5180 Chappel Dr., Levis Commons
Perrysburg, OH
419-690-9311 or builditperrysburginfo@gmail.com

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Build It! is a hands-on discovery center that uses LEGO®, DUPLO® and K'NEX® to motivate children in grades pre K-5th to explore STEM concepts and use 21st Century skills.

"Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn."
-Ben Franklin
Our Final Open Play will be Saturday, September 12th from 10-noon.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

About Us

9/10/15 Football season has begun. As we were putting our son's games into the calendar, we realized that we will barely be able to watch any of his games. We've been preparing to close at the end of the year and have decided to stop offering open after September 12th. We are sorry for an inconvenience. We are grateful for these past 3 years. We do realize that a few of you might have gift cards. We are planning to sell all of our LEGO bulk (new and old), our sets, K'NEX, DUPLO, preschool sets, and furniture in December. The date for this sale has not be set, but we will be giving plenty of notice. All of our birthday party slots are booked for the remainder of the year. Thank you! 7/31/15 We are officially announcing that Build It will close at the end of this year.  Balancing our personal careers and the expanding demands of our family while running a business has become increasingly difficult.  We have enjoyed this amazing adventure, but have decided that we cannot buy back time with our family.  We will continue to offer Saturday Open Play, Saturday parties and our FLL/Jr. FLL classes, but will no longer offer Monday Open Play or Friday night parties.  We are planning to sell our LEGO bricks, sets, materials and furniture later this year.  We will continue to honor gift cards through the end of the year.  

Build It has been a great experience that exceeded our expectations.  We want to thank you all for your support, encouragement and business over the past few years.  


The Boden Family

Updated on 1/4/15:

Two years ago, we began this adventure we called “Build It”.  We were inspired by our son and his love for LEGO.  We wanted to give him, and others like him, a place that promotes creativity while providing academic challenges.  We found so much more than we ever thought possible.  

The main focus of Build It is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) along with 21st Century Skills (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication).   Our business is an evolving place as we practice the true art of entrepreneurship.  We continue to make changes in an effort to improve.  This past year we added a zip line and tree fort.  We have been stretched in character, endurance, time and finances.  The challenges have given us opportunities for growth.  

Recently, Bill decided to return to the corporate world and was blessed with an amazing job opportunity.  This will bring a few changes to Build It as we will now try to juggle our own personal dream jobs with our dream company.  

We will no longer offer Open Play on Wednesdays or Fridays and we are moving our homeschool classes to Mondays.

We are truly grateful for the amazing support we have received from the community.  Your business and words of encouragement have meant more to us than you will ever realize. Our hours may be fewer, but our heart and love for this company continue.  We will put our passion and creativity into making 2015 a great year.


The Boden Family

Spring of 2014:
My name is Kelisa Boden. I have been a teacher for 17 years and I love it. My husband, Bill, is an accountant. We have a 1st grader, 2nd grader and 4th grader. In the fall of 2012, the company Bill had worked for was sold and we found ourselves living on one income. In a late night conversation about living our dreams, we came up with the idea of BUILD IT! This company would embody all that we love....God, family, LEGO and education. Bill brought that dream to life and we opened Build It on December 26, 2012. The first year was a whirlwind. I had promised to love and support him...not realizing this meant working 90 hour weeks, balancing a career, family and new business. I also didn't realize that I would fall in love with it all. I love that my kids come to work with us. They are the creative brains behind the operation. I love that my introverted husband is a leader, a teacher and an entrepreneur. The trials of the first year only made us stronger. As our family watched The LEGO Movie last night, I began reflecting on it all. This movie is about us, ordinary people made special because we believed in a dream. My husband, very much like Emmet, is a methodical, rule following, ordinary man. He had an idea, that led to a company that inspires kids to be creative, dream, learn and have fun. I am proud and blessed to be a part of this dream. This is only the beginning of an amazing adventure. Thanks to all our friends and family who have supported us along the way!  
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