FIRST Lego League Junior is an exciting way for kids ages 6-10 to experience STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through Legos. Annually, a Jr. First Lego League Expo is held in the Lower Merion area. The 2020 Lower Merion Jr. FLL Expo will be held on Saturday March 21st, 2020 at Penn Wynne Elementary. This expo is designed to give kids and their families an unique opportunity to explore a real-life problem by creating a Robotic-Lego Model and a Show-Me Poster.
Jr. FIRST LEGO League is the first of four innovative FIRST Programs designed to inspire students to pursue fields in STEM. Every year, FIRST releases a theme that is specific to a real-life problem. In groups of 2-6, students are tasked with creating and designing a solution. All work is completed prior to the expo. Parents of students on the team usually serve as coaches for the students. All teams must have one team administrator and two coaches. If you are in a need of a coach, please contact , and a coach from the Lower Merion High School Technology and Engineering Club can assist your team.
At the expo, teams will present their projects to a panel of judges, and there will be a robotics demonstration by the Lower Merion High School Technology and Engineering Club.
What is Jr. FLL?
What is it like to be a Jr. FLL coach?
What happens at the expo?
The theme for the 2019-2020 Season is Boomtown Build.
More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.
Before you begin registration, your child must have a team of 2-6 students. You only need to register once per team.
1. Register with FIRST by purchasing the team package and paying the $99 fee.
2. Register for the Lower Merion Jr. FLL on this site.
- You will need to create an account before you can begin the registration process. There is a $25 fee to participate.
3. Buy additional supplies for your team (if this your first time).
OPTIONAL for the Lower Merion: For teams looking to incorporate programming into their projects, you will need to purchase the Lego Education WeDO 2.0 Core set.
4. Begin Work on your projects! There is a Resource Page
Frequently Asked Questions
8:30 a.m. - Registration Begins
9:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
9:25 a.m. - Judging begins
10:50 - Judging Ends
10:55-11:10 - Robotics Demonstration
11:15 - 11:45 - Awards Ceremony
12:00 - Everyone must leave Penn Wynne Elementary