Frame Chef: March 2013

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Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Mantisking » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:49 pm

Welcome to the next installation of Frame Chef, a monthly "contest" to build Mobile Frame Zero frames (or other MFØ creations) based on a "secret ingredient" (a specific LEGO™ part or set of parts) that will change each month.

The Rules

  • Build a frame (or other MFØ creation) that makes essential, extensive and/or innovative use of the secret ingredient parts.
  • Create a new post in the appropriate sub-forum (e.g. "Frame Design" for frames, "Vehicle Design" for vehicles, etc) to showcase your build, just as you would for any other creation.
  • Do not mention Frame Chef in the title of your post. Instead name the creation like usual. If you want to mention Frame Chef in the initial post of the thread, go ahead, but this is not required. (The idea here is that your creation may go on to have a life far beyond Frame Chef, so no point in tying it down.)
  • Your post can contain photos of brick builds, LDraw files, etc. Instructions or breakdowns always welcome.
  • Add a link to your post in this month's Frame Chef thread (i.e. this one). Do not post creations directly to this thread.
  • Make sure to specify usage restrictions about your creations in the first post. It is recommended you use the same Creative Commons license that Mobile Frame Zero does.
  • At the end of the month, this thread will close and a new thread, with a new secret ingredient will begin.

The Prize

Since the whole point of this is really just to help stoke the creative fires, there doesn't seem to be much of a point in naming a "winner". If people really scream for one, we'll figure something out, but the point is really just to do something not all that serious.

So, without further ado, Chairman Mofo will now reveal the secret ingredient for this month:

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Allez construire!

Original idea by Wordman.
Image by Dukayn.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Thaddeus » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:54 pm

Boy, I don't even own that piece... :?
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Dukayn » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:57 pm

That's what LDD is for :D
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby NimbusAConflict » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:04 am

Already I can imagine it....
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Mercutio » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 pm

First! (and all that other troll-y nonsense).

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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Wordman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:29 pm

Woo hoo! Frame chef lives!
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby NimbusAConflict » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:20 pm

http://animepunch.org/armageddicon/
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Dukayn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:52 am

Say Hi to Hank
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Mantisking » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:45 am

Wordman wrote:Woo hoo! Frame chef lives!

Yes! I'm thinking of making it an every other month kinda thing so people don't get burnt out on it. And to give myself and Dukayn time to come up with the next piece and the artwork to go with it. Even though I already know what I want to use for the next FC.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Dukayn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:05 pm

Mantisking wrote:I'm thinking of making it an every other month kinda thing so people don't get burnt out on it.

I dunno, Frame Chef could be something that if it keeps up regularly inspires more people to start building because of the challenge. If nothing else it gives you a starting piece to work on a design for. I know sometimes my biggest hurdle when designing a frame is where to start, and having that specified piece which HAS to be included takes away that pressure.

Oh, and if you have the next piece, send me the link and I'll do up a Chairman Mofo render for it. When you use it is up to you :)
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby gusindor » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:48 pm

What is that piece called? I can't find it in LDD...
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby NimbusAConflict » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:51 pm

You should be able to type the number from bricklink into LDD.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Dukayn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:56 pm

gusindor wrote:What is that piece called? I can't find it in LDD...

Do a search for "nozzle". It's the loudspeaker-looking thing.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby darksyntax » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:08 am

I ended up having way too much fun with this frame. I give to you for your approval, the HP-6.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby gusindor » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:34 pm

Built this entry a while back, figured I should link it here. Not sure it even counts anymore, but it was fun to make!
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby LowestFormOfWit » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:02 pm

I'm not going to lie. I really dislike the piece this month. I don't even know why.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Dukayn » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:19 am

LowestFormOfWit wrote:I'm not going to lie. I really dislike the piece this month. I don't even know why.

It is quite an odd piece. I was almost put off by it at first but decided to persevere and was quite happy with the result.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Mantisking » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:46 am

LowestFormOfWit wrote:I'm not going to lie. I really dislike the piece this month. I don't even know why.

That's kind of the point behind Frame Chef. It forces people outside their comfort zone and sometimes this inspires great creativity.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby darksyntax » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:42 pm

LowestFormOfWit wrote:I really dislike the piece this month. I don't even know why.

I know. For me it's such a hard piece to work around in any kind of quantity (I set my goal that whatever I created would use >1).

Dukayn wrote:It is quite an odd piece. I was almost put off by it at first but decided to persevere and was quite happy with the result.

Amen, brother.
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Re: Frame Chef: March 2013

Postby Mantisking » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:35 am

In before the end of the month, a Station, not a Frame.
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