Exciting Announcement! By Popular Demand, MoonBots Challenge Now Open to Youth 9 Years and Up.

Since the initiation of MoonBots: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge was launched on April 15th, we have had many inquiries as to who can register. Due to the great number of requests, the Sponsors of the MoonBots Challenge- X PRIZE Foundation and LEGO® have changed the minimum age required for team members from 13 to 9 years of age.

The challenge is still open to parent-child teams, school teams, after school programs and youth organizations. We require that each registered team have an adult mentor. Many of the existing registered teams have experience working with robots, which is great. The Sponsors and Promotional Partners of the MoonBots Challenge want the public to know that this not a requirement. If you have an interest in the Google Lunar X PRIZE race to the Moon, enjoy playing with LEGO sets and love robots; then this challenge is for you!

Additional Challenge Rules Amendments: Effective April 30, 2010

1. Live Mission Web Cast Challenge Period for Phase II has been reduced from 4 minutes to 3 minutes.

2. The minimum age required of all Team members has been changed from 13 to 9 years of age.

3. Wording has been changed to show more explicitly that the Judges will adhere to the criteria provided in the Challenge Rules.

4. Description of the Grand Prize has been altered to show more explicitly that winners must be accompanied at all times by a designated chaperone.

Please visit the MoonBots website for updates.

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