James May's Toy Stories

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - Meccano

4.0 7 x
his week James joins forces with Edwina Currie to build a full size bridge from nothing but Meccano.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Plasticine

3.0 12 x
This week James tries to make a garden entirely out of Plasticine and then enter it at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Airfix

4.0 15 x
This week, James takes model aeroplanes to a whole new level when he tries to make a full size spitfire out of Airfix.

Motorcycle Diary

Expired 4.0 69 x
In this Toy Stories special James puts Meccano to the ultimate test and thrusts it into the world of speed, skill and endurance. Accompanied by faithful engineer Sim and the rest of the Toy Stories team, James ventures to try and build the world's first motorbike built and powered out of Meccano. The ultimate test will sen...

Flight Club

Expired 3.0 137 x
James May gets to the heart of the nation's childhood love affair with the model plane and sets out to achieve what seems an impossible dream: the first cross channel flight ever achieved by an engineless, homemade supersized toy. If it survives the perilous 22 mile journey, James's classic toy glider, lovingly built from ...

S1 Ep6 - Lego

3.0 144 x
Lego - James May continues his quest to show what is possible with old-fashioned toys by using them on a scale never seen before. In one of his biggest challenges yet, James attempts to build a full-size house out of Lego. With thousands of people and over three million Lego bricks, this will be a huge test. Such an ambiti...

January 15, 2014

3.0 80 x
Having tasted defeat in a previous series, James May makes a new attempt to run a Hornby model railway 16 kilometres between two Devon towns. The last attempt saw no trains reach their destination and James's cherished childhood toy, the Flying Scotsman, fail to even make it out of the car park. This time the feat is bigge...

S1 Ep5 - Hornby

4.0 104 x
Hornby - James May continues his quest to show what is possible with old-fashioned toys by using them on a scale never seen before. Tonight he attempts to build the longest ever model railway track - a whopping 16 kilometres long. He builds it in Devon, linking two towns, Barnstaple and Bideford, which last had a train ser...

S1 Ep4 - Scalextric

3.0 155 x
Scalextric - James May and 350 volunteers build a world record beating Scalextric track on what was the world's first racetrack - Brooklands in Surrey, England. The new circuit, following the same route, now has to go through a housing estate, over two access roads, navigate through an office block, several car parks, four...

S1 Ep3 - Meccano

3.0 126 x
Meccano - James May and his family of helpers build a life-size bridge made entirely of Meccano - a world first. Once James has found a river to build his bridge over and a design to follow, it takes two months to painstakingly piece together this huge feat of engineering. With the help of a group of engineering undergradu...