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Poll: What do you want to see in the next RCB? (this poll will be updated with options as suggestions come in) (67 member(s) have cast votes)

What should the subject of RCB 5 be?

  1. TwinLUG Micropolis-bases City (3 votes [8.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  2. Castle (8 votes [23.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  3. Town (4 votes [11.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  4. Western Town (4 votes [11.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  5. Renaissance-era Street (2 votes [5.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  6. Ninjago/Feudal Japan Village (2 votes [5.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  7. Ancient Civilization City (4 votes [11.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  8. Landscape (1 votes [2.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  9. Space (2 votes [5.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  10. Trains (4 votes [11.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  11. Pirates (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Post-Apoc (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

What are some features you want in the next RCB? (pick as many as you want)

  1. More parts allowed (32 votes [25.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.60%

  2. Any colors for any bricks allowed (30 votes [24.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  3. More builders (25 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. DbM-mode only (7 votes [5.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.60%

  5. LDD 'All-Star' builders RCB (10 votes [8.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  6. None - I think they're great as is! (11 votes [8.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.80%

  7. BasOne is not allowed to sing. (10 votes [8.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  8. Each builder turns the previous model into something else (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#26 Brickdoctor

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:35 AM

View PostLego Otaku, on 10 May 2011 - 04:15 AM, said:

Even if we do get that option, we still need to keep realistic.  No one is going to believe a 33mm wagon wheel in trans-green color or a purple cow. ;)
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:54 PM

Actually, purple cows aren't that odd.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:07 PM

:laugh: Okay, I guess you guys can save that for the next Free-build RCB.

Does no one want to host RCB 3? :look:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:36 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 10 May 2011 - 09:07 PM, said:

:laugh: Okay, I guess you guys can save that for the next Free-build RCB.

Does no one want to host RCB 3? :look:

I'm trying to become a citizen first and host the next one but I'll do it if nobody will? or maybe I could be a co-host so I could learn so I could host the next one? Brickdoctor, you could host 2 mabye?
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:49 PM

View PostCommander Uno, on 10 May 2011 - 09:36 PM, said:

I'm trying to become a citizen first and host the next one but I'll do it if nobody will? or maybe I could be a co-host so I could learn so I could host the next one? Brickdoctor, you could host 2 mabye?
I think most of us agree we'd like you to participate as a normal builder in one first. Just to get some experience.  :wink:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 10 May 2011 - 09:49 PM, said:

I think most of us agree we'd like you to participate as a normal builder in one first. Just to get some experience.  :wink:

Ok, I need some experience before I host a event. Completely understand! :sweet:
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

I'm the one vote for "landscape" at the moment.   :classic:  But I wouldn't be heartbroken to see any other theme. I guess my second vote would be for a pirate town.

I also want to point out that I didn't want to vote for any of the terms in the second part of the poll. It wouldn't let me vote without choosing at least one of them, so I chose "more parts", because that's always good, lol.  :tongue:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:52 AM

View PostZeya, on 10 May 2011 - 11:47 PM, said:

I also want to point out that I didn't want to vote for any of the terms in the second part of the poll. It wouldn't let me vote without choosing at least one of them, so I chose "more parts", because that's always good, lol.  :tongue:
I've added a 'None' option to that question. :wink:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:26 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 May 2011 - 04:52 AM, said:

I've added a 'None' option to that question. :wink:

Thanks. I re-voted.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

If I'm cleared for hosting I'd be willing to do it.  thursday afternoon my semester is over, so I ought to have sufficient free time.  but I definitely want to participate too..


sad to see nobody else picking western or japanese town :sceptic:

  • also, I know it's always vile to bring up one's favorite obscure intellectual properties, but just a thought, and it could be made generic enough:
something like a generic All-World of Stephen King's Dark Tower series:

