Kai Zheng, Josh White, and Ashleigh Fletcher are among nine Stelly’s students responsible for this TARDIS, which is bound for Capital City Comic Con this weekend (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Stelly’s TARDIS travels to Cap City Comic Con

Woodworking students at Stelly’s Secondary are building a TARDIS for Capital City Comic Con, which they hope to auction off.

The iconic police box, part of the long-running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, is made from three-dimensional plans available online and is 1:1 in scale. The box took about three weeks to build.

Tim Lockhart, the wood tech/art teacher, said a fellow teacher at another school connected him with B. Woodward of Cherry Bomb Toys, who is organizing this weekend’s convention (March 16-18), which features Patrick Warburton (Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove and police officer Joe Swanson on Family Guy), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon), and many other stars. Several schools were asked whether they wanted to do a project like this, and Stelly’s said yes. Nine students are taking turns with various aspects of the project.

“You just want to make sure all the joints are square, everything’s even, make sure nothing looks off to the eye because that will set off a potential buyer if we’re trying to sell it,” said Sawyer Adlersparre, a Grade 12 student.

“I grew up with a dad that’s in love with woodworking, so I’ve been exposed to it my whole life,” said Adlersparre, who wants to do electrical work when he graduates from Stelly’s.

“These skills I’m learning here I’ll be able to use in my career,” he said.

Ashleigh Fletcher, also in Grade 12, did not have woodworking experience before joining the class, but it’s something she has grown to enjoy. She enjoyed working in a team.

“Its really detail-oriented,” said Fletcher. “There’s lots of aesthetic details that I get to take charge of,” she laughed.

It is unclear whether it’s bigger on the inside than on the outside.

 

Stelly’s students have nearly completed their TARDIS, which is bound for Capital City Comic Con this weekend (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Just Posted

Shoreline Middle School students pitch in to clean school trail

Needles and bags of garbage picked up over six-week period on View Royal trail

Peninsula skater scores personal best speeds to earn spot on Team BC

Kieran Brown heads for the Western Canadian Championships March 22 and 23

Man enters unlocked Saanich home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Gordon Head early Sunday morning

Community leader calls on Saanich to directly spend money on affordable housing

Teale Phelps Bondaroff calls for “dedicated funds” to support affordable housing

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you consider living in a tiny home?

Victoria is the latest Capital Region community to take a look at… Continue reading

B.C. First Nations’ intake of essential nutrients could drop by 31%: study

Professors project the nutrient decrease by 2050 if climate change mitigation continues as is

Trudeau fills vacancy in cabinet with B.C. MP Joyce Murray

Murray, 64, was elected in 2008 and served previously as a minister in B.C.’s provincial government

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor says terror likely

Utrecht police release photo of 37-year-old man born in Turkey who is ‘associated with the incident’

Facebook announces changes to political advertising to meet new federal rules

Bill C-76 bans the use of money from foreign entities to conduct partisan campaigns

Travel expected to be slowed by fallout from fire at Toronto’s Pearson airport

All U.S.-bound flights from Terminal 1 were cancelled Sunday night after the fire broke out near a security checkpoint

Most Read