LEGO BattleBot Challenge

LEGO RobotsRobot Building Guidelines:

  • Robots cannot be larger than 12” wide and 12” long. Robots can be as short or tall as you want.
  • Robots cannot weigh more than 2 lbs.
  • Teams can only use LEGO pieces to build a robot.
  • Teams can only use the motors included in a standard kit.
  • Tank tread rubber grips are not allowed.

How Matches Work:

  • Robots will begin a match 10” apart parallel to each facing opposite directions inside a 3’ sumo ring.
  • Matches will last a maximum of two minutes.
  • If robots become tangled or deadlocked for 20 seconds, officials will stop the clock and return robots to their starting positions.
  • All teams will use the LEGO Commander app to control their robot.

How to Win a Match:

  • If any part of the robot touches the floor, officials will award a win to the opposing team.
  • If a robot drives out of the ring before making contact, robots will return to their starting position.
  • Once robots make contact, the first robot that touches the ground loses.
  • If a robot becomes disabled and cannot move, officials will award a win to the opposing team.
  • If both robots fall out of a ring at the same time, the robot that touches the ground first loses.
  •  If the official is not in a position to see which robot touches the ground first, the official will declare a rematch. 
  • All rulings by officials are final.
  • If no robot falls out of the ring, the match will be declared a draw.


  • 2 points for winning a match
  • 1 point for a draw

How to Win the Challenge:

The team with the most points at the end of the tournament will be declared the winner.

In the event of a tie, teams will face each other in a five minute sudden death match. The

first robot to fall out of the ring or become disabled loses. If no teams wins after five

minutes, the judge will flip a coin between the two teams.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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