A Lego Primary School, heavily inspired by the one my daughter attends and heavily constrained by my collection of Lego bricks.
About this creation
This school building is split over a 32x32 base plate and 16x32 base plate, and can easily be carried without coming apart. The playground and grass connect to the building via gaps I left in the school foundations - this slot technique allows it to stay together well in the form you see in the photo, but also allows easy transportation (in four parts) or focused play with just the building.
The layout is heavily based on the school my daughter attends, except her school is longer, with more classes in between the assembly hall and the two rear classes that belong to the younger children. As my daughter is in one of those rear classes, however, it doesn't matter too much to us if the middle classes are missing. :-)
The other main difference between my daughter's school and this one is that her school is almost entirely light blue, whereas I have very few light blue bricks and I thought I would make a Primary School from primary colours - hence the yellow and red classes.
In the photo above, the headteacher is giving one boy a stern telling off for being late for school and trying to sneak in through the assembly hall. (You are meant to report to the office and sign the late register!)
[I'm very pleased with the ramp leading up to the entrance and I can't stop admiring the rainbow walls of the assembly hall. The mulitcolored blocks in the middle of the shot are the children's lunchboxes.]
The white path leads to the rear of the classes, where the children normally enter, if they have arrived on time. The yellow room belongs to The Bumblebees and the red room is for The Dragonflies. Each class has three computers and they are clearly very popular. (If you look closely, you can see that one of the clocks on the wall has a dead battery!)
[I'm very happy with the steps and raised platform for entering the class, as well as the ability to slot the external plates into the main building for easy set-up and minimal slippage during play.)
This last photo shows a birds-eye-view of the rear of the school.