Students and staff use Legos to recreate natural disaster response

Posted at: 09/14/2013 6:13 PM
Updated at: 09/14/2013 7:07 PM

A busy afternoon for a group of scientists and local children working to recreate the impact of natural disasters using Legos.

It was all to kick off the Finger Lakes FIRST Lego League Tournament at the University of Rochester. Organizers wanted to show students the impact that a natural disaster can have and how crews respond. They say Legos are the perfect medium to use.

"So this is like a science and technology porting event for kids," says Elayne Stewart. "So they get to learn about technology and deal with it in something that they're used to, being the Lego product."

This weekend's tournament is just one of eight qualifying tournament that lead to the championship which is held in December.