FIRST LEGO® League Explore Team Portal

Is your team paid and nationally registered in the Greater Kansas City Region?

This is where you’ll find details about this season’s challenge and events. Your local contact is FIRST LEGO League Explore Partner Christina Chandler. Coaches will receive email updates ahead of key events and we hope you also will join the FIRST Kansas City community on Facebook!


This Season's Challenge

In the 2021-2022 season, FIRST® FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm, FIRST® teams will explore the future of transportation. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transit, teams will re-imagine faster, more reliable, inclusive, and sustainable transportation innovations that better connect and grow communities and economies around the world.

This Season's Documents

CARGO CONNET Challenge & Season Summary

  • Team Meeting Guide, receive with paid team registration
  • Engineering Notebooks, receive with paid team registration
  • LEGO Inspire Set building elements will be sent with Team Meeting Guide and Engineering Notebooks.
  • CARGO CONNECT Inspire Set building instructions.


This Season's Updates

For 2022, we are planning as close to a “normal” season as possible including in-person events.

FLL Explore Showcases will take place at each of our FIRST Robotics Competition Regionals.

Heartland Regional – March 19, 2022 – Olathe South High School – Olathe, KS

Greater KC Regional – March 26, 2022 – Lee’s Summit North High School – Lee’s Summit, MO

Central MO Regional – April 2, 2022 – Smith-Cotton High School – Sedalia, MO

*At all KC FIRST events masking is required.* (updated March 1, 2022)

This Season's Grant Opportunities

Funding opportunity for Teachers in the U.S.

Partial funding for FIRST®  LEGO®  League Explore team materials is available to U.S. public and charter school teachers, thanks to NewsCorp & Teachers can receive funding for LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 robot kits and LEGO® building sets from LEGO Education!
Learn more.


FIRST®  LEGO®  League Explore 2021 Sweepstakes

Complete your 2021-2022 FIRST® LEGO® Explore season registration before September 30, 2021, for a chance to win a LEGO Education SPIKE Essential technology set.


Showcases in our Region

Showcases are non-competitive three-hour events where teams celebrate their hard work, make new friendships and share their projects with the community.

Each team will participate in a 10 to 15-minute Question and Answer session with two judges to present their Show Me poster and mission model.

Showcase schedule:

9:30 am to 10:00 am – Arrival and Setup
10:00 am to 11:30 am – Judging
11:30 am to 11:45 am – Judge deliberation
12:00 pm to 12:30pm – Awards ceremony
12:30 pm – Clean up and depart

FIRST LEGO League Explore Official Showcase dates are:

March 19, 2022 at Olathe South High School in Olathe, KS

March 26, 2022 at Lee’s Summit North High School in Lee’s Summit, MO

April 2, 2022 at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO

Showcases are free for teams but registration is required to hold your spot. All events are open to the public at no charge.

*At all KC FIRST events masking is required.*. (updated March 1, 2022)

Registration for Showcases

To register for a Showcase, please contact Chrissy Chandler. Showcases are free to official FIRST LEGO League Explore teams but you must to register to hold your spot.

When registering, please be aware:

  • You must have your official (not temporary) FIRST LEGO League Explore team number available.
  • The team name you provide will be the name used at the event.
  • Times vary.
  • Once a venue is full, it will no longer be available.
  • After you have registered for a Showcase and registration has closed, your event manager will contact you with details, approximately one week before the event.

CARGO CONNECT Showcase registration is now open.

Showcase Cancellation Policy

Events for our region are booked and scheduled in advance. Event hosts have the authority to cancel an event if the host facility determines conditions to be unsafe. This policy applies to inclement weather or any other public safety issue. If an event is not cancelled, it is up to the discretion of the parents and coach to determine if they will attend. If an event is cancelled, teams are encouraged to register for another Festival if space is available.

Can our team attend more than one Showcase?

At this time, please register for just one Showcase in our region.


Showcases at FIRST LEGO League Challenge Qualifier

There are no FLL Explore Showcases at FLL Challenge Qualifiers for the 2021-2022 season.

Showcases at the FIRST Robotics Competition Regionals

FLL Explore Showcases will be at each FIRST Robotics Competition Regional for the 2021-2022 season.

Heartland Regional Showcase – March 19, 2022 – Olathe South High School – Olathe, KS

Greater KC Regional Showcase – March 26, 2022 – Lee’s Summit North High School – Lee’s Summit, MO

Central MO Regional Showcase – April 2, 2022 – Smith-Cotton High School – Sedalia, MO

Stand Alone Showcase 2022

FLL Explore Stand Alone Showcase information will be announced soon.

Upcoming FIRST LEGO League Jr. Events