Children at FIRST LEGO League tournament

FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland

Design solutions for real world problems and build a mission-solving robot made of LEGO®!



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FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge 2018: INTO ORBITSM

Gather your crew and get ready to explore, challenge and innovate in the demanding and inspiring expanse we call space! The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season requires you to work together to break out of your earthly constraints. Do you have what it takes to go INTO ORBITSM?  

Challenge release date for INTO ORBITSM is 1st August 2018

We will update our website with the relevant details and documents as soon are they are released.

FIRST® LEGO® League schedule for 2018-19

14 May 2018 Registration opens
1 August 2018 Global challenge release
August/September 2018 Challenge Sets ship (conditional on registration fee payment)
December 2018 Team registration closes
November 2018 - January 2019 Tournament season

16 February 2018

UK and Ireland Final, University of West of England (UWE) Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol.
April - June 2019 World Festival in USA and other international finals

Core Values

The FIRST®LEGO® League Core Values should guide everything your team does. It is very important you understand them and ensure that you can demonstrate to the judges that your team embodies these Core Values.


Learn about FIRST® LEGO® League's Core Values


The new theme INTO ORBITSM is all about space. We don’t know the details yet, but you can make a start by finding experts to talk to, visiting space centres and researching the topic to see what areas you find interesting. 

Robot Game

Get going with your LEGO Mindstorms robot using the new Getting Started lessons on the EV3 software.

Make sure you have the latest version of the software on your devices:



As a coach you may find these two documents from last season useful.

Download the Coaches’ Handbook 2017-18 now!

Check out the Participation Rules!

Visit the FIRST® LEGO® League website


Teams meet three panels of judges on the tournament day. They present their project and answer questions about it; are interviewed about how they implemented the FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values; and discuss the design of their robot.

Download the mark schemes [PDF: 0.64MB] which are used by these judges to ensure that your team know what they'll be scored on.

Useful links