Chief wrote:Wow, I didn't think I'd get a serious answer.
Hi, my name is Ryan. I'm one of four members of BlockoLUG. Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you Ryan, I'm Bob.
Chief wrote:CubeDudes from the start seem to have been more about display than play and pose-ability, so your criticism about immobile arms/legs doesn't bother me much. You went for extreme pose-ability in your entry with Grievous, and I think it works for him in particular. Also, vignettes by nature almost demand pose-ability to depict action.
I don't have an issue with the immobile legs, Even my Grievous has immobile legs. My personal preference is for mobile arms and neck so you can get a little bit of pose-ability. That bugs me about some of Angus' designs also. The only "Extreme" Pose-ability n Grievous is that his torso can rotate on his hips and the arms angle out in addition to raising/lowering at the shoulders. I agree they are more about display which is why I'm okay with limited mobility
Chief wrote:But the BlockoLUG ones you've listed as inferior? Man, now I'm going to get defensive, and I didn't even have a hand in any of those particular ones. Aurra Sing is arguably one of the best of the entire Blitz, and the others aren't far behind her. Ventress has some solid color blocking and the detail in her face is really impressive.
Since you singled-out Aurra & Ventress I'll tell you what bothers me about them. They feel like they're trying to capture the Clone Wars animation style too much instead of focusing on the character. Maybe CubeDuding already stylized characters is just too much for me.
With Barriss & Luminara I don't like the sand green flesh, maybe there isn't a better LEGO color but it just seems too green for me.
On Cad Bane, the hat bothers me. I think it's too tall and should be tiled to cover the studs. His face again seems like it is again trying to capture the CW animation style more than the character.
Can I pose a friendly challenge to you?
Build one of the ones you've highlighted, but do it the way you think it should look. I just want to see what that would look like.
Sure, I'll choose one and give it a build. FWIW, I didn't take offense at your original post...