FIRST® LEGO® League CHALLENGE Information and Qualifiers

16th Anniversary of FIRST LEGO League in Nova Scotia


2021/2022 season registration

Program September 2020 UPDATE: In partnership with FIRST we will be offering a REMOTE competition stream this year for our FIRST LEGO League program.

Our season may not look like previous years but everything you love about FIRST LEGO League will still be part of your competition season. At this time we are committing to hosting a remote competition model, where judges can engage with your team to listen to their presentations. We will also have remote RePLAY table competitions, where teams can showcase their mission challenges and be scored. By offering a REMOTE event(s) for our region we can allow teams to participate in the program without fear of having to attend a large gathering.

We will look at hosting smaller in-person events if the province and school board will allow such events to take place.

FIRST has announced they are moving the World Festival to the summer months to allow all regions to modify their competition program so that as many teams who can participate can do so safely.

Check out the 2021-2022 Challenge Theme CARGO CONNECT

FIRST launch video of the CARGO CONNECT Challenge:

LEGO Education's guide on cleaning lego pieces and robots can be found here.


Regional Qualifying Tournament Registration

All teams will advance directly to the championship.   

Regional  qualifying tournament  registration instructions will be sent to FIRST registered teams.

As the official partner in the Nova Scotia Region for the FIRST® LEGO® League CHALLENGE  international program for children, Acadia hosts the regional championship tournament held annually in February. This competition is open to youth between ages 9 and 14 (as of January 1, 2019). High school students are welcome to participate in another competition we host ROBOFEST competition.

You must have a team registered with FIRST® in order to register for a Qualifying Event. If you are a returning team your coach can login with your existing login information and FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge team number REGISTER HERE WITH FIRST.

*Note: Registration fees paid to FIRST are NON-REFUNDABLE 

For more information on starting a team visit or contact the Acadia Robotics office - see below.

Qualifying tournaments will not be held in the 2020/21 season. Acadia Robotics will continue to work with FIVE Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses to provide the best competition experience for teams.


NSCC FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Coordinator, Mike Duggan

A list of the NSCC Campuses can also be found here.

FIRST® CONSENT & RELEASE - NEW - COACHES are required to invite their team members through the registration portal. Coaches invite parents to register their child with your team.  Parents will complete the consent and release form online at this time, eliminating the paper form.  If you haven't already done so, every FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge participant (coaches and team members) must complete the FIRST FLL CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. This can only be electronically signed through FIRST's database.

Please contact Acadia Robotics if you are having issues with the online process.

NSCC CONSENT & RELEASE - All participants at the NSCC Qualifiers are required to complete  NSCC CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. 

ACADIA CONSENT & RELEASE - All participants at the Acadia Championship are required to complete ACADIA CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. 

For any questions about the qualifying competitions, or the provincial championship, contact the Acadia Robotics Co-Coordinators: Dilkeerat Dhillon (