FIRST LEGO League - Challenge (Ire/UK)

Lead a hands-on STEM programme in your school or community for 9-16 year olds.


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FIRST LEGO League - Challenge (Ire/UK)


FIRST LEGO League - Challenge (Ire/UK) "Welcome to FIRST® LEGO® League on ChangeX. FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is designed for 9-16 year-olds and helps kids to develop critical STEM skills. This guide provides an overview of what's involved in getting the programme up and running in your school or community group. By completing the 30 Day Challenge here on ChangeX, you can access funding to cover the costs of the programme. Myself and the team at IET will then support you through the process in your school." - Andy Robinson-Noades, IET FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Coordinator.

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This can be done during curriculum time in 1 lesson per week

Register for your Class Pack with the IET

As you work through your 30 Day Challenge on ChangeX, you can go ahead and register officially with the IET to participate in the RePLAY season! You can register through this link.

Once you've registered, you'll receive a welcome email from the IET team and your Class Pack provides enough equipment for 30 children containing:

  • 2 x Challenge Sets – season themed field mats and exclusive sets of LEGO® elements to build season-specific mission models.
  • 1 x Class Pack Guide - guidance, management tips, and best practices for how to implement the programme and instructions on how to run your own tournament.
  • 2 x Team Meeting Guides - guidance and lesson plans on how to run 12 sessions and end with a celebration event. It includes learning outcomes, tips, clean-up pointers, and checkpoints to monitor the teams’ progress.
  • 10 x Engineering Notebooks – team workbooks to record ideas, notes, and sketches. Each workbook provides a guided 12-session experience, including an introduction activity, session tasks, and concluding with the teams sharing what they learned and accomplished.
  • 5 x Robot Game Rulebooks - everything needed for the robot game. Contains field set-up instructions, mission descriptions, and the rules teams must follow.
  • 30 x LEGO® medals and lanyards
  • 1 x Build your own Small LEGO® Trophy

Purchase 4 x LEGO Education SPIKE Primes

Purchase your 4 x LEGO Education SPIKE Primes here or here. You will also need access to compatible devices to download the SPIKE Prime programming software.



Explore the full set of teacher resources here

Receive Class Pack and your kits, read through Team Meeting Guide and get your equipment ready

Once you receive your Class Pack and SPIKE Primes as well as all the information in your welcome email, you’ll be almost ready to go. Have a read through your Team Meeting Guide in your pack and plan your first session by having a look through all the kit and resources online!

Run your first session!

Now you're ready to go with your very first session. Keep working through all of the resources on the IET (UK) or  LearnIT (Ireland) websites to make sure you have all you need.