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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
It's cloudy. There are meatballs falling. It must be the famous book by Jan Barrett, represented mostly accurately in Lego form!
About this creation
Do you ever get a big idea, then have to resize it when reality meets bricks? I wanted to build the whole town layout for the original Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, (that's a book, kids, not a movie - it's by Jan Barrett. It's good. You should read it.)
But when I looked at my available time and bricks, I scaled it down. This was also my example to show students at my school for this year's installment of the Read-It, Build It contest.



I squeezed a lot of action into one small diorama. For example, in the book, meatballs are destroying one roof, and a hamburger is on a chimney on the adjoining house.




I used hinges to hold the planks together, and I attached rubber bands from the meatballs to the back wall. The end result: You can turn this scene upside-down, and the roof doesn't budge.












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The following is 31 student entries by students at my school. The contest is called "Read-It, Build It," so students read a book and build a Lego creation inspired by it. One winner at each grade level was chosen by the teachers and staff. You can see last year's contest here.




First grade.




Lots of first graders entered the contest.




Kindergarten and 2nd grade.




3rd and 5th grade. Don't ask me why only two fifth graders wanted to win a Lego set.




4th grade.

Thanks to my wife for coming to my school and taking the pictures. Thanks to the PTA for supporting the contest and paying for the prizes. Thanks to my principal and school staff for their support, and for voting. Thanks to the students for their creations. Thanks to all magical hamsters. Thanks to all of you for viewing.



Comments

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  August 19, 2013
Cool idea, fantastic built.
Wes Pitter
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Soap MacTavish
  June 5, 2011
Wow, cool!
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  May 31, 2011
Excellent diorama, really full of action - and the roof really stands out, great imaginative design work. Nice to see all the contest entries too!
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  May 31, 2011
Quoting master of all things lego . what no sixth graders or seventh????
Yes, sadly, elementary schools exclude sixth, seventh, and even eighth graders. Sounds like age discrimination to me.
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  May 30, 2011
what no sixth graders or seventh????
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  April 21, 2011
OK I don't know the book, but like that it's even better : I can imagine the weird story it must be by looking at the strange events in the MOC. And what a MOC ! Lot of great ideas everywhere and really it's "different", which is a good point. I really love the truck too, nice job ! - and nice to see what the students have done, too :-)
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  March 22, 2011
WoW! HE is good! (from a first grader)
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  February 11, 2011
I love it! Interdisiplinary education in action and LEGO is the catalyst! BRAVO!
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  December 22, 2010
awesome idea....fantastic work
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  December 22, 2010
Quoting Sam Pepper awesome town but some of the kids creations are sets
Yes. Nowhere in the "official" contest rules did I prohibit sets. It's not a bad way for inexperienced builders to get started. Teachers instinctively chose creative works over sets each time, and I never really worried about a set winning at any grade level.
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  December 21, 2010
awesome town but some of the kids creations are sets
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  December 20, 2010
I love the roof with the meatballs! 5/5! would you mind commenting on this? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/238575
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  December 20, 2010
Quoting Elk Guard I see mega bloks - I hope that kid was banned! LOL!
You'll see more than just Megabloks if you look closely. Some kids threw everything but the kitchen sink, from Thomas toys to action figures.
Quoting Callan Lord of Fire Awesome! I love it all! BTW, since you're talking about the book, did you see the movie? :D
I did see the movie, and I enjoyed it.
Quoting Seth Higgins AHH!! a giant booger I mean burger!
Gross. And, that reminds me, I had a friend once who did call burgers "boogers." All the time.
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Haha this is brilliant! Never heard of that book but you make me very intrigued to read it!
Glad to hear it. I guess I've inspired readers of all ages.
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  December 19, 2010
Didn't get a chance to see that movie yet. Great work on the MOC! The meatballs themselves were simple but the perfect choice! And congrats to those kids! Nice work with them! ~ Chris.
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  December 18, 2010
Awesome work! I haven't read the book or seen the movie (yet), but this is pretty surreal and funny! Love the look of the meatballs hitting the roof and the burger. It's also great that you encourage kids to think creatively and build in Lego (go lego!).
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  December 18, 2010
Haha this is brilliant! Never heard of that book but you make me very intrigued to read it!
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  December 17, 2010
AHH!! a giant booger I mean burger!
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  December 17, 2010
Haha. It's a hilarious and well executed build. Love the burger!
  December 16, 2010
I see mega bloks - I hope that kid was banned! LOL!
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  December 16, 2010
Great job! Looks better than the movie. Kids did a good job too, little engineers at work!
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  December 16, 2010
It looks delicious... Noodles!!
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  December 16, 2010
Haha! That's so cool!
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  December 16, 2010
Now that something like this is finally up on the 'pages, I realize how much I've been waiting for it! Awesome work all around, the noodle on the man's head was a nice touch.
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  December 16, 2010
Well done, Wes! I'm with Bones, that hairdryer is classic! Some really cool creations from the kids as well.~H
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  December 16, 2010
Haha! It's pretty accurate according to the movie!
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  December 16, 2010
I used to read this book practically every other night before bed. Nice work!
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  December 16, 2010
Excellent stuff all the way around! Great idea with that contest as well. By the way, I love that hirdryer in the window of the main pic.
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  December 16, 2010
Fantastic work!
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  December 16, 2010
Awesome! I think it's great that you're getting young minds engaged in reading AND Legos at the same time! The CWACOMB Dio you made is great, too! Superb.
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  December 16, 2010
Awesome! I love it all! BTW, since you're talking about the book, did you see the movie? :D
 
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