Celebrating The Golden State Warriors By Building With LEGO®

Because Play-Well TEKnologies is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, our staff are huge Golden State Warriors fans.  We are doing another Golden State Warriors Building Challenge where if you can create a Golden State Warriors Tribute out of LEGO® materials, you could win a Golden State Warriors Bow Tie made out of LEGO® materials.  We are giving away over 40 Bow Ties for fans to wear during these NBA Finals.  The best part is it is FREE to enter and you get to have fun playing with LEGO while creating an awesome Golden State Warriors Tribute.

Check the details on how to enter below.

Here are examples of what fans have built in the past to celebrate the Warriors.

Here are some of our Golden State Warriors Fan Recipients from the past:

To enter, do the following steps:

#1. Build a Golden State Warriors Tribute in LEGO and tag us one of our social media channels:

#2. Tag us on social media or email your picture to jeff@play-well.org.

Feel free to also tag the Golden State Warriors:

#3. Celebrate! You are done!

Deadline To Enter: The End of the NBA Finals

Enjoy the rest of the NBA Finals!

Commemorating Golden State Warriors Historic Season

Because our organization is based in the Bay Area, we are huge Golden State Warriors Fans.

We wanted to congratulate the Golden State Warriors on their historic 73-9 Regular Season Record, as well as their amazing playoff run.

So, we asked Golden State Warrior fans to join us in celebrating this amazing accomplishment by building a LEGO project that honors this historic season.  Here are some of the entries. Submit your love for the Warriors in LEGO to one of our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or email jeff@play-well.org and you could receive one of our Play-Well Golden State Warriors LEGO Bow Ties.

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Strength In Numbers LEGO

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Andrew Bogut making a shot.

 

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Golden State Warriors LEGO Mansion

 

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Here are some people that have rocked the Golden State Warriors LEGO Bow Tie:

Franco Finn LEGO Bow Tie

Golden State Warriors Hype Man: Franco Finn

 

Tower of Power: Play-Well’s 1st Build Challenge

We had a ton of fantastic submissions for the #TowerofPower Build Challenge! We couldn’t pick just one winner so we’ve decided to choose four lucky contestants! Congrats to the winners and a BIG thank you to everyone that participated.

Want to know our next challenge?! It’s time for some friendly Super Bowl competition! Find out more here and maybe you’ll win a special LEGO bowtie in the colors of your team!

 

Our winners for Tower of Power are:

 

Sasha Horst 

Love those shocked faces!

Love those shocked faces!

Austin J. Auriemma
Good work class!

Good work class!

Sir. Devin Scooter Hall 

Woah. That's a lot of building and LEGO!!

Woah. That’s a lot of building and LEGO!!

 
Zeb Howell
Excellent use of stairs!

Excellent use of stairs!

 

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Can you build a LEGO tower? How about a gigantic, colorful, creative one? For the week of January 20th-January 27th we are challenging you to build your biggest and best LEGO tower. Then post a photo of your creation here or on social media! We’ll choose one winner who will receive one of our custom LEGO bow ties! Good Luck!

 

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Win a LEGO Bow Tie!

You choose the color!

You choose the color!

 

Play-Well’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Time for our annual Play-Well Halloween Contest.  Each year, we are amazed by the creativity of some of the Halloween costumes that we see from our students and their parents.  Check out this costume submitted by a parent last year.

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This year, we wanted to celebrate that creativity by having a Halloween Costume Contest.  Post your Halloween costume on our Twitter Page, Facebook Page, tag us on Instagram, or email it to jeff@play-well.org, and you could possibly win a Play-Well Halloween LEGO Bow Tie or LEGO Force Awakens Set.

 

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This is how we play well on Halloween!

One of our Play-Well Staff created this elaborate setup to give kids candy for Halloween.

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Have a safe, fun, candy-filled Halloween!

 

Play-Well’s Summer LEGO Build & Tell

During the summer, we always encourage our students to continue to build, play, and learn about the engineering world through LEGO.  So, we are conducting a fun summer project that kids and parents can participate in called Play-Well’s Summer LEGO Build & Tell.

It’s easy for anyone to participate.  Here’s how:

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1. Kids build a project, either something they learned to build at a Play-Well camp or a contraption that they have been inspired to build from their own creativity.

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2. Parents, make a short video of your child talking about their creation and any engineering or architecture concepts that have been incorporated into the project.  The video should not be more than 90 seconds.

3. Post your video on YouTube, vimeo, or your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram page.

4. Submit the video link to our Play-Well Facebook, Twitter, Instagram page or email it to jeff@play-well.org.

5. Celebrate!  You are done!

Here are the prizes:

  • The first 30 submissions will receive a Play-Well LEGO Minifigure.
  • qqGYlp1 - Imgur10 submissions (selected at random) will receive a Play-Well LEGO Bow Tie.
Kid President LEGO Bow Tie

Kid President received one of our Play-Well LEGO Bow Ties and wore it recently at the Jefferson Awards: https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/kid-president-wore-our-lego-bow-tie-to-the-jefferson-awards/

  • 2 submissions (selected at random) will receive a complimentary Play-Well Engineering Fundamentals Mine, Craft, Build LEGO Workshop for their child and their friends.  It has become one of our most popular new programs.

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All families that participate in this project can also be part of our Play-Well LEGO Build & Tell  compilation video, if interested.

The prizes are fun to receive, but in the end, the main goal of this project is to get kids to build more and realize what they are learning while building.  We believe that children learn a great deal through play and we hope to foster this type of learning through our summer camps, as well as at home.  If you have additional questions about the project, simply email jeff@play-well.org.

