Development

The non-profit organisation HANDS on TECHNOLOGY has been organising FIRST® LEGO® League since 2001

Development of participants since 2001

Year Teams Regions/Countries Participants in total Girls (share) Boys (share)
2019 1.105 81 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 7.708 19 % 81 %
2018 1.096 77 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 7.614 18 % 82 %
2017 1.022 72 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 7.038 17 % 83 %
2016 955 67 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 6.585 16 % 84 %
2015 884 63 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 6.334 16 % 84 %
2014 835 57 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 5.937 17 % 83 %
2013 811 57 (A, BG, CH, CZ, D, H PL, SK) 6.112 20 % 80 %
2012 846 54 (A, BG, CH, CZ, D, H PL, SK) 5.578 21 % 79 %
2011 813 55 (A, BG, CH, CZ, D, H PL, SK) 5.979 19 % 81 %
2010 740 52 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 5.380 17 % 83 %
2009 668 42 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 4.858 18 % 82 %
2008 614 42 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK) 4.490 22 % 78 %
2007 460 32 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL) 3.220 20 % 80 %
2006 359 26 (A, CH, CZ, D, H) 2.658 20 % 80 %
2005 281 21 (A, CH, D, H) 2.127 19 % 81 %
2004 171 12 (A, CH, D) 1.259 19 % 81 %
2003 104 8 (A, D) 588 12 % 88 %
2002 39 6 (D) 278 15 % 85 %
2001 16 pilot tournament (D) 78 35 % 65 %

Development of teams

FIRST® LEGO® League worldwide – international developement

Since 1998 FIRST® LEGO® League has been established all over the world for children and youngsters. FIRST® LEGO® League is a cooperational project of LEGO® Company and the foundation FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) started in 1998 in the USA. Dean Kamen the founder of FIRST® and initiator of FIRST® LEGO® League in the USA outlines the establishment of the program as follows: “We have to show our children that it can be more interesting to create a robot than just to play with it.”

Within the over 20 years of the existance of FIRST® LEGO® League the challenge could be established in 100 countries and was organized with more than 38.000 teams in 2018. The non-profit organization HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. is one of the many partners in the world wide FIRST® LEGO® League Community and is running the educational program in several countries in Central Europe.