Student appeals for 60,000 bricks to build model of his school

A 14-year-old pupil is appealing for donations of LEGO bricks to complete a scale model of his school in Horsham, Sussex.

Year 10 student Levi Reid is attempting to recreate charitable boarding school Christ’s Hospital in LEGO bricks. It’s the latest in a line of school-themed projects the ambitious young builder has undertaken, following the school’s crest and minifigures bearing its uniform – the latter of which he sold at his school’s Christmas fete last year to raise money for charity.

According to the Sussex Express, Reid is a lifelong LEGO fan, and dreams of being a rocket engineer. Like many AFOLs, he uses LEGO Digital Designer to create his builds, then orders the parts from BrickLink. Finishing the model of his school, however, will cost in the region of £500, so he’s now appealing for donations from people with unwanted bricks.

He told the local paper, “I am going to need a lot of green, red and white bricks, because of the large lawned areas, statues and red brick buildings at Christ’s Hospital, but it can be any kind of LEGO, I will use it somehow.”

If you’re able to help out, the address to send bricks to is Lego 4 Levi, Marketing Office, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0LJ.

Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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