Sunday, November 30, 2008

We will have meetings Monday through Thursday this week, from 7-9PM.
Today's meeting starts at 1:00. Eat some lunch and be ready to boogie. We have a lot to do.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Let's make the time we have left count. I want all team members working hard and helping their team. We still have a lot to do and very little time left to do it.

In other news team NXT Generation received our care package and posted a note to thier website. check it out here under the news link.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Care package! We got or care package from our friends in Denmark Team NXT Generation. The whole team (and the coaches) had a fun time going through all the stuff and snacking on gummy everything. Thanks for sharing your culture with us!
Lights, Camera, Action!

On Sunday we spent some time filming video segments for our project. The team had a good time performing in front of a greenscreen.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Schedule this week

It's Thanksgiving week, where we give thanks for a little extra time to get our project and programming done :-)

This week we'll have additional meetings for all who can attend. If you can make it, great, if not, we understand and will see you at the next meeting. We have editing to do, we have programming to do, we have some missions to still work out, we have the project to finalize. I know some of you will be traveling and we won't have every member at any of these meeting quite likely. But if you can make it, I'll be around this week. And if you want to come over at a time not specified below, just call and ask, maybe we can work something out.

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00
Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 (Turkey day!)
Friday 3:00 - 6:00 (get your shopping done early!)
Saturday 2:00 - 5:00
Sunday TBD

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pretty productive day team, let's keep up the momentum and good work. We're going to have a special project-only meeting tomorrow (Sunday) from 2-4. We'll have the "production studio" set up with lights, greenscreen and of course a camera. We'll shoot some segments for our video.
Today's meeting (Saturday) is going to have loose start and stop times. From around 1 to 5, maybe later

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanks ACECO!

I would like to give a big shout out to our sponsor ACECO and John Lizarraga. Thank you for supporting our team!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Team members, visit the member page to see your homework assignments.

The Williamson's and Rowes are staying at La Quinta in Carlsbad. This is the link La Quinta Carlsbad

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tournament shirts are here!

This team will be looking sharp at LEGOLAND in December. Our all new 2007 tournament shirts are in. I will give them out tomorrow at the meeting.

Friends and family members, you can have a shirt too. Just visit the shop! Order soon though, we're running out of time.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just about 3 weeks left!

We still have a ton to do and time is running out team. Here's your homework:

Dane - research floating house (what does one need to consider when building a floating house?)

Nick - Provide a graphic depicting how climate change leads to sea level rise.

Austin - map showing seal level rise for Santa Barbara (both 7 and 1 meters).

Rawley - Design the graphics for the news station and desk.

Connor - Harbor text.

Forest - Write a funny commercial.

All team members - give some serious thought to the challenges at the table and the project that we have not solved yet. We all need to work together to get everything done.

We'd also like to send a big shout out to our new FLL friends in South Africa, Kiddiwinks Dream Team! We look forward to sharing our project with you. Team members visit their website at

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Care package!

We are exchanging packages with our friends in Denmark, FLL Team NXT Generation. We had a fun time tonight shopping at Wal-Mart and picking out "American stuff". The team also took pictures (except Forest, who was absent this meeting) and gave a little information about themselves on the back.

No meeting this Saturday, we have too much going on. We'll meet on Sunday from 2:00-5:00. In the mean time, you all need to work on the project. You can all write something.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Hey Team, I thought I'd post some info for the upcoming tournament.

The tournament is at LEGOLAND on Dec 6th, I requested the later starting time but until we get our packet we won't know for sure. In the past we've met in the parking lot first thing in the morning to go over last minute details and to practice our project presentation.

We plan to leave Friday as soon as we can get out of here. We haven't booked a hotel yet, but we've stayed at most of the hotels off of Poinsettia and they're all about the same. The Ramada has a good breakfast, the Quality Inn is alright, the La Quinta is decent. There a lot more hotels in the area too, if someone finds a deal at a nice hotel, let everyone know. we weren't impressed with Motel 6 (but it was cheap!)

We plan to stay 2 nights. Your tickets are upgradable for a second day at the park for free. Don't count on seeing much of it on Saturday, the tournament eats up most of the day. We'll be driving back Sunday afternoon.

Thats about it for now. Meeting tomorrow night at 7:00PM

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Less than a month!

I just gave LEGOLAND our final numbers for the tournament. Go to the members page to see your totals.

We need to get busy team, there's a ton of work to do.

Next meeting is Wednesday at 7:00PM

Monday, November 03, 2008

Good news team. LEGOLAND is offering their second day "Our Gift To You" passes. Simply take your paid ticket to guest services and they will give you a free ticket, good through March 31, 2009. This means everyone going to the December tournament can enjoy a second day at the park for FREE! We were able to take advantage of this before and it was great.