Final of the FIRST® LEGO® League to be held for the first time at Bregenz Festival House
LEGO® robots and space research will be the hot topics in Bregenz at the end of March, when about 250 children and young teenagers gather to show how they can shape the future through teamwork.
It's the final! The world's biggest research robot and teamwork competition enters the final round. And for the first time Bregenz Festival House will be hosting it, on 29 and 30 March 2019. The participants are nine to sixteen year olds from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. The best 27 FIRST® LEGO® League teams will show what they are capable of, as they have already done before an expert jury in regional competitions and the semi-finals.
The challenge: before the competition, every team has to plan, build, program and test a fully automated robot out of a LEGO set. In the 2018/19 season, the tricky mission in the subsequent Robot Game centres on the subject of space travel.
Quality and professionalism
"For the final, Bregenz Festival House is simply the perfect venue for the challenging competition and the exciting programme of accompanying events. The quality of the rooms, the technology they're equipped with, and lots of space to assemble things and talk them through have proved to be ideal," says Klaus Schröcker, teacher at the HTL Bregenz and regional partner of First Lego League Vorarlberg. "It's a joy every time to work with the Bregenz Festival House teams and the caterer evenTZ. The good advice and professional support we receive always lead to trouble-free, successful events," he adds. Over 400 guests are expected.
Fit for the digital future
As host school the HTL Bregenz has a fixed place in the final. The team also includes pupils from the secondary schools in Altach and Dornbirn Bergmannstraße. "The LEGO competition is an excellent way of training children and young teenagers from Vorarlberg in team-oriented, cooperative research and development. The idea is to increase enthusiasm for the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. At the same time the robot research competition contributes significantly to making Vorarlberg kids and young teenagers fit for their digital future," Klaus Schröcker says.
Two FIRST® LEGO® League Junior Exhibitions with the results achieved by six to ten year old robot designers and various speeches on the subject of Vorarlberg 4.0 make up the programme of accompanying events. Visitors can get hands-on experience of Lego robots.
For more information go to: www.first-lego-league.org/en
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Photo: Gerhard Heuss