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UPDATE: Since this post was first published, David Beckham completed the project. (Yes, all 4,000 pieces of it.) Scroll down to see his masterpiece!
There are few feats as great as the hellish torment that is setting up a new (and super involved) kids’ toy. I’m not even talking about all the tedious hours wasted on getting something like a toy car out of its packaging. (Seriously, though — untwisting all those damn plastic ties is enough to cause an aneurism.) I’m talking about the after part. When you finally wrangle it out of its packaging and then have to construct a MONSTROSITY in your living room for a very eager — and totally impatient — child. Your child.
Suddenly, you have five million tiny pieces u
nder your feet strewn across the floor, and a packet of instructions that might as well be written in hieroglyphics. You are frustrated. You are sweating. And you are seriously wishing you could post an ad on Craigslist for someone to show up at your house and do it all for you.
Such was the predicament David Beckham recently found himself in, after being tasked with putting together a 4,000 (read: THOUSAND) piece LEGO Disney castle for his daughter, Harper.
Except he did it with way less frustration. And little to no sweating. And … okay, he looked pretty gorgeous despite his utter confusion.
“Page 1 of the Disney castle,” Beckham wrote in an Instagram post on August 9. “4,000 pieces, 490 pages of instructions. I look confused but I’m so excited.”
LOL. Yeah, I’m sure Beckham’s excited to spend the rest of his Wednesday putting together tiny pieces for his daughter’s Disney castle — but you gotta love his dedication.
“Good luck with that,” wrote one user, followed by a string of cry-laugh emojis.
“Looks as if you shall be busy for an afternoon or two, or three or more,” wrote another user. “Enjoy.”
The LEGO Disney castle is pretty cool, I gotta say. According to its description, the castle includes a stone bridge, ornate balconies, and a five-story, golden-spired tower. An arched entryway leads to the large main hall which features mosaic floor tiling, a chandelier, suits of armor along the walls, a magic carpet, and golden lamp. (Um, WHAT? Cool.)
But that’s just the downstairs, guys. Upstairs, you’ll find second-floor rooms featuring buildable dark-blue curtains, an ornate candelabra and rose, and glass case elements. (Okay seriously, when can I move in?) Plus, the set comes with five mini-figures, including Mickey Mouse (in a TUXEDO), Minnie Mouse in a red dress, Donald Duck (in what is described as his “classic outfit”), Daisy Duck in a pink skirt with lavender shoes, and Tinker Bell, who is sporting a wig, skirt, wings and a magic wand.
The age range is noted as “3 and up,” and while I’m guessing whoever made this did not have a single adult woman in her 30s in mind when they were designing it … I’m starting to think I seriously want one.
All kidding aside though, here’s wishing the Becks all the luck in the world on putting together that epic castle for little Harper. (Or at least having the good sense to outsource the rest of the job.)
UPDATED ON AUGUST 15, 2017: While it took nearly six days of tireless work, the Becks announced on Instagram Tuesday that he finally completed the 4,000-piece castle. (At 1 o’clock in the morning, no less.) And we gotta say … looks like all the hard work definitely paid off!
Check it out …