This robotics season, we’re stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating. In RePLAYSM, FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge students will explore the activities we can do in different spaces for play and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involved.
Get started by signing up below to receive details about the season, resources for remote participation, and how to join our accessible, fun hands-on learning program.
Opportunities to play are all around us. In the RePLAY Challenge, the creativity of young minds will transform spaces – from open fields to empty parking lots – into opportunities to play. What activities can we create there? How can the games and the places where we play change to reflect the people playing or the equipment we have?
This season, FIRST LEGO League Challenge participants will harness their natural curiosity and use their critical thinking and imagination to explore what future spaces for play will look like. Guided by adult mentors and working as a team, students will apply their STEM skills to participate in an Innovation Project to solve a real-world problem, build and program a LEGO® robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based Robot Game.
Are you ready to play? Join the FIRST LEGO League community for RePLAY, part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season, FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE CHALLENGE
Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-16* engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.
A group of up to 10 students (ages 9-16*) and at least two adult coaches make up a FIRST LEGO League Challenge team. No technical experience is required, and all skills levels and interests are welcome. Our guides break down the season into 12 accessible sessions and provide starting points for exploration into the season Challenge and Robot Game.
*ages 9-14 US/CAN
Season registration ($225) includes the 2020-2021 team participation fee and printed copies of the Team Meeting Guide, Robot Game Rulebook, and student Engineering Notebooks. Your team will need an exclusive RePLAY Challenge Set ($75) that includes LEGO mission models and Challenge mat and is available for purchase with your season registration.
New teams will also need either a LEGO® Education SPIKETM Prime ($410) or LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 ($535), which are reusable and can be purchased through FIRST. We also recommend an electronic device, such as a laptop or tablet for your team to research their Challenge and code their robot.
Prices do not include applicable tax or shipping.
The FIRST LEGO League Challenge season culminates with tournaments, where teams present their Innovation Project and receive valuable feedback from volunteer judges on their robot, code, and invention. The final test comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score. Tournaments vary by region and run from November – April.
FIRST Program Delivery Partners run local FIRST LEGO League Challenge tournaments, which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements. Team Registration does not guarantee that events are available in your area. Partners may charge an additional fee to participate in their events, and those fees are set and collected by the Partner.
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