PRESS ADVISORY: BUILDING THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA OUT OF 40,000 LEGO® PIECES

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:

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

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?

  • We ask that parents stay with their kids at all times

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?

  • We ask that kids keep their LEGO® pieces at home as we would not want them to lose their favorite LEGO® pieces

Can we just drop-in to build without registering?

  • Unfortunately, no walk-ins will be allowed as space is limited.

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:

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

Location: Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Date & Time: Saturday April 28th, 2018  9:00am – 12:00pm

To register for the event, please visit our Eventbrite page HERE.

Play-Well Contact: Victoria Bulmer, victoria@play-well.org, 805-210-0362

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.

Major Play-Well Announcement & New Curriculum!

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.

OUR NEW POOPAROOS CURRICULUM

EVEN BIGGER ANNOUNCEMENT

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:

And by the way…April Fool’s!

We Built Austin Out of LEGO® at SXSWedu

During SXSWedu, we help create a LEGO version of the City of Austin with the help of teachers, school administrators, and students.

We started with one building and watch the evolution throughout the event.

 

A high school band even came by.

Playing Well At Dubz Against The World

At the basketball art exhibit, Dubz Against The World, we helped attendees recreate the 2017 Golden State Warriors Championship Celebration out of LEGO®. We made it into a tribute video for the Golden State Warriors. Thanks, Dubz Against The World for having us!

Song by Rob Lennon of Dub Nation Music.

PRESS ADVISORY: Building The City of Anthem out of 40,000 LEGO® Pieces

On Saturday March 10th, 2018, Play-Well TEKnologies is offering a free and kid friendly, city of Anthem LEGO® build at the Caurus Academy! Families will build the city of Anthem out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks! Kids can construct the Adventure Playground, Daisy Mountain, their own home, school and favorite park all out of LEGO®. Students will explore hands on architecture through learning about overlapping and how buildings are so strong! All LEGO® materials will be provided by Play-Well.  For safety, all kids need to bring an adult.

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

  • What is your favorite part of Anthem?
  • How would you design your own house?
  • How would you make Anthem even better than it is now?

This is a FREE event for kids ages 5+. Only kids need tickets

Here are the details of the event:

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

Location: Caurus Academy 41900 N. 42nd Ave. Anthem, AZ 85086

Date & Time: Saturday March 10th, 2018 10:00am – 1:00pm

To register for the event, please visit our Eventbrite page HERE.

Play-Well Contact: Jennifer Gaona, jennifer@play-well.org602-317-7448

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:

 

Super Bowl LII: LEGO Bow Tie Building Contest

HI Eagles AND Patriots FANS!

In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots making it to Super Bowl LII, we are giving away Play-Well Bow Ties made out of LEGO® Materials to 2 fans of each team as part of our Super Bowl LEGO Bow Tie Building Contest!  If you win, you will be one of the few fans in the country that has a LEGO Bow Tie of your team.

Philadelphia Eagles

V.S.

New England Patriots

HOW CAN YOU WIN YOUR OWN eagles OR patriots LEGO BOW TIE?

Here is how to participate:

  1. Create something out of LEGO that represents your team and your love for your team
  2. Take a photo or a video of LEGO fan creation
  3. Post the picture/video and tag us on one of our social media pages, using #playwell:

If you don’t have any of these social media platforms, no problem.  Just email your photo to jessi@play-well.org and we will post it.

We will take submissions until the kickoff of the Super Bowl at 6:30 PM EST on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

If you need inspiration, here are examples of what fans have built in the past for their NFL teams out of LEGO:

Good Luck In The Super Bowl!

Celebrating International LEGO Day At Austin Public Library

On Sunday, January 28th, 2017, we will be celebrating International LEGO Day with families at Austin Central Library.  Families have the opportunity to build the city of Austin out of 40,000 LEGO Pieces.

Location: Austin Library Special Event Center, First Floor, 710 W. César Chávez St., Austin, TX

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Click HERE for more details.

Here is our last City Build in Austin, TX.