You will need the following materials per team:
- 1 FIRST LEGO League Explore set∗
- 1 Lego Education Lego Education Spike Essential robotics set
- Bluetooth enabled tablet, laptop or computer
- Engineering Notebooks for each team member∗
- Team Meeting Guides for Coaches∗
- Poster board and poster supplies
- A large tray or something similar to transport the team’s Lego model
∗ Will be included in Registration Fee.
Robotics sets for Explore
In 2021 Lego Education have launched a new robotics set for the First Explore program, the new Lego Education Spike Essential, will be use in future, although you will still be allowed to use the WeDo2.0, for years to come.
Spike Essential set
WeDo2.0 Core set
This is the older robotics set the team’s are using to do their Explore work. It can still be used for many years, but you can not buy it anymore.
Every year the Explore challenge theme change, so every year you will need a new Explore set. This set include all the Lego pieces to build the Explore models and also a playing field mat, on which the learners can display their Lego models.
Team Meeting Guide:
This is a practical guide for Coaches in which each session is outlined.
Each learner will receive an engineering notebook. In this book, learners can make notes or drawings of their designs. This book will help learners at a regional tournament or at a Class Pack Celebration event, to explain their work to the reviewers and to show their journey through the Explore season.
Tablet, laptop or Computer
Every team will need a Bluetooth enabled tablet, laptop or computer on which they can do their programming.
What does a team need for practise? Find a meeting space, such as as a classroom, playroom or garage. A table for the kids to build their Lego models on and for their laptop/tablet when they do programming, will be great.
◊ Keep in mind that a child can only be in 1 team for a season, but a Coach can have multiple teams.
Spike Essential sets can be bought from Hands on Technologies