Play-Well Produces Three Potential LEGO Master Builders in New Season

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We are so proud to announce that three of our PW Staff have been chosen for the new season of LEGO Masters USA!

Travis and Corey – Brothers Who Brick

Corey from New Jersey, Flynn from California, and Aaron from New Hampshire will be competing on LEGO Masters USA this February on Fox!

Flynn and Richard – Married Thespians

Play-Well is so excited that 3 out of the 20 total contestants come from our amazing team of LEGO-inspired engineers! Let’s go Corey, Flynn and Aaron with teams Married Thespians, Brothers Who Brick, and Clark Kent & Superman!

Christian and Aaron – Clark Kent and Superman

LEGO MASTERS will premiere on Fox in the USA on Wednesday, February 5 at 9.00pm ET/10.00pm PT. We hope you’ll tune in and route for our fantastic instructors! We are so inspired by their creativity and dedication and we can’t wait to see what they build! Check out the latest preview of the show below!

Take Your Kids To Work Day 2020

We hope you are having an amazing start to 2020! Many studies have shown that there are many benefits to bringing your kids to work. Luckily, there is a day specifically devoted to this called Take Your Kids To Work Day.

Last year, we were lucky enough to bring LEGO-Inspired Play to Take Your Kids To Work Days around the country for companies such as Facebook, Google, Hershey’s Chocolate Company, Salesforce, Adobe, StubHub, Workday, and many more. We would love to bring our LEGO-Inspired Play to your company’s event this year. Click here for more details.

Turning Girls Into Gear Heads At The LA Auto Show with The LEGO Group

At the LA Auto Show, we collaborated with the LEGO Group to introduce girls to how motors work and build workable, rack & pinion steering cars out of LEGO. Our amazing staff that all have a background in automation, either as former Tesla staffer, former mechanic, or car drifter, all brought a unique perspective to the workshop. We taught girls from DIY Girls, Motorgoddess, and LA Makerspace during the 3-day event.

Twitter For Good 2019

For the last four years, we’ve been working with Twitter for Good to bring LEGO-inspired engineering to at-risk youth in the San Francisco area. This year we collaborated with Compass Family Services they help homeless families and those at imminent risk to achieve housing stability, economic self-sufficiency and well-being. We had a great time teaching Compass kids about STEM through play with the CFO of Twitter, Ned Segal.

Our future engineers with Ned at the Neighbor Nest, Twitter’s community outreach space.

We’re always happy to work with non-profit groups to bring STEM education to communities everywhere. If you’d like to collaborate please reach out to us at jessi@play-well.org.

2019 Play-Well Halloween Costume Contest Winners

We had lots of amazing entries for our PW Halloween costume contest this year! A big thank you to everyone who participated, your creativity was amazing to see.

Our grand-prize winner of our LEGO Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery Kit is the Biglarbegian Family for their creative homemade costumes which they constructed themselves with some help from mom, Zahra!

We love the creativity and ingenuity behind these unique costumes.

We have several runners-up who won custom Play-Well LEGO bowties! Check out Pheonix and Gryphon, our very first ever dog entry in the costume contest! Bonnie & Beth Abelew custom made these costumes, props and backdrop creating an incredible LEGO scene.

That is some true dedication to LEGO! Fantastic job, Bonnie & Beth!

We also love this handmade palm tree costume from Aubrey. She made the headband all by herself! Beautiful work, Aubrey!

We have never even seen a palm tree costume before! So unique!

We also selected this awesome Minecraft/LEGO fanatic because he clearly needs a LEGO bowtie!

Thanks again for all of the incredible costumes! We hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

5th Annual Play-Well Halloween Costume Contest

It’s our fifth year of Play-Well Halloween! Send us a photo of your awesome costume especially if it was custom built by you and your child and be entered to win our grand prize of a LEGO Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery Building Kit! One lucky winner will be awarded our grand prize and three runner ups will get a LEGO bowtie!

Post your Halloween costume on our Twitter PageFacebook Page, tag us on Instagram or email a photo to jessi@play-well.org. Good luck! Have a spooktacular Halloween!

Check out some of the fantastic costumes from our past Play-Well Halloween costume contests.

Celebrating Bomb Pops Play-Well Style

Our KC team celebrating the Bomb Pop with a giant LEGO version!

On June 27th, our Play-Well team in Missouri celebrated National Bomb Pop Day! The bomb pop was created in Kansas City, MO in 1955 by James S. Merritt and D.S. Abernethy.

The Pavilion at Lemay gave out over 600 bomb pops during this years event! The KC team was there to eat some of those tasty treats while showing off their own gigantic LEGO bomb pop creation.

Almost looks good enough to eat!

Harry Potter Camps Bring A Little Magic to Your Summer

This year we launched a brand new summer camp offering – Harry Potter Magical Engineering. Our Arizona instructor, Jacinda, sent us an awesome little story about her experience running her first HP camp! We love awakening the inner engineering in our campers and one of the best ways to create lasting memories is to geek out together! Great job, Jacinda! Way to go the extra mile with these incredible name tags!

Harry Potter style name tags hand drawn by our AZ instructor!

“I had such an awesome week with this great group of very creative & skilled builders. This was my first Harry Potter-themed camp, and we had so much fun together! The kids and their grownups were so excited when they came in the first day and found their name tags that I handmade for them in H.P. lettering! They all wanted to save them! We had some very cool Hogwarts Express trains, one student made a huge Hungarian Horntail Dragon, dragon guarded mazes with rotating staircases, and each house dormitory was filled with a variety of magical additions (such as trophy cases, blue birds, and Hufflepuff bedspreads). We had STEM Challenge in the morning, and one student turned their gondola into a flying broom! I just wanted to share all the awesomeness!”

– Jacinda Cothrun
Phoenix, AZ Instructor

Hanging out at Hogwarts!
Creating some cool mazes.
Hungarian Horntail Dragon.
Hogwarts!

Play-Well In-School STEM Field Trips

We LOVE to bring our Play-Well In-School LEGO-Inspired STEM Field Trips right into your classroom for an engaging, educational experience without having to leave the school building!

We will work together to plan an exciting field trip that reinforces state standards and covers specific STEM terminology. Our field trips are typically 60 to 90 minutes long and we would love to bring our LEGO-Inspired STEM workshops to your classroom!

To request more information, click here.