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Teams compete for the champion title in First Lego League qualifying round

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Students from all around Northeast, Nebraska were in South Sioux City on Saturday competing with Legos. It's Nebraska's qualifying round for the First Lego League competition. Eleven teams designed, built and programmed robots using Legos.

This year's challenge is called Nature's Fury, exploring what can happen when a natural disaster strikes a community. The robots are programmed to complete specific tasks on a themed playing field.

"I'm really excited that we get to go to competition and we get to do all this neat stuff that we wouldn't be able to do unless we were in lego league," said Sarah Tompkins from Team Twisters.

"I really didn't know what it was going to be about at first and I thought it was really cool because I didn't know you could build moving things out of Legos," said Lindsey Kallhoff from Team Twisters.

KTIV's very own Ben Dorenbach was a special speaker at the first lego league competition. He shared his experiences in the field of science and meteorology.

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