Arizona FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO League's three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore

Beyond tapping into my son’s imagination, FIRST LEGO League Explore helped him learn how to take an idea, think it through, and then share it with others – all in a fun, collaborative way.
Lorraine Ferland


About the Program

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO Education SPIKE Essential kit. There are three essential parts to Explore each year: core values, the LEGO model, and the team poster.


Explore the yearly themed Challenge at home or in the community, researching ways to solve a real-world problem.

Create & Test

Create and test a Team Model using LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential kit to show the ideas.


Share what you learned through a Team Model and a team poster.

About the Season

Each year in early August, FIRST LEGO League Explore releases a new Challenge for teams that focuses on a scientific topic. Teams are sent on a journey of discovery to learn all they can about the topic, then present their findings in the form of a team poster and a LEGO model that moves.

Teams start their season in September and are invited to participate in a festival in mid-January at Arizona State University. The festival is the capstone to the FIRST LEGO League Explore experience. It is a time for teams to show off all the hard work they have done this season, connect with other teams, be inspired, be challenged and most of all be CELEBRATED! . The FLL Explore Festival takes place in mid-January at Arizona State University.

You may recruit 2 to 6 interested team members ages 6 to 10. A coach is allowed to coach multiple teams. Each team must have at least 2 adult coaches. Once you have a team (you do not need all team member names yet), you may register.

The video below showcases how to start your team, what to expect at the Expo, and an overview on this season’s theme.