2013 Nordson/LCCC Lego Olympiad

Friday, April 12, 2013

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Please note that registration is now $5 per contestant.


Registration is now closed.
Wait list names will be taken on a first-come, first serve basis.




2013 Competition Rules & Judging Criteria

There have been significant changes.
Please read carefully.

General Rules for All Divisions

Computer Controlled Division Rules




The Student Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers club on the campus of Lorain County Community College hosts area students for a one-day competition. This event is sponsored by the Nordson Corporation.

The Lego Olympiad is a design and building competition. Contestants compete in engineering-related activities that expose students to the world of mechanisms, machinery, moving parts, design, teamwork, planning, and construction techniques using their personal Legos and/or those supplied by their school/sponsoring group.

There are three divisions of competition:

The Computer Controlled and Theme Divisions allow teams of two to five members in grades 4-12.

  • COMPUTER CONTROLLED DIVISION: Entrants will be given advanced notice  of an engineering challenge that they must address. Designs must utilize Mindstorm type kits to control at least one electric motor. Entries should be designed, built, and programmed ahead of time. 
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  • THEME DIVISION: A specific theme will be announced at the start of the contest. Team members must then work together to design, document, and then construct a project based on the theme. This is a good choice for teams that have not had the opportunity to prepare for the other divisions. It will also challenge the team’s ability to solve problems under pressure. There will be three or more Theme Division categories organized by school grade.

The Open Division allows students from preschool to grade 12 to compete individually or in teams of up to five people.

  • OPEN DIVISION: There is no minimum age restriction for this division. There will be three Open Division categories organized by school grade, so participants compete with others around their own age.

Trophies and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the contest. The entry fee is $5 per person.

There will be no late registration.

WHERE: LCCC Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria

WHEN: Friday April 12, 2013


To register contact Linda at (440) 366-7041 between 9:30 AM and 5 PM. This telephone number is the only official way to register.


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This contest is not associated or sponsored by The LEGO Group in any way.
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