Having seen some community builds mostly over at eurobricks, I thought I'd ask here if there's interest in doing something similar here? A community build is, for the uninformed, a collection of MOCs on a theme, all may participate and there's no other aim then to build, show offf and have fun. I haven't been building for a while and I thought this would give me some motivation, hopefully to the rest of you too.
The setting is this: Point Central (name shamelessly stolen from Valerians dito) is the name of a huge space station where all empires and factions who wish so have a diplomatic mission. Think Babylon 5 of the series with the same name, Point Central from Valerian or The Citadel from Mass Effect (1&2). Our Point Central
begun as a DSM mining station. During the DSM civil war a great cruiser stranded here and the hulk plus the facilities became a hideout for space pirates, who towed captured ships there adding to the livable space. As the station grew, there was need of diplomacy between factions, traders bought protection from piracy and set up shop buying and selling goods. During wartime Point Central became a place for quiet negotiations and shady deals with pirates, and during peace the factions never really left because it was convenient with a neutral area for diplomatic work, more factions added their diplomatic missions and so on for many many revolutions.
Any faction that so wishes can add a diplomatic mission/embassy by just building an add-on to the existing structures. There are some places that are governed by the community as a whole and quarters abandoned by lost empires are settled by squatters or just turned into markets open for all but otherwise all livable space is built and owned by factions. The most important place is the Great hall
, where the ambassadors from all factions meet and discuss openly. Shadowy negotiations can be held in the factions own quarters, and there's dealings in the common market.
I propose a community build in three steps making a shared space station.1: Build your factions part of the great hall.
It's a 16x16 stud area facing the great hall, like boxes at the opera. The build should have one "open" wall facing the great hall and one wall with a door (so your ambassador can leave your box without mixing with unwanted elements), but the rest is free for interpretation. Be creative. Atleast one picture of this box should be posted here along with a picture of the ambassador for that faction (you may enter more then one faction, if you like). For the sake of the thread, keep deeplinked images at 640x480 or smaller. The idea is to do these builds one at a time, i.e we build the great hall box first and wait for all (most) participants to finish (give it... 3-4 weeks?) and then we begin step 2 etc.
2: A picture of the main negotiation-room in your embassy with a shady deal going down. Any size.
3: Name one prime tradegoods your faction trades at Point Central and build a small scene where this good is bartered in the market. Any size.
Step 2 and 3 just mentioned here as ideas. So, anyone interested in building?
If I get 5 interested including me we'll get this thing rolling and anyone else can join whenever. This could be a huge spacestation