To get started you will need to register online at the FLL web site. When you are going through the registration process you have to pay the following:
FLL Registration Fee: $180.00
Field setup kit 2006 (includes lego parts and mat): $78.00
RCX robotics kit (mindstorm for schools) OR
the new NXT robotics kit: $375.00
* This is in Canadian dollars (the web site will give you American prices) and taxes are not included.
* There is a new robotics kit out called the NXT and will become the standard but I anticipate that most teams will be using the older RCX-based kit.
Once you complete your registration, Spectrum will bill you for everything and ship your order to the shipping address you specified during registration.
If you decide to get involved this year it is very important that you order right away so that you can get started. The deadline for registration is September 29th.
Here is the web site for more info about registering: http://www.usfirst.org/jrobtcs/flego.htm
This is the registration web site (link is also on info page above): http://register4fll.com/
This is the web site for information about the competition: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/