James May's Toy Stories
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.
James Builds a Plasticine Garden: James and the team cultivate the world's first Plasticine garden. And then enter it in the Chelsea Flower Show and win a prize.
James's Great Scalextric Race: James and his helpers lay nearly 3 miles of Scalextric track along the original route of the famous Brooklands race circuit. The track cuts right through buildings, across a river and several roads and into the record books.
James Builds a Meccano Bridge: 100,000 pieces of Meccano are painstakingly assembled to make a bridge 22 meters long; big enough to span a Liverpool canal. But one wrong move and all that work, and James, could go for an unexpected swim...
James's Spitfire Spectacular: From sanding and painting to the huge task of gluing it all together, James constructs the world's biggest Airfix kit - a full size Spitfire.
James's Model Railway Madness: James builds the world's greatest train set. Ten miles of track are laid along a meandering disused railway line to re-connect two coastal communities.
James Builds a Lego House: Find a location, have 3.4 million Lego bricks delivered and together with 1200 volunteers, build a house. Then live in it.
Produced by: Plum Pictures
UK Broadcaster: BBC TWO
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|Episodes:||6 x 52 minutes|