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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:41 pm

Ben-Jammin wrote:And load their skinny forms up with as much explosives as they can carry, just like the Indians in the PARV battle.

Well I was figuring that Rocket Droid Commandos (Or should I make them Rocket Commando Droids?) would be rigged to explosively self destruct in the event of death...

...Bad news is, I've hit a snag with the folding rail gun idea.
The click joints I was using only fold to a 72 degree angle and I think that makes the end hang away a bit too much.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby ForlornCreature » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:03 am

I wish lego droids were more animation friendly.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:11 am

Here's two ways I cope when these Image break.  

The right arm is nice because now he can hold a regular gun the correct way.  Where as if you just slap on one of these Image they hold everything gangsta sideways.

The left arm is just a droid torso slid onto the shoulder and a U clip on the end for a hand.  Just using the droid shoulder allows for a lot of versatility since it has a stud and multiple places to clip on stuff.  

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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:35 pm

morganm wrote:Here's two ways I cope when these Image break.

Wait... how often do those break?
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:48 pm

I've broken quite a few =(  Those and the damn legs for both battle and super battle droids are busting on me.  Oh and the arms for super battle droids are busting on me now too!  It's getting a bit frustrating...
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Falk » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:59 pm

Whiteagle wrote:
morganm wrote:Here's two ways I cope when these Image break.

Wait... how often do those break?

I have 40+ of those. None have broken yet.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:05 pm

How about legs where they clip to the torsos?

Super Battle Droid arms and legs?  

Broken any of those?
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Zahru II » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:20 pm

The ones that I have from the droid battlepack (talking about SBD) snapped all on one day. Without any sign of being previously stressed.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Ben-Jammin » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:58 pm

If you slide the arms off of the torso instead of clipping them they aren't as likely to break.

As for the legs, I haven't had any break, but some of mine are pretty loose to the point where the droid won't even stand up straight. I do have somewhat of a solution though: if you take a 1x2 plate and stick it right in the middle on the droid's stud on his back, the end of the plate will help hold the legs in place. I've also noticed that it works for their heads as well.

When it comes to super battle droids, I haven't had any of their limbs break on me yet.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:27 pm

Damn I dunno why my stuff is busting up so easily... overuse ?  Kids being rough?  

I got a lot of legless and one-armed super battle droids now though =(
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:42 pm

UGH this is frustrating!
It seems like someone is asleep when it comes to the Space Skeleton parts Quality control, and as someone wanting to make a droid army that is unnerving.
I don't want to buy two dozen droids in parts only to end up with 12 pairs of usable arms... it's a waste of money!
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Ross_Varn » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:21 pm

Yeah, SSB arm connector bits are seriously brittle. I noticed that with the first set I bought of them- don't have many as a result.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Falk » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:23 am

morganm wrote:How about legs where they clip to the torsos?

Super Battle Droid arms and legs?  

Broken any of those?

Nope. But alot of my minifig torsos and arms are cracking. :(
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:08 am

Damn I dunno why my stuff is busting up so easily... overuse ? Kids being rough?

I got a lot of legless and one-armed super battle droids now though =(


You could do a brikwar where some guys go into a scrapyard looking for salvage, and instead stumble across this horde of limbless droids that have been re-animated by some droid/cyborg/robot affecting virus (like appleseed ex machina or whatever).
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Ross_Varn wrote:Yeah, SSB arm connector bits are seriously brittle. I noticed that with the first set I bought of them- don't have many as a result.

Well it might be the plastic they're made out of...

...And what are "SSB"s?
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