2017 Play-Well Halloween Costume Contest

Congrats to our grand prize winner Omar and our second place winner Raycelin!

Get inspired by these incredible contest submissions.

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CONGRATULATIONS CHICAGO CUBS FANS! Wear Your Pride with a Chicago Cubs LEGO Bow Tie!

Congratulations Chicago Cubs Fans on a historic season and an amazing World Series.  To commemorate this World Series win after 108 years, we built the Cubs celebration out of LEGO.pic_worldseries16

To celebrate this amazing accomplishment, we are giving away 4 Chicago Cubs LEGO Bow Ties.

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

#1. Create a LEGO build that shows your love for the Chicago Cubs using LEGO

#2. Add the picture to one of these social media platforms:

Don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Page? No problem.

We will choose 4 winners by Wednesday, November 9th, 2016.

Congratulations on absolutely epic win!

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Picture Source: WGNTV.com

 

May the 4th Be With You Build Challenge

Attention Star Wars fans and LEGO enthusiasts!

Today is a very special day! IT’S STAR WARS DAY! HOORAY! To celebrate we’re hosting a May the 4th Be With You Build Challenge. Show us your best LEGO Star Wars creation and you might win a Star Wars Rey’s Speeder LEGO set!

Show us your best Star Wars build!

Show us your best Star Wars build!

To enter, take a photo of your best Star Wars LEGO build and post it on our social media with the hashtags #maythe4thbuild and #playwell. You have until 8pm EST on Friday May 6th. We’ll announce the winner on Monday May 9th! Whoever has the most EPIC LEGO build will win their very own Rey Speeder kit!

You could win this!

You could win this!

Good luck and May the Force Be With You!

Building The World’s Longest LEGO Bridge in Tempe

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On Saturday, March 19th, Play-Well TEKnologies and the City of Tempe will collaborate with families in the community to build a replica of the Tempe Old Mill Avenue Bridge out of LEGO.

We are hoping to build a 200-Foot Long LEGO bridge and we will need your help in order to do it. Come learn about various types of bridge architecture, play with LEGO, and be a part of one of the longest LEGO bridges ever made in the state of Arizona, maybe even the country. The best part about it is the event is free.

There are two separate time slots to register:

  • 10 AM – 12 PM
  •  12 PM – 2 PM

Click HERE To Register!

This event will be held at Tempe Public Library.

Feel free to share this with family and friends. Be sure to sign up fast though, as we only have so many slots available.

Play-Well has broken a World Record in the past for the World’s Longest LEGO Chain. Check out the video below.

For more information about Play-Well’s Engineering with LEGO Summer Camps, click HERE.

 

Building Human Spinal Columns out of LEGO with Stanford Neuroscientists

On December 5th, 2016,Stanford University Brain Development Department and Play-Well TEKnologies helped families in the Palo Alto community build human spinal columns out of LEGO.  The goal was to raise awareness about STEM education, as well as connect the Palo Alto community to the research being done at Stanford University.  Over 500 parents and kids from Palo Alto participated in the event.  As a group, they attempted to break two Guinness World Records.  One of the tallest LEGO spinal column and one for the most anatomically correct spinal columns.  They ended up building 86 anatomically correct LEGO spinal columns and one spinal column that was 9 Ft. 2 inches.

The San Francisco Chronicle covered the event.  SF Chronicle LEGO Spinal Column Event

Here is the article: Kids Use LEGO At Stanford Project to Learn About Tech Education

Check out video and pictures from the LEGO Spinal Column Event below.

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Play Well Partners with Your Soul’s Movement Center

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On Saturday December 12th Play-Well partnered with a new movement center in Stapleton, Your Soul’s Movement Center, for a LEGO Airplanes workshop.  Channeling the Wright Brothers students built airplanes, runways, and control towers.  Students experienced using motorized lego with motors and battery packs and had the opportunity to make their Airplanes unique, we had some crazy flying machines! Led by Lego Engineers Paul, Jake, and Peter students were divided into age groups and taught the basic components of the airplane as well as what lift, thrust and drag mean.
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It was a snowy day in Denver but there was lots of fun to be had inside the movement center.  We can’t wait to do another workshop with this location again soon!
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Check out more photos from the event and follow Your Souls’ Movement on Facebook!

Aloha! Play-Well Hawaii

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[Photo from Laurene J. on Flickr]

ALOHA!

We are excited to announce that Play Well is expanding to Hawaii! It’s Island time! Our amazing Play-Wellian, Wrenn is adding Hawaii to our list of Play Well states!

We’re kicking off Play-Well Hawaii with a few winter camps in Honolulu!

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Kama’aina Kids is our new partner in Hawaii!

 

We are working with Kama’aina Kids to create a unique camp experience at the Bishop Museum from December 21st-23rd.  Bishop Museum campers will have a 90-minute Play Well engineering class with over 20,000 LEGO pieces.

To sign up for camp at the Bishop Museum click here!

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The YMCA Mililani is also hosting winter intersession Play Well camps! We’re offering our Engineering FUNdamentals class, December 28th-30th from 12:45pm-3:45pm.

To sign up for camp at the YMCA Mililani click here!

If you’d like Play-Well to offer Engineering with LEGO classes at your school, complete our After-School Enrichment Request Form HERE.

If you’d like to have a Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Party, complete our Party Request Form HERE.

If you’d like to get on our special Hawaii only mailing list or have questions about our Hawaii programs, please contact Wrenn Okada at wrenn@play-well.org.

For more information about Play-Well TEKnologies, visit play-well.org.  Happy Holidays!

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We can’t wait to build, play and learn with you in Hawaii!