Iowa students' LEGO robots compete this weekend

(AMES, Iowa)  The competition is expected to be fierce this weekend in Ames.  Kids from all over Iowa will be showing off robots they've made out of LEGOs.

Organizer Camille Sloan-Schroeder says the annual FIRST LEGO LEAGUE State Championships are Saturday and Sunday at Iowa State University.

Sixty teams will compete each day.  Junior teams and specialty research teams will also take part in events.  She says with the teams members and spectators, an estimated three thousand people will be checking out the competition.  This year's theme is "Hydro Dynamics."  Teams have been working for several months, building autonomous robots, and finding ways to resolve water issues, using simulated water, made of LEGOS.

Sloan-Schroeder says it's a fun event, teams will have mascots and themes and tons of team spirit.

More details, including access to a live webcast at   

Competition will take primarily on the west side of the ISU campus, in several buildings, including Howe and Hoover Halls.

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