Press Advisory: Building The World’s Longest LEGO Chain

Dream Catcher Rotary Project

Register At This Link Here: http://www.rotarydreamcatcher.org/events/

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.

Special Needs Playground

Register At This Link Here: http://www.rotarydreamcatcher.org/events/

LEGO Chain Design

Register At This Link Here: http://www.rotarydreamcatcher.org/events/

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.

Click HERE for more information about the World’s Record LEGO Chain Event!

Event Organizer: Ron Block

 

 

Experiencing LEGO® KidsFest with Play-Well

We love being a part LEGO® KidsFest.  If you have never been to LEGO® KidsFest, it is one of the best LEGO experiences there is.  It’s even better than LEGOLAND in our opinion.  For families who haven’t experience it, we created this walk-through video of the Dallas LEGO® KidsFest to see if we can capture a glimpse of what it is like.  See if you can spot us at the end of the video running the LEGO Technic Booth.  For more information about LEGO Kidsfest, visit legokidsfest.com.  We hope to see you at an event soon!

Tipping Over Our Tallest LEGO Tower Ever

Our students in Fort Collins, CO built one of our tallest LEGO Towers ever in just over an hour. It was approximately 20 ft. tall. We needed to take it apart at the end of the day, so we figured the easiest way was to tip it over. Here is what happened in slo-motion.

If you’d like more information about our Play-Well Engineering with LEGO program, visit play-well.org.

 

Playing Well with Amazon.com!

We are having so much fun today at Amazon’s Summer Picnic event at CenturyLink Field. We got our LEGO booth rocking and rolling. Never thought we’d ever be playing with LEGO at the stadium of the Super Bowl Winners, Seattle Seahawks. Feeling extremely appreciative.

 

IMG_4752 IMG_5379 IMG_6396 IMG_8427If you’d like us to come to your Bring Your Kid To Work Day, simply fill out a request for here.

 

Building Future Engineers at Adobe Systems

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We are ready for all the future engineers at Adobe in Lehi, UT.

 

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We take kids of all ages at these events. These two competitive Adobe employees are getting ready to battle with jousting monorails in this all-out engineering challenge.

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We even got our own sign for the event at the Adobe Bring Your Kids To Work Day in San Jose, CA.

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We built the Adobe campus out of LEGO, including a waterway and motorized spinning satellites.

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Based on a request, we even created an Adobe Private Jet to land in our Adobe City.

If you are interested in us participating in your Bring Your Kids To Work Day Event, email Jeff at jeff@play-well.org.  Also, check out our Amazon.com Bring Your Kids To Work Day Event here.

Channel 12 News Visited Our Play-Well Engineering w/LEGO Camp

Channel 12 News in Arizona visited one of our Play-Well Engineering with LEGO programs to talk about upcoming educational summer camps for kids. They got to get the kids’ perspective on why it’s pretty awesome learning about the world of engineering with 20,000 pieces of LEGO.

For more information on our summer camps, visit: http://bit.ly/2014PlayWellCamps

Play Well This Summer!