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Airfix

James May subjects traditional toys to spectacular, supersize challenges. He takes model aeroplanes to a new level when he tries to make a full-size Airfix Spitfire.

James May is out to prove why traditional, old-fashioned toys are still relevant by pushing them to the limit in spectacular, supersize challenges. From full-size Lego houses to bridges made completely of Meccano, he shows what they are capable of.

In this programme, James takes model aeroplanes to a new level when he tries to make a full-size Spitfire out of Airfix. The venture soon hits problems when it becomes clear the giant 36-foot pieces may not be strong enough, and nobody knows how they will fit together.

James hopes he can enthuse a group of reluctant teenagers to help him pull it off - but he soon realises he has another big battle on his hands convincing them it is a hobby to be proud of.

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Sat 18 Jan 2014 21:35

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter James May
Executive Producer Will Daws
Executive Producer Stuart Cabb

Broadcasts

  • Tue 27 Oct 2009 20:00
  • Sun 1 Nov 2009 19:00
  • Thu 19 Nov 2009 01:25
  • Mon 21 Dec 2009 17:00
  • Sun 4 Jul 2010 17:20
  • Sat 22 Oct 2011 17:45
  • Sat 22 Oct 2011 18:45
  • Sat 29 Oct 2011 01:25
  • Sat 18 Jan 2014 21:35

James May talks about toys

James May talks about toys

James describes the first toy he received at Christmas and the ones he wishes he'd owned.