Best practices, questions and answers, sharing and networking: In addition to the regional partners, this year coaches of the 2020/21 season, volunteers, alumni and other friends of FIRST LEGO League are invited to our FIRST LEGO League Meetup 2020 on September 17 and 18.
For us, the reduction of the value added tax as of July 1 is a complex situation. After many discussions, we have decided to keep our communicated prices. In our detailed statement you will find the reasons.
Explore and develop together: In FIRST LEGO League, children and young adults find perfect challenges, exciting missions and relevant topics for every age. This is now reflected in the new names and logos.
The FIRST LEGO League Final Central Europe was cancelled as a precaution regarding the Covis-19 virus. This was detemined together by the organisers HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. and the Hochschule Offenburg on Friday, February, 29 2020.
Our mission is the promotion of young talent in the MINT sector. Our various educational programs inspire children and youth at an early age for science and technology. Unfortunately, in a few regions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, programs are not yet offered, so we are looking for partners for the new season.
The FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions in Central Europe run until mid-January 2020 and the FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions until late March – find all dates as download here. The evaluations of the individual FIRST® LEGO® League competitions are linked under “Results” on
The best teams of the FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions qualify for one of the eight semi-finals. From the semi-finals a total of 27 teams qualify for the final FLL Final Central Europe on March 6th–7th, 2020 at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
After the competition there is a long break for many FIRST® LEGO® League teams until it’s “3-2-1 LEGO!" time again. To bridge the time until the next season starts in August 2020, there is now the Off-Season Challenge.
We want to know from the teams that have participated in a competition in the CITY SHAPERSM season what effect the individual competition areas have had on the participants. We have developed a small impact survey for this purpose.
Together with our partner, the non-profit Nano Giants Academy we offer “Jumpstart Workshops” for new FIRST® LEGO® League Coaches in late winter and spring 2020r! All program aspects will be addressed, that the participating coaches need, to set a solid foundation for long-term success of their teams in the first season.
FIRST® LEGO® League Teams have registered in 77 competitions until mid October - more than ever before! Now they are busy programming and researching until they present their results on the topic CITY SHAPERSM at regional competitions! The first teams will start on Nov 16th, 2019 and the last regional competitions will
To ensure that everyone is at the same status on the day of the competition, teams, organisers, referees and judges can inform about FIRST® LEGO® League rulings on the season-specific FAQ website. Until the final, we will collect and publish any updates or explanations on
On Oct 11th we offered the FIRST® LEGO® League referee training in Central Europe exclusively as livestream. The video is now available on our YouTube channel as support for referees, competition organizers and teams. Take a look and get an overview of the most important rules and special features of the CITY SHAPERSM Robot Game on
For each competition in Central Europe, the teams are evaluated in the individual evaluation categories by judges or referees in the Robot Game using the evaluation sheets. For the CITY SHAPERSM season we have updated these sheets and they are now available online. They can be found under the menu item "Evaluation" in the individual evaluation categories
For most teams, the FIRST® LEGO® League regional competition is the highlight of the season where they want to show their best performance. For some, it continues into the Semi Finals and a total of 27 out of 1100 teams goes into the final final of the CITY SHAPERSM season. We are looking forward to organizing a great event with our partner, the Hochschule Offenburg, on Mar 6th and 7th, 2020, which will bring together the best teams
FIRST® LEGO® League CITY SHAPERSM season – at the moment there are 964 teams subscribed. 23 of 81 regions are full, but in all other regions teams may register for the next 3 weeks, as long as slots are available. For the 35 FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions there are 172 teams registered so far. An overview of available slots
FIRST® LEGO® League has grown over the years since we have started the program in Central Europe in the year 2001 and in the meantime we count over 80 institutions from education, science and economy. We are proud of this strong partner base and regularly honour long-term partners. In 2019 we could honour 18 regional partners
FIRST® LEGO® League Referee Live Training will take place on Oct 11th 2019 on the e-learning platform ILIAS. To prepare the referees for the CITY SHAPERSM season we once again provide this 1 hour video training and
In the welcome address to FIRST® LEGO® League the German Secretary of Education emphasizes the importance of STEM for today´s society! A participation in our programs FIRST® LEGO® League and RoboCup Junior is part of the certification criteria
Together with our partner non-profit Nano Giants Academy we offer “Jumpstart Workshops” for new FIRST® LEGO® League Coaches in September! All program aspects will be facilitated – so the participating coaches may set a solid foundation for longterm success of their teams in the first season. There are still places available for the events in Darmstadt (7.9.) and Leipzig (21.9.). You may subscribe online.
