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Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

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Pick five:

Poll ended at Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:43 pm

29
4%
38
5%
30
4%
20
3%
38
5%
97
14%
27
4%
6
1%
26
4%
53
7%
7
1%
3
0%
18
3%
2
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15
2%
106
15%
9
1%
6
1%
2
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2
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35
5%
24
3%
46
6%
6
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3
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48
7%
6
1%
13
2%
 
Total votes : 717

Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby zhouston » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:03 am

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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Solo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:48 am

New account approvals are on hold until the polls are closed.
                                                                                                                           
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:03 pm

^Aawww...so they can't vote?
Thought you'd like this about the Vatican cameos.
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby zhouston » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:37 pm

well, I think it is generally frowned upon if someone has their friends and family create accounts just so they can vote for them
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby ted @ndes » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Solo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:13 pm

It's nice having a specific example of why this policy is in place, although it would have been better if that never happened to begin with.
                                                                                                                           
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Olymprix » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:02 am

"Size matters not." -- Yoda

Until you get stepped on, buddy...
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby UOldPirate » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:50 am

Since we're into the voting portion of this contest, would anyone be willing to share any build secrets? I was curious if anyone had a more durable solution to the joints other than ball joints or the ratcheting joints with the technic pins?

I tried building a skeleton with the Hero Factory pieces and doubling up on them gave me the support and articulation. However, it was bulky and there weren't enough points to attach a mech "skin" on to it. I also had limited success with using technic lift arms, but didn't really have the right selection of technic parts to get the job done. Did anyone come up with anything better than the ball joints?
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby crazybirdman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:21 am

I definitely should have used click hinges instead of ball joints, but mine had 4 legs so it wasn't so bad.
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby captain sambuca » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:36 pm

At the risk of sounding particularly geeky, the revelation for me was how strong the 2x2 plate with vertical technic pin was in combination with a regular 2 x 2 brick. Boy, there is some strength there I can tell you.

I read a thing about happiness by Stefan Sagmeister: He said as a designer, the best sort of project is one where you're completely comfortable and on fire with your stuff with it for 50% of the time, and completely out of your comfort zone and having to try new stuff out for the other 50%. That's pretty much how I felt about this contest. Great stuff.

Anyway: It was a great shame about that "Good Intentions": It was a lovely looking spaceship, so a pity that guy did what he did. It obviously cut deep.

Happy days: can't wait to see what happens next.
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby UOldPirate » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:28 pm

@crazybirdman: I wish I could have come up with an idea for more than 2 legs, it would have definitely helped with weight distribution.

@captain sambuca: Don't worry about sounding "geeky". Considering the forum revolves around AFOLs and TFOLs discussing a kids toy, I don't know where normal ends and geeky begins. :) As far as the 2x2 plate with the technic pin, I assume you're talking about this:
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If so, I'll have to try your suggestion.
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby itchybreath » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:40 pm

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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby etcknight » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:59 am

Over 700 votes! :D
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Master Beef » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:06 pm

Very, very interesting results... For those of you that didn't make it, don't be discouraged. you were competing against some insanely experienced builders! Keep on building! :)
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby captain sambuca » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:47 am

What a great contest FBTB... and congratulations to the two mechs that will make it to first and third place. A shame that it won't be first and second for Juggernaut and Mr Freeze though...as both of them are outstanding! Good work fellas.

Ridiculously gutted that my Penguin mech didn't make the cut: it was a ridiculously tough group though, so I am trying to console myself that even if I had scraped in, I would now be seeded against Atlas...and it's a good bet which way that one would fall! I enjoyed the challenge of building something different.

Great building everyone, and big respect to the builder of the Poison Ivy mech, who deserved at least someone's vote.

It's a good bet that in this contest, the supervillains will defeat the good guys for once.

The laughing of sixteen madmen echoes around the world as the secret crisis draws near.

Yo ho ho builders, yo ho ho.
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby jackal76 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:09 am

I find myself pleasantly surprised to have made the first round, but have no illusions about whether or not I will place. Congrats to all who made the cut!
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Mister Ed » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:19 am

I'm very, very happy to have made the cut. Seeing my likely opponents in the next round, I'm thinking that this may be as far as it goes, but you never know. Good work everybody. This was a crazy pool, and for those who didn't make it, just realize that picking 5 favorites out of 30 was really tough. For all you know, your mech might well have been everybody's 6th choice.
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby Gooker1 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:27 am

Wonderful wonderful work everyone!! I can't wait to the sweet 16!! Should be an all out mech war!!
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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby MotionOTheOcean » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:35 am

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Re: Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play: Villains

Postby captain sambuca » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:52 am

Not counting you heroes out yet: they always have the better luck after all!, just a note that it would be impossible for villains to take both gold and silver.

Well done again to all the thirty two.
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