FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 17 March 2020.

Teams are recommended to check this page frequently for updates. 


IMPORTANT!
Dear Participants of FIRST LEGO League Junior Singapore 2019/2020,
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced on 13 March 2020 for all events with more than 250 participants to be deferred or cancelled as part of our COVID19 social distancing measure. The health and safety of our participants is our top priority, so we have decided to postpone the upcoming FIRST LEGO League Jr originally scheduled to be held on 17 April 2020.
We recognize that teams have put in a huge amount of work into preparing for the competition and hope to be able to host FIRST LEGO League Jr in the second half of this year and will follow up as details become available.
We seek your kind understanding during this rapidly evolving situation and allow us some time to come to a decision as the health and well-being of all the students attending the competition is our utmost concern.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any general enquiries.

If you have a question that is not listed here, please email to competitions@ducklearning.com.


1. General 

1a) What is the required team size?

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

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

Only children born between 2011 to 2014 are eligible to participate in the upcoming FIRST LEGO League Junior 2019/2020 – Boom Town Build.

1c) How will the child’s date of birth be verified by the organisers?

Duck Learning (the organiser) will only collect information on the following: Name of child, Date of birth and Gender with optional email addresses (in case parents would like to be included in communications).

Hence we do not need you to provide the Birth Certificate number. However, please do ensure that they have their student ID during registration on the day itself for verification purposes, if required.
For preschoolers who do not have a student ID, you may bring along any documents from the school with the child’s name, class and year stated on it. This includes student communication book, memo to parents, class photo (can be shown digitally) etc.
New!
1d): When will we know the new dates for Singapore FIRST LEGO League Jr?
Due to the unusual and unexpected circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are looking at a variety of different options to celebrate all of the hard work our teams have put into this season thus far. We will continue to provide updates as we navigate this unpredictable time. Rest assured that you will be notified at least a month in advance once we get any updates.

1e): Will I be able to get a refund if I were to withdraw my team now?
We regret that we are unable to process a refund as the FIRST LEGO League Inspire kit that comes with the registration has been given out to all participating teams. You may, however, make changes to the team members name if required.

2. About FIRST LEGO League Junior

2a) What is a Show Me Poster?

The Show Me Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.

  • A Show Me Poster can be created using a flat poster board or tri-fold presentation board.
  • Use words, drawings, photos, and small objects to tell about what they have learned during their Challenge research.
  • Show where they hunted for answers and describe the people they spoke with on their journey.
  • Describe their Model.
  • Share about the team itself.

2b) What is considered a Model?

The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based on the Challenge.

  • Teams design a Model made of LEGO® parts. Teams are provided with the Inspire Set, which was created just for FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams. It contains 700+ LEGO elements, including those needed to build the exclusive Inspire Model.
  • Teams must use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 to build and program.
  • Teams need to use their imagination as they design and build. Be creative!

2c) Is there a size restriction for the model?

Yes, the model must not be more than 76 cm (30 inches) long and 38 cm (15 inches) wide. There is no height limit, however, please consider your storage and transportation capacity.

2d) Can I use other LEGO elements for the model?

Yes, you can. Your model should be made of only LEGO elements, you may use LEGO bricks, mini-figures, baseplates and other elements but you MAY Not use glue, paint or any other art supplies as well as other motors/sensors or EV3 bricks/hubs from other LEGO sets.

2e) How many WeDo 2.0 smart hubs can I use in my model?

You may use up to a maximum of 2 WeDo 2.0 smart hubs only.

2f) Can the participants use any programming software of preference?

Only LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 programming platform is allowed to be used.

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