LEGO® Education and FIRST® are excited to unveil RePLAY℠, the new 2020-2021 FIRST LEGO League season theme, with a short video on social media. For the new season, students will complete tasks related to health, sports, and fitness. Team registration for all three age divisions will now be open for the season launching on August 4, 2020.
Once again, students will be tasked with completing a challenge designed in partnership with a panel of experts using a variety of LEGO Education products, including LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3, and the newest LEGO Education SPIKE Prime and SPIKE Prime Expansion set.
Your keen eye may notice that with the new season, FIRST LEGO League is introducing a simplified program structure with three divisions: Challenge (ages 9-14), Explore (ages 6-10), and Discover (ages 4-6). While the branding will change, the program’s impact and experience remain the same. Through the three divisions of FIRST LEGO League, the 2020-2021 PLAYMAKERS and RePLAY season will reach nearly 500,000 children, ages 4 to 16, from 100+ countries.
There has recently been an incredible story that highlights the lasting impact of FIRST LEGO League and how the skills participants learn extend well beyond the season. Started by a New Jersey FLL coach, a network of students, coaches and community members have all leaned into the FIRST Core Values to solve a very real-world problem and 3D-print personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their innovation and teamwork is driving real impact, bringing an idea to reality now with 350+ members. Together, this group has designed, printed, assembled, and delivered over 25,000 3D-printed face shields and counting!