FIRST Lego League

Engaging Youth in STEM Exploration with FIRST® LEGO® League

FLL Inspires Youth Through Hands-on STEM Learning

FLL builds habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16* through fun, exciting hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

FIRST Lego League Discover (Ages 4-6)

FIRST LEGO League Discover for children ages 4-6, is a 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. Learn more about FIRST LEGO League Discover Class Pack for your classroom.

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FIRST Lego League Explore (Ages 6-10)

In FIRST LEGO League Explore, teams of 2 to 6 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. Teams present their findings in the form of a team poster and a LEGO model that moves.

Team Registration for FIRST LEGO League Explore for the 2022/2023 season is $125 and includes:

  • Official FIRST LEGO League Explore team number
  • Explore Set, used by the team to complete their challenge for the season
  • Access to printed and digital season materials
  • Resources include the Team Meeting guide, static and interactive version of the Engineering Notebook, and a library of other tools and resources you can use throughout the year.
  • Real-world, real-time support and resource sharing through our new Professional Learning Community
  • Ability to register for remote and in-person FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival Events (varies by region)
  • Access to the FIRST storefront to purchase discounted LEGO Robot Sets
  • Access to team roster to register team members including mentors and participants.

Team Registration fee does not include shipping and handling, registration to FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival events, nor guarantees that remote or in-person Festival events are available in your area. Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary.

Additional cost considerations Include:

  • New FIRST LEGO League Explore teams can expect to pay approximately $400 for team registration and a reusable LEGO Education SPIKETM Essential set.
  • Veteran teams will pay less since the LEGO Education SPIKE Essential or WeDo 2.0 sets can be used year after year. Team registration must be purchased every season.
  • FIRST Program Delivery Partners run FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival events which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements. Partners may charge an additional fee to participate in their Festival events, and those fees are set and collected by the Partner.

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FIRST Lego League Challenge (Ages 9-14)

Team Registration for FIRST LEGO League Challenge for the 2022/2023 season is $250 and includes:

  • Official FIRST LEGO League Challenge team number
  • Access to printed and digital season materials
    • Resources include the Team Meeting guide, Robot Game Rulebook, static and interactive version of the Engineering Notebook, and a library of other tools and resources you can use throughout the year.
  • Real-world, real-time support and resource sharing through our new Professional Learning Community
  • Eligibility to participate in the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award
  • Ability to register and compete in remote or in-person FIRST LEGO League Challenge events (varies by region)
  • Access to the FIRST storefront to purchase the Challenge Set and discounted LEGO Robot Sets
  • Access to team roster to register team members including mentors and participants

Team Registration fee does not include shipping and handling, the Challenge Set, registration to FIRST LEGO League Challenge events, nor guarantees that remote or in-person events are available in your area.  Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary.

Additional cost considerations:

  • New FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams can expect to pay approximately $900 for team registration, the Challenge Set, and a reusable robot kit of parts.
  • Veteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year. Team registration and the Challenge Set must be purchased every season.
  • FIRST Program Delivery Partners run FIRST LEGO League Challenge events which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements.  Partners may charge an additional fee to participate in their events, and those fees are set and collected by the partner.

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Register Your Team

Registering for FLL is a two-level registration process starting with the national FIRST® registration. When you complete the short process (around 20 minutes) and pay your registration fee, you will receive an official team number and other supplemental materials.

Once your team is registered with FIRST® nationally, the coach or team representative should register with FIRST in Texas. Registering with FIRST in Texas for FLL will allow you the opportunity to compete in local competitions, qualifiers, and regional championships.  Please see registration links below.

More About FLL

FLL Challenge Competition Video