November 28, 2011

LEGO By The Bay Location

The Traverse City qualifier, LEGO By The Bay, will be held at the following location:
Grand Traverse Academy
1245 Hammond Road E.
Traverse City, 49686

November 9, 2011

Championship Advancement

Championship advancement criteria has been posted on the Michigan FLL>>Michigan FLL Teams page under Advancement Criteria.  

October 20, 2011

Teamwork Challenge Session

The Robo Hippies would like to invite other FLL MI teams to participate in their Teamwork Challenge "Challenge"!  Join in for an afternoon of fun as the Robo Hippies take you through their favorite teamwork challenges throughout the past 4 years.  The session will be held on Saturday, November 5th, from 12:30pm-2:30pm at the Troy Community Center.

October 16, 2011

MI FLL Pilot Requirements

This season, MI FLL is piloting new requirements in Core Values and Technical Judging.  The following pilot items will be required in these judging sessions for all MI teams.
A letter has been sent to all registered MI FLL teams explaining the new criteria.  While these pilots might require a little more work on the part of your team prior to the tournament, we believe they will make it easier for your team when meeting with judges. We expect more quality interviews through this process.

FLL Practice Tournaments

The Benton Harbor practice tournament, Southwest Michigan LEGO Blast, has been canceled due to low participation. Spots still remain in the Oct. 29th Flint, LEGO Fever I, and Nov. 5th Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Bash, practice tournaments. 

October 15, 2011

Updated MI Team List

The MI Team List has been updated to reflect current qualifying tournament registrations.  This list is available on the Michigan FLL>>Michigan FLL Teams page of the MI FLL website.  Qualifying tournament registration will close on October 25th.

September 26, 2011

Qualifying Tournament Registration

Registration for MI qualifying tournaments begins on October 9, 2011.  Qualifying tournament registration is done via, the same site where teams originally registered.  For more information, refer to the "Tournament Registration Process" document accessible on the "Michigan FLL>>How It Works" page of the MI FLL website.

September 20, 2011

NSF International and Food Factor

NSF International is interested in participating and supporting the FIRST LEGO League 2011 Challenge "Food Factor".  NSF has its headqarters in Ann Arbor Michigan and has extensive chemistry and microbiology laboratories.  They are involved in food safety, from farm to fork, through inspection, testing and certification.  Click on "Read more" to learn about their generous offer to teams!

September 16, 2011

Middle School FTC Pilot Program

FIRST in Michigan is piloting FTC for middle schools!  To jump-start the formation of middle school level FTC teams across the state, a very generous grant-based incentive package has been put together that will cover the team's registration fee, two competitions and an enhanced kit of parts.

September 8, 2011

FLL Rookie Mentor Camp

What: Rookie camp to get any first or second year FLL Team up and running.
Who: 1 coach and 1 student per team
Where: Clarkston High School
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011; 8:00 – 2:00 pm

Cost: $25.00
Register: go to
More Information:  FLL Rookie Mentor Camp flyer

September 2, 2011

FLL Challenge Released!

Log on to to learn about this year's challenge:  Food Factor!