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CAMM: Lego competition brings excitement, education to students

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Legos are usually meant to be toys, but on Saturday morning the little plastic building blocks were used to inspire future engineers and scientists.

Kids from all over Central Texas participated in a First Lego League challenge Saturday morning in hopes of moving on to state and national competitions. The students worked together to build functioning robots out of Legos.

The event is designed to get students excited about math and science.

"It exposes them to what scientists and engineers do in a fun way," engineering professor Richard Crawford said.

For kids in the competition, playing with Legos was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.

"We all get to come together, we get to work together and just building robots is so fun," student Crystal Montoy said.

News 8’s Russell Wilde was at the Lego competition. Watch the video to check it out. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP