Next fall’s FLL and JFLL challenges? Animal kingdom!

The excitement is growing! FIRST world headquarters has hinted about the 2016-17 FLL (FIRST LEGO LEAGUE) and JFLL (Jr. FIRST LEGO League) challenges.

We know that they will center on the animal kingdom… BUT more details about the projects and robot missions won’t be released until August.

Summer time, though, is a great time to organize your teams and register for fall action.

  • Elementary and middle school students can attend robotics summer camps at Delaware Sate University.
  • New teams can apply for sponsorship from FSR by adding the word “MOE” to their team names and by contacting us here.


Click here to learn about the new themes Creature Craze and Animal Allies.

Click here to learn more about starting an FLL team, including typical costs, major program features, experts’ advice and a sample timeline of an FLL season.

 Find info about starting a JFLL team here.

Click here to learn more about robotics summer camp at DSU.

Youngest teams wrapup a great year

Delaware’s youngest competitors in FIRST robotics– the Jr. FLL teams (FIRST LEGO League)– have wrapped up a year-long challenge to think of new and better ways to deal with TRASH. This year, there were three JFLL Expo events around the state, where teams shared their ideas and their discoveries with project reviewers, and joined in the festivities celebrating their achievement. Thanks to all event organizers and volunteers, to team mentors and to our sponsors. Without you, this program would not be possible!

To learn about forming a team and to get latest info on next year’s challenge see First State Lego League website Or see our website here.

Here are scenes from the February 20 Expo at Delaware State University.

DE FLL Champs invited to Legoland Invitational


FIRST LEGO League Team 6361, the Technobots, were named state champions on Saturday, February 20, at the DE FLL Championship event held at DSU in Dover. The team has an opportunity to advance to the LEGOLAND Invitational in California. More than 30 teams from DE, PA, and NJ competed for the title– in timed runs on a challenge-filled field and in three major judged categories:

  • Robot design, including strategy and programming;
  • Project solution, identifying, researching and addressing a real-world problem related to waste and waste management, and sharing it with the community;
  • Core values, that include teamwork and gracious professionalism.

Scenes from the full-day event.

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