Lego Tournament Draws 18 Teams

The Plastique Bots of Pasco, Wash., took home the Champion’s Award at the April 13 First Lego League Regional Robotics Challenge. Team members Luke Irvine, Andrew Irvine, Isaac Baik, Joe Thompson and Christian Lebold were coached by Lance Irvine and Rosa Mitchell.

The event, sponsored by the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering, brought together 18 teams from across the Northwest for the annual competition.

This year’s theme, “Nature’s Fury,” challenged teams to focus on natural disasters and create a Lego robot and game to respond to a natural disaster simulation.

The following teams also won awards:

  • Core Values Award: ChesseBytes from Tillamook (Ore.) Adventist School;
  • Robot Design Award: Lavabots from Lupine Springs Academy;
  • Project Award: MEE TechnoBears from Mount Ellis Elementary School in Bozeman, Mont.;
  • Robot Performance Award: Phantom Brickkeepers from Trestle Homeschool.
May 23, 2014 / Walla Walla University
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