Over the weekend the critters watched their first ever episode of Dr Who! It was extremely exciting! They were so inspired by all the time travelling that Norris the yeti, Willis the turtle and Ruby the red panda decided to make their own Tardis. They realised this would be quite an undertaking but all felt up to the challenge!
Ruby started sketching the design and working on the physics involved in time travel.
Then they found some boxes just the right size and discussed the construction process.
After some trial and error and lots of masking tape, the Tardis started to take shape. Once the main construction was finished Norris cut out the door.
Now it was really coming together! They could almost feel time starting to warp as they stared into the depths of the newly formed time machine. But there was still lots more to do.
It was painting time! They discussed the merits of different colours but in the end they went with blue like Dr Who's Tardis. They couldn't rule out the colour having something to do with the success and accuracy of time travel.
Then for the technical and most essential part, the knobs. The presence of alternate dimensions was almost palpable.
Willis installed the knobs, being extra careful not to accidentally turn them. The thought of travelling through time without the others was mildly terrifying.
Ruby painted on the windows.
Then they stood back to admire their work. It really was quite excellent! But there was something missing...
Norris soon realised 'Police Box' was missing from the front of the Tardis and quickly rectified the situation.
Then their amazing Tardis was finished!!! It was time to decide where to go on their first time travelling adventure... stay tuned!