On 1st December, I got a LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar.
There are lots of really good things inside!
These are all of them!
1) Harry Potter
2) Mini Hogwarts Express
3) Mini Christmas Trees
4) A Christmas Tree
5) Gryffindor Banner
6) Professor Minerva McGonagall
7) House Table with Goblets
9) Slytherin Banner
10) Ron Weasley
11) House Table with Candle
12) Breakfast and Goblets
13) Ravenclaw Banner
14) Hermione Granger
16) Wizard Chess
17) Hufflepuff Banner
18) Professor Filius Flitwick
19) Festive Fireplace
20) House Plinth
21) Hogwarts Architect
23) Albus Dumbledore
24) Trunk, Hedwig and Equipment
Out of everything that was in the advent calendar, I think that the Harry minifigure in Day 1, might be the best. This is because it’s quite an interesting and different from what you normally get in LEGO sets. Every year, special minifigures are released exclusively for LEGO advent calendars. These minifigures always look good and are not found in many other sets.
This is a follow-up of my first 8 for 8 post. If you haven’t read it then it will help you to understand this page.
When I’d read all of the 8 for 8 books, my favourite was The Island by M. A. Bennett. The Island is about a boy called Lincoln (Link) who is a nerd and moves to a new school from being homeschooled by his parents, who were professors at Oxford University. Link is bullied at the new school, because he came last in a run, which determines where you are in the school hierarchy. He got the lowest time ever. This means that he’s treated like a slave and has to follow the instructions that the fastest runners give him.
When Link gets stuck with his classmates on a desert island after a plane crash it seems like it might be hell on earth. However, Link is the one giving orders now. Who knows what might happen to the people on the island now?
This book is based on BBC’s Desert Island Discs and has a Lord of The Flies theme.
I decided to make a trailer for this book. I used some LEGO to make the scenes as well as a camera and iMovie to make it look good.
I enjoyed making this video, as it was fun and challenging!
This year at school, there is a book challenge called 8 for 8. It is extremely similar to last year’s 7 for 7 book challenge, except this one has eight books and more things you can do to enter.
The books are:
Scavengers by Darren Simpson
The Skylarks War by Hilary McKay
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
The Island by M. A. Bennet
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham
Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
Everything All At Once by Steven Camden (aka Polarbear)
And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
These eight books are all set from different perspectives and times. Everything All At Once is a book of poetry telling a story about school life. The Skylarks war has romance and history. There are many other things that make each book unique.
The things you can do to enter are:
Film a book trailer video
Make a piece of artwork
Write a piece of creative writing
Perform a performance
Write a blog or a review
Film a booktalking video
Or absolutely anything else!
These have to be based on your favourite 8 for 8 book, to try and encourage more people to read that book.