Terang brothers represent Australia in First Lego League competition

Teen brothers Ben and Luke Wickenton are jet-setting to America to represent Australia in a worldwide Lego competition.

The master Lego legends from Terang, Victoria, aged just 15 and 16, will fly to Arkansas in May 2020 to put the skills of their hand-built Lego robot 'Rocky' to the test for the First Lego League.

The Lego League is a competition for upper-primary and lower-secondary school students. Every year, teams of up to 10 students build, program and compete with a robot, while also learning about a modern problem in science and engineering and developing solutions for it.

Creative: Terang brothers Luke and Ben Wickenton will be heading off to America next year to take on the world with their LEGO creations. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Creative: Terang brothers Luke and Ben Wickenton will be heading off to America next year to take on the world with their LEGO creations. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Rocky is a one-of-kind Lego robot that the siblings designed and programmed themselves with the mission to tackle Australia's landfill crisis.

"Our idea is using a thing called an autoclave, which is like a giant pressure cooker, where all the waste gets cooked and turned into a dry waste which then can be used as a green fuel and can be sorted into plastics and glass to be further recycled," Ben said.

Younger brother Luke said: "We originally decided to do this for our project because we know how much of a problem waste really is and that only half of our recycling gets recycled due to contaminants."

Lego: Luke and Ben have been passionate Lego builders for as long as they can remember. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Lego: Luke and Ben have been passionate Lego builders for as long as they can remember. Picture: Morgan Hancock

"We made it our focus because if we don't do anything now it's just going to become too big of a problem to handle."

The Terang College students are one of two Aussie teams heading to America to vie for the top gong.