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Postby EvilTobbacconist » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:01 am

Hey, does anyone know how to make fairly quick and simiple war machines? Were talking tanks, apcs, hardsuits, buggies, etc.
Any and all tips/advice/insrtuctions would be helpful, having a hard time building anything combat-worthy.
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Postby IVhorseman » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:05 pm

well, this is an extremely broad topic.
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Postby EvilTobbacconist » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:14 pm

Well, I need a broad amount of ideas.
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Postby IVhorseman » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:16 pm

okay, well then get some bricks, and then lay them into the shapes you want. make sure the studs go into the BOTTOM sides of bricks to attach them. put some seats on em, and then some minifigs. wheels are also a good idea, to make things roll.
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Postby EvilTobbacconist » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:24 pm

You know that’s not what I meant. I meant cool and fairly easy to build vehicle ideas and instructions. Now no more being a smartass.
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Postby IVhorseman » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:44 pm

well crap, that's basically all it IS. broad ideas will give you broad results! all legos ARE is putting bricks together, so we'd need a bit more clarity on what you want built. if you ask "how do i build the chassis for a tank", we can help you there. asking "how do i builded war machine" will get you nowhere.
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Postby Captain Nomouth » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:03 pm

How DO you build the chassis for a tank? And while we're at it, how do make a good looking starfighter using minimal pieces?
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Postby piltogg » Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:18 pm

sheesh just ask brick link the magic idea generator http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/searc ... stype=dfic
that is if you are good at reverse engineering modles :D
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Postby King of Brix » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:02 pm

Problem is, links like those are classified as "Oooh, shiny" by people. Which means, the images look cool, but its generally useless since all it does is make you jealous. Some actual instructions would be nice.

I'm really not sure how to help you, since I don't have my Lego with me at the moment. It's all upstairs. I'll fiddle around with it for you, and see what I can come up with.
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Postby Rody » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:36 am

look at nice elements, try to recreate them.
take random parts put them together in random ways till you get something that looks cool.

that is how i usually build engines, weapons and other things

the rest of the vehicle is an afterthought.
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Postby Tuefish » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:07 am

1:
find a piece that looks cool.

2:
try to seat a minifig on it.

3:
add stuff until the minifig can sit on or in it

4:
add weapons.

Example:
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Postby Rody » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:24 pm

Precisely,

Cool pieces make cool vehicles
it's as simple as that,
and of course mega awesome building skills.
but the cool pieces are waaay more important
at least in smallish things.
once you start building in a massive scale, building skill will get important, if only for structural integrity. i.e buildings that do not fall apart from looking at them.
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Postby Tiny Tank Rannon » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:48 am

Easy peasy go to http://www.lego.com/en-US/products/default.aspx Find one you like, buy it, build it, then add weapons! easy peasy war machine.

Also you could just use those Exo-force limb things to make some thing like http://www.novarefuge.com/lego/zygbar_kampilan.htm

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Postby piltogg » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:16 am

King of Brix wrote:Problem is, links like those are classified as "Oooh, shiny" by people. Which means, the images look cool, but its generally useless since all it does is make you jealous. Some actual instructions would be nice.

I'm really not sure how to help you, since I don't have my Lego with me at the moment. It's all upstairs. I'll fiddle around with it for you, and see what I can come up with.


yah, thats why I said "if your good at revese engineering"
If not, bricklink has a diferent answer... look up instructions
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/searc ... s&stype=fi
you might find somthing usefull
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Postby Rody » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:59 pm

so hey, clicked link above and hey presto:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=304462 instant mecha legs instructionssssss
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