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.

Download CARGO CONNECTSM Season Materials

Family Engagement

Families who participate together in FIRST LEGO League discover the power of curiosity, creativity, and problem solving, building the foundation for life-long confidence in STEM learning.

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Season Resources

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  • FIRST LEGO League Season Teaser (YouTube) Watch Video
  • CARGO CONNECT Intro Video (YouTube) Watch Video
  • Explore Set Video (YouTube) Watch Video
  • Explore Set Video (Download) Download Video
  • Explore Set Building Instructions View

    Building Instructions for the CARGO CONNECTSM 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 Overview Download
  • Welcome Letter Download
  • Multimedia Resources Download
  • Participation & Event Certificates Download
  • Explore Event Introduction Download
  • Reviewing Documents Download
  • Access digital resources through the Thinkscape Portal (teams outside US/CAN should contact their local partner for access) Access Thinkscape
  • Event Hub presented by LEGO Education and the LEGO Foundation
    The Event Hub is intended for FIRST coaches, mentors, and volunteers. Contact your local Program Delivery Partner if you require login credentials or experience technical difficulties.
     Coming Soon
  • FIRST LEGO League Season Teaser (YouTube) Watch Video
  • CARGO CONNECT Intro Video (YouTube) Watch Video
  • Robot Game Missions Video (YouTube) Watch Video
  • Robot Game Missions Video (Download) Download Video
  • Score Calculator View
  • Mission Model Building Instructions View

    Building Instructions for the CARGO CONNECTSM 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
    Element Overview
    Prepack Overview
     
    Bag 1
    Bag 2
    Bag 3
    Bag 4
    Bag 5
    Bag 6
    Bag 7
    Bag 8
    Bag 9
    Bag 10
    Bag 11
    Bag 12
    Bag 13
    Bag 14
    Bag 15
    Bag 16
    Bag 17
    Element Overview
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Prepack Overview
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 1
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 2
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 3
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 4
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 5
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 6
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 7
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 8
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 9
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 10
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 11
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 12
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 13
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 14
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 15
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 16
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF
    Bag 17
    Nonverbal: PDF
    English: PDF
    French: PDF

     

  • Robot Game Table Build Instructions Download
  • Challenge Overview Download
  • Unboxing Videos (YouTube) Watch Video
  • Welcome Letter Download
  • CARGO CONNECT Robot Game Rulebook View
  • Challenge Updates Download
  • Participation Rules Download
  • Guided Mission View
  • Wireframe & Grid View
  • Multimedia Resources Download
  • Participation & Event Certificates Download
  • Challenge Event Introduction Download
  • Challenge Judging View
  • Access digital resources through the Thinkscape Portal (teams outside US/CAN should contact their local partner for access) Download
  • Event Hub presented by LEGO Education and the LEGO Foundation
    The Event Hub is intended for FIRST coaches, mentors, and volunteers. Contact your local Program Delivery Partner if you require login credentials or experience technical difficulties.
     Coming Soon
  • Remote Event Hub
    Recording your robot match
    View

FIRST LEGO League logos and CARGO CONNECT 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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