It's post-apocalyptic, but it's post apocalyptic by thousands of years. Civilization has restarted, to a world with an order of cowboy knights, living spartanly in ruins of an arthurian castle, with down-to-modern-earth commoners out in western style towns (complete with saloons), deserts, forests, shores, mutant animals, stonehenge-y stuff hangin around;
BUT smattered with run-down mysterious traces of the modern and futuristic: abandoned subways crawling with mutants, oil derricks, evil AI monorails, robots, new york ruins, 80ft biomechanical animals guarding portals to other worlds, wrecked planes, outposts full of computers, invisibility jackets, ATVs and war machines

yeah, it's a little out there.  guess that'll just have to turn into a personal project.  but just as an alternative to the played-out left4dead post-apoc, a richer, captivating post-apoc experience that's a blend of lots of the other stuff.

  • And another thought:
everybody talks about upscaling the heroica boardgame theme (as in "What I want to see is minifig scale manifestations of this").  we could make that happen with a community build.


  • one more: a space twist on a non-space theme?
for example, here are my WIP dabblings in spaced up fright knights/wolf pack:
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And please don't think that because I have crazy suggestions I can't be a contented cooperative team player with whatever everyone wants :grin:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:32 AM

All ideas are welcome. :classic:

If I had to pick one, I would say the first, because it seems to have the most potential as an RCB, but I fear you might not get many participants. I l really like the idea of a large Heroica board, but I think that one should wait until the official sets have come out and we have a good idea pf game mechanics.

So you've contacted Superkalle about hosting, right?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:15 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 May 2011 - 08:32 AM, said:

So you've contacted Superkalle about hosting, right?

Nah not yet.  I just have to PM him?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:25 PM

View PostSpiderSpaceman, on 11 May 2011 - 05:15 PM, said:

Nah not yet.  I just have to PM him?
Yep. Tell him you're interested in hosting an RCB. If he gives you the green light, you're good to go.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:52 PM

I voted for 'Pirates Port' as that is something I would be interested in seeing, although the 'Ancient City' is also an interesting choice.  I do think that people should be allowed to use whatever colours for bricks, as it is unlikely something like this would get built in real life, so sticking to known colours is not needed.  I do think the whole 'LDD 'All-Star' builders RCB' idea is a bit pathetic.

But...

I know the 'Relay' aspect is being emphasised here, and this has strategy has been done well.  I do really think the next build should emphasise 'Community' a bit more.  As in a theme or topic is picked, the host (who has a good computer) then allocates squares to the participants.  Members make their area (within a piece limit), and send the file to the host, who will assemble all the separate buildings together.

I am not saying that the previous builds were wrong, they were fun to watch.  But surely it would fun to see something different for the next one?

The benefits are more members can be involved, who do not have to scheduled.  Of course a deadline is imposed.  The only problem is making sure the host has a powerful computer to assemble the finished model.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:18 PM

View Postmikey, on 11 May 2011 - 05:52 PM, said:

Members make their area (within a piece limit), and send the file to the host, who will assemble all the separate buildings together.
Interesting point.

I guess the strength of the RCB is that it slowly grows and that it keeps the suspense up. The negative side is you have to wait for your turn - true.

But the "allocated lot" version also has some element of surprise to it - to see what the others have done, so I guess that could be cool too. And you don't have to wait.

On the other hand, the RCB also has the element of being inspired by others - I guess it can be easier to build on what others have created, and then when you're up to speed to start building the foundation for the next building.

Maybe it's possible to combine the two  :wacko:

Another thing I'd like to ask in general, is if there is interest to build the MOC in physical bricks. I could ask at TLG if they are willing to sponsor bricks, and then the finished result could be displayed at let's say Legoworld (EU) or some of the bigger US conventions. I have not clue if TLG would be interested in this, but maybe.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

That's the general idea of a plain Community Build; if we do it that way we completely neglect the 'Relay' part. I have considered it myself, but it's between lots of 'Relay' and some 'Community' or lots of 'Community' and no 'Relay' at all. And given that this is a Relay Community Build...

