We wish you and your family a fun, food-filled, fantastic Thanksgiving, complete with some LEGO building on the side.
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.
This year, we wanted to celebrate that creativity by having a Halloween Costume Contest. Post your Halloween costume on our Twitter Page, Facebook Page, or email it to email@example.com, and you could possibly win a Play-Well Halloween LEGO Bow Tie or LEGO Monsters Set.
Have a safe, fun, candy-filled Halloween!
At Play-Well, we always strive to provide the strongest, most academically enriching engineering classes and camps for your kids. We can only achieve this by receiving feedback from parents like you. So, we created a Play-Well Parent Feedback Survey.
By participating in this 5 – 10 minute parent survey, you are entered into our raffle to win a free PTA/PTO Engineering with LEGO workshop for your school.
Thanks so much for your feedback! Play Well!
We were recently nominated as one of The Coolest Places in the U.S. to Play With LEGO by Red Tricycle. We are honored to be part of a list that includes LEGOLAND and the largest LEGO store in the U.S. Here is an excerpt of the article.
“Your living room isn’t the only place to play with LEGOs. Across the country, there are attractions, classes, stores, conventions and other hotspots where kids can go bonkers for bricks. From LEGOLAND San Diego to the brand new flagship store in New York to a record-breaking museum in Ohio, we have the dish on the top places in the nation for LEGO activity. Click through our album to find out what’s near you — or where to plan your next vacation!”
On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 we helped out at a private company event that included circus performers and stilt walkers. We provided a fun LEGO activity for many of the families that attended.
If you’d like us to participate in one of your organization’s events, please email Jeff Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Play Well!
On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, families from all over Ventura County, in collaboration with Conejo Recreation and Park District, Rotary International, and us, Play Well TEKnologies, attempted to break the world record for the World’s Longest LEGO® Chain. The previous record was 565 meters, set by families in Wilsau, Switzerland in 2003.
In approximately 6 hours and 53 minutes, using over 190,000 LEGO pieces, 447 local residents created a new record measuring in at 902.51 meters (2961 ft.). It was part of a charity fundraising event to raise awareness for a state-of-the-art special needs playground called the Rotary DreamCatcher Playground. This event coincide with the 50th anniversary of the city of Thousand Oaks. At 3:03 PM, we added the last chain link which put us over 902 meters. It was an amazing event that we will never forget. Check out some of the photos of the event below.
Thanks everyone that participated in this amazing event. To see more pictures from the event, visit our Play-Well Facebook Page. If you’d like us to help your community break another LEGO® record, email Jeff at email@example.com.
On September 25th, we were invited by Google to participate in their Kids Develop It Event in Denver. We brought out many of our LEGO NXT projects, including our LEGO maze, claw, and conveyor belt. Thanks Google for having us! If you’d like us to come to your corporate event, simply email us here.
WHEN: SATURDAY, September 27th, 2014, 8 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: Thousand Oaks City Hall, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA
WHY: On September 7th, 2003, 700 Swiss children helped build the World’s Longest LEGO Chain, measuring over 565 meters to celebrate the 700th year anniversary of their city, Willisau.
11 years later, as part of 50th anniversary celebration of the town of Thousand Oaks, CA, families from all over Ventura County will attempt to break the Swiss record for charity. This charity event is a collaboration between the Conejo Recreation & Park District, Rotary International, and Play-Well TEKnologies. The main goal of the event is to raise money to build a state of the art community playground for children with special needs and their families. The playground will be called the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground. It would be one of the first playgrounds of its kind built in America.
In order to break the World Record for the longest LEGO Chain, community volunteers will need to build approximately 94 meters/hour. Over 100,000 LEGO bricks will be on hand for families to help build with. If successfully done, the outward spiral circle will fill a majority of the Thousand Oaks City Hall lawn. A number of participants joining the event will be from the developmentally disabled population of the surrounding community. There will also be a number of elected officials and community leaders, as well as their children and grandchildren helping to figuratively “link the community together.”
Come out and see this World Record attempt and if you sign up to participate, you could be a part of breaking a Guinness Book of World Record. Not a bad Saturday accomplishment.
Event Organizer: Ron Block
Just like so many others, our staff was challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Due to the California drought, we came up with a Play-Well way of accomplishing the challenge. We hope you enjoy it. Please donate to further Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research at www.alsa.org.