Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions and Challenge Updates

Teams are recommended to check this page frequently for updates. Updated 11 Feb 2020

 Important Notice:

Singapore’s Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) has been stepped up to Orange and our Ministry of Education has further enhanced measures by suspending all inter-school activities and external activities so as to help schools minimise prolonged exposure of students to the public and reduce intermingling of students across schools.
With the heightened risk posture of DORSCON Orange, the organising committee has decided to postpone the FIRST LEGO League Singapore City Shaper Challenge scheduled to be held on 20 – 21 March 2020 at Canadian International School as per our government’s advisory.
The health and well-being of our participants are of the utmost importance to us.
We will monitor the situation closely and provide further updates via email, website and social media.
Thank you for your patience and support.

 Robot Game and Innovation Project Updates

Click here to view CITY SHAPER Challenge Updates ( 7 Jan 2020)

1.General 

1a.What is the required team size?

FIRST LEGO League Singapore allows a minimum of 2 up to a maximum of 5 members per team.

1b. What will be an eligible age to take part in FIRST LEGO League Singapore?

Children born between 2004 to 2011 are eligible to participate in the upcoming FIRST LEGO League 2019/2020 – City Shaper.

1c. What are the challenge dates?

FIRST LEGO League City Shaper Project Presentation has been scheduled on 20 March 2020 and Robot Game and Awards Presentation on 21 March 2020.

1d. Where will FIRST LEGO League City Shaper take place?

Canadian International School, Lakeside campus, will be hosting FIRST LEGO League City Shaper on both 20-21 March 2020

2. Project presentation

2a. Do teams need to prepare a core values poster? According to the Challenge guide, some countries require the core values poster and some don’t.

The core values poster is not compulsory for FLL Singapore. However, teams are strongly encouraged to showcase their presentation using posters or tri-fold boards as media equipment ie. projectors may not be available for use.  The use of a laptop, iPad or tablet to present is allowed.

2b. Does the Robot Design Executive summary need to be in written or oral format?

The Robot Design Executive Summary is not compulsory for FLL Singapore.

2c. How much time do we have for the presentation of our research results at an FLL Tournament?

At an FLL Tournament, you have 5 minutes time (exclusive of set up time) to present your results to the jury followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. The manner of presentation is up to the team.  Teams can create a role play, use Powerpoint and so on.

 2d. Are there any consequences if a team does not prepare a research project? What will happen when a team misses the target of the research project?

An FLL team should take part in all categories of evaluation. When a team does not have a research project (or does not take part in another category of evaluation) it will not qualify for an FLL Champion and will not be evaluated in the particular category. All teams should act as the core values told them.

If a team fails the research project it still could be evaluated by the judges for presentation but not for ‘research’ and not for ‘innovative solution’.

2e. What needs to be included in the presentation?

Each team should show how they found a specific problem. Show how you researched and came to a solution to the problem you chose. It is not enough to present only the result.

3. Robot Game

3a. Is it possible to win the Robot Performance Award based on the field/game score without doing the Innovation Project?

It is not possible to win the Robot Performance Award without doing the Project. Teams must participate in all 3 judged areas (Project, Core Values and Robot Design) and the Robot Game to be eligible for any required award and Robot Performance is a required award. This rule encourages teams to embrace the spirit of discovery and focus on all aspects of the Challenge.

3b. Can we purchase additional Bag 10 elements from the City Shaper Challenge kit?

For Mission 11: Innovative architecture. Teams from schools/organizations that are sharing 1 set of City Shaper Challenge Kit Robot Game props, may reuse/share the LEGO Elements from Bag 10 for each team for the FLL Robot Game rounds. Organizers will not provide the elements from Bag 10 for any of the official rounds.

4. Challenge Day

4a. Will there be photography and/or videography at the tournament?

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