“Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Today, we wanted to share our collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, where together we introduced recently resettled refugee families to the Silver Spring community through play.
At AWS re:Invent 2017, we helped AWS attendees build the longest LEGO Great Ball Contraption ever done in the city of Las Vegas. It was made up of 84 individual modules and contained over 48,000 LEGO® pieces. We also provided a Pinewood Derby Track, where attendees could race LEGO® vehicles for prizes. Check out what they created:
Here is the entire LEGO GBC Run
Pinewood Derby with LEGO® Materials
— Jelecos (@Jelecos) November 28, 2017
5 years ago, we collaborated the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground Team, Conejo Recreation and Park District, Rotary International to break a World Record for charity. The goal was to bring awareness and raise funds for a state-of-the-art playground for special needs children.
That dream was recently fulfilled with the opening of the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground. We feel really lucky to be able to help at the beginning of this campaign.
If you’d like us to help out with your organization or charity, check out Special Events Page here.
Each year over 35,000 visitors descend on the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science for their annual BugFest. We were lucky enough to be a part of this year and families got a chance to build many different types of bugs out of LEGO® bricks. Here is what they came up with:
For the past four years, we have participated in Adobe Systems Annual Field Trip Day for their families. It’s an amazing event where kids get to learn what their parents do for a living and also get to play with so many different types of STEM activities. We happened to be one of them. Check out what families were able to build at this year’s event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
On Wednesday Night, June 14th, 2017, Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating with the Thinkery to build the city of Austin out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks. Families will get the opportunity to build the city of Austin as they would like to see it. They also get to tackle these questions through play:
- If you had the chance to design the city of Austin, how would you design it?
- What else would you add to the city that you currently think is missing?
- How would you make Austin even better than it is now?
Building The City of Austin out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks takes place during Thinkery’s special Community Night hours (Wednesdays from 4–8 pm), when admission to the museum is by donation—meaning families are able to pay what they can. The suggested donation is $1.
Thinkery strives to provide a friendly, inspiring space to learn for the entire community, regardless of financial status. By providing experiences to underserved audiences, the museum broadens its ability to equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
For information about Thinkery and its Community Night program, please click here.
For information about Thinkery’s STEAM on the Spot program, please click here.
Here are the details of the event:
Location: The Thinkery, Austin Children’s Museum, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2017 / 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thinkery Contact:Taylor Grobelny, email@example.com.
Play-Well Contact: Miranda Urban, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinkery is an evolution of Austin Children’s Museum. It’s Austin’s home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time. For more information, visit thinkeryaustin.org.
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 city builds in other states: