A Message to the FIRST Community

Our first priority, as always, is the safety and wellness of the FIRST community. Learn more about what we're planning for the 2020-21 season

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FIRST ® LEGO® League
A Hands-On Approach to STEM Learning

FIRST LEGO League Divisions

FIRST LEGO League guides youth through STEM learning and exploration at an early age. From Discover, to Explore and then to Challenge, students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while gaining productive learning habits, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

GRADES
PreK-1
 

For children ages 4-6, this playful introductory STEM program ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning with hands-on activities in the classroom and at home using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

GRADES
2-4
 

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.

GRADES
4-8
 

Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-16* engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering - building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.

*ages and grades vary by country

Proven, Verifiable Impact!

87% Express Interest in Doing Well in School

95% Time Management Skills Increase

99% Teamwork Skills Increase

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FIRST LEGO League gives elementary and middle school students the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. The really cool thing about FIRST LEGO League is...all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Adult coaches guide students as they gain skills and confidence in a supportive, inclusive environment.

Individual Team: Explore real-world scientific challenges and introduce coding and robot building principles using LEGO® educational materials.
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Class Pack: A flexible option for 30+ students, Class Pack provides educators and communities with flexible, high-quality STEM learning experiences for students in the classroom or structured after-school programs.
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Experience a FIRST LEGO League Event

A chance to shine! Each FIRST LEGO League season culminates with regional tournaments and championships where teams show off what they learned and invented, and compete with their robots. Some teams earn an invitation to FIRST LEGO League World Festival as part of FIRST Championship, where teams from all over the world meet and compete.

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Cost & Registration

Costs for fielding a FIRST LEGO League team may vary depending on level of participation.

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Global Innovation

The Global Innovation Award showcases the real-world, innovative solutions created by FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams from around the world. Demonstrating originality, creativity, potential impact and value, 20 semi-finalist teams are recognized for their inventions, and receive assistance to further develop solutions, including $20,000 USD to the winning team.

Watch to See Who Will Change the Future

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