Team Stars and Stripes fist bumps at the South Idaho FIRST LEGO League Championship

Idaho FIRST LEGO League

(photo courtesy Twin Falls Times-News)
® LEGO® League (FLL) is an exciting international robotics and innovation program that 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 thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
  • Phases of Competition
    FLL teams participate in four equally weighted phases of competition:

    • Performance – Robots have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to complete missions on a 4′ x 8′ playing field. Teams earn points based on the robots performance in each of these missions.
    • Robot Design Judging – Team members interact with judges to explain robot design and programming approaches. Judges ask questions to determine team member roles and their individual understanding of the technical process.
    • Project Judging – A presentation topic is announced that ties to the Challenge theme. Teams perform research and prepare a presentation to present creatively in front of a team of judges. Judges ask a variety of questions to determine their understanding of the research topic.
    • Teamwork Judging – Teams are also judged on their teamwork skills and interactions. Communication, respect, responsibility, and problem solving skills are part of this competition
  • 2014 FLL Season Timeline
    May 5
    National Team Registration Opens
    May 13, 15, 20, 22 
    Coach and Team Training Sessions
    August 26 FLL World Class Challenge Announced
    Build Season
    Idaho Tournament Registration Opens
    Early December  Idaho Regional Qualifying Tournaments
    January, 2014
    North State Championship, Moscow, ID
    January, 2014
    South State Championship, Twin Falls, ID
    FLL World Festival
  • Qualifying Tournament Schedule
    Kuna High School, Eagle
    Dec. 6, 2014
    University Place, Idaho Falls
    Dec. 13, 2014
    Columbia High School, Nampa TBD
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston
    Dec. 6, 2014
    Robert Stuart Middle School, Twin Falls, Idaho
    Dec. 13, 2014
    Camp Four Echoes Girl Scout Camp, Worley
    Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
    Dec. 13, 2014
    Fruitland Middle School, Idaho
    Dec. 6, 2014
    Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
    Dec. 13, 2014
    North State Championship, University of Idaho, Moscow
    Jan. 24, 2015
    South State Championship, College of Southern Idaho
    Jan. 17, 2015