Registration is now OPEN for the 2020-21 competition round



To participate, teams will need access to the following:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Set (EV3 Robot) or SPIKE Prime kit
  • Computer or tablet with software to program the robot
  • FIRST LEGO League Challenge Set and instructions (sent to your school following registration)



How much does it cost to register?

The registration fee is usually £180, which includes competition entry and the Challenge Mission kit.  EESW has a limited number of places available to provide schools with FREE registration.  We will also provide support and training to registered teams.  

All funding will be allocated to eligible schools only, on a first come, first served basis. Only one team registration will be funded per school. 


Funding and grants available through EESW to help schools take part in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge 2021

Numbers are limited, please contact EESW here for more info

Covid-19 Information for Teachers

We understand that the COVID-19 Pandemic raises new challenges for teachers and students participating in this years FLL Challenge. EESW, the IET and LEGO are working hard to support you in this. We would encourage you to check out the IET's Covid support page -

You can also find the IET's 'Guidance for team coaches during Covid-19' PDF document here
As well as Risk Assessment Guidance here


The 2020-21 RePLAY℠ season, themed around play and being active, is here! The challenge will see teams working towards a regional or in-school event where they will be assessed on each of the four parts of FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge.


The Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) are a partner for FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) in Wales. 

FLL is a global science and technology competition for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.  The students work together as a team and explore a given scientific topic and plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve several missions.  

FLL Challenge is for young people aged 9 to 16 years, working in teams of up to ten with a supporting mentor.  Each year FLL releases a new challenge for the teams.   



Each year a new theme is set and teams work to develop a research project and program a LEGO robot to complete a series of relevant tasks.  Teams meet at the regional finals to celebrate their work and winners will go forward to the UK and Ireland final where a team to represent the UK will be selected for the International competition.  

How does it work?

  • Form a team of up to ten pupils between the ages of 9 and 16, with a supporting mentor
  • Register with EESW and you will be sent a registration form
  • Download the challenge document (when it becomes available on 5th August)
  • Coach your team through the challenge (EESW can provide support)
  • Bring your students to our regional events in April/May 2021 in North and South Wales to compete (due to current COVID-19 situation, 2021 events may be held digitally)

You can find out more about the competition on the IET website or contact us