Start a Team

Steps to Forming a FIRST  LEGO League Jr. Team

  1. Form a team of 2-6 youth, ages 6-10, and at least one coach.
  2. Register with FIRST as a FIRST LEGO League Jr.  team. Registration is open from August through May each year.
  3. Research a topic, create a poster presenting that research, build a LEGO model with at least one motorized part that addresses the topic researched, and present what they have learned to a reviewer in a non-competitive, fun, high-energy environment.
  4. UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development will host a FIRST LEGO League Jr. Showcase. See the Nebraska FIRST Robotics Schedule for the location, date, time, and cost of this year's Showcase. 

2016-17  FIRST LEGO League Jr.

Creature Craze

Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, or hop like a frog into the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. CREATURE CRAZESM season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?

Each year, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the inherent creativity in young children. While exploring the real-world theme, teams will learn about simple machines as they build a model made of LEGO® elements with a motorized part. They will also learn to present information through a Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. signature set of Core Values.