In 2018 the theme was Let’s Play! The competition was stiff and the 30,000+ cans that were used to build the sculptures were ultimately donated to Foodlink.
APD designed a giant playing board that included many toy classics, such as an Etch-A-Sketch, rubber duck, ball and jacks, kite, little red wagon, and building blocks. All designs are worked out for constructability beforehand, sometimes with a piece of the puzzle being built to assure structural integrity and durability. The Team had a great deal of fun with this design.
Canstruction® is a unique nonprofit organization that holds annual design-build competitions to build giant sculptures made from canned food. After the sculptures are built and winners are declared in several categories, the sculptures remain on display for two weeks. At the close of the competition, all of the food is donated to Foodlink.