Celebrating The Golden State Warriors By Building With LEGO®

Because Play-Well TEKnologies is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, our staff are huge Golden State Warriors fans.  We are doing another Golden State Warriors Building Challenge where if you can create a Golden State Warriors Tribute out of LEGO® materials, you could win a Golden State Warriors Bow Tie made out of LEGO® materials.  We are giving away over 40 Bow Ties for fans to wear during these NBA Finals.  The best part is it is FREE to enter and you get to have fun playing with LEGO while creating an awesome Golden State Warriors Tribute.

Check the details on how to enter below.

Here are examples of what fans have built in the past to celebrate the Warriors.

Here are some of our Golden State Warriors Fan Recipients from the past:

To enter, do the following steps:

#1. Build a Golden State Warriors Tribute in LEGO and tag us one of our social media channels:

#2. Tag us on social media or email your picture to jeff@play-well.org.

Feel free to also tag the Golden State Warriors:

#3. Celebrate! You are done!

Deadline To Enter: The End of the NBA Finals

Enjoy the rest of the NBA Finals!

CONGRATULATIONS CHICAGO CUBS FANS! Wear Your Pride with a Chicago Cubs LEGO Bow Tie!

Congratulations Chicago Cubs Fans on a historic season and an amazing World Series.  To commemorate this World Series win after 108 years, we built the Cubs celebration out of LEGO.pic_worldseries16

To celebrate this amazing accomplishment, we are giving away 4 Chicago Cubs LEGO Bow Ties.

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In order to enter to win a LEGO Bow Tie, here is how to participate.

#1. Create a LEGO build that shows your love for the Chicago Cubs using LEGO

#2. Add the picture to one of these social media platforms:

Don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Page? No problem.

We will choose 4 winners by Wednesday, November 9th, 2016.

Congratulations on absolutely epic win!

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Picture Source: WGNTV.com

 

Congratulations Patriots Fans! Earn Your New England Patriots LEGO Bow Tie!

Super Bowl XLIX was one of the closest Super Bowls of all time, so we decided to recreate the final play in LEGO.

New England Super Bowl Win

Congratulations N.E. Patriots Fans on your Super Bowl Win.  For winning, we are doing an additional LEGO contest where you could win a New England Patriots LEGO Bow Tie.

New England Patriots LEGO Bow Tie

In order to win a LEGO Bow Tie, here is how to participate.

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  • Tweet the photo to Play-Well Twitter Page, #SuperBowlLEGOBowTie
    • Don’t have a Facebook or Twitter Page? No problem.  Just email your photo to jeff@play-well.org and we will post it.

Here is an example of New England Patriot Tribute in LEGO:

New England Patriots LEGO Tribute

Be as creative as you want. We will pick the two most creative photos by this Sunday.

Questions:

When is the deadline to enter?

Photos can be submitted up through Sunday, February 8th.

When and how will you pick the winner?

We will choose the most creative, off-the-wall fan photo that incorporates LEGO.  If it is a tie between more than two winners, we may give another LEGO Bow Tie away.

To get started, click HERE to like our Play-Well Facebook Page and start taking photos.

For more information about Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Program, visit www.play-well.org.

 

 

 

Super Bowl XLIX LEGO Bow Tie Contest

Hi Patriots Fans, Seahawks Fans, and Football Fans everywhere,

Last year, we started a tradition that we would like to continue.  In honor of the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots making it to Super Bowl XLIX, we are giving away LEGO Bow Ties to 2 fans of each team as part of our Super Bowl LEGO Bow Tie Contest.  If you win, you will be one of the few fans in the country that has a LEGO Bow Tie of your team.  Here are the LEGO bow ties we are giving away.

Patriots Vs. Seahawks Bow Tie

Seattle’s 12th Man Vs. New England Patriots

In order to win a LEGO Bow Tie, here is how to participate.

  1. Like Our Play-Well Facebook Page.
  2. Post a picture showing how much you love your team using LEGO on our Play-Well Facebook Page
  3. Tweet the photo to Play-Well Twitter Page, #SuperBowlLEGOBowTie
    • Don’t have a Facebook or Twitter Page? No problem.  Just email your photo to jeff@play-well.org and we will post it.

Here are some of our entries from last year:

Denver & Seattle Submissions 2014

Check out all of the Super Bowl entries from 2014 here.

Be as creative as you want. We will pick the two most creative photos for each team as the winner and announce it Super Bowl Sunday after the game. So, whether your team wins or loses on Sunday, you could still win.

Questions:

When is the deadline to enter?

Photos can be submitted up until the kick-off of the Super  Bowl.

When and how will you pick the winner?

We will pick the winner at the end of the Super Bowl.  We will choose the most creative, off-the-wall fan photo that incorporates LEGO.  If it is a tie between more than two winners, we may give another LEGO Bow Tie away.

What if my team is not in the Super Bowl?  Can I still participate?

Absolutely! We will be giving one additional LEGO Bow Tie to a fan of a team not in the Super Bowl.

If you have any additional questions about the contest, email jeff@play-well.org.

To get started, click HERE to like our Play-Well Facebook Page and start taking photos.

Good luck on Sunday!

For more information about Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Program, visit www.play-well.org.

Why is it important to introduce engineering to children at a young age?

Natural Engineers
We love to introduce kids to engineering using LEGO.  We feel honored to teach over 90,000 kids a year about engineering.  So this year, as part of our Spring Raffle, we decided to ask the question:

Why do you believe it is important to introduce engineering to children at a young age?

By participating, you could win a Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Birthday Party, a custom-made LEGO Bow Tie, or a LEGO Motor Kit.  Simply follow the instructors below to enter.  We will pick a few winners at random and share all of the great answers to this question.  Sign up on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/WhyisEngineeringImportantToTeachToKids or here: Play-Well End of The School Year Giveaway.

We hope you can join us for our Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Camps this summer.  You can find a location near you HERE.

Principal walks across a LEGO Bridge built by his students

We love when the principals get involved. Principal Morris of Pleasant Hill Elementary walked across a LEGO Bridge built by his students.

This bridge was approximately 21 ft. long and built by a 3rd grade class at Pleasant Hill Elementary.

This bridge was approximately 21 ft. long and built by a 3rd grade class at Pleasant Hill Elementary.

If you’d like us to provide an in-school field trip for your classroom, simply click here or email info@play-well.org.

 

 

 

Playing Well At Accenture, Oracle, and K12

At Accenture, we were asked us to show some of the employees’ children what it would be like to be a engineering consultant.  We provided these future consultants an engineering dilemma, various mechanisms to figure it out, and let them break up in teams and go to work.  The results were these mini-engineering consultants came up with a brand new invention.  A vehicle that could traverse across three separate types of terrain, ground, rail, and air.

The challenge was creating a vehicle that could traverse over three terrains. Ground, track, and through the air. These young engineering consultants accomplished their task in less than 1.5 hours.

These future engineering consultants accomplished their task in less than 1.5 hours.

Oracle 2

We provide a interactive LEGO area for kids during Oracle Kid’s Day. Kids built motorized LEGO projects, as well as architectural ones.

Many engineers brought their kids to the National Building Museum for our LEGO architecture workshop. There, we built a 21ft. tall tower with students, while showing them basic building techniques we use in our architectural projects.

At K12.com‘s Bring Your Kids To Work Day this year, students built a 10ft Tall LEGO Tower. Then, we tested it.