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CypressDahlia
09-01-2011, 11:50 AM
They're awesome. I'm newly 20 and I still play with these things. Every time I pick them up, I always learn something new. Even though I've owned my set of LEGOs for over 8 years now, I'm still figuring this stuff out. That's how awesome LEGOs are.

Recently Sho and I started making mechs, since we had a conversation on the GB about the awesomeness of LEGOs.

This is a badass mofo. He's exactly 4.5" tall, but has almost full articulation.

https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo29/e2/8c/92d661103d4d__1314891750000.jpeg

Post your creations, because LEGOs are awesome and there is no shame in playing with childrens' toys well past the age of 16.

jubeh
09-01-2011, 05:05 PM
Have you ever played mechaton

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/25045/mechaton-giant-fighty-robots

CypressDahlia
09-01-2011, 08:10 PM
Seems cool, but i don't have the resources to build many mechs at once, especially since those microscale mechs are ironically very resource consuming as far as joint/hinge/multi-face pieces go.

jubeh
09-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Man you can order pieces individually and its not that expensive.

CypressDahlia
09-01-2011, 08:40 PM
The objective is not be one of those guys who orders pieces individually lol. At least, it is for me.

Joosh
09-01-2011, 09:02 PM
I LOVED PLAYING WITH LEGOS.
Id make tiny ships with people on them and stuff.
Theyd have a huge front with lots of guns and the back would be like 2,
It was great. I also had a little island with indiana jones to play with, and the whole cast of the first few and last movies of star-wars characters.

Ill try and post pictures, but I havent played with them in awhile! lol! Ill be so bad at it xD

pajamajam
09-01-2011, 09:32 PM
I always thought legos were what your parents bought you so they could play with them while you were at school.

jubeh
09-01-2011, 09:39 PM
Nice avatar maggie

bambi
09-01-2011, 09:53 PM
I haven't played with legos in over a decade... but I do remember them being really fun. My sisters and I had Harry Potter legos back in the day. Fun times. :)

pajamajam
09-01-2011, 10:57 PM
Thank you James.

Bambi, what do you mean by back in the day? Harry Potter Legos aren't that old!

Right?

bambi
09-02-2011, 12:27 AM
Over ten years old, I think..? Which may not be too old I suppose. O:

CypressDahlia
09-02-2011, 07:54 AM
Moar lego rob00ts.

https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo20/ff/37/0779a1b5d0bf__1314963635000.jpg
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo28/7a/b4/d504dfe44c45__1314891786000.jpeg
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo09/42/61/08b25dde2e9d__1314963679000.jpg
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo06/b9/45/a67bacb97970__1314964071000.jpg

Evil_Cake
09-02-2011, 08:10 AM
groupboard and youtube eh

also i like the 2nd one most

Superdooperphailmachine
09-02-2011, 05:15 PM
Can they Combine?

CypressDahlia
09-02-2011, 05:19 PM
I wish I was good enough to pull that off.

jubeh
09-02-2011, 05:25 PM
COM

BINE

ONE

TWO

SREE

CypressDahlia
09-02-2011, 10:28 PM
I read the Mechaton rules and the ideas are good, though most of the rules seem to lack...definition.

jubeh
09-02-2011, 11:05 PM
Its not really a game to take seriously.

CypressDahlia
09-03-2011, 06:24 AM
Yeah I realize that. But it seems like you'd run into a lot of "That doesn't qualify as 2 dice!" arguments.

Also:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/297131_10150280526307549_511972548_8044291_6493392 _n.jpg
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/301386_10150280526287549_511972548_8044290_3594669 _n.jpg

Sho
09-03-2011, 08:52 AM
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee375/_Sho/Lego%20Mech/Mech-1.png
Yessss.

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee375/_Sho/Lego%20Mech/SP_A0267.jpg
MORE.

CypressDahlia
09-03-2011, 12:40 PM
Nice spidermech, d00d. I should make one, too.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/305842_10150280797332549_511972548_8046182_160122_ n.jpg

Looks kinda like the guncannon, right?

Sho
09-03-2011, 12:50 PM
lmao, quite. And yeah, make a spidermech >;0

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee375/_Sho/Lego%20Mech/SP_A0268.jpg
Dunno. Looks pretty nice IMO.

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee375/_Sho/Lego%20Mech/SP_A0269.jpg
They're a happy family :> Now I probably have to take one apart to make another decent one OTL

Try to post some pictures people, dont make this a thread where only 2 people post ; - ;

Superdooperphailmachine
09-03-2011, 01:54 PM
I only have regular blocks so I could probably make a square multi-coloured robot.

Outcast
09-03-2011, 02:39 PM
I gave my legos away.

CypressDahlia
09-03-2011, 02:41 PM
We all weep for you.

Joosh
09-03-2011, 05:28 PM
I could never make something so complex ;a;

CypressDahlia
09-03-2011, 06:14 PM
You can do it if you believe in yourself!

