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The 2014 MoonBots challenge will be open for registration on or about March 15, 2014.

This free, online, global competition for ages 9 to 17 is an exciting two-phase competition take place from March to August. Preview this year's robot missions from "MoonBots-in-A-Box" at your local science centers or on the MoonBots Facebook.

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Student group from Hungary takes top prize in global competition designed to simulate

Google Lunar X PRIZE missions using LEGO robots

PLAYA VISTA, CA (December 13, 2012) – The X PRIZE Foundation and LEGO Group announced today the winners of MoonBots 2012: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge. This third annual competition challenged teams of students ages 9 to 17 to design, program and build robots that simulate lunar missions similar to those required to win the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, a global incentivized competition to further the commercial exploration of space.

The Grand Prize winner, Team HungaroBots from Hungary, earned a VIP trip to test their creations at the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems in Hilo, Hawaii.  The team, comprised of 16- and 17-year-olds from the town of Sopron, Hungary, was introduced to the competition by the Google Lunar X PRIZE team, Puli Space.

The runners-up were Team Incredibots from Ohio, Team Apollo 19 from California, and Team Titanium Springboks from South Africa, all of whom will receive complimentary registrations into the FIRST® robotics league.  

A Google Lunar X PRIZE MINDSTORMS Challenge 2012