Custer’s Lego League will hold an early registration on June 4 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Custer County Library for ages 6 to 18.
Early registration will offer the benefits of “summer camp,” a three-to-five day hands-on training with the WeDo or MINDSTORM programming to help prepare the kids for the upcoming season. Summer Camp will also be open to non-Lego League kids who are curious about what Lego League is all about. The league will start Aug.1.
For the Junior Lego League, children ages 6-10 years old (kindergarten through fourth grade) will work with the WeDo programming, in an engineering notebook and participate in the “Mission Moon” challenge this year. Parents will be responsible for helping their child catch up if they miss a practice.
The league for children ages 9-14 (grades fourth through eighth) will go “Into Orbit” for their mission challenge. Participants are required to work with MINDSTORM technology, embrace the Core Values encouraged by FIRST and help find an innovative solution for the real world problem presented.
Lego League TECH, for children ages 12-18 (grades seventh through 12th) will explore the possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math through designing, building, programming and operating robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. They practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation and sharing ideas, and participants are eligible to apply for over $80 million in college scholarships. Their Challenge will be