In order to have the same information base on the tournament day everybody (teams, organizers, referees) may inform on one central FAQ web page. Until the FLL Final we will collect and publish all updates and explanations about Robot Game, Research Project and FLL in general there. Please check regularly what is new and important! If you have questions yourselves please contact us via e-mail email@example.com or through our Facebook Page.
For FIRST® LEGO® League there have been profound changes compared to former seasons: we will regularly make you aware about the most important ones under the Hashtag #NEUbeiFLL on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Topics will be e.g. the new manuals, the software, new rules etc. Stop by!
With the help of supporters we are able to offer scholarships for our educational programs. There are still 3 FLL scholarships available from RS Components. And some partnerships between existing and new FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior teams which we call “Bring a Friend”. This program is supported by SAGE Foundation.
Since April there 810 teams have registered for the FIRST® LEGO® League Season CITY SHAPERSM. 10 of 83 regions are already completed, in all others subscriptions are open until Oct 13th 2019 the latest or as long there are places available: www.first-lego-league.org/en/season/tournaments.html. For the 35 FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions there are 114 teams registered until now.
In Sidney (Australia) team SAP Rocket from Dresden was able to gain the Champion´s Award at FIRST® LEGO® League Asia Pacific Invitational Championship. They out on top through a field of 48 teams from 45 countries
Since April there 630 teams have registered for the FIRST® LEGO® League Season CITY SHAPERSM. 9 of 83 regions are already completed, in all others subscriptions are open until Oct 13th 2019 the latest or as long there are places available.
In about one week it is going to start again! On Aug 1st 6 p.m. the missions and building instructions will be released for the CITY SHAPERSM and BOOMTOWN BUILDSM Season. The most important information will be available on our websites for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior.
Until Oct 13th the subscription for our educational programs is open. There are 84 FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Tournaments in the season 2019/20 and therefore we have listed 458 teams. Six regions are already completed, in the others there are still places available
With the help of sponsors, we may support teams taking part in our educational programs with scholarships. This time RS Components is providing 10 Full Scholarships for the participation in FIRST® LEGO® League. Furthermore, the SAGE Foundation supports 2x10 partnerships
For (new) coaches there is a great opportunity which we would like to share. In copperation with our partner NanoGiants Acemdemy e.V. there will be FLL Jumpstart Workshops this summer. They deliver topics as process of the challenge, evaluation categories, LEGO MINDSTORMS Robots, Research Project, but also aspects like teamwork e.g. choosing the suitable team members, supporting team spirit and project management for kids. The following dates are available
The missions will be published on Aug 1st which includes the rules for the Robot Game and the other evaluation parts. Nevertheless, there are Questions & Answers that are valid all year long and come back all the times - that is why we have updated our Q&A area. It is worth a look also for experienced teams
From July 30th 2019 we will start sending out the challenge materials for CITY SHAPERSM and BOOMTOWN BUILDSM in Germany with the help of our logistical partner Christiani, in Austria with AustroTec and in Switzerland with Educatec! Further details about the shipping in other countries will be announced via email. After that we ship weekly
After the season is before!" That is why we have asked all FIRST® LEGO® League teams to shorten the time until next season starts with a video contest: the Offseason Challenge. 11 teams have entered contributions proven their know how, creativity and communication skills. The 3 winning teams have been chosen by the judges
Since April 8th, 2019 the subscription for the educational programs is open again. 258 Teams have already registered for the 84 FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Tournaments that will start into the season 2019/20. 3 Regions are completed already, teams may register in all others until Oct 13th
Although registration is open yet, the missions will not be published before Aug 1st, 2019. But we can at least name the topic: for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior teams the season 2019/20 is about buildin
End of April 5 Central European Teams attended World Festival in Detroit (USA) and received some compliments from the judges: TövisASAP reached the last round for the Champion´s Award and received a wonderful 2nd place award. GoRobot received 2nd place for their programming and became 3rd out of over 100 teams in Robot Game. The B.Robots received the Special Judges Award
In total we received eleven submissions from teams for the off-season challenge. At the moment the judges are checking all entries. Until end of May winners will be determined and informed and from early June we will share videos on our YouTube Channel!
