PRESS ADVISORY: CREATING THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA OUT OF 40,000 LEGO® BRICKS AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY

On Sunday, August 27th, 2017, Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating with the Central Library in Santa Barbara to build the city of Santa Barbara out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks.  The event is being held to honor the 100-year history of the Central Library Building in the City of Santa Barbara.

Families will get the opportunity to build the city of Santa Barbara as they would like to see it, as well as get the opportunity to answer these questions through play:

  • If you had the chance to design the city of Santa Barbara, how would you design it?
  • What else would you add to the city that you currently think is missing?
  • How would you make Santa Barbara even better than it is now?

The best part is that the event is FREE to the public.

We’ll have two sessions, one at 1:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.

Here are the details of the event:

Event: Building The City of Santa Barbara out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks

Location: The Central Library – 40 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Date & Time: Sunday August 27th, 2017 / Session 1: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Session 2: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

To register for the 1:30 PM build session, please CLICK HERE.

To register for the 3:30 PM build session, please CLICK HERE. 

Central Library Contact: Jody Thomas. 805-564-5641.

Play-Well Contact: Victoria Mouwen, victoria@play-well.org

Play-Well TEKnologies

Play-Well TEKnologies teaches LEGO-Inspired STEM Programs to approximately 100,000 kids/year around the U.S.  Their goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers, innovators, scientists, and inventors all through the power of play.  Kids dive into our classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate.  For more information, visit play-well.org.

Examples of other Play-Well City Builds:

Want Us To Offer Our LEGO-Inspired STEM Program At Your School?

With the school year about the start, we wanted to share what we do in our LEGO-Inspired STEM After School Enrichment Program.  Check out what parents and kids have to say about the program and meet a some of our staff.

If you’d like us to offer an after school program at your school, simply complete our After School Enrichment Request Form Here.

Have an amazing start to the school year and remember to Play Well!

Bring A LEGO-Inspired STEM Activity To Your Next PTA Event

Do you have a Back-To-School, Movie, or STEM night coming up.  We’d love to be a part of it.  We have created LEGO-Inspired STEM Activities at STEM nights, PTA Carnivals, Fall Festivals, and Science Nights at schools all across the country.

We can provide a small interactive STEM experience for kids, where we offer 1 – 2 Hand-On Activities.

Or we can do a large event build, like we did for this local school:
We really enjoy these events as it allows us to give back, while also letting the community know about our organization.
If you’d like us to come to your school for one of your upcoming school events, simply complete our request form here.
Have an awesome school year and make sure to Play Well!

 

Can You Create Music Out Of LEGO® Pieces?

One of our students asked us “can we create music out of LEGO® pieces?”  Our response was “let’s try.”  Here is what we have been able to come up with.

Our North Bay Manager, Justin, created a mini guitar made out of LEGO.  You can even tune the strings individually using a LEGO Worm Gear Box.

Tag us on a video of you creating music out of LEGO® materials, and we will send you a LEGO® prize.

Happy 4th of July From Play-Well!

We want to wish you a Happy 4th of July!  To commemorate this, we have compiled a group of awesome LEGO builds from around the internet that celebrates the 4th of July, the United States, as well as fireworks.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Source: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/MMMB016_Fireworks

Source: https://legomyphoto.wordpress.com/tag/fireworks/

We Set A World LEGO® Record With SoulPancake

On Saturday, July 1st, 2017, we collaborated with SoulPancake’s LEGO® show, BRICK X BRICK, to set a World LEGO® Record!  Over 200 Families from all parts of the Los Angeles area came out to help build 1000 LEGO® “Origami” Cranes.  The goal was to not only set a world record but also bring the community together through play.

SoulPancake will be creating an episode for their 3rd Season of Brick By Brick with Adam Ward about this event.  Check out some of the highlights of the event below.

 

 

Building the City of Austin with the Thinkery

On June 14th, we partnered with the Thinkery, a creative space for families to experience the magic of science, for their community night. We had an amazing time building the city of Austin out of over 40,000 LEGO® bricks with local families. We included the Thinkery building and the iconic Frost tower in our city build. It was four hours of excited kids ready to create the city of Austin!

KVUE Austin even came down to cover the building of LEGO®-inspired Austin.