FIRST LEGO League Challenge & Season Info

The TRASH TREKSM  Challenge asks teams to explore the hidden but fascinating world of trash, from collection, to sorting, to smart production, and reuse. They must also invent a solution to help our trash problem and create their own LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to accomplish trash-themed “missions” on a playing field, and show how well they practice FIRST LEGO League Core Values.


Proven, verifiable impact! FIRST LEGO League’s positive impact on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in attending college.

Team Basics

The really cool thing about FIRST LEGO League is…all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Read more about resources, time frame, commitment, and skills required.

Start a FIRST LEGO League Team

FIRST LEGO League gives elementary and middle school students and their adult Coaches the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem.

Cost & Registration

What does it cost to participate? Costs for fielding a FIRST LEGO League vary depending on what level of participation.

Event Experience

A chance to shine! Each FIRST LEGO League season culminates with regional tournaments and championships where teams show off what they learned and invented, and compete with their robots.  Some teams earn an invitation to FIRST LEGO League World Festival held in St. Louis, where teams from all over the world meet and compete. 

FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation

The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE is designed to encourage and assist teams to further develop their innovative solutions to real-world problems.

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