Members of Garnet Squadron Alfa with their FLL robot, Gaston, the night before the 2013 Columbia qualifier.

Members of Garnet Squadron Alfa 2013

About the FIRST Lego League

In FLL, children are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society.


Students get to:

  • Create innovative solutions to challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Strategize, design, build, program, and test an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop career and life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration, and communication while becoming more self-confident
  • Become involved in their local and global community
  • Choose to participate in official tournaments and local events
  • Qualify for an invitation to World Festival
  • Engage in team activities guided by FLL Core Values