Cost & Registration

What does it cost to participate? Costs for fielding a FIRST LEGO League team vary depending on what level of participation.

During the 2018/2019 Season, FIRST participants will travel into Space. Blast INTO ORBITSM and explore space concepts on your own timeline with a non-competitive registration.

Gather Your Squad and Launch Your Mission


FIRST® LEGO® League Team Registration Options

Thank you for choosing FIRST  LEGO League as your STEM solution! Your team(s) will have hands-on robotics fun while transferring classroom concepts to real-world applications. They will be challenged to research scientific problems and present solutions, while working with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®.

Single Team - This registration option is for individual teams of 2-10 students. Included with each registration is one Challenge Set. Single teams have the option of registering for official events through their local FIRST LEGO League Partner.

Season Pass Registration – This option is best suited for organizations who want to reach more than 10 students and need flexibility around when and how long teams will meet. Season pass holders are encouraged to celebrate the accomplishments of their students by holding an exhibition or in-house competition at the end of the season. Season Pass holders have the option of running the program multiple times throughout the season to include even more students. Access to online materials to support organization-wide implementation is provided. Those who are interested competing in official events should register Single Teams. 

Here are some basic cost parameters for a single team:

  • There are never any “per student” fees; all costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.
  • New teams can expect to pay approximately $800 for team registration (which includes the Challenge Set), and a robot kit of parts. Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Veteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year. Team registration must be purchased every season.
  • FIRST offers many fundraising ideas and teams are encouraged to create their own. Grants are also available, as well as sponsorships provided locally, regionally and nationally by many corporations.
  • FIRST believes that no team that wants to participate should have to bow out due to lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.