FIRST® LEGO® League
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is an international robotics and innovation program. FLL ignites enthusiasm for science, engineering and technology in boys and girls ages 9 to 14.
Youth solve real-world challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a themed playing field. FLL teams discover exciting careers and contributions to society.
FLL teams participate in four equally weighted aspects of competition.
Robots have 2 minutes 30 seconds to complete missions on a 4′ x 8′ playing field. Teams earn points based on performance in these missions.
Team members explain their robot design and programming to judges. Judges ask questions about team members' roles and individual understanding.
Each year the Challenge theme has a presentation topic. Teams research and present creatively to judges. Judges ask questions about their understanding of the topic.
Teams are judged on their teamwork skills and interactions. Communication, respect, responsibility and problem solving skills are part of the competition.
The Idaho FLL Season
- Spring/Summer/Fall: Teams organize.
- May 7, 2015: Registration opens. Purchase the new field setup kit and mat. For new teams, purchase a robot kit.
- Aug.: Challenge revealed.
- Teams begin designing and programming robot.
- Oct. 13-27, 2015: Idaho Qualifying Tournament application and payment. Team placement is based on region. Once registration closes you will be emailed about payment processing.
- Dec. 12: Qualifying Tournaments in
- Idaho Falls
- Twin Falls
- Coeur d'Alene
- Jan. 16, 2016: North State Championship in Moscow
- Jan. 30, 2016: South State Championship in Twin Falls
- April 27, 2016: FLL World Festival in St. Louis, Missouri