On May 9th, 2017, the City of Lafayette brought together staff from their police department, economic development, firefighter core, recreation department, engineering department, and maintenance team together to connect through play. We created a communication gap workshop where they needed to figure out how best lean on each other to accomplish a common goal. Here are some of the highlights of the event:
We asked families from the Oakland Fruitvale District these questions:
- If you had the chance to design the Fruitvale, how would you design it?
- What else would you add to the Fruitvale District that you currently think is missing?
- How would you make the Fruitvale even better than it is now?
We gave them 40,000 LEGO® pieces and this is what they came up with. This event was part of the Oakland Cinco De Mayo 2017 Event hosted by Oakland City Councilmember of District 5, Noel Gallo.
If you’d like us to build your neighborhood/city out of LEGO, check out our Special Events Page.
On May The Fourth, 2017, Warwick Elementary Families and Play-Well TEKnologies collaborated to build three separate Star Wars Worlds. Those worlds included the Ewok Village, Cloud City, and the trenches of the Death Star. Here is what over 200 families were able to create in just two hours…
If you’d like us to do an event like this at your school, visit our special events page for details: http://play-well.org/about-special-events.shtml
On April 29th, 2017, for the Minnesota Vikings’ Draft Fest, we helped Vikings fans build the Norseman logo out of 5000 LEGO® Bricks. The Vikings have a new tradition of doing a Skol chant to start the game, so we added the chant to this time-lapse video of the build.
If you’d like us to build your team’s logo out of LEGO® bricks, find out more information here.
On Sunday, April 9th, 2017, hundreds of families from the city of Lawrence, KS came out to build their city out of 50,000 LEGO® pieces. A local Kansas City News Team came by to report on the event. If you wait for the end, you might even see a timelapse of the entire city build. Enjoy!
If you’d like us to build your city out of LEGO® pieces, click HERE.
We are excited to announce that after many months of research and develop, we have come up with a way for kids to take our Play-Well Classes from the comfort of their own home. This is done with the help of these LEGO VR Glasses.
Now kids can virtually be in our classes. It provides the same quality Play-Well experience, except you’ll play with the LEGO you have in your house. The VR experience will be rolling out to our Alaska and Idaho locations first and if successful will then expand. Let us know what you think of this new of way of teaching classes the VR Way. And if you haven’t heard yet…April Fool’s!
On Sunday, March 26th, 2017, we partnered with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital for their Annual Huddle Up For Autism Event. We helped Eagles fans built mini-eagles, goal posts, and even the Philadelphia Eagles logo out of LEGO® materials.
Excited to be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles Huddle Up For Autism Event. We are helping fans build mini-Eagles and Goals posts out of LEGO materials. They even pulled out the Eagles logo to rebuild. @philadelphiaeagles #huddleupforautism #huddleup #eagles #eaglesnation #eaglesfan #philadelphiaeagles #lego #legoparty #legostagram #legofan #lego365 #legominifigures #legophoto #legophotography #legolover #legomania #legocreator
If you’d like to build a Mini-Eagles out of LEGO® material, check out our directions here:
Back in 2014, KC Rising, committed to an initiative to raise the level of quality jobs to 10 of their peer cities by 2025. A recent Kansas City Star Editorial communicated KC Rising’s vision. “KC Rising’s areas of focus include education around STEM-related occupations, life sciences, transportation, ways to enhance the region’s global competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship and increasing our human capital.”
The City of Lawrence and Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating on a community build on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 to build Downtown Lawrence out of LEGO® Bricks, while also introducing kids to various STEM-related professions. The goal is to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math in a way that is tangible and fun.
Over 50,000 pieces of LEGO® and hundreds of families will converge at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, KS, in an effort to build Downtown Lawrence and a part of Kansas University Campus, as a way to get more kids interested in engineering and other STEM and STEAM-related fields.
Location: Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Date: Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Time: 2 PM – 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM – 6 PM (For the best video and photos, we recommend press arrive near the end of each session)
Contact: Erin Morse, email@example.com, 816.945.9917
For more information, click on the link below:
Here are examples of Play-Well’s City Builds around the country:
Salt Lake City, UT
Here are additional examples of other large builds Play-Well has done around the country.
For Do512 3rd Annual Family Picnic, we built Austin out of LEGO® Bricks.
We were lucky enough to be a part of K-State Wildcats NCAA Basketball game against the Texas Tech Raiders. We provided LEGO-Inspired Basketball projects for families to play with before the big game.
We were at Kansas State Wildcats game against the Texas Tech Raiders. We created a challenge where a motorized LEGO basketball player needs to block another player's shot. @kstatembb #lego #legotechnic #lego365 #legostagram #kstate #kstatewildcats #everythingisawesome #ncaa #ncaabasketball #texastech