June 29, 2007:
The Great LEGO Boat Race IV
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More than 70 parents, children, and grandparents joined us for
the 4th annual Great LEGO Boat Race, swim, and hot dog cookout.
The kids build boats out of LEGOs and power them any way they want
(just as long as only LEGOs can be see above water). We give out
awards for the smallest, largest, longest, most creative, best
engineering, heaviest, and of course, the coveted "Fastest Boat"
award won this year by Connor.Davis. Below is their story...
Mike and Connor check out the competiion.
Each boat was checked in, weighed, and measured.
There were some REALLY big boats.
And lots of creative boats.
And some REALLY long boats.
For some boats emergency repairs were required.
Ben had our smallest and lightest ever powered boat.
Barney Davis, retired government engineer, stepped in to assist with
The Klein's launched a bunch of CO2 powered boats that delighted the
In his third year of competition Connor's boat won the fastest boat
Dave and Timmy had the most innovate drive system that used a
fishing weight to turn the paddles.