FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. (ages 6-10) focuses on building early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge using research, critical thinking, and imagination.
Designed to introduce STEM concepts and 21st century skills to students ages 6-10, while engaging them through a brand they know and love—LEGO®.
Guided by adult coaches and FIRST® Core Values: discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork, and fun.
Students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they learned at a season-ending Expo.
A team is 2-6 students, ages 6-10, and two or more adult coaches—with the desire to solve problems as a team. All skill levels are welcomed and needed. No technical experience is required.
Once your team is registered, you have a wealth of information at your fingertips in our Resource Library. We give you a head start by announcing the theme months ahead of time — so you can begin researching with your team. Once the Challenge is released (August), teams will receive season-specific information, including Team Meeting Guides and Engineering Notebooks.
There are never any “per student” fees; all costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group. Fees for annual team registration, a LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 set, and event participation cost approximately $350 per team. There are many fundraising opportunities and grants available for teams who need extra help.
I was excited about the new ideas my son would learn about engineering, teamwork, and good values…He comes home excited to tell us about the new things he learned.
“...to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” — Dean Kamen, Founder