FIRST LEGO League (FLL), for students ages 9 to 14, challenges teams with a real-world scientific problem of global importance. Using LEGO Mindstorms technology, teams of up to 10 students build a robot capable of completing multiple tasks on a three-dimensional playing field.
FLL encourages kids to think like scientists and engineers, while providing a fun, creative, hands-on and team-based learning experience.
Guided by a team coach and assisted by mentors, teams of up to 10 students:
- Research and solve a real-world problem based on the Challenge theme
- Present their research and solutions to judges at competition
- Build an autonomous robot using engineering concepts
Each region has an operational partner that executes and plans the qualifiers, championship and supplemental events along with our sponsors. Here in the District of Columbia, we have a close relationship with Virginia. As a result, event are planned considering the entire Virginia/DC region.
Learn more at Virginia/DC FIRST LEGO League. Here, you can sign up to volunteer at an event, find out how to start a team, or simply attend an event to join in on the magic!