Ultimate LEGO Vehicle Contest
These are the building rules:
The following types of LEGO elements are not allowed:
The allotting of points is done in a "secret ballot" style on pieces of paper. When everyone has finished writing, the points given to each vehicle are added up and divided by the number of participants to determine each vehicle's aesthetic value. A vehicle's score in each of the other four events is multiplied by its aesthetic value.
The winner of each race progresses to the next round until an overall winner is determined for the event. Losing cars may then be pitted against each other to determine an overall ranking of contestants from second place to last place.
Points are awarded as follows:
Vehicles are randomly paired off to race each other in each round.
The track ends in a finish line. The first vehicle to cross the finish line wins the race. If neither vehicle makes it to the finish line, the one that came closest to finishing is the winner. In the event of a tie, the same two vehicles race again until a winner can be determined.
An impartial contestant simultaneously releases the cars at the start of the race.
Any damage that occurs to vehicles between races in this event may be repaired, so long as no extra LEGO parts are added to the vehicle, and all reasonable effort is made to assemble the vehicle as it appeared when the competition began.
After all vehicles have gone, the rank order is determined based on the distance each vehicle's driver traveled from the starting line. Points are awarded using the same scheme as the SPEED contest.
Any damage that occurs to vehicles during this event may be repaired before moving on to the next event, so long as no extra LEGO parts are added to the vehicle, and all reasonable effort is made to assemble the vehicle as it appeared when the competition began.
AERODYNAMICS (THE SKI JUMP)
Vehicles are judged in this event based on where they land. Distances should be marked from the rear of the vehicle. If a vehicle breaks apart, the section where the driver is attached should be used to mark the distance, and if the driver is thrown from the vehicle, use the driver itself to mark the distance. Points are awarded using the same scheme as the SPEED contest. All vehicles whose drivers fail to make to it past the end of the ramp automatically tie for last place in this event.
Any damage that occurs to vehicles during this event may be fixed before going on to the final event, so long as no extra LEGO parts are added to the vehicle, and all reasonable effort is made to assemble the vehicle as it appeared when the competition began.
5) STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
For each match-up, contestants line their vehicles up at opposite ends of the track. After a three-count, each competitor uses one hand to launch their vehicle at the other competitor's vehicle, aiming to maximize the damage inflicted.
A vehicle is eliminated from this event when either of the following occur:
Each match-up must result in one contestant being eliminated and the other passing on to the next round. Therefore, a match-up may require multiple "throws" before a winner and loser are determined.
Throughout this event, no damage to any vehicle may be repaired at any point, whether between throws in the same match-up, or between rounds. Pieces may not be reattached once they have fallen off, and loose pieces may not be made more secure, including the driver. Whenever a vehicle breaks into pieces, the section which still has the driver attached, and at least one wheel, will be considered what remains of the vehicle. The track should be cleared of debris after each throw.
In the rare event that both vehicles are eliminated on the very same throw, an emergency rebuilding period will be allowed in which both contestants have 15 seconds to reconstruct their vehicles however they see fit from the broken off pieces of their original vehicle, then the same two vehicles will be thrown against each other again.
The last surviving vehicle is the winner of the event. Since by the time a winner of this event is determined, all other vehicles have been destroyed, it is not an option to pit the losing vehicles against each other, as in the Speed Contest, to determine a rank order. Instead, points are awarded on the following scale:
ULTIMATE LEGO VEHICLE CONTEST WINNER
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