FIRST® LEGO® League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.


First Lego League is for young people aged 4 to16 years, working in teams of up to ten students with a supporting adult coach. Each year, First Lego League releases a new challenge for the teams.

There are three age categories:ages 4-6 years (Discover), 6-9 years (Explore) and 9-16 years (Challenge).

IET funding is available for FIRST LEGO League to be run flexibly in schools this academic year. The deadline for applying for the funding is the 26th November.  It is still possible to get involved with this with our teacher-led programmes and there are  have video tutorials to guide you through the sessions with fully prepared resources!

The challenge involves a robot game and a research project, and students will need to demonstrate the First Lego League core values throughout all their work.

Teams usually have twelve to sixteen weeks to work on the challenge before they compete in their chosen Regional Tournament.

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