May 25-05-2017


8000 Denmark Aarhus


Be part of the adventure when FIRST® LEGO® League Open European Championship 2017 takes place in Aarhus, Denmark

We are proud to invite you to join us at the place where it all started.

Join us for a visit to Billund the hometown of the LEGO Brick.

Billund is also the home of the original LEGOLAND®  Resort and LEGO House which is under construction (visits by invitation only).

The championship will be hosted by the wonderful City of Aarhus – named 2nd Best Place to visit in Europe 2016 by Lonely Planet. Aarhus is also European Capital of Culture 2017 and the region surrounding Aarhus is European Region of Gastronomy 2017.

Enjoy the feeling of being a part of maybe the world’s most international Children’s Opening Parade with around 1.000 children representing more than 40 countries spanning 6 continents.

All this is in addition to participation in the thrilling and exiting competitions of FLLOEC where we expect 100 teams, 1000 children from all over the world to compete on their skills in construction, programming and presentation of ideas and solutions while also sharing their culture, values, making friends and having fun!

Join FIRST® LEGO® League Open European Championship 2017


FIRST® LEGO® League Open European Championship 2017 is organised by FIRST Scandinavia in cooperation with The City of Aarhus, Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and it-forum.

The City of Aarhus

Think of Aarhus as a major city crammed into a mega village. Being a university city, Aarhus is the youngest in Denmark measured by average age, but historically one of the oldest. Thus, the atmosphere is a vibrant mix of youthful energy and blasts from the past.

Aarhus is a dynamic city in Denmark. From here, beach, harbour and forest are all within reach of a 15-minute bike ride. 330.000 people live in Aarhus – and more than 50.000 of them are students.

Each year, the higher educational institutions in Aarhus attract more and more young people to the city. Having the leaders and employees of tomorrow studying in Aarhus today makes the city interesting for business’ and investments – especially within food, ict, health, cleantech and creative industries.

In Aarhus, nature is present everywhere. Forests and beaches surround the city, and inside the city itself, there are lots of parks and small natural oases.
Aarhus is the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and will host many unique cultural events during the year.

Aarhus University

The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class research fields.

Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world’s best research institutions and university networks.

AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realised through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community.

The university has 45,000 students; a little more than half enrolled as bachelor students. A tenth of these students are international, with over 100 nationalities represented. The university employs approximately 11,500 academic and administrative members of staff.

The university’s goal is to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world. The university therefore strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways.

This takes place in close contact with the world around us and creates the basis for the university to be internationally competitive within the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering

Since its establishment in 1896 Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering has been an integral part of life in Aarhus. Merely a stone’s throw from the vibrant city centre the school is situated on the waterfront of Aarhus within easy reach of the port of Aarhus, our numerous industry partners and local educational institutions. We are the largest Marine Engineering School in Denmark with approximately 1,000 students attending our 4½ year Bachelor Programme.

We take great pride in our high educational standards, our accredited status and our dynamic learning environment. We value our close connection with our students and continually support an array of social activities for both students and staff.


It-forum is a membership based network for more than 470 companies from private and public organizations, colleges, and local, regional and state authorities in Region Midtjylland and Southern Denmark.

We represent in total close to 20.000 IT people in all positions from CEOs to programmers.

Our members share an interest in adopting smart ICT technologies for innovating purposes and in order to improve their businesses.

The it-forum headquarter is based in the heart of the Aarhus University campus, IT research, and innovation center. From the headquarter and its nine local offices around the region of Middle Jutland and Souther Denmark, it-forumis close to the cluster of members and all local authorities in the major cities in the region.

The main activities are bi-weekly seminars and conference venues for the members, intra member networking and information stream. Annually app. 2,500 people attend it-forum seminars.

FIRST Scandinavia

Our purpose is to give children and young people good training and empowering experiences with the technical and natural sciences, and thereby contribute to more pupils choosing a scientific education. Our desire is to give children and youths a good learning experience with technology and science.

The FIRST Scandinavia foundation has since 2000 developed and implemented concepts and projects in the sciences for over 200,000 children and young people. FIRST® LEGO® League Scandinavia and Newton are our two largest and most important concepts, where we have ongoing projects in 65 cities.

In addition to our activities in Scandinavia, we have been involved in implementing and organizing events, developing projects and conducting training of teachers and organizations in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, Greenland, Lithuania, Iceland, Russia and several other countries in Central Europe.

