Building Sealife out of LEGO with Maritime Aquarium

In 2018, we started a collaboration with Maritime Aquarium, where we build sealife species out of LEGO, highlighting the different types of species that reside at Maritime. Hundreds of families joined us to build their this underwater world out of LEGO. We are back for the 3rd year and we want to build it even bigger.

If you’d like to join us this weekend, 3/7/20 – 3/8/20 at the Maritime Aquarium, find out the details here.

Super Bowl LIV: LEGO® BOW TIE BUILDING CONTEST

Hi Chiefs and 49ers Fans,

In honor of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers making it to Super Bowl LIV, we are giving away Play-Well Bow Ties made out of LEGO® Materials to 4 Fans of each team as part of our Super Bowl LEGO® Bow Tie Building Contest!  If you win, you will be one of the few fans in the country that has a LEGO® Bow Tie of your team.

HOW CAN YOU WIN YOUR OWN Chiefs OR 49ers LEGO® BOW TIE?

Here is how to participate:

  1. Create a project out of LEGO that shows your love for your team
  2. Take a photo or a video of LEGO fan creation
  3. Post the picture/video and tag us on one of our social media pages:

If you don’t have any of these social media platforms, no problem.  Just email your photo to jessi@play-well.org and we will post it.

We will take submissions until the kickoff of the Super Bowl at 6:30 PM EST on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.

Good luck & Enjoy The Game!

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! Help us cheer on our colleagues as they embark on a LEGO journey that may change their lives. Scroll down to learn more about our awesome Play-Well LEGO Master contestants!

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.