New FLL Championship Trophies

Last year, Lego Education did a “Design the Next FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Trophy” contest. Thanks to Quinten (aka nasa105) who designed the winning trophy:


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News from Championship

Just watched the video feed of the game reveal for the 2019-20 FLL League season. The game is called “City Shaper“. I grabbed as many screen captures as I could of the board. and they are shown below. This is only the board, full details come out in August!

Here is the full video broadcast from Championships in Houston:

We are LIVE from the FIRST Championships in Houston, Texas (USA) for the reveal of a new mat and new architecture sets for FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr., developed to build curiosity around architecture. We're excited to hear what you think. Comment below! #CITYSHAPER #BOOMTOWNBUILD #FIRSTChamp #LEGOconfidence

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Don’t Forget

Today at 2pm CT there will be a preview of the 2019-20 FLL field at the FIRST Championships in Houston. If you can’t be there you can watch it live on TWITCH.

Watch live video from FIRSTinspires on www.twitch.tv

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Tennessee Valley Robotics inducted into Kellogg Society

Last night, Tennessee Valley Robotics, lead by Charley Spencer was honored at the Herff Awards Ceremony and inducted into the Kellogg Society for their work in STEM Robotics in west Tennessee.

Before starting Tennessee Valley Robotics, which sponsors the West TN FLL Championship and many robotics events and teams in TN, Charley worked for TVA and was instrumental in forming the partnership between FIRST and TVA that sponsors ALL FLL Teams in TN (and the entire TVA service area).

Congratulations to Tennessee Valley Robotics and Charley Spencer and thank you for all you do for STEM Robotics in West TN!

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2nd 2019-20 Season Teaser

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2019-20 Sneak Peak at Worlds

Make sure to tune in on FIRSTtv or follow LEGO Education’s social channels on April 17 at 2:00 PM CT for a sneak peek of the 2019-2020 Challenge Set!

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This just in….

We hope you saw the exciting news that LEGO® Education has just announced their newest STEAM learning solution – SPIKE™ Prime.  You can see more information about SPIKE Prime on their social media channels and website.

The SPIKE Prime kits will be shipping July or Aug 2019.

SPIKE Prime will be approved for use in FIRST® LEGO® League starting in August 2019, and will participate alongside Mindstorms EV3, NXT, and RCX. 

It does NOT mean that you have to buy new robots, it just means that teams can use them if they wish. Really when was the last time you saw an RCX robot at an FLL event (do you even know what that is)?

Check out the fact sheet HERE.

[editor note: I was on a conference call with LEGO on 4/3 and was told that SPIKE does NOT replace the EV3. Both products will continue to be supported by LEGO]

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Championship Photos now available

Thanks to our wonderful photographer, Melissa Dollar, for all the wonderful pics from the event. To see all the photos, follow THIS LINK. But here are just a few highlights:

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West TN FLL Official Video

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Want to try FLL….Here is your chance

Now that the season is officially over, we have a number of FLL “Into Orbit” fields kits that we would like to give away. Please use the “Contact Us” form to let us know you are interested in receiving one.

Please note that those interested in forming NEW teams within the West TN Region next year will have priority (so make sure to include that in the submission if that is the case).

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