FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Addendum

A-Z Guide

2018 FIRST® Championship Detroit
For overall event-specific info in Detroit, see Event A-Z Guide


During the 2017/2018 AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children navigated the uncharted waters of this important resource. Children explored where the water they use in their daily lives comes from, and what happens on water’s journey to them.

Coaches’ Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 3:30-4:00 pm
Location: Cobo Center – Level 1

Make sure that at least one of your team’s coaches is on-site and available to attend the Coaches’ Meeting. This is your opportunity to hear about important procedures and timelines, and it gives you the opportunity to ask questions. You will receive your team’s assigned reviewing time during this time. Don’t miss this important meeting!

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Awards Ceremony

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
Location: Grand River Ballroom B

Celebrate all the accomplishments of the season with other teams. Trophies will be presented, guest speakers will be in attendance, and many high-fives will be given.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Schedule

Visit the FIRST Championship App and/or the schedule tab on the website for a detailed schedule of events.

Load in/Setup

If your team must ship materials to Detroit, please work with your hotel to make shipment accommodations. FIRST will NOT be able to accept team shipments to the Cobo Center.

Teams will be asked to load-in and setup models and their “Team Expo Space” between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 26.

Number of Team Members

FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams comprise of 2-6 kids, ages 6-10. Teams may not have more than 6 members.


Your team will be assigned a reviewing time on Friday. Your team’s assignment will be given at the Coaches’ Meeting.

Team Badging/Check-in

Date: April 26
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Cobo Center – Expo Space

Teams will be able to print their badges at the Experient Kiosks in the Cobo Center. The Main Contact listed on the Experient website should receive an email containing a bar code one week prior to the event. The Main Contact can scan the barcode in the email or search for their team by team number/name.

After receiving your team’s badges, please proceed to the Expo Space (located in Room 140, Level 1) and head to the Team Registration Table to check-in your team and receive your assigned Expo Space, team gift, and detailed information about the event. Please make sure that team members are accompanied by an adult.

Team Expo Space

Your team will be assigned one table 6’ x 2.5’ (183 cm x 76 cm) with a small area to hang items behind and in front of your table. This will be your team’s space at the World Festival Expo.

You may decorate it in a way to showcase your country, your state, your project, and your unique and fun team identity. We encourage you to be creative, but please consider the following limitations and restrictions:

  • For safety reasons, your decorations must remain within this space.
  • Power will not be provided at your team’s expo space. Charging stations will be available and assigned to you team during the event.  We strongly encourage teams charge all electronics prior to arrival and bring all electronics with them at the end of each day.

Queuing Process

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