California Southern FIRST LEGO League held their Championship event at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, CA on Sunday, January 14, 2024. 50 FIRST LEGO League Challenge and 40 FIRST LEGO League Explore teams participated in hopes of receiving a bid to move on to Worlds or one of the 3 Opens we have bids for.

    Thank you to John Tsai from @teambreadpandas for capture these great moments!

    FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship 

    Capistrano Valley High School

    Congratulations to Team 44761 LeXT–Eat Yo Vegetables Express and Team 55769 Code Breakers for becoming the 2023/2024 MASTERPICE CA Southern Co-Champions.

    Co-Champion

    44761 – LeXT–Eat Yo Vegetables Express

     

    Advancing to World Festival in Houston in April 2024

    Co-Champion

    55769 – Code Breakers

    Advancing to Asia Pacific Open in Australia.

    Runner Up

    56458 – Best Bot Builders


    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    1st Place Core Values

    Bot Cats

    Finalist 1 Core Values

    50899 – Mechanical Meatloaf (w/a side of pickles)

    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    Finalist 2 Core Values

    Vincent Van Gogh Bots

    1st Place Innovation Project

    16023 – Dumpster Diving Candy Eaters

    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    Finalist 1 Innovation Project

    Spartan Sparks

    Finalist 2 Innovation Project

    The Artitect

    Motivate Award

    24802 Super Smash Bro-Bots

    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    Motivate Award

    26887 – SoCal Grizzlies

    Advancing to Open European Championship in Norway.

    Excellence in Engineering

    51432 – Green Dragon Bots

    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    Excellence in Engineering

    BrainWaves

     

    1st Place Robot Design

    Ovms falcons 2

    Finalist 1 Robot Design

    Triton Tribe

    Finalist 2 Robot Design

    LeXT–Lets Eat Extra Tacos

    1st Place Robot Performance

    Creative Crafters

    2nd Place Robot Performance

    Code Breakers

    3rd Place Robot Performance

    Ovms falcons 2

    Breakthrough

    JB Robotics

    Breakthrough

    Awesome Adventurers

    Rising Star

    STEM Androids

    Breakthrough

    Awesome Adventurers

    FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival

    Capistrano Valley High School

    California Southern FIRST LEGO League  had the opportunity to pilot an Explore game this season. Teams used their robot to complete 6 different missions in their 2.5 autonomous time. It was next with great success and teams are hoping they get to play again next season.

    24123 – Starbust Engineers

     

    Advancing to World Festival in Houston in April 2024

    28808 – Brick Besties


    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    24367 – LEGO Gears


    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    30211 – Minifigs

    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    26657 – Sci-5

    Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2024

    THANK YOU MENTORS AND VOLUNTEERS!

    None of the teams’ successes would have been possible this season without those special mentors who have spent hours each week with your team. And this event would not be possible without the support of our volunteers.

    Coach Manny from Super Smash Bro-Bots was the winner of the Coach/Mentor Award! We had the fortune to interview him during the Championship and little did we know at the time, he was about to snag the well-deserved Coach/Mentor’s Award!

    A big thank you and congratulations goes out to Jared Hasen-Klein for earning the Volunteer of the Year Award!

    Coach/Mentor Award WINNER

    Coach Manny from Super Smash Bro-Bots

    Coach/Mentor Finalist 1

    Coach Miguel from Lakeside MS – Mustang Masterpiece

    Coach/Mentor Finalist 2

    Coach Cynthia – Techno Tigers

    Volunteer of the Year Award

    Jared H

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