LEGO: the new Chinese New Year 2022 sets available today.

LEGO: the new Chinese New Year 2022 sets available today.


Presented during the fourth edition of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, the two new sets dedicated to the Chinese New Year 2022 are now available for purchase. We are talking about the LEGO set # 80108 Lunar New Year Traditions and the LEGO set # 80109 Lunar New Year Ice Festival. Would we like to take an overview of these two new, fantastic sets?

We had already talked about them in our article in which all the sets already produced and related to the Chinese New Year holidays have been listed and described. Starting today you can complete your collection of Lunar New Year sets with the two new Chinese New Year 2022 sets. Let's see them together.

LEGO # 80108 Lunar New Year Traditions

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LEGO # 80109 Lunar New Year Ice Festival

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Cheshire robotics team, named First Lego League Challenge CT champions, heading to world competition

CHESHIRE — A five-member community robotics team made up of middle-schoolers has become the state champions in the First Lego League Challenge for students in the fourth through eighth grades.

The team, “Jedi Knights,” was led by coaches Bivash Dasgupta and Shweta Hegde, who each have a child on the team.

They now will go on to compete in the FLL World competition to be held in Houston April 20-23, 2022. In addition to other state champions, international teams also will be participating in the event, Dasgupta said.

“We went in with an intention of doing our best,” Dasgupta said. “Yes, it was a pleasant surprise that we won, especially considering the fact that we were competing with some seasoned teams. Even the event organizers were surprised that a rookie team like us performed so well to qualify and will be going to the world.”

The team created a Lego Technic robot using Lego Mindstorm Education and Expansion sets and the robot did predefined missions set forth by First Lego League.

Aside from building and competing in the robot challenge, the young team also researched an innovation project and came up with a lightweight, foldable, stackable, trackable shipping container, fully aware of the shipping container challenges made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dasgupta said.

The children on the team all go to Dodd Middle School, but it’s a community team.

Student team members said they were thrilled with the experience.

“I liked that we got to learn new types of robot codes and also that I got to have fun with my friends,” said Yashovardhan Biswas, 13.

Auritro Dasgupta, 12, said he’s “loved Lego since I was a kid,” and he’s also interested in coding.

“Being on this team allowed me to build and program our own automated robot using LEGO Technic pieces,” he said. And during all these competitions I also learned how to get over problems as a team and how we could use each other’s strengths.”

Rishi Hedge, 12, said aside from the coding, “I also liked the fun aspect of hanging out with my friend while doing all the robotics.”

Shreyas Illindala, 12, said, “I liked learning about the global shipping container crisis and working on how to solve it in our innovation project.”

Lekhan Nair, 12, said it was a great time.

“Apart from that, it is also very interesting to learn about the robot and figuring out how things work and then making it work actually,” Nair said.

Coach Dasgupta said the mission of FLL is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, as well as instilling self-confidence, communication and leadership skills.

He said the kids had to accomplish certain missions of a robot game in 2.5 minutes on a point-based system.

“Combining the game with a fantastic innovation project and presentation of trackable, lightweight, foldable containers that addresses the container imbalance issue in the supply chain logistics … proved to the judges as to how well informed this team was,” Dasgupta said. “The judges saw the support for each other, the confidence, the knowledge, the never give up attitude and the accomplishment of the team which made them a winner.”

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