FIRST LEGO League Budget

FIRST LEGO League Budget

When starting a FIRST LEGO League team, it is important to keep costs in mind. This is especially true if you are a school-based team and need to apply for grant money ahead of time. Here is a typical budget. The amounts are listed in US Dollars and based on expenses in the United States. There might be variation in other countries. It is good to check with your local organizer to see how much registration and equipment costs in your country.

The following summary is based on a discussion from the Facebook Group FLL: Share & Learn .

Start-up Costs Cost Note
National Registration $225 Varies by county
Local Competition Registration $120-$320 Varies by region
FLL Table $75-$100
MINDSTORMS FLL Set $500 Cost saving: Buy retail set and supplement parts, buy used sets
FLL Challenge Set $85 Can vary by country. Can be shared across teams.
Laptop/Computer $0-$1000 Cost saving: Reuse existing laptop, use tablet, use a desktop
Supplies $25 Tri-fold, Markers, Glue, Binders
Printing $15


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Recurring Costs Cost Note
National Registration $225
Local Competition Registration $120-$320 Varies by region
FLL Challenge Set $85 Can vary by country
Supplies $25 Tri-fold, Markers, Glue, Binders
Printing $15


Yearly Optional Expenses Cost Note
Team T-Shirts $150
Additional LEGO Parts $100 Sensors, Motors, LEGO
Travel to Events $0-$100+ Varies by location
Fieldtrips $0-$150 Varies greatly
Giveaways $100+
Books/Resources $30
Supplies for Prototpes/Props $0-$50
Snacks/Food $10+/meeting
Support Materials $50-$200 Storage boxes, utility carts, team banner/sign