Gagarin, Sputnik, Lunokhod – all world famous Russian names in space. Since their time space voyages have become common - in orbit are constantly dozens of people and rockets are launched into space frequently. But the conquest of outer space is perhaps the most exciting journey in the history of mankind.

New spacecraft fly themselves to the place of their permanent deployment. From the launch area to their final destination they are on their own. But before they are ready to go into space you must transport the rocket elements from the factory to the launch site. Next, assemble the rocket and place the elements in your launch facility. Raise the rocket to a vertical position and the rocket is ready to launch. Before launch, make sure all persons are evacuated to the safe area.


The robot’s mission is to assemble Rocket Elements in the Assembly Area (yellow), place the Rocket Elements vertically over the Ramp  (blue area + Ramp surface) in the Launch Table Area, and evacuate all Civilians to the Safe Area (red). The robot must finish in the Safe Area after compleeting the task.

Possible combination of the Rocket Elements Civilians

Rules & Regulation

  1. The combination of the rockets elements is determined in the competition day before assembly time. In order to do this 6 cards with possible combinations are put in a non-transparent box (download cards). One of the card is taken for the box and it will determine the combination of the rocket elements which will be used in all rounds during this competition day.


  1. Before the round starts (post-quarantine) the location of every rocket element on the playing field is determined. 3 cards with numbers representing the rocket parts in a rocket element are put in non-transparent box. The cards are taken one after another and a rocket element with the corrsponding number of parts is placed in the Warehouse areas starting from the left rear area (the next area is choosen by counter-clockwise). The rocket elemens are located as so their LEGO studs are in the TOP direction. The location of the elements will be fixed for all participants in the round. This method to determine the location of the elements will be made for every round during the competition day.


  1. At the beginning of an attempt the Launch Facility can be placed in the Launch Table Area:
  • The Launch Facility is a construction made of any parts of LEGO with maximum dimensions 250x250x250 mm in initial state. The Launch Facility is allowed to change its size after the attempt starts. The construction must not contain RCX, NXT and EV3 brick - each team is only allowed to use one brick (RCX, NXT or EV3) per pair of robot and Launch Facility in all attempts. The Launch Facility is allowed to be built with usage electronical LEGO components listed in general rules (3.10) only.
  1. Multiple programs in the robot are allowed. For scoring rounds, the participants are only allowed to choose a program and press the enter button to run it. Participants are not allowed to make any additional input or setting to the chosen program.
  2. The time to set up the Launch Facility in the Launch Table Area is limited by 30 seconds. 
  3. The Launch facility that is set up in the Launch Table Area must be completely in the Launch Table Area (grey square area 455 x 250 mm). The Launch Facility is measured to correspond the size requirements and a signal to start is made. If the size requirements are not satisfied a judge makes a decision to assing additional time to fix the issue or their attempt is scheduled after all other teams attempts as so the team has a time to address the requirement.
  4. The robot begins in the Base area (green zone) and finishes in the Safe Area.
  5. The robot must start within the Base area. The robot must be placed completely in the Base area.
  6. The robot is not limited by moving along the black line.
  7. All Rocket Elements must be placed in the Assembly Area. The Ramp surface is considered as the part of the Assembly Area. 
  8. The assembled Rocket must be placed verticaly over the Ramp in the Launch Table Area. The Rocket elements must be assembled in the correct order.
  9. A judge will check verticality of the Rocket by using a steel wand (a pin or a needle) 350 mm long, 3-5 mm in diameter. A mark in 250 mm on the wand allows to determine the height of the Rocket.
  10. The Rocket is considered to be in vertical position if the wand can be stuck into the Rocket as so:
  • both ends of the wand are in the Rocket projection.
  • the mark on the wand is below of the highest part of the Rocket.

  1. The order of the Rocket Elements is correct if:
  • Colors of the Rocket Parts are in the same order as colors on the Russion Federation Flag
  • The Rocket Parts are placed as so the LEGO studs are in the up direction.
  • Every Rocket Element touches the next Rocket Element in one point at least
    (It is allowed that the very low Rocket Element does not touch the Ramp area)​
    (The order of the elements is correct on every picture above)
  1. The Rocket must stay vertically on the Ramp more than 30 seconds after the attempt ends or till that time when the judges check its verticality. 
  2. Civilians placed in the green circles of the Civilian Areas need to be moved to the Safe Area.
  3. The attempt will end and time will stop if:
  • The robot enters to the Base area (it is enough to be in the zone).
  • Any team member touches any object on the field or the robot after the attempt starts.
  • Challenge time (2 minutes) has ended. 
  • Participant call for "Stop" of the match. 
  • Violation of the rules and regulations herein.


  1. Score will only be calculated at the end of the challenge or when time stops-the exception is scoring for placing all the Rocket elements in the Assembly Area.
  2. A Rocket Element is completley outside of a Warehouse Area (not in the zone) = 5 points per element (15 points max). 
  3. There is a moment during the attempt when all Rocket Elements touch the Assembly Area (in the zone) at the same time = 20 points.
  4. At least one Rocket Element is situated on the Ramp (the projection of the element is completely in the Ramp area) = 10 points.
  5. All Rocket Elements are placed vertically over the Ramp in a Launch Table Area = 15 points.
  6. All Rocket Elements are placed vertically and in the correct order over the Ramp in the Launch Table Area = 15 points. 
  7. Each civilian completely moved to the Safe Area 5 points per civilian (15 point max).
  8. The robot finishes in the Safe Area = 10 points
  9. Maximum score = 100 points.

A Rocket 
is outside of a 
(max 15 points)

All Rocket 
touch the 
Area at the 
same time

At least 
one Rocket 
placed over the Ramp

All Rocket 
placed vertically

All Rocket 
placed vertically in the 
correct order

moved to 
the Safe 

(max 15 points)

Finish in Safe Area

5 points per 

20 points

10 points

15 points

15 points

5 points per civilian

10 points

Table Specifications

  1. Horizontal Dimensions: 2370 mm × 1150 mm.
    (download the mat in .ai)
  2. A wall that is 16 mm in width surrounds the table. The height of the wall is 50 mm.
  3. The table base color is white. 
  4. The width of black and red lines in the playing field area is 20 mm ± 1 mm. 
  5. The dimensions of the barrier delimiting the Safe Area from the main playing field area are 530 mm x 50 mm x 16 mm.
  6. Civilians (one LEGO brick 2x4 and a mini figure per civilian) are placed in the Civilian Areas at the beginning of every round, one figure in each green circle. 
  7. The Ramp is an inclined surface with base 100x100mm and rise 30mm. The Launch Pad Base is 2 light grey LEGO Technic 13 beams mounted on both sides of the Ramp. The holes in the LEGO beams marked on the picture below by blue color are used to mount the beams with screws on the table. All visible surfaces of the Ramp are white. 
  8. The error tolerance of the field is ± 10 mm.
  9. The Rocket consists from 2х white, 2х blue, 2х red Parts.
  10. Building Instruction for a Rocket Part:


  1. All materials

  2. Example of the challange task solving: