LEGO robots to the rescue!

Teams show off their LEGO robots

The Toledo Technology Academy held its 12th annual Northwest Ohio FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament, Saturday, December 7th.

More than 250 young engineers, aged 9 to 14, put their minds together to build the ultimate LEGO Mindstrom robot. The theme for this yearâ??s tournament was Natureâ??s Fury.

In the Natureâ??s Fury challenge, teams were asked to pick a city and research a natural disaster the city could face. The teams then had to design and program a LEGO robot to complete specific missions that could help aid victims and solve a problem caused by the natural disaster. Missions included evacuation, construction relocation, supply truck, tsunami, and house lift.

The teams then shared their findings with members of their local community.