Rook, on Jan 29 2010, 01:10 PM, said:
After reading the the comments over in the other the thread the 16x16 might be more reasonable for ALL builders I'll post a new sample for a 16x16 Standard tonight.
16x16 can be pretty cramped once you start adding walls (witness the community build
). I like the idea of specifying large baseplates, but not
specifying how the space within the baseplate is used. Look at the example KimT posted:
The height off the ground and the four doorways are pre-defined, but beyond that you have the freedom to fill as much (or as little) of the interior as you like, leaving the rest defined as "exterior". The square central module looks like it's 24x24, but I assume the "room" could also be 16x16, 16x32, 24x40, and so on. The main part could be square, rectangular, round, L-shaped, or have a central corridor with several small rooms off to the side.
Maybe we could pull off the same effect with 16x16 modules, maybe by pre-defining what the "corridor" looks like, and then allowing people to use any number of 16x16 modules extending off of the corridor (and you don't have to fill every 16x16). For example, a couple rooms in the Death Star based off an 8-wide corridor might look like:
That's also give people the space to build fancy doors and such, since they can make the walls as thick as they need to. Anyways, those are some of my thoughts.