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Quoting GooGoo GaGa THE Great Lego King
who the he___ do u think he is....?? hes phong chang!!

That quote is from the anime TTGL. Even though you don't like anime, give this one a chance. It's nothing like the mainstream. This anime glows with EPICness. Anyway. Here's some advice: Before building a mech, make sure to get a nice stable frame going. Sometimes you can build the frame and mech along the way like I often do. I build the upper body frame first, then armor it, then I move to the lower body. Make sure your frame has lots of studs on all sides. This is best accomplished with 4 knobed 1x1 angular bricks. The 1x1 2 knob ones work too. Make sure to also use lots upright clips and T-bars for joints.
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| April 17, 2009, 10:20 pm
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Shoulders:
Also, creating posable shoulders can often be a pain. I'm currently focusing on some them with some concepts inspired by Izzo and Moko. What you're gonna wanna do is take 2 4 knobbed 1x1 angular bricks and 2 3 studded L plates. Put each angular plate on the opposite end of the L plat, so they have some room to move. (This concept is one of Izzo's, but I adopted it to my new Revelation mecha. I'll create my own soon. I may even edit those on my upcoming Revelation mecha.) Now, stick a T bar in the hole of the knob facing the direction that will connect the shoulder to the rest of the frame. Then put 1 upright clip on each end of the T bar holding it vertically. Once that's done, connect it to a select location on the torso. On the same brick you added the T bar connecting to th body, add a T bar on the exact opposite end for connections to the arm. This time add the 2 upright clips horizontally, and you will have nice posable arms and shoulders. There you have it. Some nice, posable shoulders!

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| April 18, 2009, 3:06 am
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Thomas was quick to join just now!
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| April 18, 2009, 9:10 pm
Quoting Phong Chang
Thomas was quick to join just now!

Yah I know! I just left a comment asking if I could get in then I looked at my main page and voila!!! there it is!
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| April 18, 2009, 9:12 pm
I would like to build larger mechs how do you start out with your mechs? A drawing or what?
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| April 18, 2009, 9:14 pm
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Quoting Thomas Andrews
I would like to build larger mechs how do you start out with your mechs? A drawing or what?

No, I just have printouts of Izzo mechas, and study the techniques for inspiration, then start to build.
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| April 18, 2009, 9:18 pm
Quoting Phong Chang
Shoulders:
Also, creating posable shoulders can often be a pain. I'm currently focusing on some them with some concepts inspired by Izzo and Moko. What you're gonna wanna do is take 2 4 knobbed 1x1 angular bricks and 2 3 studded L plates. Put each angular plate on the opposite end of the L plat, so they have some room to move. (This concept is one of Izzo's, but I adopted it to my new Revelation mecha. I'll create my own soon. I may even edit those on my upcoming Revelation mecha.) Now, stick a T bar in the hole of the knob facing the direction that will connect the shoulder to the rest of the frame. Then put 1 upright clip on each end of the T bar holding it vertically. Once that's done, connect it to a select location on the torso. On the same brick you added the T bar connecting to th body, add a T bar on the exact opposite end for connections to the arm. This time add the 2 upright clips horizontally, and you will have nice posable arms and shoulders. There you have it. Some nice, posable shoulders!



im looking at some of moko and izzos mechs.. im trying to figure a new way to make mechas MORE flixible.. iv gone pretty far with a new system... butil not show it until its done... ok?
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| April 20, 2009, 8:05 pm
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Quoting Ryan T. M.


im looking at some of moko and izzos mechs.. im trying to figure a new way to make mechas MORE flixible.. iv gone pretty far with a new system... butil not show it until its done... ok?

I build in Izzo's style, but I use my own frames inspired by his.
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| April 20, 2009, 8:06 pm
ya.. im comign up with a system that uses UNIQUIE peices
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| April 20, 2009, 8:08 pm
So Phong, I was wondering what you use for the elbows on the "Revelation"? I asked you in a comment and you said to join this group. :)
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| April 24, 2009, 6:42 pm
Quoting Mike 3579
So Phong, I was wondering what you use for the elbows on the "Revelation"? I asked you in a comment and you said to join this group. :)

He used 4 vertical 1x1 clips, 3 lamp holders, and two T pieces to make the elbow joint. Look at this frame by izzo to see how it's done: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3166585
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| April 25, 2009, 7:45 pm
Quoting Dali Zheng
He used 4 vertical 1x1 clips, 3 lamp holders, and two T pieces to make the elbow joint. Look at this frame by izzo to see how it's done: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3166585

Oh!!! I finally get it. Thanks :)
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| April 27, 2009, 12:15 am
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Quoting Mike 3579
Oh!!! I finally get it. Thanks :)

That's only one of his frames. That one requires many parts and a lot that I do not have. However, I don't use his frames. I make my own based off of his. Izzo is like an obstacle for me to surpass.
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| April 27, 2009, 12:20 am
Quoting Phong Chang
Izzo is like an obstacle for me to surpass.

