Customs: Connection Help!bigger than lego knights?

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  1. Scotscream

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    Hey guys im doin a bruticus with voyager sized figures and im really stuck for what to use for connections as the lego knights i have used in the past will not be strong enough for this

    any ideas?

    iv heard god ultra magnus are good connectors but it seems such a waste to cannibalize such a nice toy (and expensive) for this use

    the connectors need to be strong,preferbly racheting and will proberbly need to detach from the robot as i cant figure a way to build them in yet like my devastators but ill sort that out later

    any help will be GREATLY APPRICIATED!
     
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    what about erector sets?
     
  3. Scotscream

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    sounds good but whats that haha cheers mate
     
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    What about energon limb connectors?
     
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    Maybe those old lego dino neck/tail joints. Those thing are freaking huge though. I think you can find them in lego elephants.
     
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    yeah i tried those early on there even worse than the legos,its hit are miss some are tight and some are loose and they wear out real easy,cheers for the advice though they might still end up being my best bet!

    ah looks good mate cheers for the link and great idea!

    sounds interesting ill check em out,if there to big i wont be able to conceal them but sounds promising ill try get some cheers

    im glad i was not the only one who had a giggle at that haha!now this look more like what im after,good research!im a member on there but you can never find anything cos there so many parts! cheers for the link this looks like a god send!
     
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    Glad to be of help. I've spent a few hours on that site looking to solve a similar problem re weight issues. This seems to be the best bet on the lego front as long as you can find a method to rotate it on the second axis.

    I cleared one UK supplier out of them a few months ago, along with a lot of their knights joints and bionicle ball joints. I'm sure there'll be plenty more around. I love the site - good stuff and dirt cheap compared cannibalising UK transformer stocks.
     
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    Actually, the balljoints in that Stuxx set do look quite a bit like those in NeoShifters, if I'm not mistaken. The double ones are an odd idea, but could be useful if you want to do thinks like double arm bots (for instance, having multiple sets of insect legs on a fig's back); you'd just use the double as a base piece and singles for the individual limbs.
     
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    yeah looks good mate but yeah i noticed from the design they wont rotate in the same way as the lego,i like how they have that long part sticking out though might make them easy to install,im gonna have a serious look on that site see if i can come up with anything else,there has to be a similar but bigger design to the lego knoghts somewhere!
     
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    cool,hey like your store.have ya cast any unicron parts before or supreme starscream head or anyother sought afetr parts?

    cheers bud
     
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    Thanks. 'Fraid I've not really mastered the art of casting, though. I've cast the odd small part for my own customs, like Cybertron Hot Shot's head and forearms, and the turbine from an Energon Superion A-10 fig, but for the big jobs, I leave that to the experts... :p 
     
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    yeah iv done a bit myself but i was hoping i could find these parts a few board members used to do them,if i get it down ill start doing them i think cos its a godsend if you can get them.cheers
     

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