“FIRST LEGO League is like a roller coaster with many twists and turns that always leads to thrilling new experiences.”
– Alison, Ananya, Ritvik, Pranav, Andrew, Jonathan, Vishnu, Mihir, Neil, and Coaches Mark and Jay of Geared UP!, Team #20
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“I have been coaching FIRST LEGO League teams for the past 5 years. Although students get excited about the robot missions, the dynamic FIRST LEGO League research topics are what keep them motivated and coming back year after year. Virginia + Washington, D.C. does an extraordinary job of promoting research and the FLL core values among these young scientists.”
– Balaji Subramaniam, Coach of The Wild Things, Team #15468
“FIRST is a great program that inspired us to explore science and technology beyond what we were doing in school. It helped us to recognize the many ways STEM can improve the world. We realized this in our very first FLL season and could not wait for the next season to begin. We were hooked!”
– Aaraj, Alex, Sanjana, Siona, Vishnu, Zach, and Coach Vij of Team Positive Aftermath #6371
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“FIRST LEGO League has taught me to use my creative energy in a constructive way to solve problems. I also learned that it is OK to be a girl interested in science and robotics and I am not alone. It has shown me that I can make a difference if I set my mind to it. FLL has opened new doors for me in the world of science and I hope it will open new doors for others.“
– Abigail Henshaw of Team Dynamite Twisters #6331
Imagine . . .
- A program so engaging that students across the globe can’t wait to learn
- Kids solving problems that have a real, meaningful impact on the world today
- Students having fun, working together and practicing relevant science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in a whole new way
Two organizations bring these visions to life through FIRST® LEGO® League:
Virginia + Washington, D.C. is the largest FIRST LEGO League group in the world with over 600 teams and more than 20 regional qualifying tournaments and events in Virginia and Washington D.C.
Want to leave your mark? Get involved with FIRST LEGO League in Virginia + Washington, D.C. this season!
2015 – Trash Trek
We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, 290,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash!
2014 – World Class
In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS℠ Challenge, over 230,000 children ages 9 to 14 from over 70 countries redesigned how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams taught adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn. Get ready for a whole new class—FLL WORLD CLASSSM!
2013 – Nature’s Fury
Prepare. Stay safe. Rebuild.
In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 14 from over 70 countries explored the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams discovered what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play.
2012 – Senior Solutions
Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities?
2011 – Food Factor
Keeping Food Safe
Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the ways we get safe, healthy food to consumers?
2010 – Body Forward
Through the Body Forward™ Challenge, FLL teams explored the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering to discover innovative ways to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions, and maximize the body’s potential, with the intended purpose of leading happier and healthier lives.
See more about challenges on the FIRST LEGO League website.