Thank you all so much for supporting the LEGO Sutton Hoo Helmet and getting us over the 1000 mark, this is a great milestone as it means we get an extra six months to drum up more support!
Visiting Sutton Hoo
I was lucky enough to be invited by the National Trust to take the build to Sutton Hoo for the day and compare it to one of their replica helmets. I think we got it pretty spot on. We shot some video which is currently being edited so we will update you all again when that's ready.
It was an especially poignant moment as it was 81 years to the day that Basil Brown first met Edith Pretty to discuss which mound to open first. While we wait for the video, you can see some images on my Twitter feed.
An evening talk at the Suffolk Archives
If you're anywhere near Ipswich (or fancy a mini break in Suffolk and even a visit to Sutton Hoo) you might like to know I'm giving a talk on how and why I built the LEGO Sutton Hoo helmet at the Suffolk Archives on the 22nd July
. The archives have a whole summer programme of LEGO events from building sessions to the LEGO movies, so there's something from LEGO fans of all ages.
Calling all teachers!
WIth a background in Education Technology, inspiring kids with LEGO is one of the reasons I built the helmet in the first place, so if you're a teacher or school leader and are exploring the Anglo Saxon period as a topic with your students, get in touch and we can see if we can set something virtual up.
That's all for now, do please tell your friends and family about the build and help us reach then next HUGE milestone of 5000 supporters!