Cost & Registration

What does it cost to participate? Costs for fielding a FIRST® LEGO® League team vary depending on what level of participation.

New to FIRST LEGO League? Explore the two registration options available now. 

Jump Start
Jump Start provides first-year teams the opportunity to choose how they explore FIRST LEGO League. 

Using their choice of a Classic Challenge Set, your team will have access to education and technical resources to help your team get comfortable building and coding their LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot. 

As part of Jump Start, your team will receive a single team registration for the upcoming 2019-2020 Challenge when registration opens in May.  Get in on the fun when you register before April 15.

Learn more about Jump Start

Ease into the FIRST LEGO League experience without the pressure of competition using the INTO ORBIT Challenge materials.  

Removing the competitive element provides teams with additional time and flexibility to explore concepts and develop coding skills. Use our meeting-by-meeting guides to help coach your team on their space adventure.    

Learn more about Non-Compete

Here are some basic cost parameters for a single team:

  • There are never any “per student” fees; all costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.
  • New teams can expect to pay approximately $800 for team registration (which includes the Challenge Set), and a robot kit of parts. Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Veteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year. Team registration must be purchased every season.
  • FIRST offers many fundraising ideas and teams are encouraged to create their own. Grants are also available, as well as sponsorships provided locally, regionally and nationally by many corporations.
  • FIRST believes that no team that wants to participate should have to bow out due to lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.