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STEM challenge 1 - Make a straw water gun 

There's a copy of the downloadable document at the bottom of the page in case you can't read the version below. 



STEM challenge 2 - Take, then send in a photo (or photos) using forced perspective


Learn how to use forced perspective to make something look REALLY BIG or REALLY SMALL.


Wikipedia says forced-perspective is –

A technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is!

Basically, forced perspective is all about playing around with angles. Here’s how to do it!


Getting level with the subject 

You can make the real-world seem like a backdrop for your little LEGO characters!

All you need to do is set your scene and then focus on the subjects at the front of the frame.


Go above your subject

You can also make your characters appear even smaller by getting above them and photographing downwards!

This has the effect of making them seem really small and adds a bit of drama!



Or go below your subject!

You can even make your LEGO characters tower over you by playing with forced perspective!

Dropping the camera underneath them and photographing upwards makes them seem all big and scary!


*Most of this information has been taken from








Oliver and Austin have already had a go.  Super work boys.  We are looking forward to seeing more of your photographs using the forced perspective technique.