Cable ONE is the seventh-largest cable company in the United States. Serving more than 800,000 customers in 21 states with high-speed internet, cable television and telephone service. Their leadership retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona provided a series of learning sessions and networking opportunities for 270 employees. Near the conclusion of the event, meeting planners prepared a ballroom of the resort for charitable work. The entire leadership came into the ballroom and rotated among several “stations” meant for fun and giving back to their local community in the greater Phoenix area. Here’s how Brickworkz got involved to help teams play:
Event planners established stations in each of the ballroom’s corners where attendees would participate in charitable works. They packed backpacks with supplies and sorted food for underprivileged students in the community. Attendees were grouped in teams of about 18 (all wearing a team color shirt) and rotated from one table to another. Centered in the ballroom was Brickworkz- our LEGO mosaic was a fun surprise as a way to unwind. Also secretly designed for teams to work together and have fun in the creation of a LEGO mosaic that supports their mission to give back to the community.
Groups approached the LEGO table in those teams of 18 and collaborated on piecing together the Brickworkz LEGO mosaic. We found that many of them challenged each other (and themselves) to do more, or go faster, or rely less on the instruction guide and more on the guidance of someone else working with the direction (building on those communication skills!)
“Thanks so much for putting this amazing work of art together for Cable ONE! It looks just as AMAZING now as it did then.”
We used a second table space for “free building” as a way to control the flow of people, as these large groups would surge through every 20 minutes. Working on the other stations didn’t take them as long as planned, so they tended to congregate at the fun station! We were happy to accommodate but needed something that would occupy their time as they waited their turn, so on-the-fly, Brickworkz created a build-your-own station using only red LEGO elements. They could do whatever they wanted, and in peeking at their achievements, it was obviously a hit, as they got super creative with the parts.
At some points, the teams worked so fervently that I couldn’t get into the huddle to take a picture! The mosaic was already mounted onto a frame, so when the build was done, the piece was ready to hang and display!
In all, several hundred participants had a hand in creating the mosaic that was then donated to their charitable organization, along with a sizeable monetary donation to help fund a new children’s facility.
Brickworkz loves working with charitable organizations, to bring teams together for the common good, and to have a little fun in the process! Playing and “thinking with your hands” are specialties that we bring to large group events for audiences of all ages. Contact a brick artist today to see how we can help at your LEGO-themed event! If you and your team want to engage a crowd in a fun and memorable way, reach out to us!
If you want a Brickworkz LEGO mosaic project or have a request for your company, please use this form. Brian Korte is the founder and brick artist at Brickworkz and personally answers all incoming requests on this page. We respond quickly!