Yesterday, the long awaited box of parts arrived for the FLL competition field creation help that we signed up to do. Volunteers were asked to create pieces that would be used on the game fields used at the Shawnee Mission Rumble for the FIRST Lego League teams in the area next Saturday. We were assigned to build a power plant, and along came 1,568 Legos that we had to assemble to be TONS of different parts. Our pieces are due Wednesday, and we started and completed the all of the pieces after school today.
We had a group show up right after school and after discussing multiple plans to make the building more efficient, we all just opened the bags, poured all the parts on the floor, took one set of instructions for a part, and started building. Each of us built our own item.
It was pretty hard to move in an already small space. We couldn’t knock anyone else’s over (Lego’s can fall apart pretty easily…) and no one likes Lego’s digging into their skin.
I built a house! (with some help later on.) The instruction booklet was pages long (as everyone else’s were also), and I was doing great until everyone else was done and I was still working. Therefore, the teamwork kicked in and with the help of Logan, Gage, and Luke, the house was completed.
Sierra built wind turbines. Hurray!
Logan’s uh…oil plant?? I forgot again.
Gage’s train car.
These had multi purposes. Corn (yes, corn) and something else
?I think Jacob built this.
James’ hydrogen car
Logan’s oil something.
Sierra’s wind turbines!
Kate modeling Sierra’s turbines.
Trees. They came assembled. : )
Veronica’s awesome power lines
Something Sarah worked on. It was very detailed, after she left, Luke finished it up for her.
And the best piece yet…the house!! Check out that cat! (it also came assembled. )
Overall, the Broncobots showed their great teamwork skills and completed a task I figured would take forever. Now lets hope it makes it till Wednesday without anything falling apart! (Knock on wood.)