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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Master Beef » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:44 am

Lego junkie wrote:If you guys are struggling to have the mecha stand upright, a technic underframe is quite helpful when dealing with loads of weight!


Yeah, it's pretty much like building one of Nick Jensen's guns... ...with legs and arms! :P
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Lego junkie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:26 pm

Come on people!
Let's get some entries rolling out!
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Mister Ed » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:29 pm

I'm trying. I need some time at home and awake first. I worked more than 16 hours yesterday, and today doesn't look any less busy (or tomorrow for that matter, or, sigh, Saturday :( )
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby madLEGOman » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:18 pm

Lego junkie wrote:Come on people!
Let's get some entries rolling out!


Oh it's coming. Just gotta build a weapon system and matbe a little more detail work
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Solo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:49 pm

This Saturday will mark three weeks left before the deadline and I plan to show off the existing entrees in the reminder post. A lot of people like to wait until the last minute to submit their models. With the level of quality of the mechs that got in early I'm not worried about the numbers yet.
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MODOK AIM MECHBOT Entry

Postby sparkart » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:25 pm

MODOK is a villain in the Marvel Universe, but he's got a great Frankensteinian origin. He was made into a monster, a victim of a vile AIM experiment.
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Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing by SPARKART!, on Flickr.
But he looks happy enough, now, doesn't he?

I swear, buried in the "head" of this robot body is MODOK. You can see the whites of his eye through the clear windscreen. Check out the video for further proof.
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MODOK sits in the helm of the MECHBOT by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

The repulsor canons on the MECHBOT are powered by gamma radiation emissions - that's why they're greenish, and not blue. (And yes, I don't have a lot of trans-blue round 1x1 bricks.)
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He fights and fights with repulsor rays! by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

The research for this was fun and entertaining. Some new things I learned and got a laugh from: Bill, Agent-of-Aim, and A.I.M. HIGH.

Moar pics!

Thanks for looking :)
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Re: MODOK AIM MECHBOT Entry

Postby Ultron32 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:39 am

sparkart wrote:MODOK is a villain in the Marvel Universe, but he's got a great Frankensteinian origin. He was made into a monster, a victim of a vile AIM experiment.

Ok, he looks great. could you make instructions? please? I love that Modok figure.
Thought you'd like this about the Vatican cameos.
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Chosen One » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:07 pm

Or the joints restricted to those ratchet ball type? Or can we be creative there?
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby zhouston » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:21 pm

Chosen One wrote:Or the joints restricted to those ratchet ball type? Or can we be creative there?


you can use ANY joint you want, as long as it's LEGO.

btw nice mech, sparkart. It's good to see some posable appendages!
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Solo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:19 pm

^What he said. Go nuts, keep it Lego, can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Darkblane » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:10 pm

Mister Ed wrote:I'm finding that making a mech that has moving joints and yet is still sturdy enough to stand on its own without extra support is challenging. It stands right now, and looks good (IMHO), but after adding weapons, who knows?


Funnily enough, that's exactly the problem I had at the weekend when I started connecting all of the invidual components of my mech together. The lower torso and legs were fine until I added the upper torso, arms, head and most significantly, the weapons - then the ankles literally disintegrated.

After a redesign of the ankles to remove the hinge point, I've been able to get my mech to stand up, but it requires careful positioning ... I think I've definitely found the limit to those rotation joints.

Hopefully going to get photos taken and online next weekend.
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Ultron32 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:37 pm

Darkblane wrote:Hopefully going to get photos taken and online next weekend.

Awesome. Can't wait to see it.
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby volumex » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:15 am

^ ... and I await yours.
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Jake's Oy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Didn't see this thread till last night. Never built a mech before. I to am also having trouble with weight on the legs >_<;
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby SirNagek » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:05 am

Here's my entry for Captain America.

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Captain America by SirNagek, on Flickr

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Captain America's Steel Avenger (4) by SirNagek, on Flickr

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Captain America's Steel Avenger Cockpit by SirNagek, on Flickr

For other shots, visit my flickr. I've enjoyed seeing the other entries so far. Good luck to all, and may the best mech win!
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby sparesoul » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:10 pm

So, Zombie Mecha Spider Man has bit the dust.... sorta.... Sooooooo many villains being posted that I feel I must take it upon myself to tip the scales back towards the forces of good.... Just finished the Spider Man and Punisher Mechs... just a few more to finish then... oh the rules say just one entry Sparesoul, I know I know... they will all join like voltron and form mecha Stan Lee... pics very soon!
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:01 pm

sparesoul wrote:they will all join like voltron and form mecha Stan Lee... pics very soon!

A Stan Lee mech?! I can't imagine! But it sounds very cool.
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby madLEGOman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Victor's N.O.R.A.

Neurologically Operated Refrigerated Automaton, or N.O.R.A. was meant to be Victor's solution to both preserving his beloved wife, and allowing her to continue to function in the world while he could focus on finding her a cure. Only the years as a human snow cone and constant battles Batman have not been kind to Nora. While technically still alive, her body and mind have suffered extensive tissue damage, and she can no longer control N.O.R.A. Instead Victor has taken over the controls. Now outfitted with a mammoth freeze cannon, hurling pissed off polar bears, and a doomsday failsafe that will trigger a cataclysmic nuclear winter, N.O.R.A. Will become the vehicle of Victor's ultimate revenge against Batman and a world whose heart has grown cold.

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N.O.R.A. by madLEGOman, on Flickr

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VictorFreeze02 by madLEGOman, on Flickr

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VictorAtControls by madLEGOman, on Flickr
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby zhouston » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:05 pm

sparesoul wrote:Just finished the Spider Man and Punisher Mechs...


Not to burst any bubbles, but the rules do say:

onions wrote:Build Rules:
• Pick one hero or one villain only, and build them a fitting robot to fight with.


Obviously a staff member will have to verify this, but I wouldn't put too much more work into it yet
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Re: FBTB Mech Madness 2012 Building Tournament - Secret Cris

Postby Solo » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:34 am

Pretty sure Stan Lee isn't a superhero anyways... Concerning the other two mentioned: as long as you only plan to enter one you should be fine, but if it's deliberately designed as a part of a bigger mech I'll disqualifying it for trying to circumvent the one pilot rule.
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