Sunday, November 23, 2008

MY SON AND LEGO LEAGUE

BE ALERT! General Grievous is here to attack! General Grievous has escaped the CLONE WARS!!!! HELP! heehee

This is a General Grievous Noah built with out a kit - just regular Legos he had laying around.


















My son LOVES the Clone Wars and General Grievous is his favorite character. I keep telling him to pick a GOOD GUY - but he likes General Grievous - he draws General Grievous - he took an Art class and drew General Grievous when everyone else was drawing Still Lifes. I listen to stories about General Grievous and find scrap papers through out my house with drawings of General Grievous.

















































Ok- these next 2 photographs are of Java the Hutlet and a Republic Gun Ship...oh yes and my son. LOL





This is a robot made of legos - the Lego Team had certain missions they had to complete to get a certain number of points.




Each team had to have a theme that had something to do with the Climate - it became an involved Science project - Noah's team chose STATIC - and their team name was ELECTRO-FRIED.
























This is the competition board and the two video screens so everyone could watch as the teams competed. There were 26 teams and about several hundred people there.











Here is a video of a team on their mission!


FLL: FIRST LEGO League.
FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology


Climatology
is the study of world climates at the Global scale - Climatologists engage in a wide range of atmospheric research. Studies include climate variability, cloud physics and numerical modeling, atmospheric dynamics, synoptic meteorology, air pollution meteorology, and nonlinear dynamics, global warming and solutions to protect world climates on the global stage.


Performance
Robots have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to complete missions on a 4' x 8' playing field. Teams earn points based on the robots performance in each of these missions.

Technical Judging
Team members interact with judges to explain robot design and programming approaches. Judges ask questions to determine team member roles and their individual understanding of the technical process.

Presentation Judging
Teams research and prepare a presentation to execute in front of a team of judges. Judges ask a variety of questions to determine their understanding of the research topic. Teams are also judged on their teamwork skills and interactions. Communication, respect, responsibility, and problem solving skills are central goals part of this competition.


The FIRST LEGO League mission is to inspire youngsters around the world to work together, use their creativity, and engage in hands-on, minds-on activities.


For more information you can check out First Lego League


Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice evening!

Chrissy D

9 comments:

De said...

This is very cool! One of my girlfriends son's did this once... but I've never seen it like this. Kewl!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow! That is quite the set up! I never would've guessed. I bet my boys would've loved doing this a couple years ago!!
hugs, Jami

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wow! very impressive!Tell your son he did a great job! When I was in Frankfurt, Germany two years ago this time, the windows of Kaufhoff's(not sure of sp.) Dept. Store were decorated with animated Lego displays..absolutely wonderful!

Christina said...

Tell your son that's incredible. He could definatly get a job doing animatronics at any of the legolands!

Anita said...

Wow! What a fun event for your son! TFS!

Deb Wood said...

These are wonderful! Looks a lot like what my 8 yo son is doing!! How old is your son? I'm sure they would get along like two peas in a pod! I'll have to ask him who his favorite is, but I know he likes general grevious and all of them!!

woodenstamp said...

Wow Chrissy, Noah did great! This is soooo cool!!
Hugs

fitncrafty said...

Amazing! Your son is very talented.. I think he and my Nikolas would hit it off and go into lego haven forever!
I have to look into lego league if it is something they have around here!

Sally said...

Truly incredible. Please tell your son, how fantastic it is.