Over 900 People Helped Build Salt Lake Valley out of LEGO® Bricks

Over 900 people attended the Salt Lake County Valley Build today at Gene Fullmer Fitness & Recreation Center. Over 50,000 LEGO Bricks were used to build the Salt Lake Valley. Thanks Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation for having us!

A few local TV stations stopped by to capture the event:

Salt Lake Tribune’s article about the event: Kids use LEGO® to build their own Salt Lake County

Pictures Courtesy of Salt Lake Tribune

 

Press Advisory: Building Salt Lake Valley out of LEGO® Bricks

Creating Washington, D.C. out of LEGO® Bricks at the National Building Museum

Back in January, Utah tech leaders showed up to the Capitol to request lawmakers to help bring more talent to Utah to fill their STEM positions.  As National Engineering Week comes to a close, on Saturday, February 25th at the Gene Fullmer Rec Center, families get the opportunity to build Salt Lake Valley with over 50,000 LEGO® Bricks, as a way to introduce more kids to the world of STEM and assist in building that STEM talent pipeline for future.

Gene Fullmer Recreation Center is teaming up with Play-Well TEKnologies, an organization that teaches kids engineering concepts using LEGO, in a collaborative effort to introduce more kids to the world of engineering. Over 50,000 pieces of LEGO® and hundreds of families will be converging at Gene Fullmer Recreation, in an effort to build the Salt Lake Valley out of LEGO and get more kids interested in engineering and other STEM and STEAM-related fields.

Location: Gene Fullmer Recreation Center, 8015 South 2200 West, West Jordan UT 84088

Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 3 PM (For the best video and photos, we recommend press arrive near the end of each session)

Contact: Brianna Laffey, 720-515-7309, brianna@play-well.org

Here are examples of Play-Well’s City Builds around the country:

Atlanta, GA

Washington, D.C.

Hayward, CA

Here are additional examples of other large builds Play-Well has done around the country.

Play-Well’s LEGO Builds For Sports Teams

Over the past few years, we have worked with more and more sports teams, both on the professional and college level, providing fans to show their pride in their team by building their logos out of LEGO or participating in one of our LEGO Activations.  Here are some of sporting events we have done.

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For the Buffalo Bills last home game of the regular season, we helped fans build a 5000 LEGO piece Buffalo Bills sign.  Click on the link below for more info: http://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/fans-commemorate-season-with-buffalo-bills-lego-builds/

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For two of the Philadelphia Eagles Preseason games, we got fans to build the Eagles logo out of LEGO, as well as provide Eagles-Themed LEGO Activations.  They could even tackle a LEGo Tony Romo. http://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/building-the-philadelphia-eagles-logo-out-of-lego/

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We provided a LEGO Activation for the 2 days of the Chicago Bears Training Camp, as well as one of their preseason games. https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/chicago-bears-start-off-training-camp-playing-well/

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For Super Bowl 50, we teamed up with the SF’s Make-A-Wish Foundation and the San Francisco 49ers to create a LEGO Event https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/make-a-wish-49ers-play-well/

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We ran a LEGO Activation for one of the Houston Texans regular season games. https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/tailgating-lego-with-the-houston-texans/

Click HERE if you would like us to create your sports teams logo out of LEGO or bring a LEGO activation to your next game or event.

Play-Well’s Builds For Sports Teams

Over the past few years, we have worked with more and more sports teams, both on the professional and college level, providing fans to show their pride in their team by building their logos out of LEGO or participating in one of our LEGO Activations.  Here are some of sports teams we have collaborated with:

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For the Buffalo Bills last home game of the regular season, we helped fans build a 5000 LEGO piece Buffalo Bills sign.  Click on the link below for more info: http://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/fans-commemorate-season-with-buffalo-bills-lego-builds/

For University of Notre Dame Women’s Basketball STEM Day, we provided LEGO-Inspired STEM projects for their families to play with. http://blog.play-well.org/2017/03/06/celebrating-stem-day-at-university-of-notre-dames-basketball-game/

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For two of the Philadelphia Eagles Preseason games, we got fans to build the Eagles logo out of LEGO, as well as provide Eagles-Themed LEGO Activations.  They could even tackle a LEGo Tony Romo. http://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/building-the-philadelphia-eagles-logo-out-of-lego/

To open the 2017 San Jose Earthquakes season, we helped fans build the Avaya Stadium out of LEGO® bricks with the help of their Mascot Q. http://blog.play-well.org/2017/03/01/san-jose-earthquakes-start-the-season-playing-well-with-their-fans/

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We provided a LEGO Activation for the 2 days of the Chicago Bears Training Camp, as well as one of their preseason games. https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/chicago-bears-start-off-training-camp-playing-well/

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For Super Bowl 50, we teamed up with the SF’s Make-A-Wish Foundation and the San Francisco 49ers to create a LEGO Event https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/make-a-wish-49ers-play-well/

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We ran a LEGO Activation for one of the Houston Texans regular season games. https://playwelltek.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/tailgating-lego-with-the-houston-texans/

Before the K-State Wildcat’s big game against the Texas Tech Raiders, we created basketball-themed play activities for the fans. http://blog.play-well.org/2017/03/05/helping-k-state-wildcats-fans-play-before-the-big-game/

Click HERE if you would like us to create your sports teams logo out of LEGO or bring a LEGO activation to your next game or event.

Play-Well’s World Record LEGO®-Inspired Builds

In the past few years, we have gotten the opportunity to collaborate with amazing organizations and families to break World LEGO® Records.  Here are some of those below:

Breaking The World’s Longest LEGO® Chain Record For Jamesy To Bring Awareness To Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Building Human Spinal Columns out of LEGO® Bricks with Stanford Neuroscientists

 

Breaking World’s Longest LEGO® Chain Record For Autism Awareness

If you’d like us to help you break a world record, visit our Special Events Page and fill out our special events request form.

Play Well!