On May 19th 2017, my team went to LEGOLAND for the FLL Worldwide competition for Animal Allies season. We boarded the flight in New York and reached San Diego at about 9:30pm local time. We got rental cars first and went to the hotel. The hotel people knew about the tournament and gave us a discount. They were really nice to us too! We saw some other teams at the hotel.
One of the teams was the Kuriosity Robots who came 2nd in the robot game. They also gave us advice for our robot. The next few days were the competitions. We didn’t do all that good. It was a really hard environment to compete and present our project. We sure did learn a lot though! Some of these teams were coming to LEGOLAND for the past two or three years.
It was really a huge honor to talk and share stuff with them. We made a bunch of friends on other teams and we are still in touch with some of them. We also had a lot of fun! We went on LEGOLAND’s rides and went into the pool at the hotel! We came back to New York early in the morning on May 22nd. Our team’s motto is “Learning is more important than winning.” That is exactly what happened. We didn’t win much but we learned a lot and had a lot of fun.