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Jan. 14, 2014 11:45 am

NYC First Lego 2014 League Brooklyn Qualifier [Photos]

Have a look at the action that went down this past Saturday at the 2014 NYC First Lego League Qualifier for the citywide competition, with these photos.
One of the competition boards in the gym at NYU-Poly.

One of the competition boards in the gym at NYU-Poly.

(Photo by Brady Dale)

To really get a sense of the spirit of the 2014 NYC First Lego League 2014 event at NYU-Poly, which we covered in detail previously, it helps to see the action both in competition and on the sidelines.

Teams spread out all over a cafeteria and other available spaces, working on their presentations, practicing with their robots and dancing. There was quite a bit of dancing.

These groups took up more space with their practice because they had to spread out their simulated disaster areas. Ben Esner, Director of Poly’s Center for K12 STEM Education, explained that these disaster areas are designed by game experts with NYC First, in cooperation with the engineers at Lego, who find ways to make precisely the plastic brick creations necessary to simulate the challenges.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Two teams about to begin a round of completing missions with their robots.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Two identical competition boards, between rounds.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Lead robot drivers discuss strategy before a round.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Final adjustments.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Judges reset a competition board inside the gym at NYU-Poly.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Teams from IS 318 discuss their competition strategy. Both IS 318 teams came home with awards. Tsunami Bites for Innovative Solutions and Blood, Sweat and Gears for Rising Star.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Ivan and Precious from the Middle School for Innovation, during their lunch break.

Brooklyn Lego League at NYU Poly 2014

Teams practicing and debriefing during the lunch break.

All Photos by Brady Dale.

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