Tuesday, April 11, 2017

electric house

ander is a lego masterbuilder. so when he received his class assignment to design and build a house and wire it up with lights, it was obvious that legos would be the building materials.

he acted as the architect (and builder and electrician) for a family of four who wanted to live by the lake and who enjoyed bird watching and having guests come to visit.

lucky for us, we had the paper circuits tinker crate box, so we could use the copper foil tape and leds and a basic design for the series circuit. we had to get a little more creative for the required outside light. oh, both circuits needed functioning switches, too, made from brads and paper clips.

it was an all-family affair to pull this together, but in the end, ander was pleased and confident implementing his final, workable choices for design, decoration, and details.

front view of his two-story lake house: note the owls in the trees  

wiring and switch for front porch light. dad helped on this one.

wiring & switch for indoor lights
two led bulbs mounted through cardstock to illuminate the two upstairs bedrooms. circuit adhered to removable roof.

rear view with openings to allow builder hands to disassemble for display and demonstration. each bedroom has a balcony to take in the lake views. there's even a firepit and lounge chairs in the sand.

top view of second floor: master bedroom on right, children's shared bedroom on the left, bathroom in center.

bunk beds, of course

ingenious toilet & shower, designs by artemis

parents enjoy a large bed

top down view into open-concept first floor: large dining table, sofa, computer desk

kitchen boasted professional range with pots, refrigerator, and plenty of storage

additional seating near windows with view of lake
demonstrating use of switch to light up the inside lights

highlighting the features of the first floor

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