FIRST LEGO League is a guided robotics competition, helping students in grades 4-8 and teachers to build a better future together.

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. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce. Students get to:

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FIRST LEGO League 2020-21 Season Changes:

Program: FIRST LEGO League

Type: Remote

Season: Season began August 4, 2020, fully remote competitions are tentatively scheduled for February and March 2021

Season Info: FIRST LEGO League RePlay Season Info

Registration: Team registration for the 2020-21 season is currently open. Log in to or set up your account at www.firstinspires.org to get started

Technologies Needed: Teams will still need to build a physical robot, access to an EV3 or Spike Prime kit is required. Teams should also be prepared to have reliable internet access and a device that can access Zoom

Details: It's the same FIRST LEGO League you know and love - but fully remote! Details about remote judging, remote robot games, and awards will be released at the end of September.


Program: Global Innovation Awards

Type: Remote

Season: Season began August 4, 2020, judging tentatively scheduled for February and March 2021

Season Info: Global Innovation Awards Season Info

Registration: Free to enter. Teams can be 1-10 students.

The formal Global Innovation Awards team registration will be open in September, but teams are encouraged to start working on their projects as soon as they can.

Technologies Needed: Teams should be prepared to have reliable internet access and a device that can access Zoom.

Details: The Global Innovation Awards is an extension to the FIRST LEGO League Innovation Project. Teams explore a problem, come up with a solution, and go above and beyond to explore how their solution can become a real product. Teams will research how to patent, prototype and start a business. They will then present a product pitch for the Global Innovation Awards judges. The top projects around the world will win $20,000! All judging will be held remotely this season and details will be released at the end of September.

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