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.

We will continue to monitor conditions and reevaluate the possibility of shifting to a different competition format for the safety of our community.

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.


Expos in our region

Festivals 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 Virtual Question and Answer session with two judges and upload a picture of their Show Me poster, 4 pictures of their Model before the interview, and an optional video presentation.

FIRST LEGO League Explore Official Festival dates will be announced soon.

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

Registration for Festivals

To register for a Festival, please contact Chrissy Chandler.  Festivals 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 Festival and registration has closed, your event manager will contact you with details, approximately one week before the event.

CARGO CONNECT Festival registration is now open.

Festival 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 Expo?

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


Festival at FIRST LEGO League Challenge Qualifier

FLL Explore Festival information will be announced soon.

Festivals at the FIRST Robotics Competition Regionals

FLL Explore Festival information will be announced soon.

Stand Alone Festival 2022

FLL Explore Festival information will be announced soon.

Upcoming FIRST LEGO League Jr. Events

Jan 10
Jan 22

FIRST LEGO® League Explore Virtual Coaches Workshop Q&A

January 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 19

FIRST LEGO® League Explore Heartland Regional Expo

March 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 02

FIRST LEGO® League Explore Central Missouri Expo

April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm