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  • 29 May 2020 9:46 PM | Shari (Administrator)


    Congratulations to Lord of the Bricks team 7039 Lord of the Bricks!


    The team's DECONTAMINATION CAPSULE ROBOT Placed 24th out of 151 teams from AROUND THE GLOBE!



  • 18 Nov 2019 8:14 PM | Shari (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Lord of the Bricks FIRST Lego League Team 9076! They competed with honor this past weekend at the Glen Allen FLL Tournament at Godwin High school. They upheld every ONE of their Core Values, placed 4th in the Robot Game, and walked away with the Judges Award for being such an awesome team!

    You guys are my heroes!


  • 07 Feb 2018 2:50 PM | Shari (Administrator)
    Teams advancing to State Champs
    Team # Team Name
    369 OHS 623 FTC Team 2
    519 Epsilon Delta Too
    1885 ILITE Robros
    3595 Schrödinger's Hat
    4592 Nuts and Bolts
    4634 FROGbots
    4924 Tuxedo Pandas
    6700 X BOTS
    7080 BACON
    7117 The Blockheads
    7171 Shockwave
    7729 Seahawks Robotics
    8275 Tech Busters
    8297 Geared UP!
    8401 McNair Robotics
    8535 Game Masters
    8619 Cerebrum Bellatorum
    9064 Nerds of the North
    9073 Knightrix
    9202 Her Majesty's Engineers
    9803 Orange County High School Hornets
    9901 Techie Titans
    10358 Squatch Watch
    10515 Xtreme Voltage
    10516 Thaitanium Tanks
    11112 RoboLords
    11362 M Cubed
    11624 Robocats
    12096 Absolute Zero
    12787 foolS TEAM ahead
    12847 ERA
    13599 BruinBots
    4419 Pokebots
    2940 Wave Riders
    13341 Slice Of Pi
    8094 Robotic Rampage
    6027 LED Empire
    9956 The Knack
    7039 Lord Of The Bricks
    13779 Thunderbots
    6010 Thunderstone
    8095 NA Robotics
    10570 Cat 5 Cybercaines
    11484 French Toast Bunch
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  • 06 Feb 2018 9:16 AM | Shari (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Lord of the Bricks FIRST Tech Challenge Team 7039 for competing admirably, and with much gracious professionalism this past weekend at the Eastern Virginia FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier at Heritage High School in Newport News, VA! 

    The team advanced to the Virginia State Championships as the 2nd place winner of the Inspire Award, which is given to the Team that embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST Team. This Team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. 

    In addition to winning this coveted award, Team 7039 also received 3rd place Design Award, 2nd place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award, and 3rd place Think award.  These awards celebrate the innovation and creativeness displayed by the team, the team's ability to remove obstacles through creative thinking, and it's ability to bring great ideas from concept to reality.

    The team previously competed in the Shenandoah Qualifier, bringing home both 1st place Motivate and 3rd place Think awards.  This win marks the Team's 6th year advancing to the State Championships, offering The Bricks the opportunity to East Super-Regional Championships for the 3rd time in the Team's history.  Lord of the Bricks is the ONLY Richmond-area team to have ever competed in the East Super-Regional Championships. 

    Lord of the Bricks is supported by Pierian Spring Foundation, Inc /Homeschool Resources Group (www.homeschoolresourcesgroup.org), a non-profit organization based in Mechanicsville, VA, with a focus on family education and STEM.

    With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head against other teams in a high-tech sporting event. With the guidance of adult coaches and mentors, teams build their robots and develop a playing strategy, which includes forming alliances with other teams. Teams earn awards for robot design, creativity, documentation, community outreach, “gracious professionalism” and competition on the field.

    Our students:

    • Design, build, and program working robots based on sound engineering principles
    • Apply real-world math and science concepts
    • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
    • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
    • May earn a place in the East Super-Regional and World Championships
    • Can qualify for over $50 million in college scholarships

    Join Lord of the Bricks, along with more than 50 of the top High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland, as they compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge East Super-Regional in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  State Championships are held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at St. Christopher's School's Bolling Field House, 711 St Christopher's Rd, Richmond, VA 23226 from 7am to 5:30pm, with best viewing after lunch.

    For more information on FIRST, visit www.firstinspires.org or www.firstchesapeake.org.


  • 27 Feb 2017 10:28 AM | Shari (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Lord of the Bricks Robotics Team 7039 for ranking FIRST in the Kamen Division at Virginia State Championships this weekend, and securing an invitation to East Super Regional Championships!  The Team finished the qualifiers undefeated, scoring 440 rank points and 10 qualifying point, with a high score of 230 (the current world record currently stands at 300).  Championships will be held on March 17-20, 2017 at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA.  The Bricks are the only Richmond-area team to have ever been invited to East Super Regional Championships, and this is their second invitation.

