FIRST® LEGO® League Season Challenges

Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new Challenge based on a real-world, scientific theme.

Starting with Discover, children are introduced to the fundamentals of STEM while working together to solve fun challenges and building models using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

As participants progress into Explore, children will take their background knowledge of STEM and put it into practice as they work in teams to design and build robots using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 system.

Once they are ready to move into a competitive setting, they join Challenge and apply their STEM skills combined with critical thinking to work with a team, build a robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based robotics game.

NEW! Access the PLAYMAKERS and RePLAY season materials for all 3 FIRST LEGO League Divisions - Discover, Explore, and Challenge.

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FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change 
2020-2021 Season

We know that when we move, play, and compete in any sport, we use our minds — our creativity, imagination, and critical thinking — as much as we use our muscles. It’s time to redefine the game and revolutionize the way we play and move. FIRST is teaming up with Disney and Lucasfilm for our 2020-2021 robotics season theme: FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

This season, our programs will represent the evolution of our sports and activities that make us physically and mentally strong. For centuries, sports have played an integral part of our culture. The FIRST community is building a culture that recognizes the athlete in each of us— whether our talents lie on the court, in the lab, or with a controller in hand. It’s time to be GAME CHANGERS.

FIRST Game Changers

Division Resources

Click on a Division block to find season resources.

  • PLAYMAKERS Challenge Overview Download
  • Kickoff Video - YouTube Watch Video
  • Kickoff Video - Download Watch Video
  • Getting Started Videos - YouTube Watch Video
  • Explore Set Building Instructions View

    Building Instructions for the PLAYMAKERSSM season

    Missing LEGO elements?

    • Visit the missing parts/customer service page of the LEGO website, identify missing element(s), and order.
    • Or call 1-800-422-5346 or 1-800-835-4386 and a rep should be able to help. Team must mention FIRST LEGO League.
  • Explore Set Video - YouTube Watch Video
  • Explore Set Video - Download Watch Video
  • Reviewing Questions Download
  • Reviewing Sheet Download
  • Awards List Download
  • Welcome Letter Download
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  • RePLAY Challenge Overview Download
  • Kickoff Video - YouTube Watch Video
  • Kickoff Video - Download Watch Video
  • Getting Started Videos - YouTube Watch Video
  • Mission Model Building Instructions View

    Building Instructions for the REPLAYSM Season

    How do I build the Mission Models?

    1. Sort the LEGO element bags (found in your Challenge Set box) by bag number. They are labeled.
    2. Match the bag numbers with the corresponding bag numbers below.
    3. Open the correct pdf files and have an awesome time assembling the models. We strongly recommend opening one set of bags at a time so elements are not mixed up.
    4. Have fun!

    Missing LEGO elements?

    • Visit the missing parts/customer service page of the LEGO website, identify missing element(s), and order.
    • Or call 1-800-422-5346 or 1-800-835-4386 and a rep should be able to help. Team must mention FIRST LEGO League.
    Bag Number Nonverbal English French
    Element Overview PDF PDF PDF
    Model Overview PDF PDF PDF
    Prepack Overview PDF PDF PDF
     
    Bag 1 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 2 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 3 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 4 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 5 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 6 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 7 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 8 PDF PDF PDF
    Bag 9 PDF PDF PDF
     
    Download all files Nonverbal (Zip) English (Zip) French (Zip)

     

  • Rubrics Download
  • Awards Download
  • Robot Game Missions Video - YouTube Watch Video
  • Robot Game Missions Video - Download Watch Video
  • Judging Session Flow Chart Download
  • Robot Game Scoresheets View
  • Robot Game Rulebook Download
  • Table Build Instructions Download
  • Participation Rules Download
  • Welcome Letter Download
  • Challenge Updates Download
FIRST LEGO League logos and PLAYMAKERS/RePLAY season assets

Past Challenges

Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By working alongside a panel of high-profile field experts to design our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic.

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