Just to share what I do on this subject, probably this does not help you but gives another perspective: This is our 3rd year. Since we started I prorate the cost of the brick and Lego sets (nothing else such as field mat and other consumables) assuming a lifetime of 3 years. Then each year I split the cost (a third) among the number of team members, that way each team member pays a reasonable amount but proportional to the actual "usage". The first year we had only one set. We bought a 2nd set for the second year, we did not buy a 3rd one for this year. We are partially funded but had to cover 100% the cost of the Bricks + Sets myself, I get some of that back each year (a third); this year I will get paid back for 100% of the 1st set and will have one more year to go to recover what I paid for the second one. I am kind of financing the team in that sense but hey, it is for a great cause :-). The team owns the bricks and sets. I do not know what we will do when the team ceases operations, I guess we will "raffle it" among all team members that ever were part of it at the end of our "Reunion Celebration". :-) Go LEGO!! "What my team members discover is more important than what they win" On 11/12/2012 2:19 PM, Lori Hand wrote: > hi All > > I am a rookie coach w/ 8 rookie members ages 10/11 in 4/5 grade. 6 > memebers are moving to a new school. 2 are moving to 5th. Each member paid > $150 for the Lego activity. We had no external funding. I know parents and > students alike are asking - so who gets to keep the robot? > > Personally I would like to keep it for future teams I may coach, but I am > not sure how this is decided for other teams. > > Thoughts appreciated. > > thanks > > -- 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. > -- Regards, Coach Victor ************** GO BRICKSTERS! ************** -- 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.