Sixth grader builds Lego replica of teacher for appreciation week
LEHI, Utah – Landen, 11, definitely gets an A-plus for his efforts after recently building a Lego replica of his teacher.
The sixth-grader spent four months and up to around 10,000 Lego bricks to build the giveaway, according to his mother, Rachel.
Landen then unveiled the exhibit in Collin Seastrand’s classroom at Meadow Elementary School in Lehi, Utah last month for the school’s teacher appreciation week, Rachel added.
“Landen chose a Lego replica because his passion is Legos, and he thought it would be a great way to uniquely show how much Mr. Seastrand means to him,” Rachel told FOX TV stations. “Landen says Mr. Seastrand is kind, compassionate and personally helped him through difficult times.”
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Rachel said her son downloaded his teacher’s picture from Google Classroom, uploaded it to a pixel art app, and then ordered the individual pieces from Lego. He also used some of his own Lego blocks.
Landen posing with his teacher Collin Seastrand and his Lego replica.
The replica is of Seastrand’s face in three-dimensional form.
“He always shows that he cares about every student and is very compassionate,” Landen said. “He made a big difference in my life and I will never forget him.”
Rachel said Seastrand told her “it was one of the coolest things anyone has ever done for me.”
“Thank you Mr. Seastrand for creating a classroom environment where students can excel,” the Alpine School District posted on Facebook.
“I think so many people are touched by this story because we all had a teacher who changed our lives,” Rachel added. “We can all relate to the feeling of connecting with a teacher who has made such a big difference.”
This story was reported from Los Angeles.