Here are some things we would like to see from the teams as part of the judging rounds. These are especially important for any teams wishing to travel and compete internationally. Robot Design Have a A4 explanation/ photos/ sketches of how your team has designed their robot and the importance of each attachment. This sheet […]

National Championship

Like your teams, we’re also hard at work getting things ready for the Nationals. We’re now at the point that we need to confirm your team names. Some of you have entered this on the original registration form, but can you still please complete this small form which asks for the Team name and estimated […]


Hi Everyone, there’s quite a few Robot Game updates from FIRST for CITYSHAPER. You can find the updated document here so please check it out. Remember FIRST regularly updates their Challenge resources page so keep an eye on it here. If you have any questions or are unsure about a particular game element, please email […]

EV3 software and the upcoming macOS Catalina (10.15)

LEGO® Education® has an important announcement for FIRST® LEGO® League teams working on Mac Operating Systems (macOS) The current version of the EV3 Lab software is not compatible with the upcoming update to macOS, called Catalina. We are therefore introducing a brand-new EV3 app in November 2019, called LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Classroom. Based on […]

National Championship – Venue

We’re please to confirm that this years National Championship in December will be hosted at Te Matauranga School in Clendon, Auckland. Due to some ongoing building projects we could not return to Somerville Intermediate this year. For out of town teams, this means you’ll have a short drive from the venue to the airport. Challenge […]

Jump Start grant

We have two Jump Start grant’s available for rookie (first time) FIRST LEGO League teams thanks to Qualcomm Inc. If you would like to apply for a grant, please email us at hello@firstnz.org and include your contact details, information about you and your team and why you believe you should receive a Jump Start.


Things are gearing up, with the launch of the CITY SHAPER season less than a month away! Registration is now open, so sign your team up today. This years National Championship will be over two days in Auckland, the 7th and 8th of December. Register Here