Tag: event

That Championship Season

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday today, we’re throwing all the way back to last Saturday, when teams from around the world gathered in the America’s Center Ballroom of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, MO, USA, for the FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Awards Ceremony. It was a bittersweet end to an exciting week of Robot… Read More ›

A World of fun

As TRASH TREKSM events around the world are drawing to a close, the staff here at FIRST® in Manchester, NH, USA, is gearing up for the annual World Festival, to be held as part of the official FIRST Championship festivities in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from April 27-30. Champion’s Award-winning teams from around the world will gather together… Read More ›

Competition-day counsel

If you missed our last Twitter chat, you can still get the scoop by searching Twitter for #FIRSTQA. However, we’d like to make it easy for you by sharing a storified version of the evening’s events, which included shout-outs to the coaches and parents who make it all happen, three-word summaries of events and TONS… Read More ›

View from a Judge

Sometimes a tale from the field captures our attention and we really, really  want to share it. Such is the case with a Facebook post from the FIRST®LEGO® League program in Rochester, N.Y., USA, where a team made a particularly deep impression on longtime Project Judge Lee Drake. Lee, who is been involved in FIRST®programming for 9 years,… Read More ›

Ready or not…

(Make sure you read all the way to the bottom. No, really.) It’s almost time for your first-ever FIRST® LEGO® League event, and your team is feeling really insecure. You know what? Don’t go. You’re not ready. Your Project doesn’t have enough sources. Your Robot doesn’t do what you want it to. Your attachment keeps… Read More ›

Waste not

As teams are identifying trash-related problems for the FIRST® LEGO® League Project and getting ready to attend tournaments, here are just a few ideas to help you incorporate the TRASH TREK Challenge into your event experience.  Can you think of more? There’s a fun tradition at many Tournaments for teams to hand out small gifts to other teams,… Read More ›

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