Crucifixion Elementary School students show off LEGO robots before state competition

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The next generation of engineers showed off their hard work at the Children’s Museum of La Crosse on Saturday.

Children and their parents gathered around to see Crucifixion Elementary School of La Crescent, Minn. students show off their LEGO robots. The students, also known by their team name “Neptune’s Rings”, explained what the robots can do, how they work and how they built them.

On Feb. 23, the students will be heading to the First Lego League State Competition in Minnesota where their robots will be put to the test.

“We have a big forklift that can hold a lot of weight if you get the right attachment,” Neptune’s Rings member Diana said.

“Our back end has four marbles, or weights, on it because we have to smack something up and you need a lot of weight to pull that off.”

The Minnesota First Lego League is part of a global robotics program which includes more than 250,000 kids in 88 different countries.

 

Crucifixion Elementary School students show off their LEGO robots.
Joe Van Ryn

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