Good Afternoon FIRST LEGO League Teams, Registration has officially begun for the upcoming 2018 Into Orbit Challenge!! We are so excited to see all of the amazing solutions your team will come up with this year. A few new things this year: 1. To make it easier on teams, the national registration and challenge kit has been lumped in to one fee, so there is no need to go through 2 processes to order your challenge kit! The total cost for the national registration (if you have your robot) is $299+ shipping and handling, again this price does include the challenge kit. 2. Va-DC FIRST LEGO League is looking to add two new tournaments this year! One in Bristol, VA and another around York County, so stay tuned for the updated schedule. 3. In order to better accommodate more teams and provide more events, the pricing for both Regional and Championship events will be $150. 4. FIRST has released the new "Into Orbit" table, so be sure to take a sneak peak at the board and get ahead of the curve! You can find a few pictures attached to this email. FIRST Registration: You will need 2 adults to complete the registration process and at least 2 team members. https://login.firstinspires.org/core/login?signin=47fc55762a640cfe26432b1da8d20b11 VA-DC Registration: Please allow at least one business day to obtain your team information and added to the local system. Va-DC FIRST LEGO League will need a permanent team number associated with your team to complete the regional registration process. Once you have done the above, you can complete registration here: https://vadcfll.cisat.jmu.edu/db/newaccount.aspx. We are finalizing the tournament schedule and will have that information to you as soon as possible for planning purposes. In the meantime, please keep up to date with the listserv announcements. Sincerely, VA-DC FIRST LEGO League Staff -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.