2020/21 theme:

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore. is an international engineering and computing programme – run in the UK by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), based around teamwork, problem-solving and fun!

Groups of up to six 6-9-year-olds research a project based on a theme supplied by the IET, to identify potential real-world problems, design a solution and build a LEGO® model to demonstrate the solution. Projects are typically worked on during school LEGO® clubs, Scouting/Guiding groups or with friends/family outside of school hours over a 6-8 week period, culminating at our presentation day.

The season called PLAYMAKERS is now open. Watch the video below and read on to find out how to register!

Technology

At the LEGO® model core, the teams use LEGO® WeDo 2.0 components that help develop children’s programming skills through a computer or tablet-based drag-and-drop programming language.

Show-me poster

Teams are encouraged to create a show-me poster that illustrates the different aspects of the journey of their projects and their thinking behind it. These can be any size from flat A3 sheets to full self-standing cardboard boards, be creative and bring them along to the Expo presentation day.

FLL Explore Festival day

Date: Saturday 15th May 2021
Venue: Brightfield Business Hub, Bakewell Rd, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6XU

On the day of the FLL Explore Festival, teams come together to present their projects to a panel of reviewers to demonstrate their efforts working as a team and sharing their progress.

There is no right or wrong way to construct the LEGO® model and it is not a competition.

Please note: This event is only open to registered teams and their families. No general public spectating is permitted.

Everyone’s a winner!

Awards are given to all teams based on various categories so every STEM adventurer that takes part goes home a winner!

Costs

Every FLL Explore team will need the LEGO® WeDo 2.0 (approx £147 RRP*) and the current season’s FLL Inspire Set which is included as part of the registration fee (£30*).

Registration costs are paid directly to the IET who will send out your Inspire Set for the current season along with materials for the team.

If you already have the WeDo 2.0 then you are good to go, you can use the kit year on year for future expos or your own projects.

Signing up a team

Teams register directly via the IET’s website, click the button below.

COVID-19 Measures

Whilst we do not know what the situation will be like in May 2021, we are aiming at holding a physical festival based on current COVID-19 guidelines with procedures around hygiene and social distancing.

In addition, an exciting new online platform has been developed to allow FIRST LEGO teams to upload photos of their projects.  In the event that a physical festival cannot go ahead safely we will be utilising the online platform and other digital resources to ensure the festival is as enjoyable as possible!

For all teams we advise that you follow your current local guidelines on what is safe and permitted, whether in school, out of school club or an in-home setting.

Register now