How old does my child need to be to join a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. team?
The FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. program is designed for young people ages 6 – 10 and K – 4th grades.
What is an Expo event?
Expo events are available to all FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams registered with FIRST® Washington to showcase their projects for the current season. A typical event will last approximately 2-3 hours and are often held in conjunction with FIRST® LEGO® League, or FIRST® Robotics Competition events across the state. FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams must pay FIRST® Washington a participation fee, which includes team registration and Expo events, which must be paid at least a week prior to your event.
Registration Note: Each team that registers for an event will be sent an invoice of $50/team. This must be paid at least a week prior to your event. Payment using the invoice can be made with a credit card. If you need to send a check or purchase order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Register for an FLL Jr. Expo event: Coming soon!
Registration Note: Each team that registers for an event will be sent an invoice of $50/team. This must be paid at least a week prior to your event. Payment using the invoice can be made with a credit card. If you need to send a check or purchase order, contact email@example.com
To find the current schedule of EXPO events, go to the Events Calendar and search for “expo”
What is the cost of a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. team?
Here are some basic cost parameters for teams:
FIRST® offers many fundraising opportunities and teams are encouraged to create their own. Grants are also available, as well as sponsorships provided locally, regionally and nationally by many corporations.
FIRST® believes that no team that wants to participate should have to decline due to a lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.
Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. works with experts in the field to create a Challenge that relates to an important real-world issue. The end result of the design process is a Challenge with two defined parts – the Show Me Poster and the Model.
Show Me Poster
The Show Me Poster requires teams to illustrate their research and team journey. It provides an opportunity for them to share what they studied, what they learned, and to show information about the team and each team member.
– Create a Show Me Poster using a flat poster board or tri-fold presentation board.
– Use words, drawings, photos, and small objects to tell about what they have learned during their Challenge research.
– Show where they hunted for answers and describe the people they spoke with on their journey.
– Describe their Model.
– Tell about the team itself.
The Model gets teams moving! Teams build a representation of what they are researching, based off the Challenge.
– Design a Model made of LEGO® parts. Teams are provided with the Inspire Set, which was created just for FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams. It contains 700+ LEGO elements, including those needed to build the exclusive Inspire Model.
– Teams must use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 or WeDO to build and program.
– Use your imagination as you design and build. Be creative!
What is the size of a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. team?
FLL Jr. teams have up to six students ages 6-10, and two coaches who are 18 years or older. If you have more students wanting to join, you can always start another team for them!
Youths are responsible for researching the given challenge and creating a solution for it. The coaches and mentors are there to guide them and organize logistics for the team.