Also, check out our Summer Engineering with LEGO Camps happening near you.

Congratulations Patriots Fans! Earn Your New England Patriots LEGO Bow Tie!

Super Bowl XLIX was one of the closest Super Bowls of all time, so we decided to recreate the final play in LEGO.

New England Super Bowl Win

Congratulations N.E. Patriots Fans on your Super Bowl Win.  For winning, we are doing an additional LEGO contest where you could win a New England Patriots LEGO Bow Tie.

New England Patriots LEGO Bow Tie

In order to win a LEGO Bow Tie, here is how to participate.

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  • Tweet the photo to Play-Well Twitter Page, #SuperBowlLEGOBowTie
    • Don’t have a Facebook or Twitter Page? No problem.  Just email your photo to jeff@play-well.org and we will post it.

Here is an example of New England Patriot Tribute in LEGO:

New England Patriots LEGO Tribute

Be as creative as you want. We will pick the two most creative photos by this Sunday.

Questions:

When is the deadline to enter?

Photos can be submitted up through Sunday, February 8th.

When and how will you pick the winner?

We will choose the most creative, off-the-wall fan photo that incorporates LEGO.  If it is a tie between more than two winners, we may give another LEGO Bow Tie away.

To get started, click HERE to like our Play-Well Facebook Page and start taking photos.

For more information about Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Program, visit www.play-well.org.

 

 

 

Super Bowl XLIX LEGO Bow Tie Contest

Hi Patriots Fans, Seahawks Fans, and Football Fans everywhere,

Last year, we started a tradition that we would like to continue.  In honor of the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots making it to Super Bowl XLIX, we are giving away LEGO Bow Ties to 2 fans of each team as part of our Super Bowl LEGO Bow Tie Contest.  If you win, you will be one of the few fans in the country that has a LEGO Bow Tie of your team.  Here are the LEGO bow ties we are giving away.

Patriots Vs. Seahawks Bow Tie

Seattle’s 12th Man Vs. New England Patriots

In order to win a LEGO Bow Tie, here is how to participate.

  1. Like Our Play-Well Facebook Page.
  2. Post a picture showing how much you love your team using LEGO on our Play-Well Facebook Page
  3. Tweet the photo to Play-Well Twitter Page, #SuperBowlLEGOBowTie
    • Don’t have a Facebook or Twitter Page? No problem.  Just email your photo to jeff@play-well.org and we will post it.

Here are some of our entries from last year:

Denver & Seattle Submissions 2014

Check out all of the Super Bowl entries from 2014 here.

Be as creative as you want. We will pick the two most creative photos for each team as the winner and announce it Super Bowl Sunday after the game. So, whether your team wins or loses on Sunday, you could still win.

Questions:

When is the deadline to enter?

Photos can be submitted up until the kick-off of the Super  Bowl.

When and how will you pick the winner?

We will pick the winner at the end of the Super Bowl.  We will choose the most creative, off-the-wall fan photo that incorporates LEGO.  If it is a tie between more than two winners, we may give another LEGO Bow Tie away.

What if my team is not in the Super Bowl?  Can I still participate?

Absolutely! We will be giving one additional LEGO Bow Tie to a fan of a team not in the Super Bowl.

If you have any additional questions about the contest, email jeff@play-well.org.

To get started, click HERE to like our Play-Well Facebook Page and start taking photos.

Good luck on Sunday!

For more information about Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Program, visit www.play-well.org.

Play-Well Happy Holidays LEGO Build

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We’d like to wish you and your family a Happy Holidays!

We encourage our students to build throughout the holidays, whether from directions from a LEGO Kit or making a new LEGO creation from their imagination.

To celebrate those awesome builds this holiday season, we are doing a online Holiday LEGO build.  Have your child submit their LEGO creation over the holidays and you are entered into our random drawing to win one of these LEGO prizes: Power Functions Accessory Kit, LEGO Car kit, or a Play-Well LEGO Bow Tie.

Here are a few ways you can submit your picture:

1. Post on Play-Well’s Facebook Page

2. Tweet to Play-Well’s Twitter Page or #playwell in your photo

3. Email the picture to jeff@play-well.org

Please include the builder(s) first name, age, and what city they live in.

You can check out all the submissions so far HERE.  We will be taking photos up until Monday, January 5th.

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Happy Holidays! 

 

Play-Well’s Halloween Costume Contest

Each year, we are amazed by the creativity of some of the Halloween costumes that we see from our students and their parents.  Check out this costume submitted by a parent last year.

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How we play well on Halloween: https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/this-is-how-we-play-well-on-halloween/

This year, we wanted to celebrate that creativity by having a Halloween Costume Contest.  Post your Halloween costume on our Twitter Page, Facebook Page, or email it to jeff@play-well.org, and you could possibly win a Play-Well Halloween LEGO Bow Tie or LEGO Monsters Set.

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Have a safe, fun, candy-filled Halloween!

 

Why is it important to introduce engineering to children at a young age?

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We love to introduce kids to engineering using LEGO.  We feel honored to teach over 90,000 kids a year about engineering.  So this year, as part of our Spring Raffle, we decided to ask the question:

Why do you believe it is important to introduce engineering to children at a young age?

By participating, you could win a Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Birthday Party, a custom-made LEGO Bow Tie, or a LEGO Motor Kit.  Simply follow the instructors below to enter.  We will pick a few winners at random and share all of the great answers to this question.  Sign up on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/WhyisEngineeringImportantToTeachToKids or here: Play-Well End of The School Year Giveaway.

We hope you can join us for our Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Camps this summer.  You can find a location near you HERE.