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.

Would You Like To Build Your City out of LEGO® Bricks?

For the past 5 years, we have helped cities around the country build their city out of LEGO® bricks with their community.  We have done small cities, big cities, sometimes even entire countries, all made out of thousands of LEGO® pieces.  Let us know if you’d like us to build your city out of LEGO® Bricks by clicking here.  Check out some of our city builds below:

Bay Area Science Festival San Francisco Build (San Francisco, CA)

Salt Lake Valley Build (Salt Lake City, UT)

Lawrence City Build (Lawrence, KS)

International Rescue Committee City Build (Silver Spring, MD)

Oakland Fruitvale City Build (Oakland, CA)

Building Austin out of LEGO (Austin, TX)

St. Louis City Build (St. Louis, MO)

Deeper Learning Conference Map Build 2017 (San Diego, CA)

Building Honolulu out of LEGO® for Hawaii State Library’s Summer Reading Program

Monterey Conference Center Build (Monterey, CA)

Building The City of Hayward & Alameda County (Hayward, CA)

Building Downtown Atlanta out of LEGO for Atlanta Science Festival (Atlanta, GA)

Building Gotham City at the National Building Museum (Washington, DC)

We built the City of Boulder with Boulder Public Library for Introduce A Child To Engineering Day (Boulder, CO) 

Creating The San Francisco Tenderloin District for Sunday Streets (San Francisco, CA)

Growing Urban Gardens at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport (New York, NY)

Building Washington D.C. out of LEGO® Bricks (Washington, D.C.)

Creating The San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Resiliency Map (San Francisco, CA)

SF Families Built Their Neighborhood of Excelsior (San Francisco, CA)

Building Downtown Austin on New Year’s Eve

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.