This guy is only 3" tall and he has a HUGE head. Definitely looks like a GM.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/318505_10150280982587549_511972548_8047905_1471652 _n.jpg

Blue_Dragon
09-03-2011, 11:34 PM
http://img2.wantitall.co.za/images/ShowImage.aspx?ImageId=LEGO-6056-Dragon-Masters-Dragon-Wagon-103-PIECES|511MWImdGfL.jpg

http://www.80ies-best-toys.de/phpmyforum/phpmyforum_413/img.php?url=http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/5332/6077arw0.jpg

Old School. Loved these. (Could never afford the actual castle...but I was happy with what I got)

Outcast
09-04-2011, 12:14 AM
You can do it if you believe in yourself!

This guy is only 3" tall and he has a HUGE head. Definitely looks like a GM.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/318505_10150280982587549_511972548_8047905_1471652 _n.jpg

Vaguely, and your guncannon's missing the cannons, love the reverse joint you made

Sho
09-04-2011, 03:50 AM
I could never make something so complex ;a;

Believe me, making stuff on a small scale is pretty easy, just try it man >:O

Byakuran
09-04-2011, 12:19 PM
Aren't lego's expensive?

Blue_Dragon
09-04-2011, 12:35 PM
Yeah, at least they were when I was kid. I think they still are. In the 90s when I was young, the lego set I wanted was like $60 (which was more than we could afford.) I usually got the smaller sets.

Is it me, or do many of the new legos have big parts and less pieces? Or do they have different age ranges now?

Fenn
09-04-2011, 01:31 PM
Yeah, at least they were when I was kid. I think they still are. In the 90s when I was young, the lego set I wanted was like $60 (which was more than we could afford.) I usually got the smaller sets.

Is it me, or do many of the new legos have big parts and less pieces? Or do they have different age ranges now?

LEGO seems to have realized that it's easier to sell stuff if they do the hard work for you. So they make super specific pieces that are basically a bunch of standard pieces melded together and streamlined, and the buyr just puts on the rest to form the final shape.

When I was a little kid and this was rare, I thought it was neat beause the big pieces certainly let you do things with LEGO that are quite a challenge using basic blocks. Now it kinda feels like a cop out.

LEGO's can be expensive, but the key is that they all work together. If I buy two video games for $120, or 10 movies, or 12 books, I use each of them separately. With LEGOs, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Something you can't do with either $60 set you can do if you have both.

scanten71-402san
09-04-2011, 03:45 PM
I don't play legos, maybe because I'm too old (I am actually 15 years old).

ClockHand
09-04-2011, 03:49 PM
I don't play legos, maybe because I'm too old (I am actually 15 years old).

sad human being.

CypressDahlia
09-04-2011, 11:57 PM
LEGOs are still priced around the same range as they were 10 years ago. It's still about 20-30 bucks for your average sized set (maybe 300-400 pcs).

And I think the original blocks were pretty much useless as they weren't expressive enough to create anything with. The composite pieces from newer sets are generally useless outside of their context. But if you get enough of the right pieces, you can build quite a few awesome things. And building around the shape of the pieces to articulate and detail is one of the best parts.

Blue_Dragon
09-05-2011, 12:13 AM
I don't know, I was able to do quite a few awesome things with them. But it sometimes takes a lot of pieces to do that. I remember some of the first sets I got showed you how to make this awesome dog, with red ears. It was cute :) But it was just the straight up blocks and nothing more. You have to think outside the blocks sometimes (har har, I so funny.)

ClockHand
09-05-2011, 12:17 AM
And I think the original blocks were pretty much useless as they weren't expressive enough to create anything with.

Bullshit.

My first and only legos were the original blocks, and for my those are the best lego's in the world. I did ducks, people, castles, dragons and others (of course I needed a great amount of block's but the finished result was awesome)

Sho
09-05-2011, 06:18 AM
http://psd.fanextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/lego16.jpg

That's all original blocks. Ofcourse it's a shitton of them, but it's pretty awesome.
And before you ask, no I didnt make this < _ <

CypressDahlia
09-05-2011, 08:08 AM
C'mon guys, don't be devil's advocates. In all practical terms building articulate things out of original blocks is neither affordable or can fully realize your ideas. There are no joints, no movable parts and no curves without having to build in a ridiculous scale.

Of course, unless you want to spend 700+ dollars on thousands of blocks just to build something that is genuinely unplayable and only good for looking at, that's fine. But observe the things that we've built in this thread so far. The last mech I posted is 3" tall, with a piece count of just barely over 100. If they sold that at a store, it would cost maybe 10-15 dollars. It would probably cost well over a thousand just to pull off the same level of detail with blocks, and even then it wouldn't be posable without having to be rebuilt into a new pose.

As much as I love "old school", I can't agree with you at all.

