The Event Experience

At FIRST LEGO League events, students showcase their new skills while:

  • sharing ideas,
  • creatively solving problems,
  • interacting with new technology,
  • having fun,
  • and making new friends.

Due to the unique challenges facing the 2020-2021 season, we are adapting our traditional event experience with your safety and well-being as our top priority. Official FIRST events in your area may be offered in traditional or remote formats. The new remote event experience will be as close as possible to a traditional event for teams and volunteers, with the necessary modifications to accommodate a remote environment.

FIRST Program Delivery Partners are your local program contacts and manage the events in your area. Event formats and timing for the 2020-2021 season will be determined by your Program Delivery Partner. Some partners may charge an additional event fee, which is not included in team registration.

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Kim Wierman, Director of FIRST LEGO League, talks about what our Remote Season will look like. 



Remote Events: New for 2020-2021 season
If your FIRST LEGO League event is utilizing the FIRST Remote Event Hub, please access the website at: remotehub.firstinspires.org. The Remote Hub is intended for FIRST coaches, mentors, and volunteers. Contact your local Program Delivery Partner if you require login credentials or experience technical difficulties.



Division Event Experience

FIRST LEGO League Challenge:
FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams prepare all season to compete at 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. 
 

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.
 

FIRST LEGO League Discover:
FIRST LEGO League Discover closes with a school-based 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.