What is FIRST® LEGO® League?
FIRST® LEGO® League is for young people aged 9 to 16 years, working in teams of up to 10 with a supporting mentor. Each year FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new challenge for our teams based around a real-world problem. In the 2017-18 HYDRO DYNAMICS Challenge, teams will investigate how humans find, transport, use and dispose of water.
The Robot Game
Teams build a robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit that they program to autonomously complete a series of missions on a specialised arena and to score as many points as possible.
The technical aspect of the robot is assessed including design, programming and robustness.
Through the project, teams learn more about the science behind the challenge theme. The teams identify a problem related to the theme, research the issues behind it and propose a solution.
Whilst competing, the teams have to demonstrate FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values including Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® encouraging high quality work, unqualified kindness, respect and learning.