PRESS ADVISORY: Building The City of Anthem out of 40,000 LEGO® Pieces

On Saturday March 10th, 2018, Play-Well TEKnologies is offering a free and kid friendly, city of Anthem LEGO® build at the Caurus Academy! Families will build the city of Anthem out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks! Kids can construct the Adventure Playground, Daisy Mountain, their own home, school and favorite park all out of LEGO®. Students will explore hands on architecture through learning about overlapping and how buildings are so strong! All LEGO® materials will be provided by Play-Well.  For safety, all kids need to bring an adult.

Families will get the opportunity to build the city of Anthem as they see it, as well as answer these questions through play:

  • What is your favorite part of Anthem?
  • How would you design your own house?
  • How would you make Anthem even better than it is now?

This is a FREE event for kids ages 5+. Only kids need tickets

Here are the details of the event:

Event: Building The City of Anthem out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks

Location: Caurus Academy 41900 N. 42nd Ave. Anthem, AZ 85086

Date & Time: Saturday March 10th, 2018 10:00am – 1:00pm

To register for the event, please visit our Eventbrite page HERE.

Play-Well Contact: Jennifer Gaona, jennifer@play-well.org602-317-7448

Play-Well TEKnologies

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

Examples of other Play-Well City Builds:


Team Building Through Play

Back in 2009, a corporation asked us if we could provide them a fun team building event using LEGO® materials.  Well, our organization had been playing with LEGO® bricks since 1997, so we thought, why not give it a try.  Approximately 8 years later, we have now run team building events for Fortune 500 companies, around the country, such as Google, Microsoft, VISA, Pixar, and Clorox.  Check out some of what we have done below:

Check out some of the events we have run below:


We ran a team building event recently for Google’s Global Food Program Team. Here is what they accomplished:

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We participated in one of Medtronic’s retreats and had them building with LEGO at a winery.

Clorox visited Play-Well Pleasanton and created a Rube Goldberg LEGO project that used it’s own products.


We ran a team building event for 100 B.O.S.S. Staffers.  Here is an article describing that day:


MarkWest Energy in Colorado held their annual retreat for their engineering staff and we provided them some creative, collaborative challenges with LEGO.

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An NCAA college basketball coach had us create a LEGO basketball challenge for their team before the start of the season:


Amazon asked us to create a LEGO building contest for their team of engineers. Here is what they produced:


We brought millennial students and working professionals together to learn about each other, how they work, and what is important to them all through LEGO.

Click HERE for more information about our Play-Well Team Building Events or you can complete our Team Building Interest Form HERE.

Google & Play-Well Connecting Over LEGO

We recently ran a Play-Well Team Building Event for Google’s Global Food Program Team.  The goals were to inspire creativity, collaboration, all while solving problems in a fun way.  And of course, we used LEGO to do this.  Check out some of the LEGO challenges they got to do.


The team dove fully into the project, sometimes even standing on tables in order to accomplish their goal.


We hope that will stay up there.


Staff took a lot of joy in trying to knock each other’s LEGO Towers down.


This LEGO tower was left standing though.


Now on to the more complex LEGO build.


One of the challenges is to figure out how to get many different contraptions to work all at a uniform rate.


Attendees used everything at their disposal to help solve a complex LEGO build.


Even choosing to build on the floor if necessary.


One of the managers overseeing his staff’s work. He was quite impressed.


Now they have figured out what they need to do and are building fast.


We even had time for LEGO car races.


And the competition was fierce.


Some staff even left the build to watch the LEGO races.


Back in the room, the large build is moving quickly.


Once that task was done, it was time for the creative LEGO builds.


Many different ideas were coming into play.


This build included a pirate theme and a flag.


This group incorporated flowers, twigs, and a wine cork into their LEGO contraption.


This team was quite proud of their LEGO creation.


Overall, people were having a great time.


In the end, we had a debrief about the build and the day.


Many people had built some impressive LEGO creations in such a short span of time.



We reviewed some of the lessons we learned that day about the team. Overall, a really great group that worked extremely well together.

If you’d like us to provide a team building event for your organization, simply complete our team building interest form HERE.  For more information about our Play-Well Team Building events, click HERE.

Dropbox Plays With LEGO on Treasure Island

On Saturday October 3rd,  2015 Play-Well participated in Dropbox’s Family Fun Day on Treasure Island in the Bay Area of California.


