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This page brings together resources from Jr.FLL, FLL, FTC, and other online groups. Below are resources that are beneficial to both the Junior and Senior Gearbots Leagues. Check back for more information as the season progresses!
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LDraw.org – LDraw™ is an open standard for LEGO®CAD programs that allow the user to create virtual LEGO models and scenes. LDraw is and always will be offered free of charge.
brickjournal.com – BrickJournal is a magazine that spotlights the many aspects of the LEGO Community. Events, people, and models are showcased in every issue, with a couple of surprises too! BrickJournal journalist Joe Meno is always found at the FLL® World Festival.
brickshelf.com – Cool LEGO building stuff.
peeron.com – More cool LEGO stuff, including a list of parts numbers and names; color chart, sets, building instructions (often old item no longer available on www.LEGO.com).
classic-castle.com – For LEGO castle aficionados.
bricklink.com – Premium venue for individuals and businesses from all around the world to buy and sell new, used and vintage LEGO® through fixed price and auction services.
brothers-brick.com – The Brothers Brick is a LEGO blog for adult fans of LEGO.
lugnet.com – International LEGO Users Group Network, a global community of LEGO enthusiasts. LUGNET unites LEGO fans worldwide through forums, web pages, and services.
Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy – A great resource about robotics. Search for gears, gear types, LEGO gears.
How Stuff Works – This is a great site for explanations of how things work. It is not a curricula, and not specific to FIRST LEGO League, but has very good explanations of general engineering concepts. For example, How Gears Work, How Gear Ratios Work, and How Differentials Work.