WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) Kids of all ages came together Saturday to help build a replica of the Salt Lake Valley, all out of Legos.
The project was sponsored by Play-Well Techologies in an effort to bring awareness to the STEM programs available to kids and was held at the Gene Fullmer Rec Center in West Jordan.
“We do a lot of work with STEM in afterschool classes and summer classes,” said Brianna Laffey, area manager for Play-Well Technologies. “Kids are natural engineers and architects and we are giving them an opportunity to unlock that creativity in a safe space so they can build on that. They can express their creativity and learn about engineering and architecture in a hands on way. “
Laffey said they started with the Capitol Building and the Wasatch Mountains and kids then built their houses, their schools and playgrounds,
“Basically anything they wanted to add to the dynamic of the city and valley that they are building. ” said Laffey. “It’s awesome, the kids are laughing and having a good time and parents alike. I see lots of dads refusing to leave the tables. The energy is really building.”