We are L2O, from Bath, UK, an independent team
competing in the FIRST® LEGO® League. In our team, we have
Alister, Fraser, Benjamin, Joshua, Luther, and Monty.
We are 13 - 15 years old and go to Ralph Allen School
in Bath. We attended the Bristol Regional tournament in January, then we went through to the UK and Ireland Finals.
(Click here to see our robot run at the
There, our robot won 2 awards, 1st Place Robot Game Knockouts, and 1st Place Robot Design (see 'Our awards').
What is FLL?
The FIRST® LEGO®
League (FLL) is an international competition (for 9-16 year olds) which is split up into 4 parts.
* The first part requires teams to come up with a solution to a real world problem, based on a theme introduced every August. They
must develop their solutions, talk to experts in the field, and create a 5 minute presentation
to pitch to the judges at the competition.
* The second part is the robot game. Each team is
given a mat with numerous LEGO® missions models to complete which may involve
pushing, delivering, or collecting items from around the mat. All this must be done in 2 ½ minutes with a
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot which the teams have to construct,
program, and test.
* The 3rd aspect is the robot design. Teams
are scored on their robot's design features rather than the number of points it can achieve
and this encourages teams to think about how their robot is built.
* The fourth and
final part of FLL is core values, which judges teams on how well they tackle
problems, support each other, and work together.