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:50 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 May 2011 - 06:47 PM, said:

That's the general idea of a plain Community Build; if we do it that way we completely neglect the 'Relay' part. I have considered it myself, but it's between lots of 'Relay' and some 'Community' or lots of 'Community' and no 'Relay' at all. And given that this is a Relay Community Build...

It would not really be a 'plain' community build, as all the contributions would be rendered together.  Obviously I know that happens in real life for displays, but, it has not happened on any of the past Eurobricks Community Builds.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

View Postmikey, on 11 May 2011 - 07:50 PM, said:

It would not really be a 'plain' community build, as all the contributions would be rendered together.  Obviously I know that happens in real life for displays, but, it has not happened on any of the past Eurobricks Community Builds.
Another postive thing with a relay build is that it's something that can't be done with physcial bricks. So in a sence you are more using LDD as a tool to do something new.

Anyway, I'm inclined to "vote" for a pure Relay build, but it sure doesn't rule out that we could also do a "lot allocation" build if there is interest for it.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:38 PM

View PostSuperkalle, on 11 May 2011 - 08:36 PM, said:

Anyway, I'm inclined to "vote" for a pure Relay build, but it sure doesn't rule out that we could also do a "lot allocation" build if there is interest for it.
Agreed.

Another problem with an LDD Community Build is that with a space limit, some people might need more bricks to build what they want. With an RCB, someone could start a tower and another could finish it. With a CB the first builder has to finish the tower by himself. And if you remove the parts limit, then the host's computer is at a greater risk of crashing.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:27 PM

It looks if the 'space theme' is winning out over the rest.
But i don't see even one mention of... here it comes.

A Space Port.
Think Moss Eisley, buildings, hangerspaces, (ground) vehicles, and smallish spaceships.
I think a Moss Eisley style spaceport could be fun as you can incorporate every LEGO space theme and alien/robot there is (in LDD).
(Or just make something up and not go with a 'style')

A classic space style vehicle meandering down the street while a Insectoid style ship is taking off (or landing).
I do think it will require a higher parts limit and more 'players' as well as 'any colour allowed' to pull it off decently, but that maybe be just me  :laugh:

And i'd better be in RCB 3 Brickdoctor... or i will start singing again  :tongue:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:46 PM

View PostBasOne, on 13 May 2011 - 09:27 PM, said:

It looks if the 'space theme' is winning out over the rest.
But i don't see even one mention of... here it comes.

A Space Port.
Think Moss Eisley, buildings, hangerspaces, (ground) vehicles, and smallish spaceships.
I think a Moss Eisley style spaceport could be fun as you can incorporate every LEGO space theme and alien/robot there is (in LDD).
(Or just make something up and not go with a 'style')

A classic space style vehicle meandering down the street while a Insectoid style ship is taking off (or landing).
I do think it will require a higher parts limit and more 'players' as well as 'any colour allowed' to pull it off decently, but that maybe be just me  :laugh:
Nothing in the description of 'Space Station' says the station can't be an outpost on the moon with a spaceport. :wink:

View PostBasOne, on 13 May 2011 - 09:27 PM, said:

And i'd better be in RCB 3 Brickdoctor... or i will start singing again  :tongue:
I'm probably not hosting RCB 3. :wink: I'll be doing 4 or 5.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:04 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 13 May 2011 - 09:46 PM, said:

Nothing in the description of 'Space Station' says the station can't be an outpost on the moon with a spaceport. :wink:

Well with space station i think something like Deep Space 9.
With outpost i think along the lines of the outpost in Starship troopers.
With Space port, i think Moss Eisley  :tongue:


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  I'm probably not hosting RCB 3. :wink: I'll be doing 4 or 5.

So?
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:12 PM

View PostBasOne, on 13 May 2011 - 10:04 PM, said:

So?
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Please don't sing! I'll do anything! :sing:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:40 PM

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I told the Brickdoctor I was in love with Bricks
And then the Brickdoctor, he told me what to do
He said that ....

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You asked for it  :tongue:
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:54 PM

:angry: You are now in the poll.

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