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Monthly building contest - September '18 - Back to School

Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,636
The month of September marks the end of the summer holidays for millions of children, and also my little girl is starting school this year. So, in honour of that, this month's theme is 'Back to School'.

Partially inspired by the relatively recent (re)release of Harry Potter sets, I'm looking for builds that include classrooms, textbooks, teachers and all that's educational and instructional (fictional or otherwise).
You can also take this theme in a broader sense, make fun of The Three 'Rs' of the illiterate, go "Old Skool" if you must or simply use one of the Wizarding World minifigures in some kind of build... be creative, learn something?

In the spirit of being 'old school', however, no digital jiggery-pokery. Real LEGO bricks only, photographed with a minimum of enhancing please. You may make your own stickers. Maximum two photos please, and try to keep file sizes down too. You can enter as many times as you like, but for ease, please make a post for each. You can adapt a previous build if you want but please do something to make it new for this contest.

The prize will probably be a random Harry Potter CMF, plucked unceremoniously from a box at a local shop and in no way poked or prodded in the usual intrusive fashion in order to determine its contents. I may also find another prize for the entry with the most "likes" if my favourite is a different one, that is assuming there are more than two entries of course.

Judging will take place as close to Oct 1st as I can and I will post the results soon after. It's September already for some members so that's good enough for me to start this. @stlux is running the July/August contest which can be found here, there's some great entries already and if you're quick you might sneak in there. You could also sign up to host one of these contests yourself here.

Good luck class!


  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,720 digital builds...I may have to go microscale...
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,636
    @FowlerBricks, microscale would be just fine :-)
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 548
    Well I'm out then, even if I tore down all my HP sets and everything else, I don't have the old style dragon figure (which may not be the scale I need anyway).

    Eh, I'll wait till another contest then...
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,720
    My inspiration has gone totally out the window...time is running short. C'mon guys, we need more than one entry! (and I need some more ideas XD)
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,636
    It's not an exam. Please don't over think it, simple is also good. You could build an apple as a gift for the teacher. Do minifigure juveniles hang around the bike sheds? Why has a T-rex in an F15 just blown up the elementary school*?

    *Calvin and Hobbes.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,795
    ^Love Calvin and Hobbes
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,058
    Here's 2 entries for you veiwing pleasure.

    My son wanted to take part again and he's mad this 'plaque' for his school. His school is colloqualy known as the 'school on stilts' since part of the school is literally on stilts on top of the playground.

  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,636
    Last couple of days folks.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,720
    I've got a tiny entry coming!! Hopefully I'll have time to take some pics and enter.
  • CoopsCoops SuffolkMember Posts: 22
    I told my kids about this and my son built his creation which he wanted me to share with you (I'm terrible at building thing without instructions). When I mentioned it was a school theme his first thought was detention! Here is his class of students in detention, with Abraham Lincoln being the teacher lol.

  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 548
    I'll throw in a last minute mini one. Might do a few more, IDK.

    Shop class, metalworking. (real grime)

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,355
    Last minute potion lab accident I made with one of my girls:

  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,058
    ^ I like the use of the green element connected to the bottle as spillage! Nice colours too.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,636
    I'll allow any entries that make it in before 9am tomorrow UK time, it's pretty much October everywhere after that. I'll try to make a decision (with the aid of my two young school experts) by tomorrow evening and I'll notify the winner shortly thereafter. Thanks to all who've entered so far.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,636
    After deliberation and some disagreement, we have reached a verdict. For a number of reasons we have awarded the schools highest honours to @TheOriginalSimonB, congratulations, please PM me your address and I'll get your prize in the post.

    All the entries deserve an honourable mention, so, @snowhitie and son, @Coops and son, @FowlerBricks, @Cyberdragon and @Bumblepants and daughter thank you for taking the time to enter.

    If you missed the chance to enter this contest and would like a reason to build something, @snowhitie's monthly building contest: monsters is already open for entries. Alternatively, you could consider hosting a future contest by signing up here.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,721
    Ooh, ta!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,721
    Well, look who’s here...

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