The Event Experience

FIRST LEGO League team members, coaches, and volunteers all agree – season-ending events are the most amazing, inspiring experiences they’ve ever had. Where else can you make new friends, share ideas, solve problems on the fly, compete like crazy, and get pumped up over technology all while having the time of your lives? At FIRST LEGO League events, kids realize more than ever that FIRST is all about teamwork, sharing, helping others, and respect.

The 2020 - 2021 season presents some unique challenges with social distancing rules likely to still be in effect in many areas. As a result, regions around the world will have the option to hold Traditional FIRST LEGO League events or Remote events depending on the conditions in their area. 

FIRST Program Delivery Partners run local and regional 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 does not guarantee that events are available in your area.  If you cannot locate an event in our system, please contact your local partner at

We’re not slowing down and we can’t wait for you to join us. More details to follow - get ready to be Game Changers this year! 

FIRST LEGO League event timelines and the event registration process varies by region. For more information on events in your region or how to register your team for an event, please contact your region’s Program Delivery Partner. You can find their contact information here.  

Events at every FIRST LEGO League division offer students an amazing experience as they celebrate their hard work, have fun, make new friends, and are exposed to ideas and ideology that will enhance their lives for decades to come.

FIRST LEGO League Discover:

FIRST LEGO League Discover closes with an in-school celebration event, where students work with other teams to solve a final collaborative challenge, demonstrating for friends and family the skills and concepts they’ve learned.

FIRST LEGO League Explore:

The FIRST LEGO League Explore season ends with Festivals, where students showcase their team models and posters and share what they’ve learned with volunteers, friends, and family. 

A festival can be as simple as a meeting of a team, families, and friends to share what was learned during the season. Larger festivals offer teams an opportunity to share and learn from one another. Some teams are invited to showcase their work at the FIRST Championship, where teams from all over the world meet, share ideas, and have fun.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge:

FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams prepare all season to compete at regional tournaments, where judges provide valuable feedback on their robot, code and invention. The final test of their work comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score and the chance to advance to a local championship. Some teams earn an invitation to FIRST Championship, where teams from all over the world meet and compete.