When Bob hears that his childhood haunt of Sunflower Valley is on the verge of development, the world's most famous builder quickly evolves a Big Plan. And it's a plan that's set to take us through 78 ongoing episodes as it come to fruition. Bob intends to create a fully-fledged eco-town, using natural materials found locally and incorporating designs in keeping with the countryside location. Quite an undetaking then, but if anyone can build this dreamtown, it's Bob!
The series proper starts from scratch, with Bob and the gang arriving in the valley to begin building their dreamtown. They have to operate out of a mobile home, without electricity for heating or illumination as they start to build, from the ground upwards. Over the course of the early episodes we watch them constructing a caravan home for Wendy, a new cottage for Farmer Pickles, and a brand new sunflower factory. "Project: Build It" puts environmental concerns at the top of the agenda, so stories feature much recycling and reusing of materials, eco-friendly planning and construction. The theme is echoed in the new series catchphrase "Reduce! Re-use! Recycle!"
"Project: Build It" picks up from the original Bob the Builder series and specials. It's not a spin-off as such, rather, it's a continuation of the show in a new direction. To those keeping tabs, this is in fact Series 9 and onwards, but it's such an extensive new vision, it deserves a separate indexing. Indeed, "Project: Build It"
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