It took me about three days and most of my Technic white 1×1 and 1×2 bricks to build. When I first decided to build this model I thought that it would be an easy build. But as I started to make it, I realized that if I wanted to get all the curves and points of this model just right it was going to be a lot more complicated. I turned a lot of bricks side ways, and even upside down (check the close up), just to get it all the way that I wanted it.
I also used a lot of jumpers or 1×2′s with one knob, so that the red face plate could be half a brick higher than the white. FYI, in the LEGOLAND Model Shop we called them jumpers because the knob “jumps” half a brick over.