FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival – FIRST LEGO League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by inviting them to conduct research projects and build LEGO-based autonomous robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FIRST LEGO League teams, guided by their imaginations, discover exciting career possibilities and learn to make positive contributions to society. This year’s challenge, INTO ORBIT, tasked more than 323,000 students on 40,000 teams representing 95+ countries with exploring how to solve the physical and social problems associated with long-duration space flight, and propose solutions for any issues they identify.

LEGO Education is a founding partner of FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST LEGO League. FIRST LEGO League Jr. receives global support from LEGO Education. FIRST LEGO League is delivered annually through the support of global sponsors LEGO Education, 3M, NI and Rockwell Automation.

Top honors went to Champion’s Award winner, Team 44314, PHOENIX, of Kaunas, Lithuania; Champion’s Award Finalist, Team 44205, FSINGENIUM Team, of Torres de Elorz, Spain; and Champion’s Award Finalist, Team 44350, TövisASAP, of Budapest, Hungary.

Other FIRST®LEGO® League awards included:

  • Robot Performance Award – Team 44304, LEGOtronic Beavers, of Torres de Elorz, Spain.
  • Mechanical Design Award – Team 44304, LEGOtronic Beavers, of Torres de Elorz, Spain.
  • Programming Award – Team 44087, Roboroos East, of Seacombe Gardens, Australia.
  • Strategy & Innovation Award – Team 1461, LEGOnauts, of Ashburn, Va.
  • Research Award – Team 31191, GEarheads, of Brookfield, Wisc.
  • Innovative Solution Award – Team 492, The Shrimp Strike Back, of Mount Prospect, Ill.
  • Presentation Award – Team 44221, of C.D. Imreoiri, of Cork, Ireland.
  • Inspiration Award – Team 578, Tiger Techs Orange, of Sharon, Pa.
  • Teamwork Award – Team 44303, Invictus LEGO, of Pamplona, Spain.
  • Gracious Professionalism® Award – Team 44225, MarsMellows, of Delft, Netherlands.
  • Judges’ Awards
    • Team 44334B. Robots, of Graz, Austria.
    • Team 24646, Polar Bear Bots, of Vicksburg, Miss.
    • Team 44222, Egni, of St. Asaph, Wales.
    • Team 44310, Musk-a-teers, of D’Abadie, Trinidad and Tobago.
    • Team 44148, Team Cosmos, of Finnsnes, Norway.
    • Team 18845, HNMA, of Lawn, N.L., Canada.