What does it cost to participate? For new FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams can expect to pay approximately $800 for team registration, the Challenge Set and a reusable LEGO SPIKE PRIME kits. Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Usually a Michigan rookie team will get a grant from the state to cover the cost of a reusable LEGO SPIKE PRIME kits. Venteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year. Team registration and the Challenge Set must be purchased every season.
Sample Budget for a BHS FLL Challenge team Team Income: + # of team members x $150 + Grant: Support from outside entities (ex. Ford FLL Grant, ect.) + Fundraiser: Targeted amount to raise (bake sale, parents contribution, etc.) Team Expenses: - Team season registration (Includes Challenge Set): $325 - A qualifying tournament entry fee: $75 - Build a 4'x8' field table - Additional robot parts* (such as LEGO SPIKE PRIME expansion set, accessories & replacements) - Team laptop or tablet* - Meeting supplies* - Team t-shirts* - Tournament booth display cost: (ex. tribute-fold)* - Tournament give away cost* - Snacks* * You will need to pay and save the receipt for reimbursement