Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-14* engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering - building and programming a LEGO® robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.
*ages vary by country
Robot Game - Teams build a robot using a reusable LEGO® MINDSTORMS® or LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime kit that they programme to autonomously complete a series of missions on a season-specific field to score as many points as possible.
Innovation Project - Teams must research and design an innovative solution to a real-world problem relevant to the annual Challenge theme.
Robot Design - Teams must explain the process of designing, building, and programming their LEGO robot.
Core Values - Teams express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition (ie cooperative competition) through our Core Values:
• Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
• Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
• Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
• Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
• Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
• Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
What you can do
Teachers and coaches are fully supported with comprehensive resources available to download on the FIRST LEGO League webpage, training videos, digital assets, and support.
You can sign up by clicking "Register" at the top of the page, complete the 30 Day Challenge to get grant funding to cover all the costs associated with delivering the programme in your school or community group and the team at the IET will support you through the process.