A fair question. I would expect mission models like these to be glued, for
simplicity (it would be far too easy for parts to disappear accidentally if
not); as ever, benefit of the doubt should go to the team. If a hat falls
off just because the robot vibrates a little, I wouldn't expect that to be
taken as deliberate mission model damage. If a hat falls off because the
robot is trying to cram the little dude through the window of the house,
that *might* be viewed differently (but you wouldn't be doing that, of
What I wouldn't expect is for you to successfully argue that you should get
points for the ice buoy if, say, the base falls off but the robot delivers
the top in such a manner that, had the base still been attached, it would
have been upright. That goes too far in expecting the refs to make woulda,
coulda, shoulda assumptions.
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Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:54 AM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Loosing parts of researchers while delivery
While delivering researchers (lego mini-figs) to their destination,
sometimes their parts fall off (skis/caps, etc.)
If that happens during tournament are any points taken off?
Also similarly the snow-mobile looses it's parts, so if it's skis fall off
but rest of the snoe-mobile is delviered is
it considered scored?
Luckily the polar bear's head stays on it's shoulders :-)
any insight will be appreciated.
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