MN FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-9)

What IS FIRST® LEGO® League…
FIRST® LEGO® League in Minnesota (MN FLL®) is part of an international robotics program that includes more than 200,000 kids in 63 countries. 

Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem correlated to the yearly theme (the Project), all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements; the Robot Game, the Project, and FLL Core Values make up what is called The Challenge. 


The Challenge
Each year the details of the yearly Challenge are released in August. Teams typically meet twice a week to fulfill three criteria to be used in judging at regional events:

  • The Robot Game   
    Using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot kit, teams design, build and program an autonomous robot to achieve specific missions inspired by the yearly Challenge. Teams compete in three 2.5 minute rounds and are evaluated on mechanical design, programming, design innovation & strategy. 
  • The Project
    In conjunction with the yarly theme, teams conduct research to solve a real-world problem, develop an innovative solution and present and share their work at the competition and within their communities. They are evaluated in research, innovative solution and presentation.
  • Core Values 
    The 8 Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. Teams are evaluated on HOW they work together, as well as inspiration, teamwork and gracious professionalism.

This team-based, hands-on, competitive robotics program provides challenging and exciting learning opportunities for young people. It spurs innovation, develops teamwork and leadership skills and promotes excitement in science and technology.  Visit the FIRST website for more program details.


High Tech Kids, in partnership with FIRST®, brings FIRST® LEGO® League to Minnesota.

Due to our partnership with FIRST, we are unable to place children on teams or share coach contact information. If you are interested in finding an existing team, please try the FIRST Team Up Forum