Season Topic

What can FLL Teams expect in this season


Designing the buildings of the future

Attention, builders of tomorrow! Let’s design and build better places to live and work for everyone. Combine your problem-solving skills and creativity in the 2019/2020 CITY SHAPERSM season, where you and your friends will shape a better future – together.

Challenge Description

Architects design and construct buildings. They combine science and art to make buildings and structures for their clients. Sometimes they make new buildings and sometimes they redesign old ones. They work as part of a larger team, just like yours. Structural, civil and environmental  engineers make sure a project suits its site. Construction workers like electricians, plumbers and carpenters, and project managers make sure the job stays on time and within budget. Every role is important to get the job done.
Our cities and towns face big issues, like transportation, accessibility and even natural disasters. How can we shape a better future for everyone? It will take teamwork and imagination. Are you ready to build a better tomorrow together?
Take care: You will find the complete descriptions of the Robot Game Missions and the innovative project from this year on in the Team Meeting Guides and Engineering Notebooks (Download from Coach-Login). The guides abd notebooks support teams by going through the 12 team sessions step-by-step and include great tipps and hints.
During the season you will work on the different parts of the educational program and you will complete all parts of the challenge and present your results to judges on the tournament day.

Robot Game

During the Robot-Game your team will:
  • Identify Missions to solve.
  • Design, build and program a LEGO Robot to complete the Missions.
  • Test and refi ne your program and design.

Your Robot will have to navigate, capture, transport, activate, or deliver objects. You and your Robot will only have 2½ minutes to complete as any Missions as possible. So, be creative!

Find more details in the Engineering Notebooks, Team Meeting Guides and on Robot Game...

Research Project

In the Innovation Project, your team will:
  • Identify a problem with a building or public space in your community.
  • Design a solution.
  • Share your solution with others and then refine it.

At official events, your team will present your Project, including the problem, your solution, and how you shared it, in a 5-minute presentation.

Find more details in the Engineering Notebook, the Team Meeting Guides and on Research Project...

Robot Design

In Robot Design, your team will:
  • Show the jury how you built and programmed your robot.
  • Explain how you found the solutions for design and robot building.
  • Answer the jury’s questions about your robot.

In robot design, you explain your robot to the jury and how you constructed and programmed it. For 5 minutes you will have an expert talk with the jury about your robot.

Find more details in the Engeering Notebooks, Team Meeting Guides and on Robot Design...

Core Values

Throughout your season, you’ll be guided by the… FIRST® Core Values.We express the FIRST® philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® through our Core Values...
Find more details in the Engineering Notebooks, Team Meeting Guides and on Teamwork...

Challenge Video CITY SHAPERSM


Schedule 2019/20

January 1st, 2019 Deadline for age limit:
April 8th, 2019 Start of Registration for FIRST® LEGO® League 2018/19
from mid July, 2019 Shipping of Challenge Sets
August 1st, 2019 - 6 p.m. Missions are published – official kickoff
October 13th, 2019 Closing of registration
November 16th, 2019 –January 12th, 2020 Regional Tournaments
January 18th–February 9th, 2020 Semi Finals
March 6th-7th, 2020 Final Central Europe