This from the latest "Navy News" - we can't afford new Ships any more, but by God we've got some good models. Or rather, we've fake Lego models, anyway: "There are hundreds of new Type 45 destroyer fleet now entering service... courtesy of a new toy kit on sale now. You can also win one of three sets in our competition. Those who bemoan that the Type 45 destroyer programme stopped at six lament no longer. There are thousands of the futuristic-looking warships about to enter service. This is the latest officially-sanctioned Royal Navy toy a Lego-esque click-and-build Type 45 destroyer, plus five sailors in their No.1s, and one helicopter joining an ever-expanding Fleet (thats a phrase we never thought would appear in these pages ). The first model Type 45 was, appropriately, presented by the folk at toymakers Character Building to the offices of First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope in incomplete form. Lt Ollie Clark, the First Sea Lords Flag Lieutenant, quickly set about the task and led a team of shipbuilders piecing together D30 (in keeping with the class nomenclature, HMS Dinky perhaps?). Ninety minutes later one model was completed. We followed the instructions to the letter and there was still one piece left over at the end, said Ollie. I guess you never really know what each day is going to throw at you. In place of the Sea Viper missile silo theres a hold with opening doors to store vehicles/figures, the Kryten main gun rotates, and the helicopter can be parked in the hangar. Anyway, to celebrate the launch of the latest addition to the Fleet and check the model for accuracy (an initial glance suggests the helicopters most definitely not a Merlin or Lynx ) three kits have been handed over to members of the T45 community, sans instructions, a few photographs and a challenge: build it in under two hours. Well let you know how they get on. As for readers eager to get their hands on the model, its in the shops and on websites now, RRP £49.99." http://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/591 Perhaps, at £50 a pop there's a lesson to be learned there by the MOD. If this were genuine Lego, instead of a cheap Lego/Playmobil knock-off, I'm sure it would be a lot more expensive!