Sho
09-05-2011, 08:45 AM
I get your point and I prefer non-basic blocks by far over the original blocks, but saying that they're pretty much useless isnt true at all. Lego isnt all about mechs and super-detailed stuff at small size. But can we just get back to posting pictures, which is what the thread was originally for? < _ <

CypressDahlia
09-05-2011, 09:08 AM
Well, name one thing in the world that looks like it's actually made entirely out of giant multi-colored bricks. Nothing, except maybe a giant stack of painted boxes. Even when building houses out of bricks, you need doors and windows. A house made entirely of bricks with gaping holes in its walls to represent doors and windows is only //part// of a house. It's just the drywall, bricks and frame. So even if you aren't building mechs or at a small size, it's still genuinely impossible to fully realize your ideas with just bricks. Unless, as I said, you're building a representation of a giant stack of painted boxes. I mean, Sho, even in the example you posted, his face is barely there. They'd have to upscale it maybe twice as big to make it look like an actual face. And the nostrils are made with a plate, simply because they couldn't afford to. And that guy is probably infinitely richer than me for being able to buy all that in the first place.

And naw, man. I mean, it's a LEGO thread so LEGO discussion is inevitable.



On a side note, I put some extras on chibi mech:

https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo15/93/2c/2816ca5e20ff__1315143736000.jpg

Blue_Dragon
09-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Doesn't mean that the work doesn't reflect the creator's imagination. I've seen works of art more abstract than the lego man. You don't need moving joints to create something you're proud of. Classic sculptures come to mind, as they don't move. There's something to be said for the abstraction found in lego...uh..statues (for lack of a better term.)


The money thing is dead on, though. You would need a lot of money for those blocks :/

CypressDahlia
09-05-2011, 01:32 PM
I'll meet you halfway and say blocks are generally useless to the average builder, considering LEGO "sculptors" are far from hobbyists. I have no idea how many bricks you must've had to build a decent looking dog, but it's definitely more than I have.

ClockHand
09-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Cyp, you really must hate Minecraft.

CypressDahlia
09-05-2011, 01:59 PM
Oh, you have no idea.

Superdooperphailmachine
09-05-2011, 02:10 PM
I used to Collect the shit out of these, They were pretty good since you could actually move their limbs a bit.
http://i.imgur.com/zRyoJ.jpg

Byakuran
09-05-2011, 04:56 PM
Bionicles, right? The kids i used to babysit loved them.... they had a lot of lego D:

Renzokuken
09-05-2011, 05:24 PM
I used to Collect the shit out of these, They were pretty good since you could actually move their limbs a bit.
http://i.imgur.com/zRyoJ.jpg

Still have the original six and the Nuva (?) of Kopaka. Wow, I remember the name.

Also I have the Rakshi or something like that. The fire one with the staff.

Gedeon
09-05-2011, 08:29 PM
I loved the rakshi!!! Good lord im having flashbacks!!!! I just loved Bionicles , although the story was really confusing.

CypressDahlia
09-05-2011, 09:21 PM
I had all of the Bionicles, too. And, before that, all of the Throwbots. They were awesome. It was fun since I had a friend into the same thing, so we'd always compete to get sets first. Of course he beat me because his parents were well-off. I only received mine through presents from extended family members.

Evil_Cake
09-05-2011, 09:32 PM
throwbots were the shit in elementary school. we'd all make our own dudes... some actually looked cool (not mine)

CypressDahlia
09-05-2011, 09:56 PM
I liked the scale they were built. Technic-style pieces have become so much larger over time.

Gedeon
09-06-2011, 05:09 AM
In our little village we organised whose going to buy which one of the bionicles so that when we get together we had almost all the sets XD Then we would agree on whos having one of the sets next week XD its quite funny now that i remember it. We could make all of the combination robots too.

Sho
09-06-2011, 08:58 AM
Oh man. I remember getting them, too. I used to make my own stuff out of those. Too bad the story went downhill and the way they made them, it just got shittier and shittier. We also have some throwbots, and we even had robo-racers I believe they were called. Cant find any pictures of them, but they were something like throwbots, except bikes that threw their frontwheel. Not the most practical thing ever but fun as hell.

digitek
09-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Woah I remember bionicles... and the 'cool kids' who had bionicle lunch boxes. But seriously, I still love lego.

Sho
09-06-2011, 03:18 PM
Apparently they stopped making them though. And 'replaced' it with some or the other hero factory thing.

Gedeon
09-09-2011, 10:14 PM
Oh yeah the robo racers!!! my cousins bought them to me when i went to my first surgery!!!!

Joosh
09-18-2011, 11:36 AM
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9195/securedownload987697.jpg

A helicopter I built a couple years ago, and found in my box of legos. I modified it a TON.

Gedeon
09-18-2011, 03:44 PM
First thing that passed my mind when i saw the helicopter was " Storm-trooper!!!"

Sho
09-19-2011, 02:41 PM
The thing has no doors, what if he falls out while flying? D;>

CypressDahlia
09-20-2011, 04:11 PM
That's where the fun lies.

Fenn
09-20-2011, 04:41 PM
The thing has no doors, what if he falls out while flying? D;>

Or gets shot? He has, like, no armor around him.

Joosh
09-20-2011, 08:02 PM
Guys its cool the doors are invisible force fields.

Fenn
09-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Guys its cool the doors are invisible force fields.

Did anyone else use this as their go-to ability whenever they had "battles" with LEGO creations?

CypressDahlia
09-21-2011, 12:00 AM
naw I just traveled in mechs like a bawss.