May 28, 2019

First Lego League - UAE

  • Crimson Education
  • UAE - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Multiple Competition Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Research Opportunity Skill Building Other


Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork.

FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution guided by adult coaches. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

FLL is not just robotics competition.

FLL includes 4 Judging Categories:
Robot Game: Where teams will program their robots to solve mission that they get in FLL Challenge set
Project: Team will bring their research work based on the theme Trash Trek. Either a powerpoint presentation or a poster presentation.
Core Values: Teams can bring their posters showing their journey from the day they started preparation until the day they received the solution. It is related to gracious professionalism, teamwork and more.
Robot Design: Judges will observe designs of the robot made by the team to solve robot game missions.

This competition has four components and teams will be called for all the 4 categories: Robot Game, Project, Core Values & Robot Design.
Team Size: Min 4 – Max 10.

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Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

Ages 9 - 16.



Registrations max out, meaning that many students enter this competition. Students must be competent enough to be able to build innovative, technical projects and have the creative skills required to design these solutions.

With the exception of the Robot Performance Award, awards are determined by a deliberation process, which is formulated around discussions of team performance in each category.
If a team does not exhibit Core Values at a tournament, they may be disqualified from winning any awards – including Robot Performance, no matter how well they scored.

In the week after the FIRST LEGO League Final, the teams that are eligible for further tournaments will be contacted via email by ATLAB. Within the set time, these teams must decide whether they will go for this championship or not. If the teams do not report back in time, the next teams will be asked.

Invite will be passed on to the best-ranked teams of the individual countries according to the qualification list below. If the best-ranked team(s) reject(s) the invite it will be forwarded to the next best-ranked team from the country (if possible). If no team accepts the ticket, it expires.
World Festival Houston (April 17 – 20, 2019): 1x
FIRST LEGO League Open International Turkey (22 – 25 May 2019): 2x
FIRST LEGO League Open International Lebanon (14 – 16 June 2019): 2x

Participation Cost


Registration Fees w/out FLL Challenge Set = AED550 Registration Fees including FLL Challenge Set = AED 1,160
Student needs to use the following product to construct solution:
To buy this equipment, please order online here.

The choice of platform is decided by the WRO Advisory Council and the single platform policy is favoured as it provides students with equal opportunities, fair competition and global availability of products.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed



Time Commitment


1-day event + weeks of preparation and practice on the lego set.

Application Deadline

Applications for 2020 event have closed. Dates for 2021 competition TBA

Application Process Includes

Please click the apply button.