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FIRST Lego League at The Works

For the third year, The Works will be fielding FIRST LEGO Robotics Teams. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a world-wide program designed for grades 4 - 8 focusing on three aspects of engineering – robot design, project research, and teamwork. Team Members will be introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. Registration information and important dates are below. 

The Works offers both robotics competition team and robotics camp experiences.


Cost: $125 per student
Registration: Via telephone or in person at The Works during business hours Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Telephone: 740-349-9277
  • In person: 55 S. 1st Street, Newark, Ohio 43055


Ages: students in grades 4 – 8

Registration forms downloadable here.
Robotics schedule downloadable here.

Team Members should have an interest in computers, robots, and cool technology. The LEGO® Mindstorms platform will be used to design, build, and program a LEGO® EV3 robot working as a team to explore and try new ideas. Coaches will encourage teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving.

Robotics Team Schedule

July 18
Registration Opens

  • Placements are handled on a first come first served basis.
  • Rosters will be announced on September 3


Saturday, September 3
FIRST® Lego® League Kick-Off Event, 10 a.m. – Noon

  • The 2016 World Class Challenge will be announced to teams, coaches, and parents.


Adult and Team Member Meeting, 1 - 3 p.m.

  • Adults to meet, review commitments to FLL team, prepare meeting schedules as possible and team members can interact and visit meeting space.


Friday, September 9
Meet Your Team, 4 – 6 p.m. at The Works

  • Players will meet coaches, other team members and talk about how practices will run.


September – October
Team Meetings

  • Teams will meet weekly to practice according to the set schedules. We recommend a set day of the week. If team members are unable to attend the meeting please share work they could assist with from home.
  • Teams may choose to meet twice a week. Coaches will control meeting schedules. The Works Robotics Room will be available as scheduled through the Google Calendar. Meetings may be held off site and that is encouraged.

November – December (Practice Tournament date TBD)
FIRST® Lego® League Practice Tournament, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

  • Put your team’s programming skills and robots to the test in preparation for December’s Regional Tournament.


Team Meetings

  • Additional meetings may be added as your team gears up for Regionals.

Want to learn more? Utilize these Lego® Robotics Resources: