineering that fire the imagination and remind us of the joys of doing things together. Among his challenges are building the world's first full-size house constructed entirely of Lego, putting together a giant Airfix kit to make a full scale model of a Spitfire, and erecting a life-size bridge made of Meccano. View in iTunes. Description James May is a man on a mission: he wants to get kids out of their bedrooms and away from their video games, he wants to drag parents off their backsides and get them all playing together again. More Seasons in Series See All. Viewers Also Bought See All.
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The premise of the 6-part show was to bring favourite toys of the past into the modern era, by using the toys in real life large scale enterprises. In each episode, he also explores the history of each toy. A few stars of the show include Airfix model planes, plasticine modelling material, Meccano construction toys, Scalextric cars and Lego. He credits much of the inventiveness of humans to the love of playing with toys and he has credited many technological developments to men playing in sheds. Many of the plans involved significant engineering problems, so the programme makers searched for architects , designers and engineers to help them. The ambitious - world record-breaking in many cases - projects included: .