Los Angeles Region FIRST® LEGO® League (LAR FLL)
2013 Nature's Fury Challenge:
Prepare. Stay Safe. Rebuild.

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2013 Nature's Fury Teaser and Logo

Released August 27, 2013

Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. Brace yourself for NATURE’S FURY!
FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During NATURE’S FURY teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. They will also choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

*9-14 in the US, Canada, and Mexico

Download Overview of 2013 Grants, Challenge, Calendar and Costs (PDF, 206 KB)

2013 Nature's Fury Challenge (Released August 27, 2013)

Handouts for Challenge Release Workshops:

Nature's Fury Challenge with Field Overhead View (PDF, 28 pages, 1.3 MB)
Nature's Fury Challenge Supplemental Documents (PDF, 30 pages, 5.3 MB)
Nature's Fury Team Resources (PDF, 28 pages, 6.6 MB)

2013 Calendar

Download Overview of 2013 Grants, Challenge, Calendar and Costs (PDF, 206 KB)

2013 Costs for California - Los Angeles Teams

Team Registration990305$225.00$20.25$15.75$261.00
FLL EV3 Robot Set (new teams)992131$499.00$44.91$34.93$578.84
Subtotal (New Team Grants)
Field Setup Kit779664$ 75.00$ 6.75$ 5.25$ 87.00
Total Products (EV3)

Team Registration + Field Setup Kit (returning teams)
FLL NXT Robot Set979792$435.00$39.15$30.453$504.60
Total Products (NXT)


Field Table (new teams) * 
  $30.00to      $70.00

Project presentation materials & optional T-shirts (all teams)
  $10.00to     $200.00

Tournament Registrations - October (all teams) ** 
  $60.00to     $250.00

Total Cost (new teams) 
$1,026.84to  $1,446.84

Total Cost (returning teams)
$418.00to     $798.00

* Practice field tables built with rigid foam insulation reduce weight and increase portability.
If you build a standard wooden table, use kiln-dried lumber to reduce weight and warping. Select boards that are not warped.
Stiffeners can be omitted if you support the field table with a standard table (preferably an 8' long table) instead of saw horses.

** Practice tournament fees are typically $40-$50. Qualifying tournament fees may be $60-$100. Attend one of each if possible.
LAR FLL Championship Tournament fees may be $70-$100 for the top 25% to 30% of teams that qualify.
Fees for qualifying and championship tournaments depend on sponsor support - more support means lower fees.
The maximum values assume no additional sponsors are confirmed. The minimum values assume potential sponsors are confirmed.

Recommended team budget for tournaments: $110. Budget $180 if you expect your team to qualify for the Championship.

For additional information about products, see 2013 FLL Products and Pricing.

Download Overview of 2013 Grants, Challenge, Calendar and Costs (PDF, 206 KB)

2013 Grants

Download Overview of 2013 Grants, Challenge, Calendar and Costs (PDF, 206 KB)

2013 Events

How to Register for Workshops and Tournaments

2013 Map of Teams

2013 News