Machine dreams

. October 26, 2012.

Everybody loves Legos —but for enterprising Ann Arbor tweens and teens, the interconnecting plastic pieces are a lot more than child’s play. The Ann Arbor District Library presents this summer’s Library Lego League events, where hardworking tweens and teens put their heads together to win fun prizes. Players from grade 6-12 use Lego’s NXT line of toys to build programmable robots. On Monday, August 20, it’s Robot Wrestling, where players’ creations try to force each other out of a ring, sumo-style. And on Tuesday, it’s a problem-solving competition, where kids put their programming skills to work to help their robot solve a maze. It’s free, and pizza is provided.

Downtown Library, Multipurpose Room. 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-327-4200. —MD