FIRST LEGO League is an international educational program. It was initiated in 1998 by the American foundation FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the LEGO company. In  Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the non-profit organization HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. organizes the educational program since 2002.

FIRST LEGO League, with its three offerings Discover, Explore and Challenge, accompanies and inspires students over several years and has a lasting impact on their STEM, teamwork and communication skills.

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We are active for STEM since over 20 years! It has always been our mission and passion to inspire children and young people for technology, science and teamwork. At FIRST LEGO League events, we celebrate the successes and results of teams and classes. Discover where FIRST LEGO League is happening near you. To the venues

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FIRST LEGO League allows you to participate as a school team or class, as well as an extracurricular or private group. Form a team or decide to participate as a class. You can register your team or class from the end of April. The real action starts in August when the seasonal tasks are published and the materials are sent out. Then it's time for you to build, program and research. At the end of the season, teams participate in an official FIRST LEGO League event. Classes will host an end-of-season event within the school. Learn more


We make an impact

92 %

increased interest in STEM subjects

71 %

increased problem-solving ability

83 %

increased ability,
to express one's own ideas

91 %

improved teamwork


children and young people have been reached by FIRST LEGO League since 2001.


regional partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland currently support us.


Teams have fun researching and programming at FIRST LEGO League 2023/24.


classes tinker, craft and work on the current tasks.

Partnering for education and innovation! We cooperate with companies, foundations and ministries.