I cannot access flickr, so I can't check your link. But, as far as techniques go, I often use a joint type that consists of an L shaped plate, with a 1x1 brick on one end of the L, a 1x1 brick with a technic peg hole on the other end, another L plate on top of that all and a part visible here: http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/483
to hold the arm on. I find this joint to be very agile and easy to build, taking very little space on a side torso.
Edit: I haven't noticed anything wrong with brick slopes; my Zenith uses them in quantity and looks rather sleek, in my opinion. Permalink
The city sets have a lot of those 1x1 slopes, mostly in red, yellow and blue. If you live in America they should be fairly cheap, if not, welcome to my world, where lego costs twice as much as it does in over in Obamaland. Permalink
Well, I haven't heard of anyone wanting to revolt and kick him out, so I'm assuming you folk like him. See, the nuttier factions tend to make more stink when they lose and more noise when the win, so all we hear down south from oz is 'obamaobamaobamaYESchangechangechange'. Why don't you guys just vote for Putin if you want a commie? Permalink
Quoting Elite Marshal Katana
Actually Obama's a socialist. Heading towards commie and maybe fascist.
Socialists, commies, all the same. They all take your stuff and give it to their cronies.
Socialism takes everyone's wealth/materials/work, lumps it together then redistributes it among everyone according to their needs: if family #1 has, say, 6 children and #2 has only 3, the materials given for child care to family #1 would be twice that of the child care materials given to family #2. Think of it like the USSR (or the book 1984), each given only what they need to perform for the common good. Obama isn't quite that bad, I hope. Permalink
They tried to be though Stalin and the rest abused their power. Ultimately communism kills itself, the goal is to remove the need for a central gov't, everyone working for the collective good, but with no gov't there is no state/country just a bunch of people living in close proximity working to survive, there is no center of power. Permalink
I am not attacking you; I am snapping at americans in general for the criminal acts planned by some of your own people.
I just stumbled across that story, and I am very, VERY ANGRY that ANYONE could even THINK of such deeds, let alone plan to carry them out. Permalink
If they had had the guts to poison their own people, the domestic and international outcry would have been tremendous. Acts like that qualify as war crimes when carried out under pretence of conflict, and I think shooting the responsible scientists would have been a good idea.
Although I am an Imperialist, so that sort of thing comes naturally to me. Permalink
My trick: Well, obviously it seems quite hard to make a frame...but it takes a while to come with an idea. I always make a sketch (draw LEGO parts) with some de-construction and begin to select (random) pieces for frame. After building the frame, I remove random pieces to fit 'em with the same color of pieces and the rest is piece of cake :D! Permalink
Obama is authoritarian/economically conservative, although not nearly as far right as McCain. He is portrayed as a socialist from the conservative camp. The only real contender from the libertarian/economically liberal camp was Dennis Kucinich who dropped out of the presidential race early on.
It's all good though, kids. When Obama reigns over the world he will have his Ministry of Mecha to crush any thoughtcrime :) Permalink
Obama is not authoritarian; put ME in charge and I'll show you authoritarian: I'll invade china, afgana- afgeniston- that place next to iraq, iran and countless other countries I haven't heard of before.
Yes, I know, lern 2 geography. So what? As long as I get to kick off the new years with a BANG, so to speak, and as long as I get to start the REAL 'War to end all wars', I'll be happy.
You know, I really don't know what I am doing with this; methinks I had better stop before I end up tripping over meself like I did with the fed thing. Permalink
This is a general discussion topic now. THREAD HIJACK, MATE!
Very well, let us change the subject. The moot for this debate is now the type of pie that tastes best: I believe blackberry pie to be ideal, as it is both delicious and it's usually home-made so there are no icky mouse heads stuck in it. 'Tis also fairly clean to eat, if you're careful and know what to do. Permalink
Grey, I wish to ask a question of thee: Art thou or were thee in ye old intoxicated state caused by overimbibing or chemical abuse? If so, couldst thou standst to lendeth me some in pill or powder form? Permalink
Yup. The bit at the end that seems to have been chopped off says: Operator of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, in case you wanted to know.
