June 29, 2007:
The Great LEGO Boat Race IV
Check out some previous and current boat race photos!
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 judging.
The Klein's launched a bunch of CO2 powered boats that delighted the onlookers.
In his third year of competition Connor's boat won the fastest boat award.
Dave and Timmy had the most innovate drive system that used a fishing weight to turn the paddles.