First Lego League  

    Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is excited to announce its affiliate partnership with FIRST Lego League. The FIRST Lego League program is for students in grades 4 through 8. Below, you will find videos containing information on the 2020 theme, team start up process, and registration. If you have any other questions please contact Shawn Cerully, 814-940-0223 ext. 1388.

    DATE:  Saturday, January 11, 2020
    LOCATION:   Altoona Area Junior High School
                           1400 Seventh Avenue
                           Altoona, PA 16602
    Team Registration is OPEN! (see instructions at the bottom of this web-page)
    2020 Theme


    FIRST® RISESM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change

    The Force is building

    This season, our programs represent the opportunity each of us has to foster a sense of belonging and help our cities, towns, and communities reach new heights. As the architects of FIRST, we’re all working to build a stronger foundation, so we can build a better world. Together, we RISE.



    Click on the link below for more 2020 information:
    What is FIRST Lego League?
    How much does it cost to start/run a team?
    $496 for the EV3 Robot Set & Software (Lego Mindstorm) *one-time purchase
    $225 + $10 (S&H) yearly registration fee 
    $75 + $15 (S&H) CITY SHAPER Challenge Set
    $125 yearly Tournament fee for each team (up to 10 kids + 2 coaches)
    Misc. $$ for t-shirts, food, etc.
    How do you create a team:  Watch this Youtube video for step-by-step
    instructions on Creating a Team

    Coaches Handbook        


    Information to Registering for First Lego League 2020

    The registration for the 2020 FLL event hosted by the Appalachia IU8 & TIU11 is a four-step process.

    1. Register through FIRST.
      • Go to firstinspires.org and click “log in” in the top right corner. If you are a new team, you’ll need to create a new account. If you are a returning team, you can use your account information from the past.
      • Once you are logged into your account, you will need to pay to register as an official FIRST team.
    2. Sign up for the event through FIRST.
      • Once you are logged in and have paid your FIRST registration, you should see our event (PA-CENTRAL) on your dashboard. Click on the event and follow the instructions to sign up for it.
    3. Register through the Appalachia IU8.
      • Click on the following link to pay to REGISTER for this event through the IU.
    4. NEW FOR 2020:  Each team will be required to register ONE VOLUNTEER through the FIRST Volunteer Management System that will serve as a Tournament Volunteer.

    Once you have completed all four steps, you are ready to compete. Look for more information as the event date draws near. Good luck!


    FIRST LEGO League PA-Central Workshop

    Sunday, 11/10/19 

    For more information:  www.iu08.org/fllworkshop



    Volunteers are always welcome and needed.  To register to be a volunteer, please go to: https://tinyurl.com/2019-FLL-Volunteer-Register


    Congratulations to Team Artemis on your 1st Place 2019 Champions Award! 


    District/Team WILL NOT BE Invoiced – if this event is cancelled by the IU due to low enrollment.

    District/Team WILL NOT BE Invoiced – if the participant cancels at least 7 days prior to the start of the event.

    District/Team WILL BE Invoiced the FULL Cost– if the participant cancels with LESS than 7 days notice

                                                                        of the start of the event or if the participant simply does not attend.