You also have your gray color wrong on some of the sets. 343 and 7212 should both use 2 Grey (Light Gray), not 194 Medium Stone Grey (Light Bluish Gray). The switch to Stone Grey/Bluish Gray really started with 2004 sets (some 2003 sets from later production runs also used the newer greys, I think).
Also, I'd recommend never trusting instruction booklet pictures for colors. A lot of LEGO instructions on the official website are cruddy scans which distort a lot of the colors. For instance, 28 Dark Green (Green) often looks much brighter than it should, whereas 192 Reddish Brown and 308 Dark Brown are often darker than they should be (sometimes making it difficult even to see or identify the parts).
You did better with Robo Champ, but there's a few minor errors. The 1x1 tile with the white and red gauge should be 194 Medium Stone Grey, not 199 Dark Stone Grey. The wrench/trophy piece should be 297 Warm Gold, not 106 Bright Orange (Warm Gold is a tricky color to access-- you have to switch to DesignByMe mode using View>New Themes>DesignByMe, pick up a gold piece like the minifig goblet and place it in the scene, then switch back to LEGO Universe mode and use the eyedropper tool to select the gold color).
Great work on these sets! Creator sets (and other sets that rely on basic bricks) can be fun, can't they? It makes me almost feel ashamed that I don't tend to buy Creator sets, especially looking at the Creator website and seeing how imaginative and fun the Creator designers are.
I have fixed the lxf files following your tips. Thank you very much.
It was interesting to discover that some colours like warm gold are not in the palette and can be achieved like that. I agree the booklets pictures are not so reliable; moreover the chromatic perception we get from what LDD displays on our videos is not the same as in real life and that is disappointing as you try to do something which look like real sets as more as possible. I am aware it depends on the graphic card. On two different computers I see completely different colours.
I also think that Creator sets (or Model team etc.) are the most attractive ones as in my opinion the real essence of brickbuilding is to get more or less complex objects from geometrically standard parts like the basic bricks. The number of parts and colours available nowadays is much largen than in the past but modern Creator are not so really different in concept from the ones of 20 or 30 years ago, which is a proof of their neverending creating potentiality.
Edited by marco9999, 03 February 2011 - 11:01 PM.