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Local team hopes Lebowski Flugtag entry will 'really tie the room together'

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Lots of teams have some very creative ideas for the Red Bull Flugtag Portland, and one team is offering a sneak peek at some of their designs.

Local company Square One is behind a “Big Lebowski” themed glider, and their team name is "Mark It Zero."

Flugtag, which means "flying day" in German, happens Saturday.

Over 40 teams will launch off a platform into the Willamette River, and organizers are expecting tens of thousands of people to come to the free event.

The Portland competition is the only Flugtag event in North America this year. Many of the teams are from Oregon.

Square One team members say they wanted to pick a cult classic movie for their theme, so they went with the “Big Lebowski.” Team member Jamol Eli said they'll be going for the gold.

"This is definitely our company's first time being in such a cool event,” he said. “It is such a cool thing to be participating in."

One of the things those teams will be dealing with tomorrow is the heat. Organizers are making plans to offer water for spectators to fill bottles with, and advise everyone to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.

The competition starts at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, and it will be packed.

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