Smart Ideas come to life (almost) with Legos and Robots at the Fifth Annual F.I.R.S.T Lego League Competition this Friday.

The event challenges kids to research and create. This year they explore the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering with the theme; "Body Forward:Engineering Meets Medicine".

"This year it is Body Forward it... the competition will be around Engineering meeting medicine. Students will work on innovative ways to use robotics and technology to do things such as repairing injury,  and maximizing the bodies potential."

Wyoming F.I.R.S.T. Lego League Representative, Jim Nations, says the theme is designed to help students understand how Science and Technology go together with Medicine.  Nation says this years special Friday evening speaker,  Astronaut Story Musgrave, is also a surgeon with experience working with NASA robotics.  Musgrave talks at 6pm Friday evening.  The Robotics competition starts 8am Saturday morning.  Nations says the whole this is really inspiring.

"Its is something to see the wonderful creativity of theses young people and these are students ages 9 to 14.  Again they've been working on this for several months at there respective schools. This year we have 60 teams from about 27 communities so this is not just a Casper Natrona County event.  This is absolutely a state wide experience".

The Fifth Annual F.I.R.S.T. Lego League Robotics Competition takes place at the Casper Events Center.