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What are you building/assembling this evening?

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missmargot Thu 24-Dec-15 21:11:29

We've just finished DS's kitchen which thankfully arrived partially assembled and only took half an hour. Better than last Christmas where one tiny wooden walker took several hours and several swear words.

Anyone else?

NeedsAMousekatool Thu 24-Dec-15 21:12:28

DH and I were utterly perplexed by the balance trike being fully assembled and ready to go grin

missmargot Thu 24-Dec-15 21:28:15

Wow, I'd be thrilled at that grin

littlesaintnickdrakeslovechild Thu 24-Dec-15 21:47:20

Sylvanian Families, bloody forgot how many small pieces there are!

SantaOnnaMincePieSugarHigh Thu 24-Dec-15 21:48:16

Kitchen here too. Just a small one though.

wyldstile Thu 24-Dec-15 21:51:44

Fucking playmobil fucking hotel. First (and last) playmobil set that comes in my house. Started on Tuesday night, still not finished. Now working out which bits Father Christmas is going to leave for my daughter to sort out herself. Have none of the playmobil designers every read a lego instruction book, or seen the logical way it's bagged up?

CakeNinja Thu 24-Dec-15 21:53:58

Absolutely nothing!
Dds are now 10 and 11 and haven't got anything to build and ds is 4 and has asked for nothing that requires building.
Come to think of it, we've never had to build anything for them in the past either.

kansasmum Thu 24-Dec-15 21:55:05

We've bought our grandson ( 6 months old, first Xmas- I'm ridiculously excited!) a Fisher Price Jumperoo- I have put it in huge gift bag and my son in law has said ' oh I will put it together on the day wont take long' It won't for him if dh and I I tried it would be HOURS plus lots of swearing!

coffeeisnectar Thu 24-Dec-15 21:56:16

Nothing. I've done my time building stuff on Xmas eve and have moved onto the electronics stage where all the chaos happens on Xmas morning instead.

Toadsrevisited Thu 24-Dec-15 21:58:31

Building a wooden train table here. DH very excited. Hope Ds is!

Stylingwax Thu 24-Dec-15 22:00:03

Kitchen as well!!

FreeButtonBee Thu 24-Dec-15 22:00:47

I made DH do the garage at the weekend. Jay must as well as he scratched the fuck out of the (cheap Ikea) desk whilst building it. Which is not ideal but better than scratching the expensive wooden living room floor. We managed to get some felt sticky pads to put all over the bottom so saved the day.

Frusso Thu 24-Dec-15 22:04:00

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PopcornFrenzy Thu 24-Dec-15 22:07:15

Smart trike and kids are not asleep yet so going to be building til bloody 3am at this rate gggggaaaaahhhhh go to bloody sleep you horror

luciole15 Thu 24-Dec-15 22:10:24

Tracy Fucking Island.

Monkeyinshoes Thu 24-Dec-15 22:11:12

A Playmobil fire engine. Also partly built a Playmobil fire station.

wyldstyle Totally agree about the instructions and bags!

Pinkvici22 Thu 24-Dec-15 22:11:40

I made DH build the Playmobil Santa house on Tuesday. He brought it in an hour ago and had only made the "main" structure - I then had to do all the stickers (which was bloody difficult once all made up), and had to sort out the several hundred teeny tiny accessories...Wyld I absolutely agree - there is no rhyme or reason as to how the bits are bagged up. Why isn't Santa's hat in the same bag as Santa?!!!!!

ginmakesitallok Thu 24-Dec-15 22:13:13

Nothing this year. Last year we spent about 2 hours putting up a doors house. When we finished dp said "look, they've got a conservatory and an outside wardrobe " . Cue another hour taking it apart and turning the walls around....

Cliffdiver Thu 24-Dec-15 22:17:20

DH is assembling the Little Tikes Wooden Cooking Creations kitchen, he started at 7pm when I put DDs to bed at 7 and is a stage 26/38 (I think) I am on sofa drinking Cava and watching TV with DSD.

MrsGannicus Thu 24-Dec-15 22:17:26

Tracy Island here - all done but took about an hour and some very fiddly stickers. Oh and a My Little Pony castle which was flimsy in comparison. Can't wait to see their faces!

ouryve Thu 24-Dec-15 22:18:47

Just a hangover.

The boys are big enough that half the fun is assembling things with them.

Thatrabbittrickedme Thu 24-Dec-15 22:26:31

I'm a bit confused about building before its given, how do you wrap them? In our house it's wrapped in the box it comes inand building is a shared activity on Christmas Day hmm

ohidoliketobe Thu 24-Dec-15 22:33:12

Toot Toot drivers garage, repair centre and about a mile of track. DH is enjoying himself.

SantaOnnaMincePieSugarHigh Thu 24-Dec-15 22:40:13

My 2yr old doesn't want to watch us build a kitchen on Christmas day though. He wants to play with the damn thing and I cannot be doing with entertaining him while he waits.

daisydalrymple Thu 24-Dec-15 22:40:19

Oh toadsrevisited you've taken me back 5 years, I LOVED setting up the wooden train set for ds1, who was 2.10 that year!!! His little face when he saw it was priceless. That was dd's first Christmas and it was so magical, she was content, ds1 'helped' me in the kitchen, with his wooden food.

This year, it's just a scooter to assemble for dd. Ds1 has progressed to football kit and the like, ds2 is 14mo (and waking on cue hmm) and having some modest gifts like tomy eggs, soft play baby dinosaur set and a couple of brio wooden cars, as hamleys/ ELC awaits in the loft, just waiting to be rebuilt grin merry Christmas one and all x

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