FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a team based robotics competition for middle school students (age 9-14) and is part of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program. Each year teams design and build robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, and present a project based on the competition theme.
The FLL program is based on a set of Core Values which must be upheld by all FLL team members:
- We are a team.
- We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
- We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism in everything we do.
- We have fun.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. FIRST is supported by a strong network of sponsors and volunteers.
FIRST provides the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC®) for students in Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18), the FIRST LEGO League (FLL®) for Grades 4-8 (ages 9 to 14) , and the Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL™) for Grades K-3 (ages 6 to 9). For more information, visit www.usfirst.org.
About the LEGO® Group
The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality, creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough." For more information, visit www.lego.com.