photos by jwz
Look at my Zeppelin. My zeppelin is amazing.
It wasn't that complicated to build, except for the fact that it's so incredibly tiny. It's only about 9" long, so the act of assembling it closely resembled threading a needle several hundred times. (It was way simpler than the ornithopter!)
It took me a while, though, because I couldn't stand to work on it for more than an hour at a time. I had to build it while looking through a magnifying glass, meaning I could only see it through one eye, and after a while the lack of depth perception would start to drive me batty.
A couple of times I made the mistake of trying to bend something over with my finger, only to realize the hard way that the thing I was pushing down on was actually as sharp as a sewing needle, despite looking nice and round up close. Then I'd stop bleeding and use the tweezers next time.
These look a little sloppy, but that engine pod is only about 4mm long:
So that was fun. If only it flew!