Christmas Competition and other updates from the Fabrication Laboratory

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As we get close to the Christmas Break, we have some updates from the Fabrication Lab, as well as the launch of a short Christmas Competition for our staff and our students.

Twelve Days of Christmas Window and Competition

Fabrication Laboratory is doing what they can to spread some seasonal good will at the end of an extraordinarily difficult year, and are creating a festive window on Marylebone Road. They’re going to use the Lab’s robot arm to film a one-off interpretation of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and are inviting ideas for scenes representing one of the 12 gifts. They’re looking for proposals this week – sketches or sketch models – and we’ll shortlist the best 12 next Tuesday to turn into animated sets for the window and film.

They’re running the project in collaboration with the Baker Street Quarter Partnership, who have brought generous local sponsors and cash prizes for the best three entries – £250 first prize, £150 second, £50 third. The window will open and the film will premiere the day before the students return home, Tuesday 8th December at 18:00.

For full details and a guide to how to participate, see the Lab website:

Opening Times

The Lab remains open as it has since the start of the semester, and is available for bookable activities including use of the lasers and CNC machines. The shop, now converted to Click and Collect, is working well and is well used. It will be open for students until the end of the week when onsite teaching ends, and will reopen from the beginning of January. This information is also available on the website.

Lab Closes:      17.00, Friday 11th December 

Lab Opens:      09.00, Monday, 4th January

Lab Improvements

While the Fabrication Laboratory has had fewer students this year, they’ve taken the opportunity to make a whole host of improvements. Unfortunately, most of these will not be available until they are able to open up more fully, post lockdown. But just to keep you in the loop and spread some positive news, here are a few images below.

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