Cost & Registration

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


Team Registration for FIRST LEGO League Challenge for the 2020/2021 season is $225 and includes:

Official FIRST LEGO League Challenge team number
Printed copies of the Team Meeting Guide, Robot Game Rulebook, and Engineering Notebooks
Ability to register and compete in FIRST LEGO League Challenge events
Access to the FIRST storefront to purchase the Challenge Set and discounted LEGO Robot Sets
Access to team roster to register team members including mentors and participants
 
Team Registration fee does not include shipping and handling, the Challenge Set, registration to FIRST LEGO League Challenge events, nor guarantees that events are available in your area.  FIRST Program Delivery Partners run FIRST LEGO League Challenge events which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements.  Partners may charge an additional fee to participate in their events, and those fees are set and collected by the Partner.

Team Registration for FIRST LEGO League Explore for the 2020/2021 season is $99 and includes:

Official FIRST LEGO League Explore team number
Explore Set, used by the team to complete their challenge for the season 
Printed copies of the Team Meeting Guide and Engineering Notebooks
Ability to register for FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo Events
Access to the FIRST storefront to purchase discounted LEGO Robot Sets
Access to team roster to register team members including mentors and participants
 
Team Registration fee does not include shipping and handling, registration to FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo events, nor guarantees that Expo events are available in your area.  FIRST Program Delivery Partners run FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo events which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements.  Partners may charge an additional fee to participate in their Expo events, and those fees are set and collected by the Partner.

Some Additional Cost Considerations Include:

There are never any “per student” fees; all costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.
 
New FIRST LEGO League Explore teams can expect to pay approximately $350 for team registration and a reusable LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 set. Additional costs for festival participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Veteran teams will pay less since the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 set can be used year after year. Team registration must be purchased every season.      
 
New FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams can expect to pay approximately $800 for team registration, the Challenge Set and a reusable 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 and the Challenge Set 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. 
 

FIRST LEGO League Discover is only available for a classroom setting, and Explore and Challenge also have Class Pack options. Learn more. 
 


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