At VMworld 17, VMware’s largest thought leadership and education event of the year, attendees got an opportunity to not only learn, but also play. When not in sessions, attendees got the chance to build with over 70,000 pieces of LEGO, as well as create their own LEGO Minifigure to take home. Here are some of the highlights of what was created:
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On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, Play-Well TEKnologies collaborated with the South Novato Library and families in the community to build Novato out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks. Families rebuilt the city of Novato, as they would like to see it. Families got to tackle these questions through play:
- If you had the chance to design the city, how would you design it?
- What else would you add to the city that you currently think is missing?
- How would you make Novato even better than it is now?
Here is what they came up with.
On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Play-Well TEKnologies and the Hawaii State Public Library will be collaborating together to create an opportunity for families to build the city of Honolulu out of 20,000 LEGO® Bricks. Families will have the opportunity to create Honolulu, as they would like to see it. They can construct the library, downtown Honolulu, their own home, school, playgrounds, parks etc., all out of 20,000 LEGO® pieces all for FREE. Kids will explore hands-on architecture and learn about how to build strong structures out of LEGO® bricks.
The event is the Kick-off to Hawaii State Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and is completely FREE to the public. We do encourage families to register at the link below, as the event may sell out.
Here are the details:
Date & Time: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(You can register for one of six different 30-minute time slots throughout the day)
- Hawaii State Public Library Development Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Play-Well TEKnologies: Wrenn Okada, email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do these city builds look like?
- Great question. Check out our Play-Well City Builds from around the country here or see the videos below:
Can I drop my kid off at the event?
- We ask that parents stay with their kids at all times
Will the kids get to keep their LEGO® creations after the event is over?
- Unfortunately no, as these LEGO® pieces are used to teach our LEGO-Inspired STEM Classes throughout the year.
Can kids bring their own LEGO pieces to add to the city?
- We ask that kids keep their LEGO® pieces at home as we would not want them to lose their favorite LEGO® pieces
We aren’t able to make it to the event, but would love for you to come to our neighborhood or school. Is that possible?
- Absolutely! Simply fill out our special request form here.
How Long Has Play-Well Been in Hawaii?
- Play-Well has been on Oahu since December 2015. Here is one of our first classes we ran at Millani YMCA back in 2015.
We asked families from the Oakland Fruitvale District these questions:
- If you had the chance to design the Fruitvale, how would you design it?
- What else would you add to the Fruitvale District that you currently think is missing?
- How would you make the Fruitvale even better than it is now?
We gave them 40,000 LEGO® pieces and this is what they came up with. This event was part of the Oakland Cinco De Mayo 2017 Event hosted by Oakland City Councilmember of District 5, Noel Gallo.
If you’d like us to build your neighborhood/city out of LEGO, check out our Special Events Page.
Back in 2014, KC Rising, committed to an initiative to raise the level of quality jobs to 10 of their peer cities by 2025. A recent Kansas City Star Editorial communicated KC Rising’s vision. “KC Rising’s areas of focus include education around STEM-related occupations, life sciences, transportation, ways to enhance the region’s global competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship and increasing our human capital.”
The City of Lawrence and Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating on a community build on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 to build Downtown Lawrence out of LEGO® Bricks, while also introducing kids to various STEM-related professions. The goal is to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math in a way that is tangible and fun.
Over 50,000 pieces of LEGO® and hundreds of families will converge at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, KS, in an effort to build Downtown Lawrence and a part of Kansas University Campus, as a way to get more kids interested in engineering and other STEM and STEAM-related fields.
Location: Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Date: Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Time: 2 PM – 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM – 6 PM (For the best video and photos, we recommend press arrive near the end of each session)
Contact: Erin Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816.945.9917
For more information, click on the link below:
Here are examples of Play-Well’s City Builds around the country:
Salt Lake City, UT
Here are additional examples of other large builds Play-Well has done around the country.
For Do512 3rd Annual Family Picnic, we built Austin out of LEGO® Bricks.
For the past 5 years, we have helped cities around the country build their city out of LEGO® bricks with their community. We have done small cities, big cities, sometimes even entire countries, all made out of thousands of LEGO® pieces. Let us know if you’d like us to build your city out of LEGO® Bricks by clicking here. Check out some of our city builds below:
Bay Area Science Festival San Francisco Build (San Francisco, CA)
Building Austin out of LEGO (Austin, TX)
St. Louis City Build (St. Louis, MO)
Building Gotham City at the National Building Museum (Washington, DC)
Over 900 people attended the Salt Lake County Valley Build today at Gene Fullmer Fitness & Recreation Center. Over 50,000 LEGO Bricks were used to build the Salt Lake Valley. Thanks Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation for having us!
A few local TV stations stopped by to capture the event:
Salt Lake Tribune’s article about the event: Kids use LEGO® to build their own Salt Lake County
Pictures Courtesy of Salt Lake Tribune
For New Year’s Eve, we collaborate with Austin New Year’s, one of the best New Year Eve parties for families in Austin. We worked with families to build Downtown Austin out of LEGO. Check out what we all were able to create with over 8000 pieces of LEGO.