FLL Explore

About FIRST® LEGO® League Explore

Previously known as FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. (FLL Jr.)

Note: All Iowa FLL Events (Challenge and Explore) will take place remotely for the 2020-2021 season. More information coming soon!

Created in partnership with the LEGO Group, FIRST® LEGO® League Explore  (FLL Explore) is geared to children aged 6 to 10 years old and utilizes a modified FIRST LEGO League Challenge (FLL Challenge) framework. Teams of up to 6 children and two adult coaches explore a real-world problem, based on the annual FLL research project. They will design a motorized LEGO model depicting what they learned and create a “Show Me” poster that, through drawings, pictures, and words, depicts the team’s experience.

FLL Explore introduces children to the concepts of teamwork and basic design skills, creating an initial interest and hands-on approach to science and technology through the familiarity and fun of LEGO building. The goal: provide an experience that will begin to transform youngsters and open their eyes to the possibilities of improving the world around them through acknowledgement, thought, planning and technology.

The FLL Explore experience also is a way of engaging younger siblings and friends of FLL team members in a similar team situation with goals. By cultivating their interest in and experience with this kind of hands-on, fun teamwork, they are likely to then transition to the FLL program as they get older.

Check out FIRST‘s FLL Explore homepage!

Have you ever wanted to start your own FLL Explore team?  Did you know you can build a motorized car out of your FLL Explore base kit?  Visit FIRST‘s FLL Explore homepage to access all things FLL Explore.  The site contains useful information on how to start your own FLL Explore team, access the FLL Explore coach resources, get involved in FLL Explore events, and much more.  Check out the website to answer all of your FLL Explore questions and find more information on this great team- and mind-building experience!