At VMworld 17, VMware’s largest thought leadership and education event of the year, attendees got an opportunity to not only learn, but also play. When not in sessions, attendees got the chance to build with over 70,000 pieces of LEGO, as well as create their own LEGO Minifigure to take home. Here are some of the highlights of what was created:
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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.
On June 15, 2017, we collaborate with Southwest Airlines on a team building event for their staff. Because Southwest is such a fun organization, we created challenges that got their HR staff from around the country to play together as a way of connecting on a deeper level.
Here are some of the highlights:
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play-Well Contact: Miranda Urban, email@example.com
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:
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:
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.
Grown-ups get their own night at Thinkery21 to play…and we provided attendees the opportunity to also play with LEGO® materials. Here is what they were able to produce.