Vinay, Here is what the game guide says regarding your two questions. 1. You ask about using rubbers or other methods to hold mission model together to score on missions 5 and 12. In order to answer your question we need to first look at independence. At paragraph 33 we are told “INDEPENDENT – Not touching any equipment.” At paragraph 02. EQUIPMENT is defined as “This is anything you bring to a Match for Mission-related activity, including the Robot.” Since rubbers and other Legos would equipment they would violate the definition of independence. 2. For your second question you ask about an attachments I assume you are referring to that the mission models. At paragraph 31 FIELD DAMAGE – “If the Robot separates Dual Lock or breaks a Mission Model and clearly benefits from the damage, Missions benefitting will not score.” Based on what you describe you would in violation of this rule. Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 2, 2019, at 8:42 PM, Vinay Surabhi <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > Hi, > > Can you please help answer these two questions? > 1. Mission 12 & Mission 5 - The instructions mention that the stack and the unit be "independent." Our team had a question about its interpretation. If the units are held together by a) other Legos, or b) a Lego rubber-band, or c) like a structure to keep them in place will that be in violation of the independent definition? > 2. Attachment on board - If the robot completes a mission and detaches the attachment on the board will that be a violation? (Assuming this does specifically violate any other mission requirement). > > I appreciate all the conversation on this listserv, a very helpful tool for our team. > > Regards, > Vinay Surabhi > Team Excalibots > 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. -- 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.