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The only thing that has to be part of the Robot is exactly one LEGO MINDSTORMS controller.

D04 - ROBOT Your “Robot” is your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® controller and all the Equipment you’ve combined with it by hand which is not intended to separate from it, except by hand.

R02 - CONTROLLERS You are allowed only ONE individual controller in any particular Match.image.png

That's the smallest that a Robot can be.  Otherwise, the team should build the Robot to be large enough to do all the things that the team wants to do.


R13 - Launching requires the the Robot fits entirely within Base and is no more than 12 inches tall each time the team starts the Robot and makes it Go.  If the Robot doesn't fit, then that is not an allowable  Launch, and the team would not earn any points for Missions during that run.

If the team Launched the Robot later in the Match, and the Launch was okay, then the team could try to score points on those later Missions.

All successful teams should have one or more members who read and understand the Rules and Missions, so they aren't surprised when they get to a tournament.

Steve Scherr
Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor


On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:49 PM Lakshmi Purushothaman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

What should be the robot size in the base  - height is less than 12 inches .. What about length and width ? We see some huge robots in the video with more than 12 inches width and length ?

Also, what is the penalty if any if the robot length and breadth or height is greater than 12 inches ? Is the Penalty for each run or just once applied ?

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