Without the kind and generous support from our sponsors and business partners we would not be able to organise FIRST® LEGO® League Open European Championship 2017.

A giant thanks to you all!





The tournament will take place in Navitas, which is the new center for science, innovation, education, research and entrepreneurship in Aarhus. Navitas is located in the center of town as part of the re-development of the harbor areas close to the city center.


Architecture and Energy

The star shaped building is designed by the Danish architecture firm Kjær & Richter in collaboration with Christensen & Co architects.

The building employs multiple innovative energy solutions, and functions as a 1:1 living lab where researchers and students can access the construction, energy systems and cooling- and ventilation systems.

Navitas is an international epicenter for energy technology and is build by the highest standards of energy consumption- and savings. The building meets the principals of integrated energy design, which means that the building is constantly adjusting the energy consumption levels to fit the need of the users. An intelligent system regulates oxygen- and light levels to ensure the optimal indoor environment.

On top of Navitas sits 1280 solar cells supplying the building with energy. In the lower floors sits a water-cooling system that utilizes seawater to cool the building when needed.



The FLLOEC-venue, Navitas, is in walking distance from the city center as well as from most hotels. Aarhus offers a wide variety of accommodation possibilities ranging from budget  to 4 star hotels. We have reserved a number of rooms for you to choose from at a special FLLOEC2017-rate (subject to availability at each hotel). Transport from hotels to venue by our “walking-busses” is only available from these hotels. We advise you to book before April 1st 2017. See under each hotel which period rooms are available at the special FLLOEC2017-rates.


Should you choose to arrive in Billund the day before the official start of FLLOEC2017 on Maj 25th we have reserved a number of rooms at Hotel LEGOLAND® and at Zleep Hotel.

Cabinn Aarhus

The heart of Aarhus close to the Chatedral and the creek. And the theatre and the atmospheric Latin Quarter. Only few minutes walk to the shops and restaurants near the creek.

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 25 – 29.

Cabinn Aarhus, Kannikegade 14, 8000 Aarhus Direkte +45 8675 7000 . email

Please call or email the hotel for reservation using the booking kode 71079

Comwell Aarhus, Værkmestergade 2, 8000 Aarhus

Surround yourself with unique Danish design and enjoy the stunning panorama views from Aarhus’ tallest building. All rooms are equipped with Climate system, free Wi-Fi and all modern amenities

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 22 – 28.

Book by using the link below or you can contact the hotel directly by Mail.:  or Tlf. +45 8672 8000 (press 2 for reservations). Booking code: FIRST LEGO League


The 4-star Hotel LEGOLAND® places you smack in the middle of the funniest land ever. You can stay as pirates, princesses, knights, adventure heroes or with the girls from LEGO® Friends in our cool LEGO themed rooms.

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 24 – 25. Make your reservation before May by email to using the blockid103381 plus the name “LEGO League Open European Championship” as reference

Hotel LEGOLAND · Aastvej 10 · 7190 Billund ·

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus.

-Welcome to our award winning hotel in the Aarhus city center

Find the Radisson Blu Hotel, Aarhus just 500 meters from the central train station and near several notable destinations.

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 25 – 29.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel | Margrethepladsen 1 | DK-8000 Aarhus | Denmark |  Tlf.: +45 86128665

Welcome to Hotel Royal – in the very heart of Aarhus

History and luxury combined with a warm atmosphere are the keywords for the oldest hotel in Aarhus. Located downtown only 5 minutes walk from Navitas.

Hotel Royal. Store Torv 4. 8000  Aarhus. Tel. +45 86 12 00 11

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 25 – 29.

For reservation:  please advice your bookingcode FLLOEC2017

Scandic Aarhus City

Welcome to a modern contemporary hotel, decorated in Scandinavian style in the middle of Aarhus with a unique location within walking distance of shops, sights and transport options.

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 25 – 29.

Scandic Aarhus City | Østergade 10 | 8000 Aarhus C | Denmark | Tlp.: +45 89318100 | email:

Wakeup Aarhus

In early 2017, you will be able to wake up at Wakeup in the heart of Aarhus, right next to the Bruun’s Galleri shopping centre, a few minutes’ walk from Aarhus Central Station.

