FIRST LEGO League Challenge

About our FIRST LEGO League Challenge Season

Over the course of roughly 12 weeks, teams of students in grades 4-8 engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO® robot and conducting a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem related to the annual theme. The 2023-2024 season features a STEAM themed game called MASTERPIECE. Teams will need to come up with creative ideas for ways to share ideas with audiences and communicate with audiences of any size.

PROGRAM GRANTS – The Coalition awards grants for teams to register for competition, purchase parts and tools, and travel to events. 57 FIRST LEGO®  League Challenge teams received Coalition program grants in the 2022–2023 school year.

EVENTS – FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams prepare all season to compete at FIRST Mid-Atlantic sponsored tournaments, where judges provide valuable feedback on their robot, code, and Innovation Project. The final test of their work comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score and the chance to advance to a local championship. A Coalition run year-end competition event called RoboJawn caps off the season.

To learn more about the 2023 season and tournament in Philadelphia, check out this season’s information page.