IRST LEGO League Jr. is a hands-on program for ages 6-9 that is designed to capture children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be explored through research, teamwork, critical thinking and imagination.

Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams use LEGO building elements to create a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey. The culmination of the hard work for many teams is the participation in the iSPACE FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo. Volunteer reviewers at the Expo interview the teams to learn about their LEGO Model and Show Me poster. All of the teams are celebrated and leave with an award.

The iSPACE FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo will be held in conjunction with the iSPACE District FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament on January 21, 2017. The Expo is open to teams from any state.

The Global Challenge Release Date is August 1, 2016!


Starting a Team

Teams may be made up of members from a school, church, scout troop, club or group of friends. It is often necessary to form a new team since existing teams may not be adding new members. A starting point is the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Information  webpage. Note: Neither iSPACE nor FIRST creates teams, hosts teams or places students onto teams.

  1. Recruit 2-6 students between the ages of 6-9. Each team needs one or more adults (18 or older) as coaches/mentors. An adult can coach multiple teams. Coaches DO NOT need robot or technical experience.
  2. Register the team with FIRST. Registration is open from August through mid-April.
  3. Register below for the iSPACE FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo that is held in conjunction with the iSPACE District FLL Robotics Tournament on January 21, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Other FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo events may be held – check the Ohio affiliate partner for more information. Register for the January 21, 2017 iSPACE FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo – EXPO is FULL!

Download iSPACE Starting a FIRST LEGO League Jr. Team flyer.

Expected Costs:

Costs are based on last year’s prices for a new team.
$75 Team Registration Fee
$35 iSPACE FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo Registration Fee (Expo is optional but highly encouraged)

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