Lego experts coded, ready
A pint-sized team of Queenstown lego robotics experts are set to take on the best robot builders in the country when they compete in the Kiwi First Lego League Championship.
The primary school quartet featuring Jackson Lines and Noah Green, both 10, of Remarkables Primary, Tigne Roberts, 10, of Arrowtown, and Christiane McLeod, 12, of St Joseph’s, will line up against dozens of other teams in Auckland on September 3.
Fundraising organiser and mum of Tigne, Haylee Roberts, said the children were ‘‘just so passionate’’ about robotics.
‘‘For these kids, this has been a fit. The kids want to be engineers,’’ she said.
Dubbed RoboStormers, the team will have to build lego robots and code them to complete 23 challenges.
Tasks could involve a lego robot they built getting itself to a certain point and picking up a can of drink, she said.
Winning the competition would give the RoboStormers a chance to compete in the global event run by NASA in Florida later in the year.
Queenstown RoboStormers, from left, Jackson Lines, Tigne Roberts, Noah Green and Christiane McLeod.