We’ve put together this blog post of fun 4th of July builds! Celebrate Independence Day with LEGO! Create a moving LEGO flag, a firework, an American wreath and more! We hope you enjoy these builds and the holiday.
Part I: Story of Play-Well
Here’s an excerpt:
“We want to create a fun engineering world to explore and problem solve, then tell kids that this is an actual profession that they can do when they grow up,” Harry says. “That’s when you see some kids eyes light up.”
Ben, our Curriculum Designer and overall fun guy, has created a new video explaining moon phases using LEGO® Materials.
Every year, Mother’s Day comes around and a few days before many of us scramble to get her the perfect gift at the last minute.
This year, we are encouraging our Play-Well students to plan ahead and through play, create an amazing gift for your mom that she will truly cherish.
We have provided below ideas and tutorials on a few gifts that you can build out of LEGO® materials. And if you need an added incentive to start building now, if you share what you are able to make with us, you could receive a LEGO® gift for your efforts.
Feel free to share your creations via one of our channels:
Check out the projects below for ideas:
A LEGOLAND Master Model Builder shows you how to make the perfect picture frame.
Here are some helpful LEGO® creations you can make to help around the house from Householder Hacker.
Join us this Saturday, April 28th, for the 2018 Triangle SciTech EXPO in Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! The Triangle SciTech EXPO is part of the 8th annual North Carolina Science Festival, a month-long celebration of science with over 676 events across the state! The Triangle SciTech EXPO runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm and is jam-packed with awesome, hands-on S.T.E.M activities including 3-D printing, animal biotechnology, magnetic fields, robots in action, wire science art and so much more. The EXPO will also feature the world’s safest trampoline and an inflatable gravity slide.
Lego lovers will have their own special opportunity to play and learn with LEGO! Play-Well Teknologies will be building North Carolina out of LEGO® Bricks! We’re bringing over 20,000 LEGO pieces to the museum so families can build their home state out of LEGO®! Play-Well TEKnologies instructors will help you design your very own addition to a giant map of North Carolina made entirely of LEGO® pieces. Build anything you want — the only limit is your imagination!
Admission to the museum and the Triangle SciTech Expo is completely free! For more LEGO fun check out our Play-Well LEGO-Inspired STEM Summer Camps in the Raleigh area and beyond!
We hope to see you this weekend to play, build and learn!
We were lucky enough to be a part of Huddle Up 4 Autism, an event created by the Philadelphia Eagles, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Center for Autism Research. Families got to build souvenirs out of LEGO® materials, including Goal Posts, MIni-Eagles, and new this year…Super Bowl Trophies. We created a video tribute to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles Historic Win.
We are excited to be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles Charity Event, Huddle Up 4 Autism event. Families will be building Super Bowl Trophies, mini-Eagles, and goal posts all made out of LEGO. @philadelphiaeagles @CHOP #eagles #philadelphiaeagles #chop #childrenshospitalofphiladelphia #legostagram #legofan #superbowl #superbowlchamps #legophoto #legophotography #play #fun #stem #logo @eagles_everything
Eagles fans are right now building over 300 mini Super Bowl trophies out of LEGO. @philadelphiaeagles @childrensphila @eagles_everything @philadelphia_ig #eagles #philadelphiaeagles #chop #childrenshospitalofphiladelphia #lego #legogram #legofan #play #playwell #playeverday #playalways #philly #flyeaglesfly #philadelphia
Thanks everyone that stopped by to help build the Philadelphia Eagles logo, as well as make a souvenir mini build out of LEGO. Awesome event! Thanks Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Eagles for having us! @philadelphia_ig @childrensphila @philadelphiaeagles @eagles_everything #flyeaglesfly #flyeaglesfly🦅 #superbowlchamps #eagles #philly #lego #legogram #legofan #legovideo #legomania #moc #legomoc #play #fun #playwell #playeveryday #philadelphia #philadelphia_ig
At AWS re:Invent, we hosted a Pinewood Derby Challenge using LEGO® Materials. Hundreds of attendees got to build vehicles made out of LEGO® pieces and try to set a record. Here’s what happened.
Let us know if you’d like us to bring this to your conference or event.
On Saturday, April 28th, Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating with the Carrillo Recreation Center and families in the community to build Santa Barbara out of 20,000 LEGO® Bricks. Families will have the opportunity to create Santa Barbara, as they would like to see it. The event is free to families. Families get to tackle these questions through play:
Families will have the opportunity to explore their creativity through play with the help of 20,000 LEGO® Bricks.We will be running two FREE workshops from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM -12:00 PM.
We hope to see you there!
Frequently Asked Questions About Our City Builds:
What do these city builds look like?
Can I drop my kid off at the event?
Will the kids get to keep their LEGO® creations after the event is over?
Can kids bring their own LEGO pieces to add to the city?
Can we just drop-in to build without registering?
We aren’t able to make it to the event but would love for you to come to our neighborhood or school. Is that possible?
This is a FREE event for kids ages 5+. Only kids need tickets
Here are the details of the event:
Location: Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Date & Time: Saturday April 28th, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm
Who is Play-Well TEKnologies?
Play-Well teaches LEGO-Inspired STEM Programs to over 100,000 kids/year around the country. The goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientist, innovators, and inventors. Play-Well will be offering summer camps throughout the North Bay. To find camps near you, visit our summer camp page. For more information about Play-Well TEKnologies, click here.
After so much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce our new teaching curriculum based on the popular, Pooparoos Surpriseroos by Mattel. Now, kids can learn potty training all while playing.
With LEGO® materials becoming increasingly more expensive every year, we have had to come up with a unique solution to supply our teaching kits. So, we are excited to announce our partnership with these amazing “LEGO-Like” Partners. They will be supplying us with “LEGO-Like” Products for the foreseeable future. Check out some of their amazing stuff below: