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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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#1 Brickdoctor

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:10 PM

In the past year, one of the things that's become popular here on EB is the LDD Relay Community Build (RCB). The basic idea is that one builder starts off a model, adds a certain amount of pieces, and passes the file on to the next builder who adds more bricks, and passes it on to the builder after him, and the cycle repeats until all the builders have built. It's a lot of fun seeing the model grow and the different ideas that each builder has.

So,
If you are interested in participating in an RCB, you simply have to wait for an RCB to get started and sign up. Make sure you read the rules set by the host before joining.

If you are interested in hosting an RCB, you need to contact the LDD Moderator, Superkalle, and get permission first. Hosting an RCB can be as simple as coordinating PMs or as complicated as creating graphics and color-correcting models, depending on how you set things up.

If you have an idea for a future RCB, feel free to discuss here.  :classic: Any idea is acceptable, but as a general guideline it might be advisable to avoid RCBs based on licensed themes, since with definite source material and storyline, the canonocity and accuracy of the model could lead to not-so-fun discussions.

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Current RCB:
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Pirate Fort RCB
Hosted by: Piratedave84
Description: A Pirates-themed fort and small harbor. Sixteen builders will add up to 300 bricks each to complete the fourth RCB.
LDD Mode: 4.1.3, LE Mode
Participants:
Canticleer Blues
Bart
KingoftheZempk
Masked Builder
The Legonater
Skipper
Darkdragon
CallMePieOrDie
Bricksandparts
Alopex
prateek
BasOne
Lalror
Alasdair Ryan
Brickdoctor
Piratedave84


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Past RCBs:
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Cafe Corner RCB
Hosted by: ADHO15
Description: This was the first RCB, a modular building. Twenty builders added up to 150 bricks each to the build to complete the model.
LDD Mode: 4.0, LU Mode
Participants:
Superkalle
ADHO15
CorneliusMurdock
alienwar9
SpiderSpaceman
CallMePie
Zblj
Eskallon
prateek
The Soup Nazi
wmanidi
Calabar
JCC1004
Daedalus304
Brickdoctor
KielDaMan
Bojan Pavsic
private_lego
mr. lego_bildur
Hinckley

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Free-build RCB
Hosted by: alienwar9
Description: A free-build RCB, builders could build whatever they wanted and take as many turns as they wanted. Nine turns of up to 150 bricks were completed, but this RCB was never finished.
LDD Mode: 4.0, LU Mode Two bricks in this model no longer conform to the attachment rules of LDD and will be removed upon startup.
Participants:
alienwar9
SpiderSpaceman
wmanidi
Daedalus304
lisqr
prateek
bricked one
Brickdoctor
prateek

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Medieval Market Village RCB
Hosted by: Brickdoctor and Burman; color-checked by Aanchir
Description: This build expanded on set 10193, the Medieval Market Village. Twenty builders added up to 250 bricks each to finish the model.
LDD Mode: Originally 4.0, LU Mode; final turn 4.1, LE Mode due to update of software
Participants:
KingoftheZempk
efullner
private_lego
CallMePie
Piratedave84
Alopex
Masked Builder
Eskallon
Zeya
wmanidi
Swiss Army Droid
prateek
alienwar9
BasOne
Burman
J4ke
brickmack
Fuzzylegobricks
Zblj
Brickdoctor

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Classic Space RCB
Hosted by: Brickdoctor; color-checked by Aanchir
Description: A Classic Space-themed build of an outpost on the Moon. Twenty builders add up to 250 parts each.
LDD Mode 4.1.7; LE Mode; Turn 13 and later 4.1.8; LE Mode
Participants:
Calabar
The Legonater
slacker int
DJ Force
Captain Tamamono
Alopex
Eskallon
SilentMode
moop2000
MattTheLegoman
CorneliusMurdock
BasOne
SpiderSpaceman
PiratePete
lisqr
Piratedave84
prateek
Lalror
CallMePieorDie
Brickdoctor

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Future RCBs:

Prospective Hosts:
Commander Uno
CallMePieOrDie
Alopex (Post-apoc RCB)
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#2 alienwar9

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:13 AM

I'd love to see a collective build incorporate an environment. It may seem hard to say, cooperatively build a lake, mountain, or forest, but as I've seen in these builds people are remarkably good at working together towards completing something.

So, say for the space outpost, it would be on rocky terrain, or on an alien plant forest (think avatar or Felucia, star wars mushroom planet)
For a castle environment, a castle on a mountain face, next to a sea line.
A city could include streets, parks, rivers, etc
A western town could include mines, railroad tracks, etc.

Since these environments might make the whole thing piece intensive, the moderator could take each part and put them together, and send only the surrounding part for the next builder.

A few other ideas for builds:
Western town! Please?
space outpost: asteroid mining outpost (built on asteroid), floating night club
Castle...an actual castle
Apoc themed hideout
ninja-go fortress / medieval Japanese village
Renaissance era street
Ancient city: Roman, Atlantis, Aztec, Egyptian.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:21 AM

Thanks for setting up the poll Brickdoctor, I have some ideas of my own for a LDD Community Build.

35 builders to get more of the members involved

A space station would be sweet!!

After the build is over transfer the build over to my property on LU.

Just a couple of ideas for the next build.

I'm the host of the 3rd build (pending)
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:40 AM

No offence, but can we have an experienced (and coherent) member hosting something like this? Thanks.

As for the polls.. I was torn between Micropolis, but ultimately went with SPACE!

I'm all for more pieces, but I fear some people's computers may explode towards the end of the RCB. Mine was getting unhappy towards the end of the MMV.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:57 AM

View PostJ4ke, on 09 May 2011 - 01:40 AM, said:

No offence, but can we have an experienced (and coherent) member hosting something like this? Thanks.

I'm experienced! I just don't know how to get a better title than vassal.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:44 AM

View PostCommander Uno, on 09 May 2011 - 01:57 AM, said:

I'm experienced! I just don't know how to get a better title than vassal.
Read all about ranks here.

As for experience, I personally would prefer for someone who's participated in a past RCB as the host, but if Superkalle gives you the green light I'll trust his judgment.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:26 AM

As stated before, if it's a Space theme then I'm in.

On another note: not suggesting it's happened, but let's not restrict participation in RCBs to the "elite" or most experienced members. Otherwise, call it an RGB (relay group build).
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:33 AM

View PostSilentMode, on 09 May 2011 - 07:26 AM, said:

On another note: not suggesting it's happened, but let's not restrict participation in RCBs to the "elite" or most experienced members. Otherwise, call it an RGB (relay group build).
I suppose this is referring to the All-Star RCB idea? That was mine, and I was thinking it might be better with some of the more complicated theme ideas. For the normal RCBs, those are usually on a first-come, first-serve sign up basis, but the final decision would, of course, be up to the host.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:48 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 09 May 2011 - 07:33 AM, said:

I suppose this is referring to the All-Star RCB idea? That was mine, and I was thinking it might be better with some of the more complicated theme ideas.
That would actually be cool. I'm just saying, because of how things have gone so far with the builds, let's not automatically exclude less experienced people from RCBs in general.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:49 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 09 May 2011 - 05:44 AM, said:

Read all about ranks here.

As for experience, I personally would prefer for someone who's participated in a past RCB as the host, but if Superkalle gives you the green light I'll trust his judgment.
I agree with the Doc and J4ake on this one - someone a bit more experienced would be suitable.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:57 AM

View PostSilentMode, on 09 May 2011 - 07:48 AM, said:

That would actually be cool. I'm just saying, because of how things have gone so far with the builds, let's not automatically exclude less experienced people from RCBs in general.
Oh, of course, definitely agree. If we excluded new builders we'd just end up with the same ones over and over again. (or mostly the same if we forced builders to prove themselves first in LDD)

View PostSuperkalle, on 09 May 2011 - 07:49 AM, said:

I agree with the Doc and J4ake on this one - someone a bit more experienced would be suitable.
Commander Uno, my suggestion would be to sign up once the next RCB comes along, and ask again about hosting after you've participated a couple times and maybe attained the rank of Citizen. Would give you a lot more credibility as a host.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:58 AM

Ok, maybe the next time I can host it.... Putting name on invisible sign up sheet....

Ok, just sign me up for the build then.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

I voted for space theme and more builders.

Mabye something with alien conquest parts/minifigs, but that for you all to decide.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

View PostP4trickvH, on 09 May 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

I voted for space theme and more builders.

Mabye something with alien conquest parts/minifigs, but that for you all to decide.
Same for me, but I hope for Classic Space (or "Futuron"/"Space Police I" style).

Besides I'd like a smaller number of pieces for each builder, so that a single thing would be created by many users.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:24 PM

I agree with a Space build being next... :classic: What about waring Space Factions, instead of deciding on just one theme? It might allow a greater degree of creativity then just saying it must be Classic, Blacktron, ETC.  :classic: And, I am still waiting on my Tile (Assuming it was sent), but a big Thank You for giving out such a generous reward.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:29 PM

View PostCommander Uno, on 09 May 2011 - 11:58 AM, said:

Ok, maybe the next time I can host it.... Putting name on invisible sign up sheet....

Ok, just sign me up for the build then.
You can't sign up for RCB 3 now, (you'll have to do it when the RCB 3 topic is posted, and some hosts require a PM sign-up) but I'll put you down under future hosts.

View PostCalabar, on 09 May 2011 - 02:16 PM, said:

I hope for Classic Space (or "Futuron"/"Space Police I" style).
I agree. Classic Space would also be the only Space theme to really look decent without any prints (other than face, of course), so it would be easy to work with in LDD.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

But remember, Classic Space makes use of TrYellow, which means you're restricted to just the two Atlantis cockpits.

There's the TrBlue option, though. But again, only a handful of canopies and panels.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:55 PM

View PostJ4ke, on 09 May 2011 - 06:49 PM, said:

But remember, Classic Space makes use of TrYellow, which means you're restricted to just the two Atlantis cockpits.

There's the TrBlue option, though. But again, only a handful of canopies and panels.
I suppose. Maybe the Classic Space one should be the one where we get to use any colors, then.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:00 PM

I like the idea of a Apoc build (or city), we could perhaps go with a space one though as it is another one of those main themes. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:22 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 09 May 2011 - 05:29 PM, said:


I agree. Classic Space would also be the only Space theme to really look decent without any prints (other than face, of course), so it would be easy to work with in LDD.

I don't know about that. I've seen some amazing space creations out there without the need for printed figs, and the quality of previous RCBs tells me this community can come up with some amazing builds without the need for tons of figs. That's why an apoc themed build doesn't scare me (even with the usual apoc moc :laugh: full of custom figs).


oh poop...now I want to vote for apoc theme :tongue:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:23 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 09 May 2011 - 05:29 PM, said:

You can't sign up for RCB 3 now, (you'll have to do it when the RCB 3 topic is posted, and some hosts require a PM sign-up) but I'll put you down under future hosts.

Thanks, Brickdoctor. I'll really try to get more involved in the community before it's my time to host.

View PostBrickdoctor, on 09 May 2011 - 05:29 PM, said:

I agree. Classic Space would also be the only Space theme to really look decent without any prints (other than face, of course), so it would be easy to work with in LDD.

Great idea! Maybe Blacktron would work? Do you think so?

View PostJ4ke, on 09 May 2011 - 06:49 PM, said:

But remember, Classic Space makes use of TrYellow, which means you're restricted to just the two Atlantis cockpits.

There's the TrBlue option, though. But again, only a handful of canopies and panels.

You know you can change colors in LDD Extended Mode, right?

EDIT: We can now use the just new update LDD 4.1.7

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:09 PM

Well, I think maybe more colors and pieces would be nice to use, but the colors have to be reasonable, as in no trans-clear tires and such. I'm fine with just about anything on the list. An idea a community build for new LDD users, which could, while a small community build, would give builders experience in designing in LDD.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:50 PM

I would love to have a chance at this.  I saw someone explaining that allowing too many people on the project could cause problem as some people's computer may choke on large project.  An alternative for those with older computer is to sent the next person a few picture showing the project at the stage and the next person then decide where to add his/her expansion. Then get part (ie just the floor of the section he/she wants) and he/she then can add to it.  The new addition can then be merged into larger project.

I do have a decent computer, I once took the LXF for 4 modular buildings (CC, GG, FB, and GE), joined 4 of them together, duplicated them 3 more times (duplicate corner building removed) to form a block.  My computer were reduced to crawling pace at over 20,000 pieces total and took about 30 seconds to completely explode it in LDD 3

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:36 AM

View Postalienwar9, on 09 May 2011 - 08:22 PM, said:

I don't know about that. I've seen some amazing space creations out there without the need for printed figs, and the quality of previous RCBs tells me this community can come up with some amazing builds without the need for tons of figs.
But as far as the 'figs themselves go, a non-printed Classic Space minifig would look better than, say, a non-printed SP 1 minifig. Not that the model as a whole would suffer that much, but I think the minifigs themselves would just look better.

View PostCommander Uno, on 09 May 2011 - 09:23 PM, said:

You know you can change colors in LDD Extended Mode, right?
One of the things we usually do in RCBs is that you can't use a brick in a color it hasn't been produced in by TLG before. We have Aanchir color-check the models for that. One of the options in the Features poll is to use any color on any brick.

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View PostBrickdoctor, on 10 May 2011 - 12:36 AM, said:

One of the things we usually do in RCBs is that you can't use a brick in a color it hasn't been produced in by TLG before. We have Aanchir color-check the models for that. One of the options in the Features poll is to use any color on any brick.

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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