Students hope to auction off Doctor Who 'TARDIS' for Victoria Comic Con
Students working hard, building the Doctory Who 'TARDIS' for Capital City Comic Con.
Kennedy Schmidt, CTV Vancouver Island
Published Monday, March 12, 2018 6:44PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, March 12, 2018 6:49PM PDT
Students at Stelly’s Secondary School have been working hard, building the iconic “TARDIS” from the U.K. television series Doctor Who.
The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) is a fictional time machine and spacecraft disguised as a police booth in the sci-fi show.
Schools across the region were asked to build their own versions of the time machine and then sell them off in an auction at the inaugural Capital City Comic Con, which takes place this weekend. Organizers of Comic Con say it was important to them to integrate students into this year’s show.
“Students are the youth, they’re our future. They see how, as a community, we come together and pull together and work together. They’ll take that on to whatever they do in the future,” said Comic Con organizer B. Woodward.
Comic Con’s hope was to have schools all over Greater Victoria take part in the project and have enough TARDIS’ to fill a street, but Stelly’s was the only school to take up the challenge.
Students say it’s been a rewarding experience, teaching them more than how to use tools and build a police booth.
“Working together is a good skill to have,” said Stelly’s Grade 12 student, Sawyer Adlersparre. “Usually other projects we do are independent. So you could build a table, but you would do that yourself, but we’re working on this together and it’s good to work with others.”
Stelly’s TARDIS will be up for bid at the Capital City Comic Con and will go to the highest bidder after the three-day event.
“We've spent a lot of time on it and it's actually taken a lot more energy than I think people might realize from just looking at it. So hopefully there's a pretty good amount,” said Grade 12 student Ashleith Fletcher.
The life-size, iconic blue time machine will be on display at Capital City Comic Con all weekend. The event begins this Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m.