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Jan 11

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Williams-Brice Recreation Center

Coastal Carolina University will host the First LEGO League Qualifying Event on Friday, Jan. 11, in Williams-Brice Recreation Center from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some 150 area students, ages 9 through 14, will compete in 26 teams. The event is open to the public.

The robotics portion of the competition runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. in Kimbel Arena.

 First LEGO League is a worldwide competition sponsored by the LEGO corporation and designed for middle school aged children. During the event, teams compete in three main areas: a LEGO robot design and challenge competition, a research project on an original idea for helping senior citizens, and a team work activity.

As there are literally thousands of teams competing across the country, the overall tournament is broken down into a hierarchal regional structure. 

The winners of this event will move on to the state level later this spring. "We anticipate a highly competitive atmosphere," said tournament director Louis Rubbo, assistant professor in CCU's Department of Chemistry and Physics.

For more information, contact Rubbo at or at 843-349-6489. You may also visit or the South Carolina First LEGO League website at

Contact Louis Rubbo, 349-6489 for additional information