Lego Challenges


Lego Engineering Challenge

Designing and building working Lego machines to complete a variety of tasks.

To discuss or book this or any of our other workshops, please contact Tally Roberts

Equipment Provided

We provide the delivery officer and 10 Lego EV3 or 15 Lego NXT Mindstorm kits.

For extended sessions involving programming as well as building, we can also provide 15 laptops for the workshop with the official Lego programming software pre-installed.

Our Lego EV3 units are pre-built in a default set-up called the Ab3rRov3r, as shown below. These allow us the flexibility to look at line-following and/or obstacle detection as part of the challenges set.

Our educational EV3 unit build

The Lego NXT units we have available have a different selection of sensors (a light sensor instead of colour sensor and ultrasound instead of infra-red).

Our educational NXT unit build

Please note, we no longer offer programming sessions using the NXT Units.

What you need to supply

A desk area large enough to accommodate teams of up to 5 members with space to build and floor space for the robot challenges.

A screen/projector for presenting challenges and important information.

Length of workshop

For a series of three challenges, 2 hours are recommended.

Age group

We recommend these workshops for years 5-13 (ages 10-18).

Links to other workshops

We have a Lego Mindstorms programming session available which can be adapted to the challenges involved.

Although this can be a stand-alone workshop, we do recommend introducing younger pupils to robotics through our 'What is a Robot?' session.

For older students, we recommend linking this in series with our Artificial Intelligence guided debate.

Virtual delivery requirements

Unfortunately, this workshop is not available for virtual delivery.

Variations on this workshop

With a variety of tasks available, there is a lot of versatility built into this session.

Robot Olympics

We hosted our first Ceredigion County Council supported Robot Olympics in June 2023, as part of our Robotics Week celebrations.

This was attended by 300 primary school pupils from across our county. The event was spread over six sessions in three days, allowing 10 teams to participate in each.

The 2023 winning team was from Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron.