To wish everyone a Happy New Year, we created a New Year’s LEGO®-Inspired Ball Drop. We wish you and your family an amazing New Year’s Celebration and fulfilling and fun 2019!
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.
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!
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“I’m passionate about LEGO, working with kids and coming up with creative ways to teach,” says Shay Sinnott. Shay is our new manager for the Boulder & North Denver areas. Her background as a LEGO brick specialist, a private school public programs & communications specialist and rock climbing instructor make her one incredible new team member here at Play-Well. She is a recent transplant to Colorado from Massachusetts. Her foray into rock climbing inspired her to take risks and step out of her comfort zone which led to her cross-country move. Only a month after she landed in Colorado Shay found Play-Well and joined our staff of LEGO-fanatics in September. She lives by the mantra, “you can’t say can’t” which is something her mom always told her.
Aside from her love of LEGOs and teaching, Shay also enjoys everything fantasy including Disney, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Marvel. Her favorite color is blue, and her friends in Massachusetts even threw her a “So Blue Without You” going away party where everyone dressed in blue to celebrate her.
Shay really enjoys making STEM accessible for all kids. “When I was little I didn’t know anything about STEM,” says Shay. During her childhood, she was told that girls are good at english and history and not good at science or math. Shay is excited to break these stereotypes. “I think telling girls they can be engineers and their brain can work like that is going to change the future.”
Shay is a part of our new Girl Scout STEM initiative at Play-Well. Our goal is to support the Girl Scouts by hosting hands-on LEGO-inspired STEM workshops that will enable scouts to get their “Think Like An Engineer Badge.”
We are very excited to have Shay join our Colorado team. We can’t wait to see how her teaching, skills, and passion will cultivate the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Excited to celebrate International Day of The Girl!
We collaborated with UNDISCOVERED SF, a monthly curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas District in SF. We built the Pilipino Flag and parts of San Francisco out of LEGO® Materials.
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On 9/16/18, we were lucky enough to collaborate with UNDISCOVERED SF, a monthly curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas District in SF. We helped families build the Pilipino Flag and parts of SF out of LEGO. Check out @undiscoveredsf next event in October. Thanks for having us! #soma #sanfrancisco #undiscoveredsf #philippines #philippines🇵🇭 #lego #legogram #legocity #legoworld #legovideo #legoland #legos #legoarchitecture #legostagram #legomania #legocreator #play #playwell #playmore #playalways #playeveryday #playmatters #playstagram #artist #sf #somadistrict #somapilipinas
Our Curriculum Designer, Ben Pfister, breaks down the engineering behind the LEGO Technic Racing Yacht and creating his own version of a LEGO Sailboat.
Our curriculum designer, Ben and his student, Lucas, look at the engineering behind the Star Wars Imperial Assault Carrier.
If you have a LEGO set you’d like us to break down the engineering on, let us know. Simply comment below or email Ben@play-well.org.
Every year, Mother’s Day comes around and a few days before many of us scramble to get her the perfect gift at the last minute.
This year, we are encouraging our Play-Well students to plan ahead and through play, create an amazing gift for your mom that she will truly cherish.
We have provided below ideas and tutorials on a few gifts that you can build out of LEGO® materials. And if you need an added incentive to start building now, if you share what you are able to make with us, you could receive a LEGO® gift for your efforts.
Feel free to share your creations via one of our channels:
Check out the projects below for ideas:
A LEGOLAND Master Model Builder shows you how to make the perfect picture frame.
Here are some helpful LEGO® creations you can make to help around the house from Householder Hacker.