First Lego League Robotics Club

A project focused on encouraging youth to extend their creativity, imagination, and teamwork through innovation and technology.


FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in children in grades 4th through 8th.  For roughly 8 to 10 fast-paced weeks, teams work as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges. Teams work to find creative solutions to current, real-world issues. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism.They then compete in local and regional tournaments where they celebrate their accomplishments with other FLL teams, family, and friends. This years challenge is called Hydro Dynamics, which is all about how we find, transport, use, or dispose of water.

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This years season is all about water, how we find transport, use, or dispose of it. During the HYDRO DYNAMICS season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project that involves water in our lives.

People use water every day, but they don’t think  much about how and why they use water. Whether  it’s directly (drinking or washing) or indirectly  (manufacturing the products they use or producing  food or energy), humans have a lot of different water needs. The project challenge for the HYDRO  DYNAMICS season is to improve the way people find, transport, use, or dispose of water. 

The Core Values are the heart of FIRST LEGO League. By embracing the Core Values,  participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.


  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
  • We have FUN!


Last Year's Highlights

ICM Lego Robotics Team Wins Accolades at NC FLL Qualifying Tournament

North Carolina FLL Robotics Qualifying Tournament was held at Neal STEM middle School in Durham on November 12th.  Our FLL Robotics Teams (NC-D2 and AAA) enthusiastically participated in this all-day event and showed great professionalism and team spirit.  Total of 31 teams participated in the event from across the region.

We are extremely proud to announce that ICM Team won Gracious Professionalism Award.  This award recognizes a team whose members show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field.

ICM has partnered with Research Triangle High School’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team to offer this unique program for the first time to our community’s youth.  There are currently 30 kids enrolled in this program.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in children ages 9 to 16.  For roughly 8 to 10 fast-paced weeks, teams work as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges. Teams work to find creative solutions to current, real-world issues. They then compete in local and regional tournaments where they celebrate their accomplishments with other FLL teams, family, and friends.  This Year’s challenge is ANIMAL ALLIES- all about our furry, feathered, and finned friends.

If you need more information, please contact Br Haroon at Robotics@icmyouth.org

 Well Done NC-D2 and AAA FLL Robotics Teams!!