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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :-)
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.
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!).