Ah the memories, although I remember my Dad offered to "help" and ended up building the whole blooming thing, half the fun was building it!
This year I will get the usual novelty Christmas socks and a mug
Similar to the year my sister and I were given an Amstrad CPC464 with colour monitor! 64k of gaming nirvana......one year I even got Bounty Bob Strikes Back.....Mine has to be a commodore 64, at 11 I was blown away.
Came with 'Monty on the run' (best music by Rob Hubbard) and 'Bounty Bob Strikes Back'.
Now we're talking.Wow, that brings back memories. Although I remember it broke way too easily.
Kerplunk, that's another.
This was the whole point of being a child in the 1970's. A simple cardboard box containing a few bits of moulded plastic was enough to bring us joy.Many hours spent on this...
Mine had a little cardboard mat to pin the paper and gears to. Lost count how many times the pins went through to my leg!