The Bricksters

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LinguaSEL Promotion Video

LinguaSEL

We decided to investigate how middle school students learn a foreign language. Our solution is a series of video games designed to teach kids a foreign language. Each game has an interesting plot, which makes kids actually want to play them. Each stage teaches you new vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. The cover art for the Japanese version of the game is shown to the left. We called the game "LinguaSEL" because 'lingua' means 'language' in Latin and SEL stands for Science, Engineering, and Languages. 

Core Values

  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
  • We have FUN!

2014 World Class

What is the future of learning? FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find the answers.  In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS℠ Challenge, over 230,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn.  Get ready for a whole new class – FLL WORLD CLASSSM!

FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers.  During FLL WORLD CLASSSM, teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.  They will also choose and solve a real-world question in the Project.  Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

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2014 World Class Teaser

2013 Tournament

Thank you!

We would like to thank all the tournament volunteers judges and organizers at both the 2013 Haymarket Regional Tournament and the 2013 VA/DC State Championship for making our fun learning experiences possible.

We also want to congratulate all teams that participated and all teams that received awards!

AntiArenam Minecraft Skin

Click on each link to download and view different AntiArenam Minecraft Skins! To download, right click the image and press 'Save Image'. If you do download the skin, help us out by sending an email to [email protected] to tell us that you did!

WE DID IT! (again)

At our Haymarket Tournament, our team (along with two other teams from our area) was announced to be advancing to the State Championship Tournament in Harrisonburg on December 6 & 7th! We went last year, and we had a lot of fun! We are working hard and learning a lot!

The STATES

On December 8th and 9th, 2012, the Bricksters competed at the VA/DC FLL State Tournament. We did a great performance, but sadly we didn't recieve any award! We were Division I, but this year we have improved our game to Divison II for NATURE"S FURY!!!

About FIRST Lego League

First Lego League is a delightful experience available for children ages 9-14. We form a team under a coach. Adults need no experience to become a coach! Over a period of a few months, the team creates, imagines, works together, and discovers new things until the tournament. We present our Research Project, then we compete in the Robot Game against another team! We learn from our mistakes and have a wonderful time!

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