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How does FIRST LEGO League Explore Work?

Register your Team

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore is for young people aged 6-9 years (1st - 5th Class), working in teams of up to 4 students with a supporting adult coach.  We have teams taking part from schools (in class and after school), volunteer groups, youth clubs and more.  

Complete the Challenge

 Each year FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new challenge for the teams. The challenge involves teams designing and building a robotic LEGO Model using LEGO Education SPIKE Essential or WeDo 2.0 and the FIRST LEGO League Explore Set along with creating a Show Me Poster.

Attend a Regional or In-School Showcase

Present your robotic model and Show Me Poster to your peers and adults at one of our regional showcase events or host your own event in your school.  We have lots of support to help you along your journey.

What do FIRST LEGO League Explore teams do?

1. Research the Challenge

Each year a theme related to a real word topic poses a challenge to teams. Teams will need to research the topic in order to progress through the challenge.

2. Develop an Innovative Solution

Teams must develop an innovative solution and present their findings (in imaginative ways!) to a team of reviewers and their peers.

3. Design and Build

Teams prototype their solution using the Explore Set and LEGO Education SPIKE Essential or WeDo 2.0 sets. They code and engineer moving components into their models.

4. Show your findings

Children showcase their learning journey at the end of the programme with a Celebration Event, which involves showcasing their project and innovative solution.

What do we need to take part in FIRST LEGO League Explore?


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What supports are available?

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Since 2010 Learnit has been on a mission to ‘inspire the creators of tomorrow by making learning fun for the children of today’ and FIRST® LEGO® League is our vehicle for this mission! It is a great honour to be the delivery partner for FIRST LEGO League in Ireland.

We are a small family business with a big (LEGO shaped) heart! We absolutely love LEGO. Everything we do revolves around bringing together some ‘plastic bricks’ to enable children, young adults and adults the opportunity to discover and build their understanding of how the world around them is shaped and enable them to harness the power of their own imaginations so that they can shape the world that they live in to be more sustainable, equitable and inclusive.

At our core, Learnit is also about something much broader and more inclusive. It is about using the creative practice of design, building and coding to strengthen our children and teenagers to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.


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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has been the operational partner of FIRST® LEGO® League since 2012. We are proud to work alongside FIRST and LEGO Education as one of 110 countries that FIRST LEGO League is now delivered in.

We are one of the world’s largest engineering institutions. Along with our partner organisations, we’re passionate about inspiring and supporting students with their STEM studies, helping them to develop valuable skills for the engineering sector and the wider economy.

We support STEM teachers by providing a range of resources linked to the UK curriculum and partnering with organisations (such as Learnit) to create experiences that inspire teachers and students alike.

We are recognised by LEGO Education as one of the top-performing partners and are leading the way in terms of resource development and team support. We are one of eight countries that sit on the Partner Executive Advisory Committee, which informs the future and direction of the global programme. 


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Bechtel have been supporting FIRST® LEGO® League in the UK and Ireland for several years as the National Sponsor and they run the London West FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge regional tournament.

Bechtel is one of the world’s most respected engineering, construction and project management companies. They design and build mega-projects like railways, airports, bridges, power solutions and water systems to support the planet’s growing population. Bechtel is also involved in environmental clean-ups and helping communities prepare for and rebuild after natural disasters.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, their 53,000 employees work on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information visit Bechtel’s website.

Building for the future is what we do every day. An important part of that is supporting schools all over the world to help engage students in science and technology. We are delighted to support students in the UK and Ireland in this exciting robotics competition that encourages innovation and helps to build tomorrow’s engineers.

Peter Dawson, President of Bechtel’s global civil infrastructure business.

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