Kids compete in Lego robot tournament

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) - Kids from across the state put on their thinking caps to build robots for the FIRST Lego-League state qualifiers at the Robert C. Byrd Institute in Bridgeport.

Robotics teams from Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Doddridge, Taylor, Preston and Cabell counties spent the day creating robots with Legos.

Kids ages nine to fourteen got to demonstrate their skills in the hydro-dynamics challenge. They were tested in robot design and with robot table games, where the Lego-bots had to complete different tasks.

Although the competition was fierce, the kids say they had a blast.

The winners of today's qualifier will advance to the state tournament on December 2 at Fairmont State University.