CHRISTMAS LANTERN ROCKET

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"Every year there is a lantern procession through our local town of Stony Stratford to mark the Christmas lights being switched on. This year's theme is 'cartoon Christmas' which we extnded to 'animated Christmas'. My six year-old daughter came up with the idea for a Sprocket Rocket lantern with a festive W&G and here is the result. The lantern procession is on the 26th of November and we're looking forward to lighting this rocket up!"

There are 5 comments about this creation.

KirstenW   (Aardman Staff) Nov 14th 2011 6:14am

Wow, what a great lantern! Did it take long to make?

Designergenes Nov 14th 2011 4:10pm

Hi Kirsten, thank you very much for your kind comment.

The framework took about two hours and the papering took a further two, it was a real family effort to get the lantern finished.

I'll send you a picture when we light it at the end of the month. I think it's going to look great when it's illuminated but I'm a little bit worried about cross winds, with those fins on the rocket it might well take off!

gromitsbuddyinginventor Nov 16th 2011 1:32am

wow!! That is truly amazing! can't wait to see it when you light it!!

puppylove Nov 18th 2011 10:19am

did your dauter do that rocket by herself?

bmurtagh3 Nov 28th 2011 4:53pm

Thats brilliant i wouldt know where to start to make it i live in stratford as well:-(|):D

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