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Mantisking
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« on: August 31, 2010, 09:52:27 AM »

I've been looking at the new line of Lego games and they have a lot of cool parts and interesting colors that might be good for parts sets for Mechaton.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 01:26:58 PM »

Which ones? People always ask me to recommend sets to them and I usually can't. If there are some good ones I wanna know!

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Mantisking
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 07:34:19 PM »

Which ones? People always ask me to recommend sets to them and I usually can't. If there are some good ones I wanna know!
I think Robo Champ, Race 3000, Lunar Command and scarily enough Shave A Sheep are the best.  Hogwarts and Ramses Pyramid are probably the best for scenery and cover pieces.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 06:03:58 AM »

I find the best sets are anything using Technic pieces that's on deep discount. :) I picked up the Space Squid thing (was once a Lego Creator kit, then official, now prolly gone for good) for maybe $20 (500+ pieces, IIRC) and it's enough for ten teams, at least.

Also, don't forget it don't have to be mechs. I've been considering doing something with Mechaton at the minifig level, with ground troops, "normal" combat vehicles, artillery, etc. It's all a matter of scale. ;)
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Mantisking
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 09:45:29 AM »

I find the best sets are anything using Technic pieces that's on deep discount. :) I picked up the Space Squid thing (was once a Lego Creator kit, then official, now prolly gone for good) for maybe $20 (500+ pieces, IIRC) and it's enough for ten teams, at least.

I got one of those and the corresponding Space Justice set when both were on clearance.  Another good set that's been discontinued is the UCS General Grievous.  Here's the Bricklink inventory list for the set.

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Mantisking
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 02:57:11 PM »

I find the best sets are anything using Technic pieces that's on deep discount. :)

And along those lines, the Technic Mini Bulldozer set (inventory here) is a phenomenal deal at $0.06/part.

And one of these days I'll get used to using the board codes.  Vince, could you fix the URL in the post above?
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Mantisking
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 08:20:05 AM »

Another set with great parts is Mini X Wing polybag set -- inventory here -- you can find it in the Christmas aisle at Target.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010, 10:28:38 AM »

Damn, that X-Wing set is chock full of Mechatoniness. Too bad it doesn't have any "hinges" (I don't could the clips as such--I mean stuff one can make a knee or shoulder, like the first one in the rules).

I've spent WAY too many hours since MACE 2010 making mechs. One evening when I'm not doing laundry or sending out resumes, I'll try to get some good shots of them to post on my design site. I have a snakebot one I rather like (using a string of Space Squid segments as a "movement attachment") and a relatively inspired (IMHO) variation on the "space marine" mech in the rules.
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Mantisking
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011, 06:07:50 AM »

Damn, that X-Wing set is chock full of Mechatoniness. Too bad it doesn't have any "hinges" (I don't could the clips as such--I mean stuff one can make a knee or shoulder, like the first one in the rules).

If you want hinges, the 30054 AT-ST polybag is the one you want.  Target has it right now in the Easter section.

I've spent WAY too many hours since MACE 2010 making mechs. One evening when I'm not doing laundry or sending out resumes, I'll try to get some good shots of them to post on my design site. I have a snakebot one I rather like (using a string of Space Squid segments as a "movement attachment") and a relatively inspired (IMHO) variation on the "space marine" mech in the rules.

Will you post pictures, or a link to them, here?
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Mantisking
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 05:01:39 AM »

Newsflash: More Good sets for Mechaton!

I recently picked up the polybags 30052 AAT Mini and 40021 Hallowe'en Spiders.  They have a bunch of really nice parts for Mechaton.
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