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2022 Maine FIRST(R) LEGO League Challenge State Championship

LEGO Robots
24 teams from around the state will compete on Saturday, December 3 at the
2022 FIRST(R) LEGO League Challenge State Championship.

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2022 Maine State FIRST(R) LEGO League Championship

Location: Spruce Mountain High School, 33 Community Drive, Jay, ME
Hosted by the Blue Crew.

In-person only; no remote/virtual option.
This event is free and open to the public.

8 a.m. Doors Open / Teams Load In / Registration
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Judge Sessions
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Robot Performance Sessions
3:30 – 4 p.m. Robot Performance Playoffs
4 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Awards

FIRST® LEGO League Challenge is in the spotlight in Maine with the state championship event coming up on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Spruce Mountain High School in Jay, Maine. The in-person event is hosted by The Blue Crew, FRC  Team 6153, the high school FIRST Robotics team from Jay, and is free and open to the public.

Participating in the Dec. 3 event are four teams from Berwick, three teams from Jay, two teams each from Orono, Farmington, and Pittston, and one team each from Brewer, Caribou, Kittery, Leeds, Oakland, Old Town, Saco, St. George, Veazie, Vinalhaven, and Waterville. 

Teams that compete in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge division have up to 15 team members, grades 4-8. Their challenge is to design, build, program, then operate their robots in a friendly competition, forming alliances with competing teams. They are guided in their work by adult coaches and mentors. In competition, the alliances change from match to match, making teamwork across teams an essential component of their work together. 

FIRST describes the Challenge division of FIRST LEGO League this way, “Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-16 (ages vary by country) engage in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem.”
The Robotics Institute of Maine (RIM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities to middle and high school students to explore robotics in a competitive, yet supportive environment. RIM works with the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC), VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), and FIRST LEGO League to ensure that every student in every corner of Maine has the opportunity to participate, learn, and grow. Every year, RIM works directly with thousands of Maine students, and hundreds of teachers, mentors, and volunteers to expose students from all across the state to a hands-on STEM education. For more information about the Dec. 3 event, visit, or contact: