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Clippy
17th November 2009, 16:28
Have been watching this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nqmlb) over the last few weeks and it has been highly enjoyable.

I must admit, beginning to quite enjoy watching him on TV.

When I grow up, I wanna be just like him!

Looking forward to tonights episode:


James attempts to build a three-mile-long Scalextric track at Brooklands in Surrey.

DaveB
17th November 2009, 16:30
Have been watching this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nqmlb) over the last few weeks and it has been highly enjoyable.

I must admit, beginning to quite enjoy watching him on TV.

When I grow up, I wanna be just like him!

Looking forward to tonights episode:

WHS. Very good series. Especially enjoyed the giant Airfix Spitfire.

voodooflux
17th November 2009, 16:30
Have been watching this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nqmlb) over the last few weeks and it has been highly enjoyable.

I must admit, beginning to quite enjoy watching him on TV.

When I grow up, I wanna be just like him!

Looking forward to tonights episode:

Yeah, looking forward to that Scalextric episode too - it features the largest circuit in Europe that happens to be just down the road from me.

PRC1964
17th November 2009, 16:32
We volunteered to help with the Lego house he built. Sadly so did 10,000,000 other people and by the time we turned up they didn't want us. :tantrum:

Clippy
17th November 2009, 16:33
The programmes have been very well made.

I like how he takes toys of yesteryear and introduces them to kids of today who, initially, think they are tat and by the end of the programme think they aren't too bad.

Bagpuss
17th November 2009, 16:39
Couldn't work out what Edwina Curry had to do with mechano but I did miss the start of that episode

VectraMan
17th November 2009, 16:45
I thought the Meccano bridge was a bit silly as there wasn't really anything interesting or difficult about it. It was just a repeating lattice structure, and it was either going to be strong enough or it wasn't.

Good programmes though.

NickFitz
17th November 2009, 16:52
Couldn't work out what Edwina Curry had to do with mechano but I did miss the start of that episode

She was the only well-known Liverpudlian they could afford - either that, or the only Liverpudlian who wouldn't nick the parts for scrap :laugh

malvolio
17th November 2009, 17:58
When I grow up, I wanna be just like him!



I think perhaps you rather missed the point... :tongue

SorenLorensen
17th November 2009, 18:05
Didn't think I like it but it's excellent. He's much better away from those two dullard morons on that bleedin' car show. :sick

Clippy
21st December 2009, 00:31
Anyone else watch the lego episode earlier?

Not as good as the previous episodes but still interesting.

Had me in stitches when Oz Clarke asked which side of the bed was his - the side with the pillow emblazoned with 'sweet' or the one with 'dreams'.

James's reply: Neither. I'm 'dreams' and 'sweets' is arriving later. :laugh

NickFitz
21st December 2009, 03:09
Anyone else watch the lego episode earlier?

Not as good as the previous episodes but still interesting.


The stuff about beam bending was interesting - taking something that is, by design, intended to be flipped apart by a three-year-old's thumb and using it to construct a load-bearing member that can support an adult is definitely an intriguing engineering challenge :nerd

I think I'll stick to software though :)