FIRST LEGO League WA
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.
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.
- 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
|22nd April, 5:30-8pm||Networking and Knowledge Networking and Knowledge Sharing EveningSharing Evening|
|August||LEGO Mission Model Kits begin to arrive|
|August||FLL WA 2021 Hackathon|
|October||FLL Referee Training|
|October||FLL Judge Training|
|Monday 15th November||Karratha Regional at Karratha Senior High School|
|Saturday 20th November||Geraldton Regional at Champion Bay Senior High School|
|Saturday 20th November||Armadale Regional at Armadale Senior High School|
|Monday 22nd November||Wongan Hills Regional at Wongan Hills Civic Centre|
|Wednesday 24th November||Forrestfield Regional at Darling Range Sports College|
|Wednesday 24th November||Kalgoorlie Regional at Eastern Goldfields College|
|Saturday 27 November||Carramar Regional at St Stephen's School|
|Monday 29th November||Australind Regional at Treendale Primary School|
|Wednesday 1st December||Aveley Regional at Aveley Secondary College|
|Saturday 4th December||Atwell Regional at Atwell College|
|Saturday 11th December||WA 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.