Building the school


Building the school
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PRESS RELEASE

NORTHGO BUILDS ANOTHER NORTHGO COLLEGE

The Northgo College (Noordwijk, the Netherlands) is building a duplicate of the school building ... from LEGO.
14 pupils are currently busy with more than 14,000 bricks with which they build windows, doors, pieces of wall and columns and then build them from the foundation, assemble them and incorporate them layer by layer in the building.
If it all works out, there will be an exact copy of the school building in about 6 to 8 weeks.
During the open day of the Northgo College on January 25, 2020, visitors can watch the construction live.

LEGO expert
Jaco van der Molen is the initiator of building the school with LEGO bricks. In daily life, he is a scheduler, application manager and desk clerk. In his spare time, he is a huge enthusiastic LEGO fan. He has experience in building "well-known" buildings because, in addition to a replica of his own house, he also designed and built a copy of the Golden Tulip hotel in Noordwijk and made a life-size statue of Sinterklaas. The design and digital construction of the school building took about 3 years.

LEGO League and Digital Design
It is known that LEGO is not just a simple building block. During the last Sinterklaas, many fancy building sets will have been unpacked. But there is much more. The First LEGO League® (FLL), for example, challenges young people aged 9 to 14 to think of themselves as real scientists and technicians. The Northgo College has an active FLL team consisting of 10 substitute students, also supervised by Jaco, who invest a few hours extra time each week and have recently played their first FLL challenge. LEGO League prepares the students for robotics, a plus subject in the superstructure.
Another educational example is Digital Design. Digital building with Lego blocks is possibly even more fun and challenging than real building. The students of 4 mavo of the Northgo College are currently working on a project in the Technology and Application course using LDCad, a special digital LEGO program, with which they make prototypes of their design.
Jaco van der Molen
lpub.binarybricks.nl
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RE: Building the school
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You can follow the build here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FymCrim5MbSCwFfJ7

This album will be updated regularly with new photos of the progress.
Jaco van der Molen
lpub.binarybricks.nl
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(2019-12-18, 11:25)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: You can follow the build here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FymCrim5MbSCwFfJ7

This album will be updated regularly with new photos of the progress.
Wow. The LDraw model was impressive, physical one is even more! What about a micro-scale version as a give-away for graduates? Wink
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(2019-12-18, 11:25)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: You can follow the build here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FymCrim5MbSCwFfJ7

This album will be updated regularly with new photos of the progress.

Indeed ...very impressive!... really amazing!

Congratulations ...for your project...Jaco!
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Could you please resend the photos? The album seems to be deleted or something: I have an error, when I try to open it.
I think these might be helpful in case I manage to organize the course and plan everything accordingly for our college project.
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(2020-01-31, 6:42)Terry Mulhern Wrote: Could you please resend the photos? The album seems to be deleted or something: I have an error, when I try to open it.
I think these might be helpful in case I manage to organize the course via essay typer app. and plan everything accordingly for our college project.


Here's my email address: tmulhern (at) unimelb (dot) edu (dot) au.
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Somehow the link to the album was broken, so here is a new one:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2atGHDQPn46GpxF17
Jaco van der Molen
lpub.binarybricks.nl
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(2020-01-31, 9:41)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: Somehow the link to the album was broken, so here is a new one:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2atGHDQPn46GpxF17

Yesterday, we finished building the building! See above album for photo's!
Jaco van der Molen
lpub.binarybricks.nl
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(2020-02-19, 10:01)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: Yesterday, we finished building the building! See above album for photo's!

Awesome. I can only dream of building a MOC that big (or any MOC at all really)
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