I sent a letter to Sean asking if it was too long to keep. I do not desire to be banned over a bit of mockery.
I plan to get rid of it in a few days, as any posts I make like this will have the new title chock-full of spurious titles of rank that I awarded to myself attached. Permalink
Quoting Areetsa, Elite Arc Super Sturm Kommando, Comrade Commander, Cloned Presidential Emperor SuperKing, Lord and Admiral of the Five-Hundredth-and-Forty-Second Starfleet of the Imperial Zenexabas Armed Forces, Duke of Edmondburg, Operator of Willy Wonka's Choc
I'd say so.
Grey, I wish to ask a question of thee: Art thou or were thee in ye old intoxicated state caused by overimbibing or chemical abuse? If so, couldst thou standst to lendeth me some in pill or powder form?
Quoting Jamaal Blanchette
um.. getting back to the topic related to the title of this conversation, i was wondering if any of y'all could give me a few pointers on arm joints.. thanks.
I don't often give some tips, but here are some: If you're using Exo-Force joints, I suggest you to make the less possible bulky (if you're not making a heavy mecha), and for the legs, it's up to you. Now, if these tips aren't suitable for you, I suggest you to grab a pencil and a paper and draw more-or-less a mecha you wish to draw, and so get the pieces of what you want to (at least) make. Sometimes, I use this when I'm having problems making a mecha, which is very useful. Hope this tips can help you. Keep Brickin'
i agree with Areetsa C, plate hinges are my absolute,best,favorite,i-could-not-live-without-because-i-use-it-in-almost-all-of-my-more-advanced-stuff-like-mecha-and-hardsuits-or-basically-anything-that-uses-a-plate-hinge!,piece....whew! Permalink
i know what you mean, AT-7's arms are almost too heavy for the old joints to hold them. posing it for the pictures was a nightmare, they kept popping off so i eventually just took them off to adjust the position. on leg design My symphony call assault mech's legs can hold way more weight than what is equipped to the mech, i hope the pictures have a side view leg shot. Permalink
The thing I'm working on is probably going to be at least as tall as my Deimos, and most likely around twice the weight. Those are minimal estimates. The true size may be larger or slightly smaller. Permalink
Look, the thing I refer to is already immensly heavy for lego; it is the size of a small building and I only have the torso and one arm-actually two, but I have not converted the second to the new joints- completed.
Chances are, the legs you refer to would splinter and collapse under the weight.
I will probably end up using worm joints anyway, but I have no idea how to use them properly. Permalink
Bigger is not necessarily better. I, for one, am not impressed by scale. I find technic click joints the best for large scale mechs such as the ones found in the AT-ST set. Plate hinges are too weak. I prefer pneumatic T pieces, they're the best all-around joints. Permalink
Well, I've been doing some thinking and believe that this one will use a technic frame with plates covering the gaps; the guns aren't that long and neither is the cockpit, but I estimate that a couple of- wassit called? ATPT? The tripod lego starwars walker thing: it uses clicky joints that I intend to obtain.
I intend to use one per knee, and a dog-leg design with the the legs fused to the hips with a worm joint: won't be agile, but it will work.
The lower legs and feet are the problem, however.
Anyhow, I do not believe this remake will be too heavy, but... I haven't started yet.
I have the beginnings of the right arm with it's triple autocannon, but everything else is unthought of.
Does anyone have a good, agile, load-bearing shoulder joint?
The arms are probably going to be rather heavy, especially the left one. Permalink
i don't like the exoforce personally, it isn't the actual sets so much as the minifigs, they are just so LAAAAME! its like a super corny DBZ rip off, their names definitely don't help their case at all either! i'm sorry if anyone likes the minifigs! Permalink