The LEGO Dragons concluded the 2017-18 FIRST LEGO League Hydrodynamics season by taking home the second place in mechanical design award at the league championship in Dayton Feb. 2 and 3. The team had a fantastic season, winning the robot design award at the Austintown regional qualifier and the innovative solution award at the Northeast Ohio University of Akron district qualifier. They then advanced to the Ohio FIRST LEGO League Championship to compete against the top 60 teams from across Ohio.
Teams in the FIRST LEGO League competition are judged for their robot design, demonstration of core values and the quality of their innovative solution to the project challenge, in addition to the robot game. This year the project challenge was to improve the way humans use or transport water. The LEGO Dragons thank Ted Merten at the Twinsburg Water Treatment Plant, Kate Chapel at Tinkers Creek Watershed, the team at the Hinkley Lake Floating Water Lab and the Twinsburg Environment Commission for providing insights and listening to their ideas.