Building The World’s Longest LEGO Bridge in Tempe

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On Saturday, March 19th, Play-Well TEKnologies and the City of Tempe will collaborate with families in the community to build a replica of the Tempe Old Mill Avenue Bridge out of LEGO.

We are hoping to build a 200-Foot Long LEGO bridge and we will need your help in order to do it. Come learn about various types of bridge architecture, play with LEGO, and be a part of one of the longest LEGO bridges ever made in the state of Arizona, maybe even the country. The best part about it is the event is free.

There are two separate time slots to register:

  • 10 AM – 12 PM
  •  12 PM – 2 PM

Click HERE To Register!

This event will be held at Tempe Public Library.

Feel free to share this with family and friends. Be sure to sign up fast though, as we only have so many slots available.

Play-Well has broken a World Record in the past for the World’s Longest LEGO Chain. Check out the video below.

For more information about Play-Well’s Engineering with LEGO Summer Camps, click HERE.

 

Super Bowl 50: LEGO Bow Tie Competition

Winners Announced! 

A big congrats to the winners of our Super Bowl 50 Bow Tie Competition! Thanks for playing!

For the Carolina PanthersAarthi Natarajan

For the Denver BroncosEric J Carpio & Travis Archuleta

Bank of America stadium Charlotte. Love that Santa is on the field!

Bank of America stadium Charlotte. Love that Santa is on the field. This was constructed by Aarthi Natarajan’s 6 year old son.

 

Broncos Pride!

Broncos Pride from Eric J Carpio.

Nice Broncos logo from Travis Archuleta‎!

Nice Broncos logo from Travis Archuleta‎!

Hi Panthers and Broncos Fans!

In honor of the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos making it to Super Bowl 50, we are giving away LEGO Bow Ties to 2 fans of each team as part of our Super Bowl LEGO Bow Tie Contest!  If you win, you will be one of the few fans in the country that has a LEGO Bow Tie of your team.

Check out these amazing Bow Ties!

Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

V.S.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

How can you win your own Panthers or Broncos LEGO bow tie?

Here is how to participate:

  1. Like Our Play-Well Facebook Page.
  2. Post a picture showing how much you love your team using LEGO on our Play-Well Facebook Page .
    • Don’t have a Facebook Page? No problem.  Just email your photo to jessi@play-well.org and we will post it.

Here are examples of what you could build:

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A Broncos stadium!

This is a rad Broncos stadium made by architect, Craig Krawczyk.

Woah, now this is incredible!

Woah, now this is an incredible piece done by master builder, Erik Varszegi. http://pnth.rs/RfaGEZ

 

These are fantastic examples from some very talented builders and we hope they spark your creative genius! Show us what you’ve got and represent your team! You might just win yourself a snazzy LEGO bowtie to wear while you celebrate! We’ll announce our winners next Monday, February 8th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Human Spinal Columns out of LEGO with Stanford Neuroscientists

On December 5th, 2016,Stanford University Brain Development Department and Play-Well TEKnologies helped families in the Palo Alto community build human spinal columns out of LEGO.  The goal was to raise awareness about STEM education, as well as connect the Palo Alto community to the research being done at Stanford University.  Over 500 parents and kids from Palo Alto participated in the event.  As a group, they attempted to break two Guinness World Records.  One of the tallest LEGO spinal column and one for the most anatomically correct spinal columns.  They ended up building 86 anatomically correct LEGO spinal columns and one spinal column that was 9 Ft. 2 inches.

The San Francisco Chronicle covered the event.  SF Chronicle LEGO Spinal Column Event

Here is the article: Kids Use LEGO At Stanford Project to Learn About Tech Education

Check out video and pictures from the LEGO Spinal Column Event below.

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