Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams of up to 10 members, in grades 4-8 , research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
Florida FLL Contacts
For more information about programs in your area or to learn how to start a team, please contact one of the program organizers listed here. Visit our Calendar page to find events in your area to enjoy. All FIRST events are free and open to the public.
- Website: Central Florida FIRST LEGO League
- Partner: Michael Schweim
- Contact: Contact@CentralFloridaRobotics.org
West Central Florida
- Website: Renaissance Jax
- Partners: Mark McCombs & Kathy Carswell
- Contact: Team Inquiries & General Inquiries
- Website: FIRST LEGO League NW Florida Region
- Partner: Beth Hanning: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: South Florida FIRST LEGO League
- Partner: Stacey Jones: email@example.com
About FIRST LEGO League
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Introduces students in elementary through middle school grades to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
FIRST LEGO League in Florida
FLL started in Florida in 2001 with 40 teams, and a State tournament in Cocoa Beach. In 2016 there were nearly 800 teams statewide. The state is divided into five regions run by volunteer FIRST LEGO League Partners. From the single state tournament, FLL in Florida now hosts more than 50 qualifying tournaments, and five regional tournaments, from which winners proceed to the FLL State Championship. Qualifying and Regional Tournaments are hosted by FLL teams, FTC or FRC teams.
The 2016 Challenge
The 2016 season challenge is called Animal Allies . Check out the game video below and visit the FIRST LEGO League page at FIRSTInspires.org for full season information or contact the regional partner in your area.