Dropbox in LEGO.



Even the paramedics got into the action of playing with LEGO.


Much of the Dropbox staff loved playing with LEGO.










If you are interested in more information about our Take Your Kid To Work Days,  simply complete our Special Event Request Form.  You can also find out about our other Special Events here.

Have a Play-Well Brews N’ Bricks Event At Your Company Happy Hour or Local Bar


If you enjoy fun, quirky events at your company’s happy hour, local bar, or co-working spot, you might want to look into having a Brews & Bricks event at your pub.  Your patrons get an opportunity to play with LEGO, participate in some LEGO games, all while having a nice beverage.  Recently, Rock Bottom Brewery welcomed Play-Well staff to test out this concept at their Bar in Denver, Colorado.

Attendees got to build jousting LEGO monorail vehicles and participate in a LEGO Engineering Battling Tournament called Battletracks.


Two attendees hard at work on their jousting monorail project.


The building has picked up momentum as the clock is ticking before the tournament starts.


Some teams chose to collaborate with each other and form alliances.


The place was packed with enthusiastic, LEGO builders.


Some teams built for strength, while others built for beauty and strength.


Let the battling begin.


There was, of course, a little trash talking between matches.


Gathering before the final two battles.


The final battle commences.

Here is another LEGO Battletracks Tournament we held in Chicago.

If you’d like us to host a Brews & Bricks Event at your local bar, simply complete our Special Events Request Form HERE.  Check out our other Play-Well LEGO Special Events HERE.


Play-Well’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Time for our annual Play-Well Halloween Contest.  Each year, we are amazed by the creativity of some of the Halloween costumes that we see from our students and their parents.  Check out this costume submitted by a parent last year.

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This year, we wanted to celebrate that creativity by having a Halloween Costume Contest.  Post your Halloween costume on our Twitter Page, Facebook Page, tag us on Instagram, or email it to, and you could possibly win a Play-Well Halloween LEGO Bow Tie or LEGO Force Awakens Set.


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This is how we play well on Halloween!

One of our Play-Well Staff created this elaborate setup to give kids candy for Halloween.

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Have a safe, fun, candy-filled Halloween!


Build A Human Spinal Cord Out Of LEGO With Stanford University Neuroscientists


On December 5th, you have the opportunity to build a human spinal cord out of LEGO at Stanford’s Brain Development Project Lab for FREE!

Play-Well TEKnologies and The Stanford Brain Development Project are collaborating on project to teach kids about the human anatomy, specifically the spinal cord, all while getting them interested in the sciences and other STEM related fields.

Come play, build, and learn about the spinal cord and it’s connection with the brain from real-life Neuroscientists! Stanford University Neuroscientists will be on hand to answer any questions you have about your brain and how it works!

Date: December 5th, 9 AM – 5 PM

Time: 3 Sessions, 9 AM – 11 AM, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM  – 4:30 PM

Location: Stanford Brain Development Project Laboratory (1070 Arastradero Road Suite 220 Palo Alto, Ca, 94304)

Cost: FREE

What is even more exciting is we may set a World Record for the most LEGO spinal cords ever made.

For more information and to sign up, click this link below:

Build The Human Spinal Cord out of LEGO at Stanford University

If the event is already sold out, we recommend signing up to our wait list, as we will see about accommodating more people into a session if there is demand.
If you know anyone else that loves LEGO and would like to learn more about the human brain from real neuroscientists, please share this event with them.  Hope to see you there!

LEGO Spinal Cord Prototype

We Built The Twitter For Good Logo out of LEGO at Twitter HQ

On Friday, October 16th, 2015, Twitter held their semi-annual #FridayForGood event where employees from around the country volunteer at local non-profit organizations.  We built their Twitter For Good Logo out of LEGO and had Twitter staff help complete the sign.  Here were the results:


IMG_0330Here is the beginning of the Twitter for Good logo.

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IMG_0404This Twitter staffer had a custom-made LEGO Minifigure of himself made. Looked just like him.

IMG_0375The designer of the Twitter For Good logo came to help build his design in LEGO.


Even people on Segway’s helped to build the sign.

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IMG_0486The Twitter For Good designer standing next to the LEGO version of his sign.IMG_0487The finished sign.IMG_0489 IMG_0500