Female students building with lego

What is it?

First Lego League WA (FLL WA) is a STEM project led by Curtin University with key partners around WA.  It is part of the international For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) movement.

Over two school terms, teams of students (ages 9-16) engage in two STEM problem-solving challenges. The Robot Challenge is building and programming a LEGO robot that completes missions on a field. The Innovation Project is to identify and solve a real-world problem.  Both challenges are undertaken with positive, collaborative principles that are celebrated at the high-energy, end-of-season competitions.

The program has grown from a small event for 50 students, and now culminates in multiple, day-long qualifying competitions and one State finals competition involving over 15,000 students, teachers, mentors and engaged local community members.

FLL Education Research

An experienced teacher and FLL Coach, Michael Graffin is currently undertaking his Doctor of Philosophy in Education at Curtin University. He is investigating how students develop their collaboration and communication skills by being a part of FLL.

Get involved in the FLL WA community

The strong collaborative community of practice around FLL WA is a major strength of the program. We are always looking for STEM-focused schools to join the growing FLL community.

WA FLL Facebook groups

Stay connected with the growing FLL community.


We want to thank these partners below for their support in FLL WA. Without their involvement, none of this can happen.