The first thing anyone does when they get a full set of field elements is see how high they can stack the cones.
Event #1, kick-off night to show the new game and sign up students for the team. BROKEN CONE.
They stacked the cones, the cones tipped, a cone that landed on the field perimeter chipped one of the ribs on the side of the cone.
Event #2, Engineering Design & Strategy discussion group. BROKEN CONE.
They stacked the cones, the cones tipped, a cone chipped one of the ribs on the side of the cone. I’m not sure why this one broke. We didn’t have the field perimeter up, maybe it landed on another cone or mobile goal?
TL:DR Unless your robot can do it, don’t bother stacking cones past 12 cones. Stack will tip, cones will break, and you will be sad.
The elements every year will be able to break somehow, Vex would have to make a solid sphere for an “indestructible” element. And even if they made this some team out there would find some way to break it.