Lego robotics team to compete at state championships

Lego robotics team to compete at state championships »Play Video
The Kennedy Middle School Lego robotics team prepares for the state competition this weekend

EUGENE, Ore. - Students from Kennedy Middle School are gearing up for a Lego robotics competition this weekend.

They had to come up with a multi-faceted project, including an invention to help in a natural disaster.

Their investion: Ash Away, a cover on your roof to make sure it doesn't collapse after it's coated with ash from a volcanic eruption.

One of the participant's great grandmother had her roof destroyed when Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980.

Another aspect of the competion is building a Lego robot that had to complete certain tasks: saving a Lego man; picking up some Lego animals; and sending a Lego plane down a wire.

Teacher Nancy Vrijmoet said this is the school's first team to make it to state championships. They're competing in Hillsboro on Sunday.