FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a competition that is apart of an international organisation called FIRST®. FIRST® stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology". Each year FIRST® releases a theme for each of it's competitions, FLL, FTC and FRC and also releases the new seasons challenges. FLL consists of 3 main parts each related to that years them: core values, project and robot game.
The core values are the heart and soul of FIRST®, these are gracious professionalism and coopertition, they are shown through the FLL values of (forgot the first one) innovation, inclusion, impact, teamwork and fun! Based upon the theme for that year students find a problem and research and coonsult with experts to create an innovative solution. In the robot game teams use the LEGO® Mindstorms robotics kit or SPIKE Prime kit to design/build an autonomous robot to complete challenges on a field.
So you've heard about this amazing competition and are ready to start your own team?
We're here to help!
On this page we will provide you with links to resources and information that we have used and think will help you to get involved and make the most of your first season!
Starting a team
LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 Core Set
LEGO Mindstorms Expansion Set
LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set
LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Expansion Set
Practice Kits (If available)
*please contact STEMspot if FIRST don't have any availability, we have a list of teams in Melbourne that don't mind sharing!
Table for Robot Game (Build Instructions)
Extra Parts by FLL tutorials
How many kits should I buy?
Module 1 - Introducing Core Values and teamwork skills
Module 2 - Researching and programming basics
Module 3 - Narrowing the problem and designing the robot
Module 4 - Identifying a problem and building attachments
Module 5 - Selecting a problem and programming missions
Module 6 - Creating the presentation and refining the robot
Module 7 - Presentation practice and robot judging preparation
Module 8 - Preparing for the tournament
EV3 Lesson Plans
Spike Prime Lesson Plans
EV3 Lessons - Beginner
EV3.com - Basic Programming
5127x FLL Rookie bot design
Robot Designs by FLL Tutorials
Robot Designs by EV3 Tutorials
The LEGO Technic Idea Book Series
Free PDF Books
Innovation Project Checklist