Slowly but steadily I`m catching on, as this set was `only` build near the end of january. Luckily, I keep notes so that my Swiss cheese for brains doesn`t have to remember everything.
Hauling from the The Hobbit range, set 79004 - Barrel Escape is build around the scene where Bilbo frees the Dwarfs from Thranduin`s court and sets them off hidden in wine barrels on a roller coaster ride down the river. Including a gigantic and funny Bombur moment, petty that particular figure only exists in the video game.
At 334 pices, this is a medium sized set, and opening the box gets us two polybags of pieces.
In the first bag, we get the figures for Bilbo, Gloin and Oin, who are traditionally high quality prints.
The first part will be the `barrel launcher` or drop down hatch if you prefer, from which the barrels are rolled into the river in both movie and book by a hidden trapdoor.
The platform contains a rising element, and this will make the barrels actually roll off.
Then we move to the central piece of the `wall`, which contains the hinges to which the right and left sides of the build are connected on, to make an arched structure when ready.
To it`s left side we then attach the completed barrel launch section.
Next we start working on the right side then, where the staircase will come.
Using a SNOT technique, the large winebarrels are put together for the central side of the build.
And it is of course a nice addition to my personal collection to boot ;-) with a great selection of extra parts on top!
Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 23rd April 1937
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