Photos: Get behind big toys at Extreme Sandbox

Arts & Culture Jennifer Simonson · ·

1 Extreme Sandbox's Luke Wright, left, provides instruction to Jim Jorgensen as he drives a skid steer Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings, Minn. Jorgensen was with a group of co-workers from Grand Casino Mille Lacs who came to Extreme Sandbox for a morning of team building while operating the heavy equipment. 
2 Cameron Wind, who works at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, operates an excavator during a visit with his co-workers to Extreme Sandbox Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings, Minn. 
3 At Extreme Sandbox people can play "golf" with an excavator and a basketball Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings. Participants are instructed to dig a hole, build a dirt pile "tee" and then swing the excavator arm to hit the ball. 
4 Todd Christopherson, who works at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, smashes an old car Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Extreme Sandbox in Hastings. 
5 Randy Stenger, who owns Extreme Sandbox, laughs as members of a group from Grand Casino Mille Lacs destroy an old car Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings. 
6 Tom Trail uses an excavator to lift an old car Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, Minn. Trail, who works at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, spent the morning with a group of co-workers operating heavy equipment such as excavators, skid steers and bulldozers. 
7 Tom Trail uses an excavator to destroy an old car Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, Minn. Trail, who works at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, spent the morning with a group of co-workers operating heavy equipment such as excavators, skid steers and bulldozers. 
8 During a visit to Extreme Sandbox, a group of co-workers from Grand Casino Mille Lacs destroy an old car Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings. 
9 Curt Neumann, Craig Nass, Mike Renfro, Scott Hoffman, Todd Christopherson and Mike Allie, left to right, from Grand Casino Mille Lacs, watch as their co-worker uses an excavator to destroy a car Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, Minn. 
10 Lauren Welch, of Vadnais Heights, watches sand fall from the bucket of the excavator she is operating Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, Minn. Welch was at Extreme Sandbox with her father Harold Welch. The two were looking for something fun to do together before Lauren leaves home for college. 
11 At Extreme Sandbox people can operate heavy equipment, like excavators, for fun Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings. 
12 At Extreme Sandbox people can use heavy equipment, such as excavators, to complete an obstacle course that requires them to pick up and move a soccer ball and basketball Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings. 
13 At Extreme Sandbox Lauren Welch uses an excavator to complete an obstacle course that involves picking up and moving a soccer ball and basketball Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Hastings, Minn.