James May, the forty-something presenter of BBC's Top Gear has been made redundant and has therefore become homeless. To a lesser mortal this would have been a catastrophe, but to 'Captain Slow' this presented a challenge.
Within days of his redundancy, May, 28, decided to build his own 'economy house' out of his favourite building material... You've guessed it... LEGO.
Unfortunately, the pensioner has only got temporary planning permission for a three-bedroom dwelling and once it has been erected, it will only have a life of up to one month! He has already used most of his redundancy money to purchase over 3 million Lego bricks but fears that he will not have enough to complete the project. He is therefore appealing to members of the public to donate their surplus bricks.
The teenaged May told In Seine News;
"I know that building with new Lego bricks can indeed be a backbreaking job and so I have brought in a couple of Jehovah's Witness churches to build one for me because I know they are quick! My main concern is that I'm not going to have enough bricks to finish the job, but if I don't have sufficient, I will thatch the roof from my own hair"
When questioned, May declined to comment that he was quitting Top Gear when his co-presenters are about to embark on a round the world trip - all at licence payers expense!