Galway to host Lego League Challenge

The Radisson Blu Hotel will open its doors to some of Ireland’s brightest and creative youngsters as they compete in the national FIRST LEGO League Robotics Challenge.

The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology LEGO League Robotics Challenge, to give the event its full title, takes place this Saturday and the theme for the event is ‘the food factor’.

The challenge will feature 25 teams of students who will be competing for a place in the global finals of the competition. There will also be interactive displays by the Science Gallery, Irish Robotics, and Trinity College Dublin’s Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Visitors will also get to see the first Mini Sumo Robot Battles with a number of high profile third level institutions vying for the title. The events begin day kicks off at 10.30am and awards will be presented from 3.45 to 4.30pm

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