    THE STORY:

    FIRST: FIRST is a non-profit organization that inspires children ages 6-18 to develop an interest in STEM via a hands-on robotics engineering program. During the program, team members are required to build and program a robot, with guidance from coaches and mentors, using their own ingenuity. FIRST Tech Challenge:FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a high school-level FIRST program that allows teens to compete in a two-on-two team sports-styled competition. Teams are given a challenge annually which is released world-wide on the same day. They must design, build and program a robot which accomplishes the challenge tasks, and produce an engineering notebook, while participating in community outreach, fundraising, and business planning.

    TEAM: Lord of the Bricks is a group of robotics teams based in the Richmond, Virginia area supported by Homeschool Resources Group, a non-profit organization. Our FTC Team competes against teams in a sports model-styled competition in science, engineering, and robotics by designing, building, and programming award winning robots.

    Our 2016-2017 team is comprised mostly of rookies. This year’s team is comprised of all homeschoolers. We emphasize having fun while we learn. This year we have six students, and three mentors.

    Lord of the Bricks secured a spot at the Virginia State Championships with a 2nd place nomination for the Inspire Award!  In addition, the team also took home the THINK AWARD, and placed with 3rd place PTC AWARD. They entered semi-finals in 6th place (out of 24 teams) , and competed alongside the 4th-seed alliance captains. 

    Team 7039 further went on to rank #1 in the Kamen division at Virginia State Championships, prompting an invitation to the East Super Regional Championships in Scranton, PA March 17-20 to compete against 71 other fabulous teams from 13 States and DC for a chance to go to World Championships. The team performed admirably, ending the day having won all five qualifying matches.

    If you would like to support the team, please visit one of our fundraising campaigns!

    Fundly: Support us with your donations, and receive designated incentives!

    https://fundly.com/lordofthebricksrobotics


    FlipGive: Support us in your shopping; we will receive cash back rewards!

    https://www.flipgive.com/campaigns/68067-lord-of-the-bricks-ftc-7039


     


  • 12 Dec 2016 9:39 AM | Shari (Administrator)

    52 teams from in and around the Virginia area will be advancing to the Virginia State Championships, held February 25, 2017 at the Virginia Episcopal School, located at 400 V.E.S. Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503.  Teams will be compete for a spot in the East Super Regional Championships. being held March 17-19 in Scranton PA at the University of Scranton.  

    Teams advance by reigning victorious at a Virginia State Qualifying event, occurring at various locations around the State.  Teams advancing to the State Championships:


    CENTRAL VIRGINIA QUALIFIER ADVANCEMENTS 12/3/2016
    Inspire Award Winner 7090* F.A.R.
    Inspire Award Finalist 2 6027* LED Empire
    Inspire Award Finalist 3 8275* Tech Busters
    Kamen Winning Alliance Captain 9202* Her Majesty's Engineers
    Kamen Winning Alliance First Pick 8910* Veritas School
    Flowers Finalist Alliance Captain 9918* RAD
    Inspire Award Winner 4924* Tuxedo Pandas
    Inspire Award Finalist 2 7039* Lord of the Bricks
    Inspire Award Finalist 3 6124* Geek Gods
    Flowers Winning Alliance Captain 9631* CyberKnights
    NORTHERN VIRGINIA QUALIFIER ADVANCEMENTS 12/10/2016
    Inspire Award Winner 6700* X-Bots
    Inspire Award Finalist 2 8297* Geared Up
    Inspire Award Finalist 3 6029* Robowiz
    Kamen Winning Alliance Captain 7278* LibraryBots
    Inspire Award Winner 7117* Bloackheads
    Inspire Award Finalist 2 519* Ed Too
    Inspire Award Finalist 3 6633* TriForce
    Flowers Winning Alliance Captain 8095* Bulldogs
    Flowers Winning Alliance Second Pick 7953* Vertigo
    Kamen Finalist Alliance Captain 8535* NOVA Labs


  • 04 Dec 2016 9:30 AM | Shari (Administrator)

    This past weekend, Lord of the Bricks Team 7039 competed in the Central Virginia Qualifier at Matoaca High School.  The team secured a spot at the Virginia State Championships with a 2nd place nomination for the Inspire Award!  In addition, the team also took home the THINK AWARD, and placed with 3rd place PTC AWARD. They entered semi-finals in 6th place (out of 24 teams) , and competed alongside the 4th-seed alliance captains. Stellar performance, Team!!

    52 teams will be competing at the Virginia State Championships on February 25th, 2017 at the Virginia Episcopal School, located at 400 V.E.S. Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503.  The event is free and open to the public; so please come out and support the teams as they endeavor to advance to the East Super Regional Championships!

    *Descriptions of awards can be found here.

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