Year 5 Lego Project
Written by Izzy and Maya (year 5)
Our Lego Team have completed our project for the First Lego League Challenge. We have worked really hard and are really proud of how well we have done.
There are 11 small challenges to complete in under 2 and a half minutes, all these challenges are made entirely of Lego. You would complete these challenges with a robot, that is also made entirely of Lego. This robot is controlled by coding on our computer and can complete challenges by lifting and lowering its arm as well as rotating.
This project has taken approximately six weeks, and we have been extremely excited about it. The judges watched the videos that we recorded of us completing our missions, we have worked extremely hard choosing the missions to complete that will help to win us the most points. A video is attached for you to watch.
Alongside coding the robot, the team have also put together an Innovation Project named Let’s Get Active! The original idea that we came up with is called The Activity Dome. It is like a park which has an outdoor gym and climbing frame altogether, all placed within a dome.
On the day of the Lego challenge, we were interviewed by different judges about our robot and about our Innovation Project. The feedback we got was really encouraging:
- Wow, you have attempted quite a few missions - well done.
- Your Innovation Project looks great. Excellent idea of the dome; sustainable, and for all ages.
- Great video, what great explanations about the robot.
- Most importantly it looks like you are having some fun!
We were so pleased to learn that out of all the school’s that took part, that our Innovation Project scored the highest, and so we won that part of the Challenge.