2021-22 Season Highlights

2021-22 Season Tryouts

There are three components to the FLL competition. In order to expose the students to a similar environment, our tryouts will consist of three components as well.

Must be completed before day of tryout:

Registration Form and Written Essay Application

Tryouts (110 minutes):

Part 1: Building and/or Programming Challenge (40 minutes)

Participants will be given 40 minutes to work with a partner or group of 2 or more other participants. Participants will be constructing an attachment for an EV3 robot or a Spike Prime robot. Each group will be given a challenge and will have to execute the challenge within 40 minutes.

Participants do not have to have experience with the robot to tryout. This is a fun activity that exposes the participants to the robot we will be working with during competition season.

Part 2: Team Building Activity (15 minutes)

Participants will be placed in groups of 3 or more. Each group will be given a challenge that will demonstrate how well they work with others.

Part 3: Project Presentation (1 - 3 minutes)

Participants will be asked to give a short speech about themselves.


  • Make eye contact with your audience

  • Speak clearly

  • Pace yourself (Don't speak too fast)

A rubric will be used to assess applicants during tryouts. ​

Results will remain confidential and not released to parents.

Tryout Sign-Up:

Tryout Date: August 21, 2021 (Saturday) 11:00 AM to 1 PM.

Parents will not be allowed in the classroom with the children during the try outs, but the parents will be asked to stay for the Parent session 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM. After the Parent Session, parents will be asked to come back to pick up the children at 1 PM.

Please contact Mrs. Egbert via email if there are any problems with sign-up.

About The Brickbeards

FIRST LEGO League # 48148

Our Brickbeards had amazing start last year. One of our teams took the 1st Place Champion’s Award on December 14, 2019, while the other team took the 1st Place Robot Performance Award. Both teams lead the competition!

On January 25, 2020, at the SN State Championship, our Brickbeards too the First Place Champions award and were the online FLL team in Nevada who received an invitation to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX.

This season, we have team #48148 competing again!

2019-20 Season Highlights

Competitions and Awards

2019-2020 Southern Nevada Champions!

2019-20 Field Trips and Special Guests

About 2020-21 Replay Season


Your team will prepare a short presentation on your robot design, programs, and strategy.


Your team will practice the 2.5-minute matches to complete as many missions as possible.

The team will:

• Strategize which Robot Game missions to solve.

• Design any attachments the robot will need to complete the missions.

• Test and refine the programs and robot design.

• Compete at an event!

• Show how the team and their solutions will have an IMPACT and be INCLUSIVE!

• Celebrate by having FUN in everything you do!

Core values

The team will:

• Apply TEAMWORK and DISCOVERY to explore the challenge.

• INNOVATE with new ideas about the robot and project.

Innovation project

The team will:

• Identify a problem to solve.

• Design a solution to the problem for the community.

• Share their ideas, learn from others, and improve their solution.

• Pitch their solution at an event

Expert Interview With Amy Purdy

11. 13. 2020

We are currently researching different problems and possible solutions for the Innovation Project. This week we interviewed Amy Purdy, an American actress, model, para-snowboarder, motivational speaker, clothing designer, Dancing with the stars contestant and author. Purdy is a 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist, 2018 Paralympics silver medalist, and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports.

Timelapse Recordings of Building Sessions

It is not the same building at home by ourselves without our teammates by our side, but we are trying to make the best out of this virtual experience. We recorded time-lapses of some of our builds so far. We discuss robot and attachment design ideas during our weekly zooms.

Remembering Woody Flowers

October 11, 2020, Marks the One-Year Anniversary of the passing of Dr. Woodie Flowers, FIRST Distinguished Advisor and Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the one who introduced the term "Gracious Professionalism®."

We #WalkLikeWoody

We remember what Dr. Woody Flowers has taught us and we strive to show compassion, gracious professionalism and inspire others in everything we do.

Lego community park clean up by Adam. Inspiring others to keep our community clean!
Emma running the 5K, promoting this year's theme to stay active!
Learning how robots in law enforcement keep us safe
Ryland at Lacrosse, promoting this year's FLL theme to stay active!
Emma getting ready to run a 5K.
Ready to create and inspire!
We work together and if any team needs help at the competition, we are there to help!