they are cool, but a lego robot will still look like a toy.
sometimes legos look better than the scrap junk robots you guys make. to be honest, i dont like things that look like toys, i actually love the way the wires hang out and all but comon, the objective is to make a robot, i didnt know it had to be out of cardboard and pieces out of my toy radio to be considered "cool". i highly hope legos arent discriminated against when i enter in the competition, i mean geez they can be just as useful with the correct ideas.
and i thought this was a hobby forum, for people who are "student-like" moneywise and dont have "shops" laying behind their houses, legos are extremely versatile mechanically and everyone has access to it.