But I think your close. <(*,*)>
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| April 27, 2009, 12:24 am
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Quoting Mike 3579
But I think your close. <(*,*)>

Not close enough
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| April 27, 2009, 12:29 am
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Quoting mithryl dlarix
Hey Phong, I dropped by Dali's page a while ago and noticed that some guy called teh--something or other had made fun of the sturdiness of the mecha. While I can't approve of the the guy's rudeness, it actually piqued my curiousity as well. I've never tried an Izzo mecha, and I don't really plan to. But I was wondering: how are they for sturdiness? I mean, can you play with them? Or are they mainly just posing only (kind of like an action figure vs. a gunpla). Thanks!

-Mithryl

Teh Teabagger is a mediocer builder. The Izzo style sturdiness is VEEEERRRRYYY high. When I knock my mechas over, they don't fall apart. Infact, I often start throwing random bricks at them...just because I can. As a matter of fact, I was just doing that a few minutes ago.
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| April 27, 2009, 12:36 am
I'm hoping to get some advice on lego parts I should get from the lego shop. My main hurdle in building mecha atm is not enough parts for joints. I've been looking at stuff already built by various people and have an idea of what I'm lacking but if I could get pointed in the direction of something like the 'must have basics' for building that'd be great
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| April 27, 2009, 3:59 am
I'm trying to get t-bars for joints but first I have to come by some funds.<( ' . ' )> Kirby thinking
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| April 27, 2009, 5:19 am
Quoting Phong Chang
Teh Teabagger is a mediocer builder. The Izzo style sturdiness is VEEEERRRRYYY high. When I knock my mechas over, they don't fall apart. Infact, I often start throwing random bricks at them...just because I can. As a matter of fact, I was just doing that a few minutes ago.

Yeah that guy was just ignorant.
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| April 27, 2009, 5:21 am
it was a good laugh though.
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| April 27, 2009, 10:22 am
Quoting Jack Shrimpton
I'm hoping to get some advice on lego parts I should get from the lego shop. My main hurdle in building mecha atm is not enough parts for joints. I've been looking at stuff already built by various people and have an idea of what I'm lacking but if I could get pointed in the direction of something like the 'must have basics' for building that'd be great

My advise would be to not go to lego shop and go to bricklink. http://www.bricklink.com.html You can get a wide variety of pieces there.
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| April 27, 2009, 11:04 am
Quoting Phong Chang
Not close enough

lol but u r CLOSE
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| April 27, 2009, 11:08 am
Quoting Chas Irish
My advise would be to not go to lego shop and go to bricklink. http://www.bricklink.com.html You can get a wide variety of pieces there.


Thanks, I've looked at bricklink but there are so many places that sell Lego its a bit over whelming. I do have a better idea of what parts I need now after starting a mecha
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| April 27, 2009, 6:44 pm
Quoting Jack Shrimpton

Thanks, I've looked at bricklink but there are so many places that sell Lego its a bit over whelming. I do have a better idea of what parts I need now after starting a mecha

Try this store. It's one of the biggest. Make sure that you stay in this store. You can't pick some bricks from one store and the move to another. You have to buy all your pieces from one store. http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=mnementh

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| April 27, 2009, 6:48 pm
I would like to add that the T joints with two 1x1 vertical clips attached along with a lamp holder or 5 stud 1x1 brick is a very stable and compact joint. Lots of static friction, and hard to pull apart.
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| April 27, 2009, 10:39 pm
Can I recommend when you guys talk about how a joint or something could be built to actually have a pic to go along with it? Because its hard to visualise sometimes if you aren't familiar with the parts
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| April 27, 2009, 11:08 pm
ok guys just in case u were wondering.. all these mechs i have been posting for a while r just practices and betas for the majr project iv been workin on for a while.... so just wait
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| April 29, 2009, 7:59 am
i have a new mecha in this group and its called FIREHAWK and its my best yet
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| April 30, 2009, 10:57 am
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When you have inspiration, make sure to take advantage of the moment, because you might lose it if you wait.
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| May 23, 2009, 4:54 pm
Quoting Phong Chang
When you have inspiration, make sure to take advantage of the moment, because you might lose it if you wait.

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| May 23, 2009, 4:55 pm
Quoting Phong Chang
When I knock my mechas over, they don't fall apart. Infact, I often start throwing random bricks at them...just because I can. As a matter of fact, I was just doing that a few minutes ago.

