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With the event set to commence on Saturday in Utrecht, the team's nine-man roster of Chris Froome, Pete Kennaugh, Leopold König, Wout Poels, Richie Porte, Nicolas Roche, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas have been immortalised in the famous yellow brick.

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The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. The race was first organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L'Auto; it is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except for when it was stopped for the two World Wars. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI ProTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers invite.

I love cycling and that's the reason I decided to create a Lego set based on cycling! The lego set represnts the arrival of the tour de France! The set is also composed of five famous cyclists : Christopher Froom (team sky), Richie Porte (team sky), Nairo Quintana (movistar team), Alberto Contador (saxo tinkoff team) and the legend in time trial Fabian Cancellara (trek factory racing team) and of two cars: sky car and trek factory racing car.

Collaborate or competeKids can play solo, team up or compete against a friend who has a LEGO Mario or LEGO Luigi figure. Check out the free LEGO Super Mario app for building instructions, creative inspiration and more.

At the climax of the first Star Wars movie to be released, A New Hope, a team of desperate rebels lead a final, last ditch effort to take down the Death Star by diving through the trenches of the space station to make a one in a million shot.

While the official team headquarters is located in the corridors of the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, it is in Belgium that the operational management is based throughout the year. The sky here is as grey as in the north of England, but Deinze is a strategic location. It is a central geographical point that connects all the races in the European calendar. It also focuses on the daily life of the team, both for race preparation and during the races.

For the Tour de France, where Team Sky is the defending champion, the team takes 50 bikes and 80 sets of wheels, including the bikes and wheels used specifically in individual and team time-trial stages. Each rider has a bike, two spare bikes, and two further bikes for time-trials.

All this is done while also taking into account the rules of the International Cycling Union. The mechanics must ensure, for example, that a bike does not weigh less than 6.8 kg.Beyond the complexities of the mechanics and the setting up of bikes, transporting everything is another matter entirely. The team vehicles carry all kinds of equipment, including the uniforms of the riders, with each rider having 12 jerseys for the three weeks of racing. But there are also boxes of energy gels, muesli bars and sports drinks, not to mention the extra clothing needed to cope with varying weather conditions. For the Tour, there are almost 3,500 bottles on board. The team even takes portable air-conditioners.

After working for months on their LEGO creations for the 2011 Snack Attack Challenge, scores of 6- to 9-year-olds showed off their teams' LEGO creations depicting solutions to food safety concerns at the sixth annual Junior FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Expo at Cornell's Duffield Hall atrium, Jan. 28.

This is the sixth year that Cornell's NanoScale Facility has organized and hosted the Expo, for which elementary school student teams conducted research and developed LEGO models with a motorized moving part and posters. At the expo, the children from Ithaca, Binghamton, Rochester and beyond presented their work and explained to reviewers -- Cornell NanoScale Facility researchers and staff -- how they worked as teams.

The junior league is a spinoff of the FIRST LEGO League, which is for older children. Each year, the FIRST organization releases a science-themed challenge for the teams. Teams are formed by teachers, coaches, parents or other mentors who want to encourage children in science and technology, with the fun of building with LEGOs.

During the development process, the Ninjago team took a trip to the Iga Ninja Museum, located three hours to the north of Tokyo, Japan in order to get inspiration for the theme. This allowed the designers to gather historic details from the 15th century ninja building, whilst also developing ideas about how to give these historic elements a contemporary appeal.[7]

The initial story concept for the theme originated in a rough sketch created by Tommy Andreasen on a Friday evening in 2009. The sketch depicted several elemental ninja and the word "Spinjago". This idea was later developed into the fictional martial art of "Spinjitzu", which was a combination of the words "spin" and "ninjitsu". The development team later used this as the basis for the minifigure spinner action toys. The rough sketch was sent to an artist in Canada called Craig Sellars who created an internal concept image of the characters over the weekend.[9]

The ninja characters were given different coloured costumes and unique elemental powers, which gave them distinctive personalities. The team also came up with the concept of "Spinjitzu", which was the main fighting method in the story. Andreasen commented, "we wanted to make sure that it was something that would look great on TV, lightning coming out of tornadoes and stuff like that. The toy representation of that was the spinner".[10] The fantasy element was later combined with the introduction of advanced technology into the Ninjago universe. Although the original intention was to remain true to the historical setting, the Ninjago team decided that technology could be introduced without having a detrimental effect on the characters.[11]

Lego Ninjago was developed as a Big Bang project with a goal to double the sales of the previous Big Bang product line, Lego Atlantis. The design team set a target for the Ninjago line to deliver 10% of the company's total revenue. This was particularly ambitious, as no Lego theme had ever achieved this target, not even the successful Bionicle theme. By late April 2009, a full range of Ninjago products had been defined, which totalled 17 sets in the first year of its release. Alongside the Lego Ninjago product line, a variety of other media was created, including a Ninjago board game for Lego Games, a themed world for Lego Universe, a video game with TT Games that launched in April 2011, and the development of the animated Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV series that launched in January 2011. The launch of the TV show and the overwhelming popularity of the theme resulted in a 20% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2011, with the Ninjago line making the highest single-year sales for any Lego original product line in the company's history.[7]

The main characters featured in this theme are based on the central characters of the Ninjago television series. The show focuses on a team of six teenage ninja, who are "Elemental Masters" and trained in the art of Spinjitzu by their teacher, Master Wu.[3]

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

The really cool thing about FIRST Tech Challenge is...all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like coding, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and more. Adult coaches guide students as they gain skills and confidence in a supportive, inclusive environment.

Individual Team: Guide a team of up to 15 students as they work together to design, build, and program a robot by exploring advanced engineering concepts, brainstorming innovative ideas, and developing career-ready practices. Participants have access to over $80 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, and technical programs. Learn more about individual teams

Epic for them. Easy for you. Whether it's a birthday party, team party or any other special occasion, we're here to help you celebrate the right way at Sky Zone. Find out more about our party packages and book today.

Tinkertoy technology has transformed a field house into a veritable hardware emporium. Workshop cubicles are crammed with tawny ratchets and rusty wrenches; wide gray clusters of wheels, pulleys and extension arms; and everywhere, everywhere Legos. Banners bear team names like Bricktastic Builders, the Fellowship of the Brick, Lego-Nardo da Vinci.

A buzzer sounds. Egged on in the stands by cheering sections and hyperventilating parents, the teams set their folklift-like robots in motion on the course. The object: to snatch rubber rings from a vertical heap and deposit them on horizontal spokes. The Carbonaut bot grabs, drops, stalls, rams into walls and yet somehow...wins the heat.

In this interactive session, participants work in a small Lego production line, experiencing its problemsand applying Lean practices to overcome them. Up to 24 participants, divided into four teams, will learn about:systems thinking, push vs. pull systems, waste, and more. A production line scenario will also be compared with the software development industry, analyzing their similarities and differences. 041b061a72


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