FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is a global STEM programme for 4-6 year olds which helps develop STEM skills from an early age. Children explore a real-world theme and learn through play.
Delivered as an in-school classtime project, FIRST® LEGO® League Discover runs over 10 sessions with a comprehensive Teacher's Workbook to guide you.
In the MASTERPIECE℠ challenge, launching in August 2023, FIRST LEGO League teams will imagine and innovate new ways to create and communicate art across the globe.
How does FIRST LEGO League Discover Work?
Register your Class
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is for young people aged 4 - 6yrs (Jnr & Snr Infants), working in groups of four with the support of their teacher. Children will explore a real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO® Education Discover Set
Complete the Challenge
Each year FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new challenge theme. Using the LEGO® Education Discover Set as a starting point, they design a new model of their own with LEGO® DUPLO® elements discovering STEM skills along the way.
Celebrate your work!
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover finishes with an in-school Celebration Event to recognise the children's achievements. Their hard work and perseverance are celebrated with a certificate and lots of high fives!
What do FIRST LEGO League Discover teams do?
Lots of Play
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover is all about learning through play. Through the use of LEGO materials children will discover real world issues, STEM, life skills, habits of learning and so much more.
Throughout FIRST® LEGO® League Discover children apply engineering principles to their models such as gears & pulleys and discover physics forces, motion, friction and much more.
Throughout their experience, children operate under the FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values, celebrating discovery and teamwork, all while having fun!
Children showcase their learning journey with a Celebration Event, which involves building, a special challenge and talking about what they have learnt with parents and other adults.
What do we need to take part in FIRST LEGO League Discover?
LEGO Education STEAM Park kits
To take part in FIRST® LEGO® League Discover you will require LEGO Education STEAM Park kits.
These are not theme specific so can be used year after year, all year long! We recommend a minimum of one LEGO Education STEAM Park between two groups (8 students) but ideally one kit for each group (4 students) to make sure their are plenty of bricks to go around.
Register for this year's Season
When you register your class for FIRST® LEGO® League Discover you will receive a Discover Set for each group of four children. Each Discover Set includes a LEGO Duplo Model & Figures. Each set also contains a set of Six Bricks for each child.
These bricks allow children to practise a range of different skills including language and communication, problem solving and collaboration. These are one of the LEGO®
Foundation's tools for learning through play.
Team Meeting Guides & Notebooks
Registration also includes a comprehensive Teacher's Guide to running the FIRST® LEGO® League Discover programme in your class. The guide includes lesson plans for each session, including handy tips and suggested tasks and questions. Each child will receive an Engineering Notebook to record their ideas and sketches throughout the programme.
You will also have access to a range of our online resources to guide you through your FIRST® LEGO® League Discover journey!
What does it cost?
Engaging your children in FIRST LEGO League Discover couldn't be easier.
We will have a range of packages on offer to suit different classes sizes.
What supports are available?
Through our fantastic partners, Science Foundation Ireland and the IET, you can apply for funding to participate in FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge.
These packages have been made available through the generous support of the SFI Discover Program, and the IET and their sponsors and donors.
All applications are vetted and assessed on a case-by-case basis.
As part of your registration you will have access to our online resources, including our E-learning platform. Here you will receive support to get you up and running with STEAM Park, lesson plans and technical know-how.