New Mexico FIRST LEGO League


"Sport for the MindTM  -  the hardest fun you'll ever have"

FIRST® LEGO® League  

Guided by FLL Core Values, FIRST LEGO League teams build LEGO-based autonomous robots and develop research projects based on a real-world challenge that changes annually.

Students in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14) 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
FLL Core Values

The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. 

By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious ProfessionalismTM in everything we do.
  • We have FUN!
FLL Challenge
Core Values - Robot Game - Project

Each August, a new Challenge theme - based on a real-world scientific topic - is unveiled to FLL teams across the world.