FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) engages youth in hands-on STEM exploration. This guided program for ages 4 through 14 is often the first spark igniting a love for robotics and a passion for STEM.

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FLL is built around theme-based challenges to engage youth in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST Core Values, which emphasizes teamwork, discovery, and innovation, while providing a constructive and exciting environment.

Combining entry-level coding robots with LEGO-constructed game fields, FLL is an exciting and intriguing way to encourage youth to get involved in STEM.  Participants learn how to strategize, design, code and build their robots, but STEM and robotics education are just a portion of the benefits that students receive from participation in FLL. 

FLL participants develop valuable life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration, communication and often develop higher levels of self-confidence.  As FLL games are built to address real-world challenges, participants not only learn about solutions, but have fun while becoming contributing members of their local communities.

FLL Resources

If your team hasn't registered for an event yet, please reach out to our FLL Program Manager, Gabe to get you started!

Get excited for the SUPERPOWERED season! Below is this year's game information and general resources/links from FIRST.
Official FIRST Site
Official FIRST FLL Site
FIRST Resource Library
Official FIRST YouTube

Here are some resources to help you with your robot! If your team had resources they would like to share, please email

Google Drive Folder for Robot Resources
EV3 - Find Ideas with Rebrickable

Here are some resources to help you with your innovation project! If your team had resources they would like to share, please email
Judging Session Flowchart
FIRST's Innovation Resources

Each year hundreds of individuals give their time, energy, and creativity to help bring the NYC FIRST experience to thousands of youth across the city. Volunteers, like you, are essential to making our programs possible. Our volunteers have the unique opportunity, either as a judge or referee, to watch our young participants learn, invent, and compete, all while having a lot of fun at the competitions! 

To get started with your volunteer journey, sign up on the FIRST website and follow the directions for Event Volunteering (search NYC in the ‘Event, City or Venue’ box to see the list of our events). If you need any assistance in signing up, please Contact Us.

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