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1st annual LEGO race at my school (looking for ideas)
I'm fishing for ideas for a fundraiser that I suggested for my elementary school.
March 31st will be our 1st Annual Boulevard Heights Elementary LEGO car race.
It will be open to Kindergarten through 5th grade.
I'm thinking a $5 entry fee to help raise money for the PTA.
Was going to make maximum dimensions of cars 3 or 4 inches wide by 8 inches long.
All parts, including wheels, must be LEGO.
No glued pieces.
No cars that came from a LEGO set (I don't want someone just building a car from instructions, I want them to be creative and utilize their engineering skills)
Should I allow DUPLO? I know they won't be the fastest but some of our ASD students and kindergarteners may only have DUPLO.
Each grade will be paired on its own and a winner will be announced for each grade level.
A grand prize will be awarded out of the top racers from all the grades (they will all race for 1st place for entire school).
Basically we will race race cars down ramps and time them. Winners will be fastest times each race.
But I don't just want to award winners of fastest cars.
I was thinking of other awards too, so as not to leave people out if their cars lose in the first round.
So do any of my LEGO friends have any suggestions or ideas on how to make this event better?
Any ideas on rule tweaks?
Thanks to all!