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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Registration guide


Registration for FIRST® LEGO® League 2018-19 "INTO ORBITSM" is now open!

Choose the tournament at which your team would like to compete and complete the registration process now to avoid disappointment.

FIRST® LEGO® League entry cost

Registration costs £150 + VAT per team. The entry fee covers:

  • Your Challenge Set (this is the practice field for your robot), comprises of an exclusive selection of LEGO® bricks to be built into missions and a roll-out field/mat to practice on;
  • Administrative support from the IET;
  • Entry into one of the Regional Tournaments.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The challenge kits (mat and missions) will not arrive at the IET until August, so please be patient - the first dispatch date to schools will be 13th August and every Monday thereafter.

If you would like to enter two teams but only require one Challenge Set for them to share, you can apply a 50 per cent discount on your second team's registration fee to reflect the cost saved on the Set. This offer is limited to one discounted registration per school/organisation.

Please refer to the HOW TO REGISTER document to help you with the registration process.

PDF How to register (1226 k)


What happens next?

Your Challenge Set will be sent to you as soon as your registration payment has been received, but not sooner than August 2018 when the kits get delivered to the IET. The easiest way to pay is by credit card or proforma invoice. If you are paying by purchase order, please process this as quickly as possible to avoid a delay in receiving your kit.


Your team will need to use a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® set to build the robot, which is not supplied. The IET have developed an official partnership with the Mindstorms equipment supplier Raising Robots. All versions of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® are acceptable to use in FIRST® LEGO® League.


The Challenge documents containing the FIRST® LEGO® League rules and instructions for this season will be released globally on 1st August 2018. They will be available on the challenge page of this website.


Click the image on the right for a summary of key milestones.

Any questions?


Note on team size

You can recruit up to ten team members aged nine to sixteen per team. Children can only participate in one team, but a coach is allowed to coach multiple teams. With growing interest in FIRST® LEGO® League, some coaches have more than ten children wanting to join the team. If they are not in a position to form a second team, they must make the difficult decision to select the ten members to take part throughout the season. We recognise that this is not an easy choice, and appreciate the care and thought given to making this decision. To ensure a level playing field and to respect the work of the coaches who are in this position, we must enforce our ten team member policy at all FIRST® LEGO® League events. If a team attending an event consists of more than ten children - or if it becomes clear that more than ten children have worked on the team's robot and project - the team will be informed by the event organiser that the team is more than welcome to participate in the event to gain the valuable experience, but they will not be eligible for awards.

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