RePLAY Challenge 2020/2021

FIRST® LEGO® League Season Challenges

Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new Challenge based on a real-world, scientific theme.

Starting with Discover, children are introduced to the fundamentals of STEM while working together to solve fun challenges and building models using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

As participants progress into Explore, children will take their background knowledge of STEM and put it into practice as they work in teams to design and build robots using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 system.

Once they are ready to move into a competitive setting, they join Challenge and apply their STEM skills combined with critical thinking to work with a team, build a robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based robotics game.

FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change 2020-2021 Season

We know that when we move, play, and compete in any sport, we use our minds — our creativity, imagination, and critical thinking — as much as we use our muscles. It’s time to redefine the game and revolutionize the way we play and move. FIRST is teaming up with Disney and Lucasfilm for our 2020-2021 robotics season theme: FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

This season, our programs will represent the evolution of our sports and activities that make us physically and mentally strong. For centuries, sports have played an integral part of our culture. The FIRST community is building a culture that recognizes the athlete in each of us— whether our talents lie on the court, in the lab, or with a controller in hand. It’s time to be GAME CHANGERS.

Ages: 9 – 16 years*

This robotics season, we’re stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating. In RePLAYSMFIRST® LEGO® League Challenge students will explore the activities we can do in different spaces for play and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involved.

Get started by signing up below to receive details about the season and how to join our accessible, fun hands-on learning program.


Opportunities to play are all around us. In the RePLAY Challenge, the creativity of young minds will transform spaces – from open fields to empty parking lots – into opportunities to play. What activities can we create there? How can the games and the places where we play change to reflect the people playing or the equipment we have?

This season, FIRST LEGO League Challenge participants will harness their natural curiosity and use their critical thinking and imagination to explore what future spaces for play will look like. Guided by adult mentors and working as a team, students will apply their STEM skills to participate in an Innovation Project to solve a real-world problem, build and program a LEGO® robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based Robot Game.

Are you ready to play? Join the FIRST LEGO League community for RePLAY, part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season, FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.


Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-16* engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.

A group of up to 5 students (ages 9-16*) and at least ONE adult coaches make up a FIRST LEGO League Challenge team. No technical experience is required, and all skills levels and interests are welcome. Our guides break down the season into 12 accessible sessions and provide starting points for exploration into the season Challenge and Robot Game.

Please note FIRST does not match children to existing teams due to our privacy policy. We encourage individuals looking for a team to contact their local schools, libraries, or youth organizations that may have a team in place or interest in starting one.

*ages 9-16 years is based on challenge year, 2021

Season registration includes the 2020-2021 team participation fee and e-copies (PDF) of the Team Meeting Guide, Robot Game Rulebook, and student Engineering Notebooks. Your team will need an exclusive RePLAY Challenge Set that includes LEGO mission models and Challenge mat and is available for purchase with your season registration.

New teams will also need either a LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, which are reusable and can be purchased through Duck Learning Singapore. We also recommend an electronic device, such as a laptop or tablet for your team to research their Challenge and code their robot.  

Prices do not include applicable tax or shipping.

The FIRST LEGO League Challenge season culminates with tournaments, where teams present their Innovation Project and receive valuable feedback from volunteer judges on their Robot Design Presentations. The final test comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score.

Competition Date: 25-27 March 2021

Venue: virtually conducted. 

Duck Learning Singapore runs the local FIRST LEGO League Challenge tournaments in Singapore.


FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (9-16* years old)

RePLAY Challenge Mat with Props

Please note that you can only purchase the RePLAY challenge mat with props upon registration and there’s a limit of 1 challenge mat with props for team registration less than 5 teams and a maximum of 2 sets for more than 5 teams.

You may add-on the RePlay Challenge mat to your purchase upon registration, do click on “Add-on workshops” in order to do so.

Bring FIRST to your Classroom or After-school Program

If you would like to explore bringing FIRST LEGO League Challenge (Intraschool) to your schools with options for 75 to 200+ students, our education consultants are ready to assist you with the planning and even training for your teachers or students!