If you wish to book one or several rooms for groups of children without any adults, please contact the hotel directly at or tel: +45 4597 0509 – remember to mention FIRST LEGO League.

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 23-30

Zleep Hotel Billund

The hotel is superbly placed with both Billund Airport, Legoland and Lalandia nearby.

We welcome you to join us in our new comfortable lounge area, where our guests can enjoy both hot and cold beverages in the vibrant atmosphere while accessing the free WiFi. Next to the lounge you have complimentary access to our new fitness room, where you can work out on the new equipment.

Rooms can be booked at the special FLLOEC2017-rate between May 24-25 using the code FLLOEC

How to get there

As our adventure starts in LEGOLAND®, arriving at Billund Airport might be your easiest point of arrival. However, there are a number of other options as described below.

As soon as you have registered for FLLOEC2017 you will be contacted by AMEX who will assist you with your travel arrangements. You are also very welcome to contact AMEX yourself.

Christine Julin Markenfeldt

Project Manager, Meetings & Events

American Express Global Business Travel

Nansensgade 19, 5th floor

1366 Copenhagen K – Denmark

Tel: +45 70230471 | Direct: +45 33702173 | Email:


Accessibility – Getting to Aarhus

Getting to Denmark is easy. Denmark is a peninsula in Northern Europe, which means you can go by car or train from any of the North European countries.
Aarhus and Billund are reachable with one-stop from more than 500 destinations worldwide.
The two international airports connect to a wide range of destinations and among those are European hubs like Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. There are flights from several destinations throughout the world to two different airports close to Aarhus (Billund and Aarhus). If you arrive in Copenhagen Airport – the largest in Scandinavia – you can fly on to Aarhus Airport or you can travel by train or rent a car. From both Billund and Aarhus airports there are airport buses to Aarhus.

Bus services between Billund and Aarhus is part of your registration fee (some packages only).


Billund Airport

Billund Airport is the second largest airport in Denmark with direct international services from 26 major destinations in Europe. Travel time from Billund Airport to Aarhus city is approximately one hour by car or airport bus.

Current destinations are: Alicante, Dublin, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Malaga, Paris, Barcelona, Faroe Islands, Manchester, Pisa, Bergen, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, Birmingham, Gothenburg, Munich, Stavanger, Brussels, Helsinki, Nice, Stockholm, London and Oslo.

Aarhus Airport

Situated less than a 40 minutes’ drive north east of Aarhus, Aarhus Airport has 10 daily flights to and from Copenhagen Airport. The air service is primarily operated by SAS and takes 35 minutes.

Current direct destinations from Aarhus Airport are: Oslo, Stockholm, Gdansk, Girona, Gothenburg, London, Manchester and Málaga. Five airlines are operating from Aarhus Airport: SAS, British Airways, Ryanair, Finnair and Eurolot.


We are happy to announce that team registration for our Open European Championship is now open 🙂 We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus!!

Teams eligible for registration and participation in the FLLOEC2017 in Aarhus will have received an invitation from a FIRST LEGO League Partner in the region/country they are from. Please do not register if you have not received an invitation as your registration and payment then subsequently will be rejected. Instead you should email us and we will put you on our waiting list.

We are happy to announce that team registration for our Open European Championship is now open :) We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus!! 
Teams eligible for registration and participation in the FLLOEC2017 in Aarhus will have received an invitation from a FIRST LEGO League Partner in the region/country they are from.  Please do not register if you have not received an invitation as your registration and payment then subsequently will be rejected. Instead you should email us and we will put you on our waiting list.



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Arrival and registration at Billund Airport or at LEGOLAND*

Visit to LEGOLAND – including lunch

Visit to LEGO House (by invitation only)

Transport from Billund to Aarhus. Arrival at hotels

Pit set-up and robot training at Navitas. Including lunch

Judges meeting Coaches meeting/orientation

Transport to opening venue

Opening Ceremony

Open Air Concert at the amusement park Tivoli Friheden

Transport back to hotels

Navitas opens

Robot competitions and presentations


Robot competitions and presentations

Closing of day

Friendship evening

Navitas opens

Robot competitions and presentations


Robot competition finals

Judges meeting and pit clean-up

Awards and closing ceremony
  • See Registration for information on what is include in the Registration Fee
  • If you choose to arrive before May 25th and leave later than May 28th – we will off course do everything to help you arrange that. Just contact us at

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