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What do you use for inspiration in your mechs?

Are you inspired by mechs in games or movies or do you go with your own ideas?

And finally, what is your favorite source or sources for parts?
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| January 11, 2009, 6:14 pm
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all my mech that ive built a are my ideas, of course that sometimes you get inspiration from other sources but mines are unique, anyway im now building a Argus Mech (from Mechwarrior). I just let myself go and im currently building tons of diferent types of legs for it, mostly made of normal LEGO and Thecnic LEGO of course.

For a mech builder, i have lots of sites like mech galleries and i think the best is Brickcommander (Battletech and Mechwarrior only) and the best game where you can see the anatomy and apearence of most kinds of mechs is Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries.
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| January 13, 2009, 2:58 pm
The basic inspiration for my Claymore obviously came from B. Gillmets combat armor. His style is very close to what I consider the ideal mech scheme. I think if you crossed the basic form and weaponry of his work and added a touch of the greebling and skeletal frame-work found on the APUs from the Matrix movies you would have a great mech.

I like the Armored Core style mechs, though even those are a bit to Gundam-ish for my tastes. I think a mech or combat armor should look heavy, rugged, durable and even clunky without sacraficing functionality. in addition to that, it should look realistic

Peace - Patrick
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| January 14, 2009, 2:27 am
I start by assessing all the parts I have (which is quite limited) and brainstorming what could I build with them. Much of my creations are mechas and I'm influenced by Battletech and Japanese animation.
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| January 18, 2009, 11:51 pm
Usually I just start building something. The only idea I have is what type of build it'll be like a mech or a ship or whatever and as I build problems come up: say a piece can't move as much as I want it to or doesn't look good so I do what I can to fix it; so each build that gets displayed is basically just a bunch of small solved problems (unless none come up which is great). Basically mine are usually just whimsical stuff.
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| January 19, 2009, 11:43 am
Scattering the pieces all over the floor first of course. :P
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| January 19, 2009, 11:44 am
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Quoting B Gillmet
Scattering the pieces all over the floor first of course. :P



Thats totally what i do, but in a desk. I have my lamp and a big grey board where i build, scattering the most probable pieces.
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| January 19, 2009, 12:58 pm
My building is pretty random; I just sit on my couch-of-lego-building with all my shoeboxes full of lego on the floor in front of me (and all those misc. parts on the other half of the couch) and start putting parts together.
My small bot things tend to be slightly inspired by certain parts of Giger's Xenomorphs, but usually I only have a rough idea of how I want my moc to end up. For example, I tried to make a large interceptor recently, but it came out tiny. My 'Vesta' and the family attached were produced by randomly placing pieces with each other, but when it comes to bots and such, I only keep that stuff that comes out amazing, in my opinion at least. See, those often use my favorite part: the pneumatic 'T' piece for the hips. I have relatively few of those. Thus, I only keep the good stuff because otherwise I would have run out ages ago. I can't recommend any part more for bot making.
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| January 19, 2009, 9:13 pm
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Mech lovers, you should check out MECHA HUB, its an excellent lego mech website...
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| January 21, 2009, 8:28 am
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Indeed, but I've already visited frequently...lol :D
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| January 21, 2009, 11:26 am
They don't update often. I notice when they do, but I cannot open the flickr galleries and have to be content with the content stolen from that brothers-brick place.
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| January 21, 2009, 3:39 pm
I am working on a Fafnir
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| February 8, 2009, 2:34 pm
FNR-5 Fafnir: Lyran Alliance hundred-tonner.
Endo-steel internal structure, Durallex Special Heavy V2 armour, with CASE, VLAR 300 XL engine, 54 km/h top speed, no jumpjets.

One medium pulse laser and two ER medium lasers for backup, primary arms two Hammerfist Heavy Gauss Rifles.

Am I correct?
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| February 8, 2009, 2:50 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C
FNR-5 Fafnir: Lyran Alliance hundred-tonner.
Endo-steel internal structure, Durallex Special Heavy V2 armour, with CASE, VLAR 300 XL engine, 54 km/h top speed, no jumpjets.

One medium pulse laser and two ER medium lasers for backup, primary arms two Hammerfist Heavy Gauss Rifles.

Am I correct?


absolutely =)
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| February 15, 2009, 9:48 am
Its true about the Fafnir,but you can change its weapon system.
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| February 15, 2009, 9:59 am
I win every times with the Fafnir,but first i used to win with the Dashi.
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| February 15, 2009, 10:07 am
That may be so in MWIV, but in Battletech it is not.

In CBT it is a battlemech, and that means changing configs is difficult.

You ALWAYS win with a Fafnir? Against bots, yes, but I think you have never gone up against a competent human player.

Ever heard of Mektek? If I had a scuffle with you, I believe my Deimos 'Leopard' would win with ease, being faster, more agile and quicker to fire.

Quad LBX-10s FTW!
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| February 15, 2009, 3:40 pm
I like to build my own ideas, I dont copy other ideas or things like Transformers. I try to make my own ideas.

I also like to explore ideas that I have built. Either by trying the design in different colors or by expanding and rebuilding ideas or designs I have.

I get my parts from Pick-a-Brick or through trades with other Lego Fans. I also like the Lego Store and most of my builds come from sets or multiples of sets. I have never used Bricklink, though I highly recommend it!
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| February 15, 2009, 10:11 pm
Mr. Brian Kescenovitz.

Bricklink.
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| February 17, 2009, 3:15 am
I've based mine on my own thoughts mostly, but also from video games,i look at a specific part on a battle rifle and boom! instant leg.
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| April 7, 2009, 11:57 pm
I usually build a flexible frame first of all. Then I choose a color scheme and start separating all my bricks and plates of that colors. So, I start building without compromise, just for fun. When I think it's cool I take photos and post.
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| March 25, 2010, 4:30 pm
To tell you the truth I just think of something than build it.
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| August 17, 2010, 10:46 pm
Right now my inspiration is developing what came before the Mobile Suit as a mech. I mean, we always hear about them being developed from something, but we never see what it is. Enter my Mobile Core units! After I complete those, I will work on my Mobile Suits and Gundams.
My pride-and-joy Gundam (whose name has yet to be revealed!), I took inspiration from Zone of the Enders, Gundam Wing, and Gundam Seed.
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| October 21, 2012, 5:32 am
Isnt anyone inspired by Zoids anymore? I know its ancient, but its still a unique concept. I also like the idea of Gundam, but Ive never watched any of the shows. So anyway, mostly japanese mecha styles. Oh yeah, Has anyone ever thought of Bionicle mechs? Maybe I'll post mine...
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| November 30, 2012, 2:09 am
Quoting JosephC 123
Isnt anyone inspired by Zoids anymore? I know its ancient, but its still a unique concept. I also like the idea of Gundam, but Ive never watched any of the shows. So anyway, mostly japanese mecha styles. Oh yeah, Has anyone ever thought of Bionicle mechs? Maybe I'll post mine...


Personally I prefer humanoid mechas. I watched a few episodes of Zoids back in the day. I liked the concept, but it was not something that I prefer. I do not do Bionicle mechs because I like using standard bricks as much as possible. Not only is it more challenging, but you can get more details and features in there as well.
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| November 30, 2012, 6:03 am
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