Everyone likes playing with Legos, but it takes something extra to build a robot out of them. That was the challenge at the Hudson Valley First Lego League regional championship.

Two dozen teams made of kids ages 9 to 14-years-old faced off at at Dutchess Community College on Saturday using robots they built over the past several months.  Robots had to perform tasks related to the theme "into orbit." 

"There's a bunch of different missions the robot has to do, like pushing a ball around or retrieving and object back to base. Some of them are easy, some are a lot harder.The harder ones are worth more points," said Casimer DeCusatis.

"We're working together as a team and we're also having lots of fun in the competition overall," said middle school student Sharik Bose.

The winning team was awarded a trophy made of Legos and a chance to compete at an international competition.