I do that too.
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| May 23, 2009, 9:46 pm
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Quoting Thomas Andrews
I do that too.

WOOT!
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| May 23, 2009, 9:51 pm
They don't hold together to well against bricks.
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| May 23, 2009, 11:08 pm
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Quoting mithryl dlarix
Hey Phong, I dropped by Dali's page a while ago and noticed that some guy called teh--something or other had made fun of the sturdiness of the mecha. While I can't approve of the the guy's rudeness, it actually piqued my curiousity as well. I've never tried an Izzo mecha, and I don't really plan to. But I was wondering: how are they for sturdiness? I mean, can you play with them? Or are they mainly just posing only (kind of like an action figure vs. a gunpla). Thanks!

-Mithryl

You can play with them. I do often. O_o OMG I've gone Dali with that emoticon.
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| May 31, 2009, 12:24 pm
i may not have any mechs yet, but im building one that just needs arms and legs. (still lookin around in my collection for more t-bars)
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| May 31, 2009, 12:42 pm
Phong, Could you possibly rate my new hardsuit?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/124038 I need tips!
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| May 31, 2009, 12:44 pm
i've finished the arms, can anyone give me some tips on how to build hands? my mech is about the size of Phong's "Test Mecha 03: Godspeed (Micro Phong-Style)"
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| May 31, 2009, 1:34 pm
Quoting Mark "Iron Wolf"
i've finished the arms, can anyone give me some tips on how to build hands? my mech is about the size of Phong's "Test Mecha 03: Godspeed (Micro Phong-Style)"

well there are two ways that I mainly woul use. first you know those finger things in the exo force sets? well you slap 3 of those on a 2 by 1 brick with a bar coming out of the side, and you put another one below that, except it only has one finger.

http://shop.lego.com/Product/AssetPopup.aspx?p=7645&AssetType=49&s_button=zoom

Zoom in on this and look at the hands.

The other way is just to have a clamp that is very small and holds minifig type weapons.
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| May 31, 2009, 1:45 pm
Hmmm... i think those might be a bit big on the mech im making.. i might look at one of phong's for the type im lookin 4
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| May 31, 2009, 1:48 pm
Mark, Could you check out my new mech, well its the only Mech I've added, but anyway could you give me some suggestions?
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| May 31, 2009, 1:51 pm
sure!
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| May 31, 2009, 2:16 pm
Phong thanks for checking out my weapons, but could you give me some tips on my new hardsuit? Thanks -Ty
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| May 31, 2009, 2:44 pm
Quoting Phong Chang
Shoulders:
Also, creating posable shoulders can often be a pain. I'm currently focusing on some them with some concepts inspired by Izzo and Moko. What you're gonna wanna do is take 2 4 knobbed 1x1 angular bricks and 2 3 studded L plates. Put each angular plate on the opposite end of the L plat, so they have some room to move. (This concept is one of Izzo's, but I adopted it to my new Revelation mecha. I'll create my own soon. I may even edit those on my upcoming Revelation mecha.) Now, stick a T bar in the hole of the knob facing the direction that will connect the shoulder to the rest of the frame. Then put 1 upright clip on each end of the T bar holding it vertically. Once that's done, connect it to a select location on the torso. On the same brick you added the T bar connecting to th body, add a T bar on the exact opposite end for connections to the arm. This time add the 2 upright clips horizontally, and you will have nice posable arms and shoulders. There you have it. Some nice, posable shoulders!

May you post pics?

Review my first mech if possible:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/124149
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| May 31, 2009, 10:52 pm
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Quoting Paul Lawrence

May you post pics?

Review my first mech, plz :)

on my Salvation.
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| May 31, 2009, 10:58 pm
Hey Phong, what would you give my Mech from F to A+?
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| June 1, 2009, 6:58 pm
for my mech i am still looking at designs before planning my mech
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| June 1, 2009, 9:47 pm
pleaase phong, just look at it, I reaally wan't your opinion.

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/124038
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| June 2, 2009, 6:09 pm
can you check out my new MOC? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/130287
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| June 25, 2009, 2:03 am
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I recently got note from 2 students that they've learned nothing. Well, that's a result of MOCpages being down the past few weeks and my move to Flickr. Sorry to have abandoned you.
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| July 28, 2009, 7:24 pm
sup ping phong
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| July 28, 2009, 7:29 pm
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Quoting Ryan T. M.
sup ping phong

hi
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| July 28, 2009, 7:31 pm
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The recent advice I gave here was from my Izzo-Style days. I'm now at Phong-Style.
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| August 2, 2009, 12:19 pm
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