The slovak Team Talentum received a qualification for FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award Semi Final! Their research project is an innovation for cleaning clothes during space travel. We will keep our fingers crossed for their presentation at the Global Innovation Awards from Jun 30th to Jul 2nd, 2019 in San José (USA)!
On March 29th and 30th the big FIRST® LEGO® League Final Central Europe is taking place at Festival Hall Bregenz (AT). Preparations are running at top speed together with our partner HTL Bregenz. Everybody interested is welcome to join the international Final Central Europe and share the thrill with the teams!
In the season 2018/19 there were 40.000 Teams taking part in FIRST® LEGO® League tournaments all over the world, over 1000 of them in Central Europe. Some of the have the chance to join international Championships as their season peak.
After the competition there is a long break for many FIRST® LEGO® League teams until it’s “3-2-1 LEGO!" time again. So that the time until the next season start in August 2019 is not too long, there is now the Off-Season Challenge.
From April 8th the registration for both educational programms is opening again. First insights what teams have to expect and the season planning about the new season for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior in 2019/20 are online
Our educational programs successfully promote youth in STEM in various regions in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. Nevertheless there are regions where students do not have the chance to take part in our programs so far.
All FLL Teams from the INTO ORBITSM Season who have developed an innovate solution within the FLL Research Project and have received a good evaluation by judges may apply for the FLL Global Innovation Award. Please hand in a short in English and describe what makes your solution innovative
We have started an impact survey last December among german speaking coaches of our programs FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Junior and have already received some exciting feedback. If you are German speaking coach and have not yet answered our 16 short questions please use the following links to our survey
One of our polish partners offers an opportunity for other FLL Teams in Central Europe (EU only) that we want to share. The Project "Robotics4teens" is supposed to take place between September 2019 and August 2020 and involves the cooperation between 3 schools from different EU countries. That includes, holding workshops, organising robotics competitions and encourage exchange between cultures. The aim of the project is to develop and improve key competences of the 21st century
The FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions in Central Europe run until mid-January 2019 and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions until late March – find all dates as download here. The evaluations of the individual FIRST® LEGO® League competitions are linked under “Results” on the individual regional websites.
The best teams of the FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions qualify for one of the eight semi-finals. From the Semi Finals a total of 26 teams qualify for the final FLL Final Central Europe on March 29–30, 2019 in Bregenz (AT).
From the FIRST® LEGO® League Final Central Europe the teams can get the qualification for 4 ultimate international competitions as cream topping on the cake for their season. Up to 24 teams from FLL Central Europe can qualify for 4 competitions in spring and summer 2019.
After the competition there is a long break for many FIRST® LEGO® League teams until it’s “3-2-1 LEGO!" time again. So that the time until the next season start in August 2019 is not too long, there is now the Off-Season Challenge.
Supporting the promotion of young talent with a small contribution is quite simple! As a supportive member in our friends’ association HANDS on e. V. you become a passive member and can support the purpose of the association by your membership fee.
Until Oct 21st 1093 FLL teams have registered in 78 Central European tournaments. That is a new peak! Now the teams are working hard on their robots and research projects! The first tournament is taking place on Nov 14th and the last regional tournament takes place on Jan 19th 2019.
