2014 LEGO Kidsfests & Conventions


Play-Well LEGO Technic Booth

2014 LEGO® Kidsfest Tour

We are excited to be sponsoring the LEGO® Technic Section at LEGO® Kidsfest, the largest LEGO® Tour in the world.  We will be at these LEGO Kidsfest tour spots highlighted in blue:

North America LEGO® Conventions & Events

Here is a list of the LEGO® Conventions in North America.  This is a place where some of the best adult and kid LEGO® builders in the country gather to display their work, exchange ideas, and share their passion for LEGO®.

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In the list below, we have bolded the LEGO conventions & events in blue that we are currently attending in 2014.  More locations may be added in the future.

Click HERE for a list of all LEGO® Conventions worldwide.

All Girls Engineering with LEGO® Camp Featured On Q13 Fox & King 5 In Seattle!

Our All Girls Engineering with LEGO Camp was featured on two local Seattle News Stations, Q13 Fox and King 5.  Here are the two stories:

Q13 Fox Seattle

King 5 Seattle

ALL GIRLS ENGINEERING WITH LEGO® CAMP PROGRAM

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WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2013 – FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2013, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

WHERE: Phinney Neighborhood Center

Lower (Brick) Building, Room No 36

6615 Dayton Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

WHY:  Play-Well TEKnologies is running an all girls Engineering with LEGO® program for 2nd – 5th Grade female students at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.  It is the first all girls engineering program of its kind conducted in the Phinney neighborhood that addresses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education.

A recent study by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of University Women found that female university graduates were earning less than 20% of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM related fields.  This existed even though the number of H.S. female students identified as “mathematically gifted” (scoring above 700 in the Math SAT exam) was over 33%.  The goal of programs such as Play-Well’s is to help introduce these STEM fields at an early age to girls, demystifying engineering, so that these young female students can see themselves one day as engineers, computer programmers, and scientists.

Molly Lebowitz

Play-Well Washington’s Manager, Molly Lebowitz, is one of the 20% of female engineers who achieved her degree in the male-dominated engineering field.  Molly graduated from Cornell University and used to work for an environmental engineering organization.  She contributed to the EngineerGirl initiative through the National Academy of Engineering for 5 years.  While at Play-Well, she quickly noticed the gender disparity in the building classes for youngsters.  As a result, Molly has been instrumental in expanding Play-Well initiative in Washington to give young girls dedicated opportunities to try their hand at building and experimenting with mechanics in a fun, collaborative space. “This is not just pink LEGO. In fact, the curriculum is virtually identical to the co-ed programs. We are simply removing the minority pressure, and fostering the way girls play in the context of building and construction.”  With a few LEGO pieces, Molly hopes this initiative will help build a few future female engineers.

Play-Well Female Engineers

Play-Well Engineers

For more information, please contact Molly Lebowitz at 206.310.0678 or molly@play-well.org.  Play-Well TEKnologies programs are not authorized, sponsored or endorsed by the LEGO® Group.

LEGO® Events & Tips

Here is a list of LEGO Events across North America, as well as LEGO tips to help you build, organize, and understand the world of LEGO.

2013 LEGO® Kidsfest Tour

Play-Well LEGO Technic Booth

We are excited to be sponsoring the LEGO® Technic Section at LEGO® Kidsfest, the largest LEGO® Tour in the world.

North America LEGO® Conventions

Here is a list of the LEGO® Conventions in North America.  This is a place where some of the best adult and kid LEGO® builders in the country gather to display their work, exchange ideas, and share their passion with LEGO®.

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In this list, we have bolded the LEGO Cons in blue that we are attending this year.

Click HERE for a list of all LEGO® Conventions worldwide.

LEGO® Tips

With LEGO, there are endless possibilities. Here is a list of useful tips we have found to help you build, organize, and understand the world of LEGO.

Source: Evil Mad Scientist (http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2008/how-to-organize-your-lego-bricks-for-efficient-building/)

Best Places To Find Rare LEGO®

LEGO®, the LEGO logo, and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group.  These programs are not authorized, sponsored or endorsed by the LEGO Group.

Curious George, KQED, and Play-Well!

We recently participated in KQED’s Annual Donor Appreciation Day.  The theme of the event was Curious George.  So, we decided to create the trains, planes, automobiles and the city that Curious George plays with.  Luckily, we had the help of some awesome LEGO Engineers to help us build.

We brought over 20,000 pieces of LEGO for kids to help us build Curious George’s city!

Curious George’s Helicopter

Curious George & Our President, Tim Bowen

The city being built!

The city is finally complete!

The Play-Well Staff that made this possible.

If you would like us to participate in your organization’s next event, contact Jeff Harry at jeff@play-well.org.

PLAY WELL!