FIRST LEGO League WA

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What is it?

FLL WA is a STEM project led by Curtin University with eight key partnership schools.  It is part of the international For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) movement.

Over two school terms, teams of students (ages 9-16) engage in two STEM problem-solving challenges. The Robot Challenge is building and programming a LEGO robot that completes missions on a field. The Research Project is to identify and solve a real-world problem.  Both challenges are undertaken with positive, collaborative principles that are celebrated at the high-energy, end-of-season competitions.

The program has grown over its seven years from a pilot competition for 56 students, and now culminates in six, day-long qualifying competitions and one State finals competition involving 15,000 students, teachers, mentors and engaged local community members.

 

Smiles from an FLL WA Team competing at the State finals

How do we take part?

If you want to start a team, there are a few things you will need:

  • A dedicated adult coach
  • A LEGO SPIKE Prime, Mindstorms EV3, NXT or RCX robot kit
  • A place to meet to work on building robots, practicing games and working on the project.

Register your team for FLL WA

Team coaches can register teams for the 2021 FLL WA challenge in June through the FIRST Australia website. Registration costs start from AUD$475.

Registration includes:

  • A LEGO Competition kit, an exclusive selection of LEGO® bricks, the instructions to assemble your mission models, and a roll-out field to practice on.
  • Entry into one of the West Australian regional tournaments.

The FLL LEGO Competition kits usually arrive in early August and teams have 10 to 12 weeks to work on the challenges.  Teams then enter one of the West Australian Regional tournaments taking place in November. Qualifying teams go forward to the finals at Curtin, then potentially onto international tournaments in 2022.

Team registrations will be accepted until all slots are filled.

FLL WA schedule for 2021

DateEvent
22nd April, 5:30-8pmNetworking and Knowledge Networking and Knowledge Sharing EveningSharing Evening
JuneRegistration opens
AugustLEGO Mission Model Kits begin to arrive
AugustFLL WA 2021 Hackathon
OctoberFLL Referee Training
OctoberFLL Judge Training
Monday 15th NovemberKarratha Regional at Karratha Senior High School
Saturday 20th NovemberGeraldton Regional at Champion Bay Senior High School
Saturday 20th NovemberArmadale Regional at Armadale Senior High School
Monday 22nd NovemberWongan Hills Regional at Wongan Hills Civic Centre
Wednesday 24th NovemberForrestfield Regional at Darling Range Sports College
Wednesday 24th NovemberKalgoorlie Regional at Eastern Goldfields College
Saturday 27 NovemberCarramar Regional at St Stephen's School
Monday 29th NovemberAustralind Regional at Treendale Primary School
Wednesday 1st DecemberAveley Regional at Aveley Secondary College
Saturday 4th DecemberAtwell Regional at Atwell College
Saturday 11th DecemberWA National District Finals at Curtin University

We want to thank these partners below for their support in FLL WA.  Without their involvement, none of this can happen.

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