Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Building a wonder

Over the last week we have started building one of the modern wonders of the world - the one and only Taj Mahal. 

O.K. - it's the lego version of the Taj - but for us it is still a wonder.  And while it will not take (hopefully) the 21 years the original took to construct, we realise that the 5922 pieces in this amazing kit are not assembling themselves on their own.

So Enoch and his Daddy are hard at work play - with occasional inputs from the ladies of the house.

Here is Enoch putting the very first pieces together. 

A series of eight interlocking portions that form the base of this beautiful structure.

Needless to say, with so many pieces, just finding the right ones is half the fun of it.

Till now we have found almost all the pieces - with a few having to be substituted by our existing lego hoard.

Asha has lent the odd helping hand - and has one of the minarets to her credit.

Sheba is slightly bemused by the building fever that has gripped us.  We are trying to parcel it out in reasonable pieces of time (though Sunday night did see me scratching away on my own for a fair bit well after everyone else was asleep).
And so here is the progress as of this evening.

The base is complete, the minarets are up.

And the bottom of the main dome is being made.  A lot more to come, and many more hours of constructing this three dimensional puzzle await us....

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    That is so cute, I would of never thought of that. I am definitely making me one or maybe a few! Lol