The FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. AQUA ADVENTURESM and FIRST® LEGO® League HYDRO DYNAMICSSM seasons went out in a wave of excitement at the FIRST Championships in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan, USA during the last two weeks in April.

Today, we’ll be recapping the Houston Championship, which took place April 18-21. Both FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST LEGO League were well represented at the event – 60 FIRST LEGO League Jr. and 108 FIRST LEGO League teams from around the world were in attendance.

We’re so inspired by our global #STEMsquad – here are a few snapshots from the event in Houston.

All eyes were on the INTO ORBITSM Challenge Set when it was revealed at the Innovation Faire on Wednesday afternoon!

robot-game-project-skills.jpgTeams impressed us with their Robot Game and Project skills all week!

youngest-innovators-shineOur youngest innovators shined at the World Festival Expo.

president-strike-poseFIRST President Don Bossi strikes a pose with a team.

team-sesiTeam SESI Red Rabbit from Brazil, our Houston Champion’s Award-winning Team, enjoys the FIRST Closing Celebration at Minute Maid Park.

Check out our recap video to see some of the cross-program Championship fun!

Congratulations to all the teams that attended the event – we hope you had as much fun as we did! Check out the complete list of FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST LEGO League Award Winners here:

Stay tuned – we’ll be recapping the Detroit Championship later this week!