FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition is “the hardest fun you’ll ever have”

MILWAUKEE -- 400 elementary and middle school-aged students are getting ready to compete in the FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition on Saturday, Nov. 10. Evan Peterson stopped at Marquette University High School where the competition is taking place.

About FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition (website) 

We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.