MGG supplies The Africa Play Conference
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
mggplay-africa2019-48Four hundred delegates from around the globe attended the event
South Africa - Johannesburg rental company MGG supplied the full technical production package for the Africa Play Conference.
Hosted at The Maslow Time Square hotel in Pretoria earlier this year, the conference is a partnership between the Lego Foundation, the Department of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa, UNICEF South Africa and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).
Four hundred delegates from around the globe, including educators, policy-makers and researchers, joined together to share insights and come up with ideas to help equip children in Africa to become creative and life-long learners. The emphasis was to explore learning through play and how this could improve the quality of early childhood development and become an integral part of the education system.
“To add an element of fun, MGG was asked to include Lego pieces in the set design,” explains Denzil Smith of MGG. “We soon realised that the Lego factory in Denmark was willing to manufacture actual Lego blocks, 500cm wide by 250cm high and 250cm deep, which were then shipped to South Africa. There was great excitement as the containers arrived at the MGG premises, and even more so when it came to the actual load-in. It was like watching children build a big Lego set.”
MGG project manager Günther Müller was on-site to head the project. The Lego built stage included three high-resolution Absen 2.9mm LED screens designed into the white set, which were the main source for content and information. The middle screen was able to switch to live camera feed for presentations. H30 black powdered Prolyte truss was rigged over the stage via 12 Prolyft Aetos quarter ton motors.
The lighting gear included 28 Robe 600 LEDWash fixtures, 16 Selecon SPX 15-35 degree Zoom Spots. A grandMA2 onPC controlled the lighting, while a DiGiCo S21 took care of the audio control.
(Jim Evans)

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