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Solomon's Temple Journal: Day One (Monday)
A daily log of my church's building of Solomon's Temple.
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The Backstory




Alright...here's what's going on. My church's mega-sized VBS is doing a Lego elective for the second year in a row and this year's giant project is a 50,000+ piece Solomon's Temple. The temple is supposed to be constructed Monday through Friday by 100+ kids with the designs/blueprints made by Samuel H and his Father, Mr.H (seen above). It is 8 AM and they are getting ready to get started. This will be a daily log of the Temple's construction.

What We'll be Building




Like I said, we're building Soloman's temple (seen above) with over 50,000+ pieces with a cutaway view on one side. Let's get a better look at what we have.

The Supplies


We have tons and tons and tons of boxes so these pictures don't even describe what we have. But this pic gives you idea.

Here's lots of the H's supplies for the design of the ark, but the "what we'll be building" picture had a lot of blueprints under it.

We also have a lot of pamphlets for the Bible part.

Oh, and we have cool hardhats for the Junior Leaders (6th grade through 9th) to wear. =)

The Prep


Elisha H and some of the other leaders prepare the pattern of the roof so the kids can go from there.

Here's the what I'm talking about.

My friend Philip descends upon the yellow 2x8 box to start making a tower.

It gets pretty tall,

but he destroys it because he's afraid Mr. S (who is the main Bible leader of the elective) will yell at him. :P

We get out a lot of red bricks for kids to make letters which will make the Verse that will go around the Temple.

Here's the verse with Elisha (Samuel's younger brother) sitting in it.

The 1st Station - Morning


Ok so in the Morning and in the Afternoon we have 6 different teams (12 total) of children that come in and do each station once per day. So two teams are at each station at a time. I am with the red team which is at non-Lego station.

Everyday we change this one to some sort of other building thing. Don't ask me, Mrs. B (Main non-Lego person) thought it up. I think it's a pretty good idea to have not all Lego all the time.

Anyway, today is K'nex and my team is sketching out designs (Pic seen above).

Here's my little bro Shane with his design.

The 2nd Station - Morning


After half an hour of K'nex, my team comes over to the Bible/Temple part. After their Bible part, they come over and pick up where the last team went off. Well, half of them. The other half does the roof (which I mentioned earlier).



The 3rd Station - Morning


Lastly in the Morning we have Free Build where you can build whatever you want.

My kids make a 302 brick tall/10' feet tall tower out of 2x10 brown bricks that had to be lain on the ground because it was becoming a safety hazard. :P

Lunch


While waiting in line, I try to take a super fast pic of my buddy Kurt (who is helping with another elective), but he blocks his face with his Coke. =)

Here's Monday's Lunch. Sprite, cole slaw, brownies, a fruit cup, and a sloppy joe. Trust me, the sloppy joe isn't horrible, it's like a really good pulled pork sandwich.

And then here's the Temple's progress so far.



The 1st Station - Afternoon


After a long time of talking and eating, I come back to our Lego section and start with a new batch of kids in the afternoon. The first station in the afternoon was the exact same thing as the first basically. =)

The 2nd Station - Afternoon


During Lunch, we tore down the brown because some team messed up earlier. But, we do get the Yellow up very far.

And also they worked on the floor more (I'll show it tomorrow).

The 3rd Station - Afternoon


During the Free Build, Philip, David, Zac, and I get the tower to stand up.

When Everything's Over...


We made this much progress today.

Alright, make sure to come back tomorrow to see more progress, same time, same place!

~Casey~



Comments

  August 4, 2010
lookin good
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  June 23, 2010
Quoting Drew the Sk8er Any estimate on when it will be done?
It will be done Friday.
Quoting Sir Thomas Izor McGuire Don't forget the portico or the two pillars, Boaz and Jakin!
Don't worry, we won't!
Quoting Andrew Somers You know, you could swipe those bricks... then again, you are in church... I guess that isn't the best idea, now is it?
Hahahaha! No, it's not!
Quoting Samus Kid Tim Amazing! I hope you complete it! Try asking some relatives and neighbors to help. It looks fun! I wish I could be there. But about that snack, I'm an Omnivore(the type that eats neither vegetables or meat, not the one that eats both).
You post didn't really make any sense dude.
Quoting Kyle Bartley but I don't think your reference is very accurate. Solomon's temple was very simple. The one you are building looks more like Herod's ornate temple.
You should ask Samuel about that. We have several other reference pictures though too.
Quoting Kyle Bartley Are you going to build the arc and all the other stuff?
We actually built ark last year and are going to do it again next year. It's also a world record. Ok, day two is up guys! Thanks for the comments!
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  June 23, 2010
Nice idea. Looks like you had some fun in with all the hard work. Like LEGO is hard work. I'll check back and see how it's going tomorrow. see ya. garth
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  June 22, 2010
Amazing! I hope you complete it! Try asking some relatives and neighbors to help. It looks fun! I wish I could be there. But about that snack, I'm an Omnivore(the type that eats neither vegetables or meat, not the one that eats both).
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  June 22, 2010
This sounds like a great idea and a fun project, but I dont think your reference is very accurate. Soloman's temple was very simple. The one you are building looks more like Herods ornate temple. Are you going to build the arc and all the other stuff? Cause that would be great.
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  June 22, 2010
You know, you could swipe those bricks... then again, you are in church... I guess that isn't the best idea, now is it? Anyway, this looks to be a masterpiece in the making. Keep it up!
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  June 22, 2010
Nice work! This is going to be a good one-can't wait for the final product! Any estimate on when it will be done? Keep up the great work! -Drew
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  June 22, 2010
This is going to be really,really awesome!I can tell by the progress and by how some children build!
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  June 22, 2010
If you guys don't have a map of the inner workings of the Temple, I had to memorize the whole structure for school. Looks about right as-is, though. Don't forget the portico or the two pillars, Boaz and Jakin!
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  June 22, 2010
Awesome job, looks like a fun project! Keep it up!
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  June 22, 2010
That's really great! I can't wait to see this continue!
 
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