Back in January, Utah tech leaders showed up to the Capitol to request lawmakers to help bring more talent to Utah to fill their STEM positions. As National Engineering Week comes to a close, on Saturday, February 25th at the Gene Fullmer Rec Center, families get the opportunity to build Salt Lake Valley with over 50,000 LEGO® Bricks, as a way to introduce more kids to the world of STEM and assist in building that STEM talent pipeline for future.
Gene Fullmer Recreation Center is teaming up with Play-Well TEKnologies, an organization that teaches kids engineering concepts using LEGO, in a collaborative effort to introduce more kids to the world of engineering. Over 50,000 pieces of LEGO® and hundreds of families will be converging at Gene Fullmer Recreation, in an effort to build the Salt Lake Valley out of LEGO and get more kids interested in engineering and other STEM and STEAM-related fields.
Location: Gene Fullmer Recreation Center, 8015 South 2200 West, West Jordan UT 84088
Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 3 PM (For the best video and photos, we recommend press arrive near the end of each session)
Contact: Brianna Laffey, 720-515-7309, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are examples of Play-Well’s City Builds around the country:
Here are additional examples of other large builds Play-Well has done around the country.
On Saturday, October 1st, 2016, we helped Supervisor Richard Valle and the Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District build the District 2 Map out of LEGO, as well as the city of Hayward out of LEGO. It was for Science In The Park, a Biennial FREE family event that makes STEM and health compelling and accessible to children, families, and the general public in Alameda County District 2.
Families were able to find where they lived in a map of District 2 and create their neighborhood out of LEGO. They also were able to build Hayward out of LEGO, as well as play with other LEGO-Inspired STEM projects. Check out the videos and pictures of the event below. If you’d like us to run a similar event for your government agency, simply complete our Special Request Form HERE.
On March 26th, 2016, Play-Well TEKnologies partnered with The Atlanta Science Festival to build a replica of Atlanta out of LEGO. Over 100,000 pieces of LEGO were used to build the city, which included a working Ferris Wheel and replicas of the Coca Cola and CNN building. Here is a timelapse video of the build.
Check out pictures from the event here:
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We are hoping to build a 200-Foot Long LEGO bridge and we will need your help in order to do it. Come learn about various types of bridge architecture, play with LEGO, and be a part of one of the longest LEGO bridges ever made in the state of Arizona, maybe even the country. The best part about it is the event is free.
There are two separate time slots to register:
- 10 AM – 12 PM
- 12 PM – 2 PM
This event will be held at Tempe Public Library.
Feel free to share this with family and friends. Be sure to sign up fast though, as we only have so many slots available.
Play-Well has broken a World Record in the past for the World’s Longest LEGO Chain. Check out the video below.
For more information about Play-Well’s Engineering with LEGO Summer Camps, click HERE.
A few years ago, we had a dilemma we needed to solve. How do we get more girls interested in engineering and STEM related fields?
So we came up with the Girl-Powered Engineering program. Hear the stories of two young engineers who participated in this program.
For more information about Play-Well TEKnologies, visit play-well.org.
Because Play-Well TEKnologies is based out of the Bay Area, many of us are big fans of the Golden State Warriors. Here are Golden State LEGO Bow Ties that we had staff wear during the 2015 Golden State Warriors Title Run.
Here is the post we shared when they won the 2015 NBA Championship.
Good luck this season Warriors!