On Oct 26th we have exclusively offered the FLL Referee Training for Central European Referees. The video is now available on our YouTube Channel as both a support for referees, organizers and teams. Take a look into it an get an overview about the most important rules and specialties of the INTO ORBIT Robot Game.
For most of the teams the FLL Regional is the highlight of the FLL Season, where they want to present their best performance. Some of them proceed to the Semi Finals and only 27 of over 1000 teams may reach the FLL Final as the closing of the INTO ORBITSM Season. We are looking forward to organize a great sesaon closing event on Mar 29th and 30th 2019 together with our partner HTL Bregenz (AT) at Festival Hall Bregen, where the best teams from Central Europe come together.
Since April, 978 teams have registered for the current FIRST® LEGO® League Season INTO ORBITSM. 25 of 79 regions are fully occupied so far. The registration will be open until Oct 21st, 2018. For the FIRST® LEGO® League Junior Season MISSION MOONSM, 132 teams have registered.
You would like to be part of our educational programs FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior and hence to support the promotion of young talents? You have a technical, educational or IT background?
The FLL Regions Tirol (A), Baden-Baden (D), Heidelberg (D), Lingen (D), Gorzów Wielkopolski (PL), Lublin (PL), Stalowa (PL), Miskolc (HU) are hosting a FLL Regional Tournament for the first time this year.
The Fraunhofer Initiative „Roberta – Lernen mit Robotern“ (meaning: Roberta – Learning with Robots) together with the Initiative „Jeder kann programmieren“ (meaning: everyone can code) developed the project „Open Roberta“.
FIRST® LEGO® League in Central Europe is connected to the non-profit organization HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. since 2002. For our 15th birthday we are wishing for a lot of great stories from former and active teams, coaches, partners and board members that joined our activities during this time period.
This year FLL is going to its 15th round in Central Europe. A long time – that is why we would like to take a little balance. We are looking for former FLL participants studying today, taking an apprenticeship or already entered “working life“ and share their FLL experience with us and the world
During the FIRST® LEGO® League challenge 2016 "Animal Allies" teams will look into the eyes of our "Animal Allies". What might become possible when we learn to help each other? From Aug 30th, 2016 the detailed missions for the FLL Robot-Game & FLL Research Project will be published on our website. Registration will be open between Apr 4th and Oct 14th, 2016. Existing coach logins are still valid, new coaches should subscribe as a coach and confirm their mail address first. Register your teams online from April 4th:http://www.first-lego-league.org/en/login/login.html.
At the FLL Final Central Europe on March 19th and 20th 26 teams from 6 countries met to win one of the desired qualifications for the FLL World Festival in St. Louis (USA) or the OEC in Teneriffa (ESP). At the same time, our partner National Instruments organized the “Science no Fiction” festival, as an attractive program for children and adults. More than 4.000 guests visited the Kölcsey Center to learn more about robotics, experiences LEGO and see the fascinating Robot Games. You can find the results of the FLL Final on ourwebsite and a short introduction of the best 8 teams on Facebook. A lot of nice pictures of the event are online on Flickr and a timelaps video on Youtube.
Are you interested in starting an own FLL regional tournament or do you know a company which would like to support children and youngsters? Like Benjamin Franklin said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.“ Therefore we would like to grow together with you and do something for the future. Promote our educational programs and recommend us to your friends and to the economy. We are looking forward to your contacts and Ideas. Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the FLL challenge Kickoff on Aug 30th we will lower the age limit for FLL in Central Europe because the kickoff day is always the deadline for the age limitation of the participants. From 2016 FLL team members may be between 9 and 16 years old instead of at least 10 years.
Again we want to create space in our stock. For this reason we sell rare and almost forgotten rarities to you for a price you tell us (plus packaging and shipment). Under the following link we have listed all available FLL playing fields for the special sale "Pay what you want". For orders please send a mail with your asking price to email@example.com until April 30th, 2016.
