This robotics season, we’re stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating. In RePLAYSMFIRST® LEGO® League Challenge students will explore the activities we can do in different spaces for play and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involve.

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Opportunities to play are all around us. In the RePLAY Challenge, the creativity of young minds will transform spaces – from open fields to empty parking lots – into opportunities to play. What activities can we create there? How can the games and the places where we play change to reflect the people playing or the equipment we have? 

This season, FIRST LEGO League Challenge participants will harness their natural curiosity and use their critical thinking and imagination to explore what future spaces for play will look like. Guided by adult mentors and working as a team, students will apply their STEM skills to participate in an Innovation Project to solve a real-world problem, build and program a LEGO® robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based Robot Game.


Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-16* engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigatesHead over to our Class Pack website for information on FIRST PreK-12 program implementation options for 30+ students the missions of a robot game.

Team Basics

A group of up to 10 students (ages 9-16*) and at least two adult coaches make up a FIRST LEGO League Challenge team. No technical experience is required, and all skills levels and interests are welcome. Our guides break down the season into 12 accessible sessions and provide starting points for exploration into the season Challenge and Robot Game.

Please note FIRST does not match children to existing teams due to our privacy policy. We encourage individuals looking for a team to contact their local schools, libraries, or youth organizations that may have a team in place or interest in starting one.

*ages 9-14 US/CAN

Registration & Materials

Season registration ($225) includes the 2020-2021 team participation fee and printed copies of the Team Meeting Guide, Robot Game Rulebook, and student Engineering Notebooks. Your team will need an exclusive RePLAY Challenge Set ($75) that includes LEGO mission models and Challenge mat and is available for purchase with your season registration. 

New teams will also need either a LEGO® Education SPIKETM Prime ($410) or LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 ($535), which are reusable and can be purchased through FIRST. We also recommend an electronic device, such as a laptop or tablet for your team to research their Challenge and code their robot.   

Head over to our Class Pack website for information on FIRST PreK-12 program implementation options for 30+ students