PLAYMAKER Explore 2020/2021

FIRST® LEGO® League EXPLORE (ages 6 to 9) Season Challenges

Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new Challenge based on a real-world, scientific theme.

Starting with Discover, children are introduced to the fundamentals of STEM while working together to solve fun challenges and building models using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

As participants progress into Explore, children will take their background knowledge of STEM and put it into practice as they work in teams to design and build robots using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 system.

Ages: 6 – 9 years*

This season, we’re stepping into the world of sports, play, and fitness – moving, collaborating, competing, and celebrating. In PLAYMAKERSSMFIRST® LEGO® League Discover and Explore students will explore the activities we can do in different spaces for play and how we can ensure that our games and activities are fun and accessible for everyone involved.


Opportunities to play are all around us. In the PLAYMAKERS challenge, the creativity of young minds will transform our play spaces. What activities can we do in those spaces? How can the games and the places where we play change to reflect the people playing or the equipment we have?

This season, FIRST LEGO League Discover and Explore participants will harness their natural curiosity and use their critical thinking and imagination to explore what future spaces for play will look like. Guided by adult coaches, children will work together to solve fun engineering challenges and build models using LEGO® bricks, gaining habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

Are you ready to play? Join the FIRST LEGO League community for PLAYMAKERS, part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season, FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.


In Explore, teams of students ages 6-9 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.

Teams are required to use the Playmaker Explore set in their model. This Explore set is included in the registration fee.

A group of 2-5 students (ages 6-9*) and at least two adult coaches make up a FIRST LEGO League Explore team. No technical experience is required, and our guides outline each of the 12 sessions, providing 12-16 hours of guided activities for teams.

Please note FIRST does not match children to existing teams due to our privacy policy. We encourage individuals looking for a team to contact their local schools, libraries, or youth organizations that may have a team in place or interest in starting one.

*ages 6-9 years is based on challenge year, 2021

Season registration includes the 2020-2021 team participation fee, exclusive PLAYMAKERS Explore Set, e-copies (PDF) of the Engineering Notebooks for each student, and a Team Meeting Guide for coaches.

Your team will also need a reusable LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set, which can be purchased through Duck Learning Singapore. We also recommend an electronic device, such as a laptop or tablet, for your team to research their Challenge and code their robot model.  


Explore can also be implemented for 30+ children in a classroom or structured after-school program.

The FIRST LEGO League Explore season culminates with Festivals, where students share what they’ve learned with volunteers, friends, and family, and showcase their team models and posters. Festivals will vary due to Singapore’s COVID-19 restrictions and the competition will be held on the 16th of April’21.

Duck Learning Singapore runs the local FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival events in Singapore, which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements.


FIRST® LEGO® League Explore (6-9* years old)

PLAYMAKER Explore Sets will only arrive in Singapore mid October 2020. Delivery/collection will only be available after mid October 2020.

Bring FIRST to your Classroom or After-school Program

If you would like to explore bringing FIRST LEGO League Explore (Intraschool) to your schools with options for 75 to 200+ students, our education consultants are ready to assist you with the planning and even training for your teachers or students!