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They’re Here!

Recently, there have been some exciting things happening with Mobile Frame Zero. For one thing, the book is now off to print. For another thing, two excellent builders have started posting images of their frames again. Greg Strom (Mitten Ninja on Flickr) and Afny (funnily enough Af/ny on Flickr) have re-joined the community with some cracking photos.

Sunset showdown outside New Thebes
Sunset Showdown outside New Thebes is a lovely little diorama showcasing the Ermine Company and the Dogs of Tharsis.

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Fresh Meat For The Cannons

Back in the old days of Mechaton, when you had to carve your bricks from granite, when if you lost Vincent would send a nailbomb to your house, and when around 20 people worldwide played the game, there wasn’t quite such a range of frames. With the explosion in popularity created by Mobile Frame Zero, there is now a huge and vibrant building community. Why am I telling you this? If you’re reading, then you’re probably part of that community.

Easing myself back into the Lego/MFZ blogomasphere, I thought a good thing would be to highlight some of my favourite new frames and new builders who have joined the community. Let’s take it as read that the stuff designed by Soren is awesome and that I don’t need to tell you that again. It’s a given. So, here are a handful of frames that I think are great for MFZ.

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Tiny Violence

I was very impressed with Mr. Buildy, by Mǝmory, which was posted along with a bunch of other neat little mechs over on No B.S, Just A.B.S. I decided to have my own crack at the build, substituting some heavy weaponry for building equipment.  Here’s what I came up with:

EDIT: I don’t know what’s making these photos look like ass in IE.  They look fine on the flickr page.

USB (not the connecting kind)

Urban Security Bot

Originally uploaded by onosendai2600

I always feel that ‘chicken walker’ style mechs, while relatively easy to build are diffuclt to get looking good. That being the case, let’s give thanks to Onosendai2600 and his Urban Security Bot. Although it’s minifig scaled, it would translate excellently on to the Mechaton battlefield as a full-sized mech.