FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14* (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology.
Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least two (2) screened Lead Coaches, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL®) coaches do not need any technical experience. In FLL, the children do the work; like program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create innovative solutions to a problem, all while being guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what we call our yearly Challenge. Teams also fundraise, create a team identity, and talk to experts in the field.
Some teams choose to attend an official FLL tournament, which is hosted by one of our FIRST LEGO League Partners. FIRST LEGO League Partners volunteer to run the FLL program in their region or country and are associated with other like-minded organizations to the FIRST mission.
With over 25,000+ teams in approximately 80 countries, FLL is constantly expanding. If you are interested in helping create a formal FLL presence in your area by becoming an FIRST LEGO League Partner, please contact us at email@example.com.
*9-16 outside North America