Alton Towers Bookworm Restoration

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  1. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    It looks ace, good on him (and his dad).
     
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    So having just watched the final episode and caught up with the last one (skipped through this last week to see what it looked like), it's interesting how much Shawn explained his reasoning for doing things. Such as the change of the colour for the coat and also how he chose the colour scheme overall, which is something you would know for certain if you watched the whole of each episode. There is definitely method to why he has done things and I also think his dad has probably had some input as well as to what looked good. The purple was a different shade I noticed, but nothing too drastic. Cannot believe they were using rollers though, I was silently shouting NOOOOOOOOoooo at the screen. I find them awful to use, but by the end, I'd never have guessed it wasn't painted with a brush.

    I genuinely don't know how anyone could have bettered the glasses and the magnifying glass. The way they cut and shaped the perspex looked incredibly laborious, a professional do doubt would have done it within minutes with the right tools but I don't see how it could have been improved. The bronze paint looked really good as well, as did the lettering on the book.

    It was good to see that the eyes still work as well, I figured with Shawn being a hoard--erm, collector of theme park oddities if there was anything that he thought he could save and get it to work, he would do, so it's nice to see that the bookworm can at least have a little bit of movement and he's even going so far as to get the audio playing again.

    It's definitely been a labour of Love with a capital "L" and it's true what he said about it being a memory of him and his dad.

    Come on Alton Towers, make a special (glass) case for the Bookworm and have it (safely) on display somewhere. Even if just for a few months. And reimburse Shawn for making right one of your wrongs.

    (More chance of seeing Boris Johnson zipwire across London.... oh, wait a minute.....)
     
  3. Thameslink Rail

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    Tonight's TPW livestream includes in the title "Bookworm update", I would love to know what this is about
     
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    So he's built a foot deep hole in his shed so he can fit the bookworm in. He has also got his hands on a Flume duck, a Drayton Manor Goat and a Bubbleworks worker and he is working on restoring them.
     
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    That's pure nightmare fuel...
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    Restoring the Alton Towers bookworm
    Digging a big hole for the Alton Towers bookworm
     
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    Tbf the guy has had a lot of practice at digging holes for himself.
     
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    I challenge anyone to refer to their shed as "The world of theme parks" in a more convincing way than Shawn does.
     
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    He has a Flume duck? Granted not that one but to quote one certain monkey puppet...

    I hate that duck.
     
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    Pretty sure they sold a load of the flume ducks when they sold the flume boats. Certainly the smaller ones which were in the queue line and on the theming.
     

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