Building the City of Brighton out of LEGO®

On Sunday, October 22nd, we built the city of Brighton, CO out of LEGO® with local families at the Brighton Recreation Center. We had a great time recreating Brighton while using our imaginations to explore various types of architecture.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all the families that contributed to our build as well as the city of Brighton and the Brighton Recreation Center! Here are a few of our favorite photos from the event.

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

On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating with the Brighton Recreation Center to build the city of Brighton out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks. Students can construct Main St. Brighton, mountains, their own home, school, playgrounds, parks all out of LEGO. Students will explore hands on architecture through learning about overlapping and how buildings are so strong! All LEGO will be provided by Play-Well. For safety all kids need to be bring an adult 🙂

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

  • If you had the chance to design the city of Brighton, how would you design it?
  • What else would you add to the city that you currently think is missing?
  • How would you make Brighton even better than it is now?

The best part is that the event is FREE to the public.

Session 1- 10:00am – 11:30am​ ​

Session 2- 1:00pm – 2:30pm

(Both sessions will be doing the same builds)

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 Brighton out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks

Location: Brighton Recreation Center 555 N 11th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601

Date & Time: Sunday October 22nd, 2017 / Session 1: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Session 2: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

To register for the event please visit our eventbrite page here.

Brighton Recreation Contact: (303) 655-2200

Play-Well Contact: Brianna Laffey, brianna@play-well.org

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:

Partnering with Hawaii State Library To Build Honolulu Out of LEGO® Bricks

On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 318 keiki builders imagined big and created a LEGO® inspired city of Honolulu with their favorite Hawaii landmarks—both manmade and natural, using over 20,000 LEGO®!  The event was the kickoff to Hawaii State Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Hawaii’s First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige was amazed and tickled to add the LEGOR-esque version of her favorite President Abraham Lincoln landmark statue that proudly stands at the front of her alma mater Ewa Elementary School.

Here’s what the library had to say about the event:

Aloha, Wrenn!

You and the Play-Well TEKnologies team “Build a Better World” in all that you do! 

We deeply appreciate all of your efforts to help us build a successful kick-off event for the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program.  It was truly awesome to witness a total of 318 keiki builders imagine big and create even bigger a LEGOR-inspired city with their favorite Hawaii landmarks—both manmade and natural! 

Your team’s super positive encouragement and warm demeanor combined with the 20,000 LEGOR bricks were a winning combination to building super-sized smiles from all the participants and their family members partaking in the build.

We received many glowing reviews at the event from keiki and their families who shared how much the enjoyed the activity.  Even Hawaii’s First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige was amazed and tickled to show off the LEGOResque version of her favorite President Abraham Lincoln that you created for her to add the landmark statue that proudly stands at the front of her alma mater Ewa Elementary School.

Again, thank you very much for helping our public libraries to kick off the summer of reading to “Build a Better World”.  

Mahalo!

 

Mary Okinaka

Project Specialist  |  Library Development Services Section

Hawaii State Public Library System