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.
2022 marked the 10th anniversary of FLL in WA. The program has grown from a small event for 56 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.
If you want to start a team, there are a few things you will need:
A dedicated adult coach
A LEGO SPIKE Prime, Mindstorms EV3, NXT or RCX robot kit
A place to meet to work on building robots, practicing games and working on the project.
Register your team for FLL WA
Team coaches can register teams for the 2023 FLL WA challenge in June through the FIRST Australia website. Registration costs start from AUD$500.
A LEGO Competition kit, an exclusive selection of LEGO® bricks, the instructions to assemble your mission models, and a roll-out field to practice on.
Entry into one of the West Australian regional tournaments.
The FLL LEGO Competition kits usually arrive in early August and teams have 10 to 12 weeks to work on the challenges. Teams then enter one of the West Australian Regional tournaments taking place in November. Qualifying teams go forward to the finals at Curtin, then potentially onto international tournaments in 2024.
Team registrations will be accepted until all slots are filled.
Networking and Knowledge Sharing Evening
LEGO Mission Model Kits begin to arrive
FLL WA 2023 Hackathon
FLL Referee & Judge Training
WA National District Finals at Curtin University
Dates for the 2023 competitions can be found above in “FLL WA schedule for 2023”. Each competition runs from around 8am to 4pm.
Anyone with a passion for inspiring kids is welcome to participate.
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.