We helped attendees at Google Cloud Next ’19 build one of our largest logos ever out of 11,000 LEGO® Bricks. It took 8 hours over 2 days to complete this build.
On June 15, 2017, we collaborate with Southwest Airlines on a team building event for their staff. Because Southwest is such a fun organization, we created challenges that got their HR staff from around the country to play together as a way of connecting on a deeper level.
Here are some of the highlights:
On May 9th, 2017, the City of Lafayette brought together staff from their police department, economic development, firefighter core, recreation department, engineering department, and maintenance team together to connect through play. We created a communication gap workshop where they needed to figure out how best lean on each other to accomplish a common goal. Here are some of the highlights of the event:
Back in 2009, a corporation asked us if we could provide them a fun team building event using LEGO® materials. Well, our organization had been playing with LEGO® bricks since 1997, so we thought, why not give it a try. Approximately 9 years later, we have now run team building events for Fortune 500 companies around the country, including organizations such as Google, Microsoft, VISA, Pixar, and Clorox. Check out what we have done below and the philosophy behind our team building events:
Check out some of the events we have run below:
Clorox visited Play-Well Pleasanton and created a Rube Goldberg LEGO project that used it’s own products.
We were asked by a college basketball team to create a team building event for their players that got them to think in a collaborative way outside of the court. We created a project that tied it their shooting prowess, their LEGO building skills, and their ability to communicate and delegate. Overall, a really fun event and our first with a college team.
If you’d like us to provide a team building event for your team or organization, simply click here to request more information.
One of Medtronic Departments were having their annual retreat and decided to have our Play-Well Team Building with LEGO workshop as part of the event. The projects created tried to mimic some of the challenges of the constantly evolving and competitive medical industry.
Here is what they had to say about the Play-Well Team Building workshop.
“It was fun and at the same time our specific requests to build team work in certain ways were met as well.”
“I liked the playful nature of it and the clear flexibility of the facilitators.”
“It was fun! It also brought out aspects of people’s personalities I had not seen before. We got to work closely with some functions we don’t interact with except occasionally.”
“Fun way to learn big things about leadership and team dynamics.”
Check out some of what they did here:
During the summer, we always encourage our students to continue to build, play, and learn about the engineering world through LEGO. So, we are conducting a fun summer project that kids and parents can participate in called Play-Well’s Summer LEGO Build & Tell.
It’s easy for anyone to participate. Here’s how:
1. Kids build a project, either something they learned to build at a Play-Well camp or a contraption that they have been inspired to build from their own creativity.
2. Parents, make a short video of your child talking about their creation and any engineering or architecture concepts that have been incorporated into the project. The video should not be more than 90 seconds.
3. Post your video on YouTube, vimeo, or your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram page.
5. Celebrate! You are done!
Here are the prizes:
- The first 30 submissions will receive a Play-Well LEGO Minifigure.
- 10 submissions (selected at random) will receive a Play-Well LEGO Bow Tie.
- 2 submissions (selected at random) will receive a complimentary Play-Well Engineering Fundamentals Mine, Craft, Build LEGO Workshop for their child and their friends. It has become one of our most popular new programs.
All families that participate in this project can also be part of our Play-Well LEGO Build & Tell compilation video, if interested.
The prizes are fun to receive, but in the end, the main goal of this project is to get kids to build more and realize what they are learning while building. We believe that children learn a great deal through play and we hope to foster this type of learning through our summer camps, as well as at home. If you have additional questions about the project, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check out our Summer Engineering with LEGO Camps happening near you.
We recently gave Kid President and his co-creator of their awesome videos, Brad Montague, two of our Play-Well LEGO Bow Ties. We found out that they wore them to the Jefferson Awards.
We found out via twitter.
We agree, they do look snazzy.
Check out our other Play-Well LEGO Bow Tie Alumni.
On Wednesday, May 13th, staff from Clorox visited Play-Well Pleasanton for a unique team building event. Their goal was to build a Rube Goldberg project using 10 different types of LEGO projects. Here is what they came up with in less than 3 hours.
We were lucky enough to host a Play Well TEKnologies team building event for Mark West Energy today.
Mark West managers and engineers from around the country came together to connect, plan for the future, and play with a little LEGO. Collaborating through play is where innovation can happen, and we definitely saw it today.
Thanks for having us MarkWest Energy.