Pint-sized builders and engineers will battle for glory in the 20th Lorain County Community College/Nordson Lego Olympiad.
The popular design and building competition will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 16 at the LCCC Spitzer Conference Center.
Contestants compete in engineering-related activities that expose students to the world of mechanisms, machinery, moving parts, design, teamwork, planning, and construction techniques using their personal Legos and/or those supplied by their school or sponsoring group.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can compete in one of three divisions: Computer Controlled (grades 4-12), Theme (grades 4-12) and an open division for students in kindergarten (or younger) through eighth grade. Trophies and awards will be presented at 12:45 p.m.
The Lego Olympiad is sponsored by LCCC’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Nordson Corp., with support from Best Buy.
The cost is $4 per participant and space is limited. Registration must be done in advance by calling Linda McLaughlin at (440) 366-7041. More information can be found at www.lorainccc.edu/lego.