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So some discussion of Mei getting a mech and comparing Zane's titan mech. Gave me an idea. 

It was originally going to be a combination between Zane's titan mech, White Dragon Horse Jet and Mei's Dragon Car. But there weren't enough green parts to swap out all the blue on Zane's titan mech.

So rather I used the Titan Mech as a base and swapped in parts and designs from Mei's 2 vehicles. Along with some ideas from Lloyd's titan mech. 

I only have these 2 pictures right now. As the design is likely to change in the future. (For now it can be build IRL. Just unsure if every connection is secure.)

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This LDD version also has some parts overlapping due to it missing modern parts. Right now I've used substitutes until the actual parts get added

It uses the new mech hip piece introduced 

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=79505&C=11#T=C&C=11

The sword pieces are supposed to be the digital ones from the dragon car and jet

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=65184&idColor=108#T=C&C=108

And the cannon on the left arm is supposed to be the cannon from the dragon car.

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=49743c01#T=C&C=85

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=70694#T=C&C=15

 

If anyone else wants to tinker with this. I can provide the LDD file if needed. You'll just have to have the latest version and have developers mode unlocked.

Edited by Takanuinuva

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Very neat idea! I've been wanting Mei to have a mech ever since the season one finale, and this is a great idea of how to realize that.

The color scheme and a lot of the details are great. If I had a critique, the wings in particular are huge and distract a lot from the rest of the build—and, subjectively, I wonder if they're even an appropriate feature for a mech for Mei given that traditional Chinese dragons don't actually have broad wings like European ones do. Some subtler wings, fins, or jet boosters of some sort might make more sense thematically and allow more of the rest of the build to stand out.

By the way, what design software are you using? Currently Stud.io does include the blade/energy pieces (65184) that you intend to use for the sword. Replacing your substitution for that might give a better idea of whether the weapon is appropriately sized for a mech like this (which I worry might look too short and broad with two of those blade parts compared to the longer, thinner blade pieces you currently use. Using just one of those blade pieces instead of two with a central "core" might scale better to this.

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1 hour ago, Lyichir said:

Very neat idea! I've been wanting Mei to have a mech ever since the season one finale, and this is a great idea of how to realize that.

The color scheme and a lot of the details are great. If I had a critique, the wings in particular are huge and distract a lot from the rest of the build—and, subjectively, I wonder if they're even an appropriate feature for a mech for Mei given that traditional Chinese dragons don't actually have broad wings like European ones do. Some subtler wings, fins, or jet boosters of some sort might make more sense thematically and allow more of the rest of the build to stand out.

By the way, what design software are you using? Currently Stud.io does include the blade/energy pieces (65184) that you intend to use for the sword. Replacing your substitution for that might give a better idea of whether the weapon is appropriately sized for a mech like this (which I worry might look too short and broad with two of those blade parts compared to the longer, thinner blade pieces you currently use. Using just one of those blade pieces instead of two with a central "core" might scale better to this.

I'm using LDD. I haven't used Stud.io but I could give it a try if I can import this over.

And I might get rid of the wings now that you mention it. As they will probably weigh down an actual irl model. I did update them slightly to add boosters.

I was going to use the Dragon Jet's wings but accidentally saved over the file and would have to rebuild them from scratch.

But that shouldn't be too hard to do. Just need to swap out the click hinges for ball joints.. That or some jet boosters.

And as for the sword, I have those parts IRL. So I'll make a moc up of it with the hand build and post a pic of that here. (Colors won't be the same but should give an approximation of scale.)

I can also share the LDD file if you want to take a crack at this.

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Went and removed the wings and added jets. Not fully keen on the jet engines. Did kind of prefer the wings. But I wanted an opinion on it anyways

mei_mech_3.png

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Also opened up Studio to import the model. To see how the digital sword pieces looked. Can safely say not a fan of how Studio works compared to LDD. Sword does look good though

mei_mech_sword.png

 

Edit: Did put the wings back on but made them a bit smaller. And kept the lower booster jets 

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Edited by Takanuinuva

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Been a while but I wanted to wait for the next LDD update to get the right sword pieces. And in the meanwhile I've made some minor changes to the design as well.

I'm willing to call this finished. Really only needs the energy missile part. https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=70694&idColor=15#T=S&C=108&O={"color":108,"rpp":"500","iconly":0}

Though would still like feedback.

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Thought of some more modifications. Lengthened the lower arms a bit. Slight changes to the legs. But main thing is a more poseable tail

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Thinking about giving the arms rotation at the elbows. But would lose the detail they have with the domes.

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An idea crossed my mind that I'd like an opinion on? Instead of a sword. Dual arm blades with a cannon on each?

meis_dragon_mech_arm_blades.png

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Another update. It's becoming more distinct from Zane's Titan Mech. Finally found a wing design I like that isn't too big.

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Still looking for feedback on the post above.

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I think the sword suits Mei better, but there are a lot of Lego sword wielding mechs about at the moment so the arm blades are more unique and fun. 

 

But overall I still think sword is the word.

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