I like the heavier look of the flashlight gun for this one, in fact. If I'd used T-tubes, I would've stuck something in there on them anyway.
Come to think of it, I'm going to try some flashlight guns for the shoulders of a 5th generation ptiman like Emily's. That'll let me plug something into the back of the upper arm, which might be way cool. Wings or something.
I have a pretty neat 4th generation walker ptiman (the unmanned ones) that uses spigots instead of T-tubes. Maybe I'll take pictures of it later.
They're doing work on the hospital's main entry here, brickwork I suppose. They've got scaffolding and stuff all up over the sidewalk and across the front of the building. It's easy to imagine one of these things standing out there in the traffic circle, handing beams and loads of brick and stuff up to the workers. Fun!
what would be the proper medium for a community Mechaton LeoCAD gallery? Because I think it would be cool to have open-source designs, not only for mechs but for other buggers built to that scale.
As an aside, I'm way too intrigued by the "X Pod Play-Off," which appears to be sort of like checkers using "Lego Pods." The game is built to work with a specific library of sets, but I wonder how it could be adapted to any collection of, say, 50 pieces.... http://www.lego.com/eng/create/activities/playoff/default.asp
The last lego set I obtained was the bright yellow square tower castle set with red drawbridge. Back in pre minifig days and when horses were assembled out of bricks. The ears were a 2 dot thin brick wedged edgewise between dots on a 4 dot block...that was the height of Xtreme Lego Engineering back in the day.
I had a tournament set with those horses. I think I made lots of animals, but they were kind of disappointing. You can only barely make animal-like things with the pieces that exist now. It's really not the strength of the medium.
Wowcool! I remember the shields and tabards were stickers you had to put on the bricks, and there were flags, too, square ones that Serena used as barding on the horse instead of putting it one the flags (which we could do becasue we had TWO SETS!)
You young whipper snappers that had sets like that castle when you were a kid. We had blocks, base plates, windows and doors (the old "classic" style with the 1x2x3 door), wheels, and roof bricks (but no corners or even peaks). Oh, and almost all of the bricks were red and white, with a few blue, black, and yellow. And almost no plates (1x6, 1x8, and 6x8 or so).
The so very cool, and yet so very dissapointing set was the train. We had one of the first trains. It didn't look like a train, and we just had an oval of track, no switches though we might have had the crossing.
So I had to make up for lost time, here's my LEGO room now. There's also LEGO all over the house (though it's mostly out of the master bedroom under the new girlfriend's orders, and soon to be out of many other rooms in the house).
Legos *can* do animals, but the scale is pretty big. http://guide.lugnet.com/set/4101 (note: none of these pieces are much use for Mechaton purposes, though they've got a nice collection of hinges and some nifty big sloping bricks)
So I got a bit carried away collecting LEGO... One of the few advantages of being single and having a well paying job. Fortunately my LEGO spending will be cut back dramatically since a woman moved into my life. The good news is she's totally down with me having a LEGO room.
And now that I got a copy of Mechaton (thanks Vincent!), I really do have to get into the game, though I always have a bit of trouble really wrapping myself around mecha. Here is my one attempt to build something mecha-like. Not in scale for Mechaton though - unless you up the scale and play on the living room flor... Hmm...
And here are some more! Everything TM and Copyright the Department of Ripping Off Other People's Designs and Building Them With What Little Lego Dave Has. Hopefully they'll get to see battle this week, though it may have to wait till after Thanksgiving.
I reflect on those Chibi Troopers models often. They're the wrong scale for the game we're playing now, but they're really excellent. I have some other tanks at an inappropriate scale, myself. These were from before Vincent started Mechaton doing all the things I wanted to do with Hot Roroga better than I was doing them. I've done a bazillion guys since this and will have to put some of them up there sometime.