In the upcoming FLL season we would like to ask already existing coaches to bring new teams into the FLL program. As a little thank you both teams will receive a discount of the FLL participation fee. Both, the new FLL Team, from a school/institution which has not been involved in FLL before and the existing team which recruited the new one will get a 50% reduce on the FLL participation fee of 135 € for the FLL season 2016/17. The offer is valid for up to 50 new teams which subscribe before their summer holidays and inform us before the registrations via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference "Bring a friend". We will check the eligibility and reduce the invoice respectively.
We are looking for the most played song of your regional tournament of the season 2015/16! What is the most popular song of your regional tournament? Which song represents your region or country best? Which song brought the most energy to your the other teams? Send your FLL 2015/16 song to email@example.com. Selected songs will be played at the FLL Final Central Europe in Debrecen, Hungary. The 5 most submitted songs will be forwarded to the World Festival which takes place in St. Louis in April 2016, in order to be played for teams from Germany/Czech Republic/ Hungary/ Poland/ Switzerland/ Austria/ Slovakia..
Are you a FLL team which participated in the "Trash Trek" season? If yes, you can apply for the FLL Global Innovation Award and use your research topic all over again and win $ 20,000 and a new LEGO Education EV3 set. The aim of the competition is to honor the most innovative research presentation worldwide and to develop a marketable idea. Further information is available under http://fllinnovation.firstlegoleague.org/faq. We look forward to many applications.
Current results of In January, we start with 31 tournaments, including 28 regional tournaments and 3 semi finals. The best result in the category Robot Game achieved the FLL team “Cassapeia” from Walldorf with 953 points followed by team “SAPHARI” with 865 points. All results can be found on our FLL website under the chosen tournament.
The evaluation sheets to evaluate the robot games, research assignment, robot design and teamwork are now available on our website www.first-lego-league.org/en/fll/evaluation.html. By clicking on any subcategory, another text opens. There you will find the link to the respective evaluation form.
As part of our online FLL referee training we shot a crisp four-minute short video with the most important rule innovations of the season 2015/1016. Please distributed, post, like the video and give it to all teams. On our facebook fanpage you can find the video. On the coach- and regional partner login the video can also be found. The video will be soon available in English.
How do I program the robot, where can I gain the most points? - All these questions you can directly exchange with the team 11359 "The Green Mustaches" from Michigan. The team is participating the second time in the FLL and thereby has in his first season has scored the most points and won the local competition. The team consists of the coach Ajay, six boys and four girls aged 10-12 years. If you need help, share ideas or want to discuss project solutions then write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are glad to help with the mediation.
All FLL coaches we have a conference call on October first 2015 from 15-16 clock to fill you in on the topic "Review FIRST LEGO League". If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. After logging in, you will get the dial-in numbers for the conference. We are looking forward to an active participation.
We are still missing a lot of team data in our database. To all FLL Coaches: Please enter the data for all team members to October 18th 2015 (name, sex and date of birth) in the FLL Coach Login: www.first-lego-league.org/de/login/login.html. Optionally, the team data can be supplemented with additional information on the team, as a team picture and short description of the robot and research assignment.
On August 19th all paid FLL playing fields have been transported, just before the FLL kickoff (August 25th, 2015). Please make sure that at the given address the FLL challenge set can be delivered, to save extra transportation costs.
From August 25 at 4 pm the exact tasks of the robot game and the installation instructions for the annual FLL tournament will be published. Like every year, you can find the building instructions for the LEGO models of the FLL playing field online. Visit our website http://www.first-lego-league.org/en/2015.html where we provide the specific instructions as downloadable PDF files. As usual we will provide the instructions for the robot game and the research project as a YouTube video, also on August 25th.
In March, the registration for the new FLL season begun. Currently already more than 500 teams have registered. The regions are steadily filling up and some are already even full. Register your team now online to save the “best seats”. Check out our website to find out which regions still have free places and which are oversubscribed. The registration for the current season is still open until 11 October 2015.
For all German speaking FLL Coaches we offer a preparatory introduction to the world of FLL. On August 27th, 2015 from 3 to 4 pm the conference call “Introduction Robot Game - Trash Trek” takes place. If you are interested please contact us at email@example.com. After registration you will get the login information for the conference call.