FIRST LEGO League
Focus on natural science
FIRST LEGO League is a science-technology tournament which is held every year in november.
The aim of the tournament is, among other things, to inspire children and young people aged 10-16 to become tomorrow's engineers, researchers and problem solvers. During the working period, participants will have the opportunity to try programming, explore an exciting theme, experience creative joy and bring their own ideas to life. CoC Playful Minds hosts the local FIRST LEGO League event in Billund every year.
Set of values
The basic set of values in FIRST LEGO League is what sets the project apart from other scientific projects:
- We are a team.
- We find the solutions with the guidance of our team leaders and mentors.
- We know that our team leaders and mentors don't have an answer for everything, so we learn together.
- We value friendly competition.
- What we learn is more important than what we can win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We show professionalism and cooperation in everything we do.
- We have fun.
The FIRST LEGO League assignment
Each year comes a new and inspiring task with a socially relevant theme that is the same for all participating teams in all countries. There is no task list for the assignment, which means that students need their ingenuity, creativity and co-creative skills.
The assignment is divided into three challenges: research, technology and profiling.
In the research assignment, the teams themselves must define a problem. They need to find and research the facts about it and present their own solution.
In the technology assignment, the teams must build a robot and programme it to solve tasks on a robot field.
In the profiling task, the teams have to work on profiling and branding their idea and project to others.
Facts about FIRST LEGO League
The FIRST LEGO League was developed in collaboration between the organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) from New Hampshire United States and the LEGO Company.
Competitions have been held for children and young people aged 6-16 over several countries since 2000.
There have previously been FIRST LEGO League events in Billund. From 2001-2006 a group of teachers and local ehnthusiastics organized the events - and in 2003 also the Scandinavian final. The municipality of Billund supported the work at that time.
In 2016, CoC Playful Minds resumed the FIRST LEGO League tournaments in Billund. The tournament was again held in 2017 and 2018.
In 2019 and 2020, the tournament was held at the Billund Center.
- In 2021 and 2022 the tournament was held in CoC Playful Minds's buildings at Kløvermarken.
FIRST LEGO League JR.
FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a research and technology project that introduces children aged 6-9 to an exciting world of science and technology.
FLL Jr. has been organized in Scandinavia since 2012. Up to 2017, over 5500 children have studied challenges such as extreme weather, the challenges the elderly face in everyday life and also waste/water management.
In Billund, FIRST LEGO League JR is held. along with FIRST LEGO League.