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LEGO Racers. A new use perhaps?

Postby Skinnydude » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:31 pm

Alrighty, as I'm sure some (Or all) of you know, LEGO has a line of miniature cars, and some "playsets" to go along with them.

Me being the carnage loving freak that I am, was wondering what if you combined stuff like the Twisted Metal/Burnout games and Brikwars? Shouldn't be all that hard to modify the original cars to have weapons, and since they're already smaller than minifig scale, it'd be easier to build scenery.

What I've been rather curious about is what sort of modifications to the main Brikwars rules would be needed to do something like this, and what do you guys think of this idea?
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:02 pm

By the gods, this has to be the best idea since the internet! I love it! As for the rules... all I can say is you'd have to increase the speed ratings a bit, without raising the cost. And you'd probably want to ignore rules about pilots, instead making the cars a sort of creature. Think of the pilot as part of the car, and not something separate. Use rolls... might have to be toned down a little. unless you give the cars the same stats as a minifig... hey, that might work!

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Postby Matt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:15 pm

Very good idea! It has the makings of a great battle! Another thing to do is to give the differnt cars differnt stats,
like a heavy car would have more firepower, a light car would have more speed and lighter weapons, ect.....
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:44 pm

The point is, most of the rules wouldn't need to be changed, the cars themselves need to be tailored to the rules. And then we add in some rules to make it cooler. You always need moar destruction.
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Postby Almighty Benny » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:06 am

Reminds me of Auto Assault, what an awesome game that was.
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:20 pm

i think NELUG did something like this. it was called like "nascarnage" or something like that. they had to race, blow each other up, and on top of all that, all the fans ran out into the track after the first lap, or something like that.
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Postby piltogg » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:09 am

this would be especialy interesting with the new racers that have wind up because they can litteraly ram stuff.
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Postby Carda » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:42 pm

For some reason this thread made me think of that sucktacular 80s cartoon with the guy who could morph into a car unless he was too cold.

Which is not to say that I think it's a bad idea, just that it reminded me of that. I think a battle race sort of thing would be really interesting (anyone remember MegaRace?)
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Postby Gladius » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:28 am

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Postby Joetrillion » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:42 am

Burnout meets brikwars two of the greatest things

nice idea someone make some rules!
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Postby Carda » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:24 am

Maybe it's just me but does anyone else think that these sets would fit into this concept quite nicely?
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Postby blackwing77 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:39 am

They'd work but they need guns first.
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Postby Carda » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:41 am

Clearly you haven't seen the latest movie trailer. These cars are equipped with all kind of sneaky weaponry, not visible at first, designed to take other drivers out of the race... permanently if necessary.

Sometimes lethal gadgetry trumps standard mundane firepower. This is a clear case of that.

Seriously, go watch the latest trailer, and then we can talk about whether the cars truly need guns. (Hint: they don't.)
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Postby *CRAZYHORSE* » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:37 pm

Carda wrote:Clearly you haven't seen the latest movie trailer. These cars are equipped with all kind of sneaky weaponry, not visible at first, designed to take other drivers out of the race... permanently if necessary.

Sometimes lethal gadgetry trumps standard mundane firepower. This is a clear case of that.

Seriously, go watch the latest trailer, and then we can talk about whether the cars truly need guns. (Hint: they don't.)

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Postby Olothontor » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:42 pm

*CRAZYHORSE* wrote:Can we get a link??


Lazy bum.

And, second, those sets would work very nicely. Carda is correct in saying that the cars (if built correctly) would not need any guns. Which means I could finally make up rules for oil-slick type stuff! Always wanted to, but never had a need for it before...
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