FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge

Welcome to  FIRST®LEGO® League Challenge

FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge teams design, build and program an autonomous robot using SPIKE Prime technology and create innovative solutions to problems facing today’s scientists while embracing the Core Values.   Elementary and middle-school students in 4th - 8th grade get to:

  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO SPIKE Prime technology (or an older LEGO robotics platform)
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts in an open-ended format
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists and communities
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations

✍️ Subscribe to our FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Illinois Coaches Email List

FIRST Illinois shares important season related information, deadlines and any changes or updates.


Register all team coaches and anyone else who would like the information

Qualifying Tournaments

Qualifers are held in December in various locations throughout the state. 


Find your assigned Qualifier by logging in to the Coach Login above and clicking on your Qualifiers tab. 

Illinois State Championship Tournaments

Teams Attending State Championships

There are typically two or three FIRST LEGO League Challenge Illinois State Championship tournaments each season which take place in January. 

Click Here for State Championship Tournament information for the current season. (Updated information is available by December 1st each year.)

Open Invitationals Details HERE