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So in the discussion of articulation techniques, which do you prefer and why:
Ball Joints
Click Hinges
Pneumatic T-Joins
Other

Let me start by saying I am experimenting with these any have mixed opinions. ~Thoy
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| December 3, 2011, 12:36 am
Quoting Thoy Bradley
So in the discussion of articulation techniques, which do you prefer and why:
Ball Joints
Click Hinges
Pneumatic T-Joins
Other

Let me start by saying I am experimenting with these any have mixed opinions. ~Thoy

Hmm... Depends on the size of the moc. I like ball joints and ratchet joints (I think thats what you mean by clicky joints) for my larger Transformers. For my smaller ones like Mini Shackwave and Reflector T-Peices rain superior. Ratchets are superior for supporting weight, ball joints for things like arms, and T-Peices for necks. I think Chris Roach also shares this opinion.
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| December 3, 2011, 12:58 am
Quoting Thoy Bradley
So in the discussion of articulation techniques, which do you prefer and why:
Ball Joints
Click Hinges
Pneumatic T-Joins
Other

Let me start by saying I am experimenting with these any have mixed opinions. ~Thoy

The joints that click, but to me click joints are those that are plates with clips. I prefer to use rotation joint sockets as that is what I have ever really used. I got a bunch from the old Prehistoric Creatures set. I just need some special form that LEGO has not made for the hips and shoulders of my Domos. They tend to be a little loose. The rotation joint sockets work well because they click into place and don't ever become loose like ball joints.
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| December 3, 2011, 6:08 am
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I agree with Wheeljack; Exo-Force joints (or click joints) are best for larger mechs because they hold up a heavier frame and won't collapse. Ball joints are good for Transformers/variable mechs (just look at Chris Roach's stuff). T-pieces are nice for smaller builds, but are too flimsy for larger mechs.
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| December 8, 2011, 6:27 pm
We havve to get more members...
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| December 11, 2011, 4:19 pm
Quoting MR. LEGO
We havve to get more members...

Indeed... But we are lowly normal guys in this group. It's actually quite nice. Just about evey group I'm in, I'm an administrator or moderator. It gets pretty intense.
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| December 11, 2011, 8:35 pm
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Quoting MR. LEGO
We havve to get more members...

Invite away, i'm pretty sure I left it so anyone could invite. If you know people who are into this category of building then by all means get them involved :)
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| December 14, 2011, 3:06 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Invite away, i'm pretty sure I left it so anyone could invite. If you know people who are into this category of building then by all means get them involved :)

Well, now that Brian Kescenovitc seems to be back, we could invite him! It wouldn't be right to not have the master of mechs here. ;)
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| December 14, 2011, 3:08 pm
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Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM !
I agree with Wheeljack; Exo-Force joints (or click joints) are best for larger mechs because they hold up a heavier frame and won't collapse. Ball joints are good for Transformers/variable mechs (just look at Chris Roach's stuff). T-pieces are nice for smaller builds, but are too flimsy for larger mechs.

Its important for me to hear this, I recently bought 256 t-joins from BL and 130 1x1 5stud bricks for doing humanoids and things (Following your tutorial). I have yet to find out where the limits for there use are though. I was also going to start an insectoid series.
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| December 14, 2011, 3:09 pm
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Quoting Thoy Bradley
Its important for me to hear this, I recently bought 256 t-joins from BL and 130 1x1 5stud bricks for doing humanoids and things (Following your tutorial). I have yet to find out where the limits for there use are though. I was also going to start an insectoid series.

WOW! You could build an army with those parts! The limit of t-piece joints really comes down to weight. The heavier the limb, the less like it will be able to be posed. There are builders on like Fateheart on Flickr who build mecha that fit minifigs. They're just smaller and more lightweight.
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| December 14, 2011, 4:56 pm
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i use all of these it all depends on the size and weight of the mech / robot you are building
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| December 17, 2011, 3:52 pm
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