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PostSubject: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/3/2012, 10:46 am

Title says it all really. Just today I put in a pick-a-brick order for all the bricks necessary to make the UGM-7. It came to about £16.50, in comparison to what it would have been before - about £30.

Well? Do you buy your, or anyone's, mechs?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/3/2012, 11:01 am

Wow, you actually bought the pieces for a UGM? That's awesome! Very Happy

I've made a few orders for mech pieces myself, but I haven't gotten any more in quite a while. I think I've gotten four orders in total: my first LDD project ever (when it was LDD 1.0 and had a black background), an XT13, an XT30, and a parts back with armor and weaponry for the UXM-1s. I would get more, but aparently my lego collection is already large enough, despite most of the pieces being fairly useless for mech building. Pff

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/3/2012, 5:16 pm

I have really started to collect some pieces to build a mech. I even bought two of those storage things for Lego that have 44 holders each. I just got some bricks in the mail recently and started building few weapons and part of a leg. I might post a few pictures of them soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/3/2012, 9:11 pm

Personally, I would love to buy a model of my Conka or JackRabbit. And personally, I wouldn't mind getting a UGM myself. It's a pretty good frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/9/2012, 5:15 pm

My dad said he would buy me a set if I kept my grades up!

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/11/2012, 8:10 am

BiO wrote:
Wow, you actually bought the pieces for a UGM? That's awesome! Very Happy

I've made a few orders for mech pieces myself, but I haven't gotten any more in quite a while. I think I've gotten four orders in total: my first LDD project ever (when it was LDD 1.0 and had a black background), an XT13, an XT30, and a parts back with armor and weaponry for the UXM-1s. I would get more, but aparently my lego collection is already large enough, despite most of the pieces being fairly useless for mech building. Pff
Too much LEGO? Lemme guess, your parents won't let you get any more. I got the same problem. Pff

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/11/2012, 10:01 am

Same here, but I get around it. More recently I have been buying less LEGO, but occasionally I will splash out on a set or two (like how at Christmas I purchased every single new Ninjago set with my pocket money Laughing).

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/11/2012, 10:39 am

Eroomdivad wrote:
BiO wrote:
Wow, you actually bought the pieces for a UGM? That's awesome! Very Happy

I've made a few orders for mech pieces myself, but I haven't gotten any more in quite a while. I think I've gotten four orders in total: my first LDD project ever (when it was LDD 1.0 and had a black background), an XT13, an XT30, and a parts back with armor and weaponry for the UXM-1s. I would get more, but aparently my lego collection is already large enough, despite most of the pieces being fairly useless for mech building. Pff
Too much LEGO? Lemme guess, your parents won't let you get any more. I got the same problem. Pff
Yeah, you guessed it. Another contributing factor is that I don't currently have a steady source of income; hopefully that will change soon. Lego doesn't rank as high on the list of things I'd like to buy as going to a movie with my friend (she asks me pretty much every week Razz ) and PC games on Steam (generally on sale, Steam has some wicked prices when that happens.)

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/12/2012, 2:49 am

BiO wrote:
Eroomdivad wrote:
BiO wrote:
Wow, you actually bought the pieces for a UGM? That's awesome! Very Happy

I've made a few orders for mech pieces myself, but I haven't gotten any more in quite a while. I think I've gotten four orders in total: my first LDD project ever (when it was LDD 1.0 and had a black background), an XT13, an XT30, and a parts back with armor and weaponry for the UXM-1s. I would get more, but aparently my lego collection is already large enough, despite most of the pieces being fairly useless for mech building. Pff
Too much LEGO? Lemme guess, your parents won't let you get any more. I got the same problem. Pff
Yeah, you guessed it. Another contributing factor is that I don't currently have a steady source of income; hopefully that will change soon. Lego doesn't rank as high on the list of things I'd like to buy as going to a movie with my friend (she asks me pretty much every week Razz ) and PC games on Steam (generally on sale, Steam has some wicked prices when that happens.)
You go to a movie with your female "friend" every week? Friendzoned... Laughing (No offense or anything BTW Andrew, I'm just making a funny)

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/12/2012, 11:44 am

Nah, it ain't like that. Razz

Anyways, this is getting a bit off-topic.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/13/2012, 4:42 am

BiO wrote:
Nah, it ain't like that. Razz

Anyways, this is getting a bit off-topic.
Just a bit... Razz

As for the actual topic we were meant to be conversing on, I'm planning on buying a BrickLink and Pick-a-brick order with minimech building parts like t-pieces and super-erlings. Once I get around to it (translation: gimme a few months).

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   4/13/2012, 3:35 pm

well, continuing with the original purpose of the thread, no, I've never bought any of my Mechs (or any Mechs at all). my Mechs are typically held by a thread in certain places (I'm still not sure why I made the Behemoth buyable...), and I rarely have the money to buy something worthwhile anyway.

however, once my skill with building Mechs increases high enough, I'm considering attempting an MBS in real life...

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   5/15/2012, 9:15 pm

I would totally be down to do a Pick-a-Brick inventory for a GSX frame, but GSX hips don't work in real life. I'd have to putty the hose head that's used as the hip pivot so that its circumference is uniform instead of tapered, like this...

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Were it not for this thing (and I have proof-of-concept'd this joint in real life), I could make a ton of GSX variants with real LEGO bricks. Unfortunately, I'd also lose access to a huge amount of color variety that you only get in LDD Extended. :/

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   5/15/2012, 10:11 pm

Yeah, I'm about ready to strangle the guy who had the brilliant idea for that hose...

Have you perhaps tried to reverse the hose and the clip? From what I've seen, you could still apply the hip armor, just at a different angle. Flipping those two pieces has saved me with IRL builds before. Wizard

I'm also liking your signature you've got going there. Seems like it's got the potential for a rotator with multiple variants.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you Buy any of your Mechs?   5/15/2012, 10:19 pm

BiO wrote:
Have you perhaps tried to reverse the hose and the clip? From what I've seen, you could still apply the hip armor, just at a different angle. Flipping those two pieces has saved me with IRL builds before. Wizard .

It doesn't matter if that hose is connecting to the hips or the upper legs; that taper means it can't get enough traction on the peg holes. No exceptions. There isn't enough surface to grip.

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