Oh, no worries yet. That isn't nearly as expensive as I expected. But from you I know now that it has to be done early. I know that he knows about the competition stuff, he just hasn't looked at it in a while. He is a pretty resourceful man so I'm sure he's probably already looked into it while he's working.
It's sponsored by first and Lego so if he searches first Lego league he would find it. It isn't super expensive but the competitions are additional fees and the cost of building the table was about $160. He might be able to find a team local to you to join.
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