Wider HF bodies, darnit. And f course, much larger sets to feature them. That's the main problem when making large (larger than XL) MOCs with this new building system.
You may as well use a custom torso solution. That gives you more poseability as well as more connection points. If you're making a model larger than the XL skeleton, you can easily make it larger simply by using smaller skeletons combined with limb pieces.
Then next on the list... wider long limbs! Or maybe wider armor pieces. It just looks weird when I ever try to make a long MOC and have to use those wimpy little bones. (well I guess that's why they're called bones. )
I think the HF body is a pretty good platform. But I hope they change it up so it doesn't end up like the ever-overused Inika torso.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. So many of the complaints about the Inika torso smack of a fanbase that became so conditioned to getting new things (after years of overly-specialized and non-versatile torsos produced for each new wave of clone sets) that they revolted when Lego settled on a solution they were happy with, and that allowed them to better diversify the sets in each wave. Did the Inika torso have flaws? Most definitely. Was it suited to every function? Of course not. But if you have a problem with it, explain the problem rather than demanding something new for newness' sake.
Similarly for the Hero Factory skeleton: what does it currently lack? What compelling reason is there to replace it? I can answer that from my perspective: I would ADORE a skeleton that had separate components for the upper and lower body, especially if those components were connected via ball joint so that it were easier to build Hero Factory models with waist articulation at a small scale, without necessitating the complexity of a heavily Technic-based solution. Along with that would of course come the need for separate armor for those upper and lower sections. The issue with this is that it would be unlikely to work with many already-produced torso armor pieces, and for that reason I have no urgent need for such parts, nor would I want them to completely replace the existing torso beams if and when they are introduced.
Edited by Lyichir, Jul 25 2013 - 03:05 PM.
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