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Challenging, but the Result is Wonderful
on August 3, 2012
The Windmill was a bit of a challenge to assemble, but the main problem is that not many of the parts were numbered. Many of the parts were just loose, rather than hooked to a plastic strip with a number next to them, as some were. Also the picture on the box was actually reversed from what the model turned out to be. I think they printed it backwards. (This one might be the correct way.) The result doesn't look quite as good as the picture. It would require some painting. In spite of the shortcomings, I loved the result. Even without anything painted, there are enough colors to make this look very nice. This is one of the nicest scale model buildings you are going to come across. The added extras of the lady hanging up the wash and two cows included really makes it come to life. They put a lot of detail into this model and it really shows. Of the dozen or so scale model buildings that I have, I like this the best. If you think you might want it, get it now, as I was told that some of the Life-Like Trains buildings are disappearing and may never return to market. They are the quite economically priced, compared to other scale model buildings, which can get very expensive. They also have a very realistic look. You won't be disappointed. Just be sure you have patience to assemble the kit. A younger child might find it too difficult. There are a lot of tiny parts to glue together. Be careful not to lose any! I lost one small one for a while, but finally located it. Requires modeling cement (not included) and some pieces of thread to make the clothes lines (also not included). A really fun model.