First Lego League

http://www.usfirst.org/ http://www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fll/
Kids 8-14 years old design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete theme-based tasks on an 8' x 4' competition table and present their solution to this season's research problem. Students are judged for technical knowledge of the robot, teamwork and a 5-minute research presentation. 20,000+ teams from 57 countries seek to go to St. Louis, MO for the FLL World Festival.

Cost to Participate:
Competition Table

$50-$60

one-time cost

Mindstorms NXT Robot

$300

one-time cost

Registration

$310

yearly cost

Tournament Fee

$40

yearly cost

1st-Year Start-up COST

$700


Annual COST

$350


When to Register: May-August

Length of Season: 1st week of September - 2nd Saturday in December

Regional Competitions: Held at various sites around Indiana beginning in
November. Indiana Championship Tournament held 2nd
Saturday in December and the World Festival is held in
April. (See FLL website for locations and dates.)

Size of Team: 10 members are allowed to compete, but many more may contribute
to the team.

Training for Coaches: Online and in-person training sessions are offered for free
through the FLL websites.