Plus, FIRST students helping during the COVID-19 pandemic featured in Forbes
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Exciting news from FIRST® LEGO® League

Earlier this month we unveiled a refreshed look for FIRST® LEGO® League. Same program and impact, now with a simple, easy-to-understand structure. FIRST LEGO League is now one program, encompassing ages 4-16* / grades PreK-8, with three divisions:

  • FIRST® LEGO® League Discover (ages 4-6 / grades PreK-1)
  • FIRST® LEGO® League Explore (ages 6-10 / grades 2-4)
  • FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (ages 9-16* / grades 4-8)

With this change, FIRST® transitions from four programs to three: FIRST LEGO League, FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition. We hope to inspire even more audiences and reinforce the value and excitement of our life-changing programs. See our new look at

*ages vary by country


FIRST and LEGO® Education have released the official video teaser for the FIRST LEGO League Challenge RePLAYSM season and exclusive photos of the FIRST LEGO League Explore/Discover PLAYMAKERSSM season sets on the new FIRST LEGO League Facebook page. The RePLAY and PLAYMAKERS season Challenges kick off August 4, 2020, part of the 2020-2021 FIRST GAME CHANGERSSM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, season.


Watch the teaser

Celebrate grads tomorrow at FIRST Signing Day on FIRSTtv

In conjunction with FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2468 “Team Appreciate,” FIRST is proud to host FIRST Signing Day 2020! Join us for a celebration in honor of our graduating seniors, share your post-grad plans, and learn how you can stay involved with FIRST for years to come. Teams and individuals can sign up here. Be sure to tune in to FIRSTtv on Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. ET to watch the show. Join the conversation on social media with #FSD2020.

FIRST students fighting COVID-19 featured in Forbes

Forbes recently highlighted "8 Under 18" trailblazers who are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic – and four of them are FIRST students working with their teams to help others and make a positive impact.  Kudos to FIRST Robotics Competition Teams 5653 "Iron Mosquitoes," 503 "Frog Force" (sponsored by Siemens, Ford Motor Company, and BOSCH) and 8002 "The Knack Team" (sponsored by John Deere, GE Healthcare, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Schneider Electric, and Rockwell Automation) and FIRST Tech Challenge Team 8728 "Bionic Wolves." Like countless other FIRST teams across the globe, these young people exemplify what FIRST is all about: preparing students to tackle the world's greatest challenges. Read more on Forbes.
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