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Teams from all over the world compete in the NATURE'S FURY Challenge


LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots are powered up to tackle global problems with science and LEGO technology!

Every September, thousands of teams across the world take on a new challenge to solve a real-world problem. This year, the teams will master natural disasters in the 2013 NATURE’S FURY Challenge!

More than 200,000 children from over 70 countries will explore natural disasters, all trying to solve a common problem caused by these super storms, earth-shattering quakes, terrible tornados and wicked waves. They're all competing in local, regional and national competitions to claim a top international prize, the Champions Award, given at the FIRST® LEGO® League Festival every April.
First, teams build, test, and program a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. The robots are put to the test by judges in the Robot Game, a 2.5-minute obstacle course where the robot must perform simple (and not-so-simple!) tasks, like moving small objects and navigating tricky terrain.

Then, the teams develop a solution to a natural disaster problem of their choice in the next component of the competition, The Project.

By learning to think like scientists and engineers, these kids use technology and what they've learned through research to create a real change in our world. Add in a little creativity and the magic of LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, and the FIRST® LEGO® League is trying to build a better world!