A little bit of LEGOs can go a long way - just ask student teams from the first LEGO league.
On Saturday, nearly 40 teams raced to get their robot made of LEGOs to complete a series of pre-programmed missions. Robotics teams from all over South Dakota came to Sioux Falls for a chance to make it to the national tournament.
And while the competition is fierce, the kids say the satisfaction and support makes it all worth it.
"Here they get to do their passion, but the whole crowd is screaming for them. You can just see the elation and the thrill of having this room full of people being on their side and making them feel like a million bucks and I think that that's so great," event organizer Robyn Swets said.
Teams needed to design, build and program their robots to get to the competition.
Saturday's winning team moves on to the national tournament in St. Louis, Missouri and second place wins a trip to LEGO-land.