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ASU Hosting Lego Championships. University Officials Say There's Nothing Nerdy About It. Yeah, Right

More than 300 of Arizona's top Lego architects will be meeting at Arizona State University on Saturday to compete in the First Lego League robotic championships...
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More than 300 of Arizona's top Lego architects will be meeting at Arizona State University on Saturday to compete in the First Lego League robotic championships.

The competition will have 32 teams of kids, ages 9-14, who have won regional tournaments.

Teams will have to build a working robot out of Legos that follows the theme of transportation.

"We show them that science and engineering can be fun, that it's not just a nerd field," Patty Smith, K-12 Outreach Coordinator tells the Arizona Republic.

Sorry, Patty -- just because something's fun doesn't mean it's not nerdy.

The winner of the statewide competition will have the opportunity to take their Legos to Atlanta, Georgia, and compete in the national competition with a chance at becoming a Lego National Champion. Or, in other words, the nerdiest of all the nerds.

For more information on ASU's Lego championship, click here.

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