Um, I'm not sure on the criteria for suggestions, such as being always original or using someone else's IP. But how about redesigns of more known pieces of industrial design? For example, we all know Transformers, but Alex Jaeger re-imagined them for the movie, along with a few Star Trek ships. The Battlestar Galactica was redesigned from the old 1970s show to a new design on Sci-Fi channel.
Now, I'm not saying that major pieces is approached (like the Millennium Falcon), but something like re-imagining Cyclone mecha bikes from Robotech anime series? Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver? A Klingon shuttle craft?
I guess in a time where a lot of old shows and IPs are being re-introduced, its not so crazy to update them for the current generation?
Just a thought!
Opinions and critiques always welcomed!
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Oh screw that, go big. Do the Millennium Falcon or as someone said earlier, the General Lee (or an old TV show car redo in general)
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Haha.. yeah, you're right. If we go there, we should go all the way. Total commitment!
I guess I was thinking in the terms of IPs thats probably getting a movie or new TV series. You know? Seems like it isn't too crazy to consider taking an old vehicle or prop to remake as if we were working on the new series/movie. Like Toby's Maguire possibly working on the Robotech movie. They'll probably never just go with the original designs for mecha, costumes, and such, but they will use it as inspiration.
I'm not saying we should go and redesign something thats already been done, like Transformers, Iron Man's armor, or a star destroyer. The films are in recent memory. But one that haven't been yet, like Robotech or GI Joe (ie a Cobra HISS tank or trouble bubble? Yes, I'm ancient)
Considering you mentioned someone thought of the General Lee, I guess the idea had been already brought up.
Opinions and critiques always welcomed!
IcyM, Digital Blacksmith: Sounds cool to me Might try this for a future round. Have to brush up on some movie history first though.
4srs. just a simple concept.
Originally Posted by darthnader
how bout a redesign of HAL or the discovery from 2001
From the corner of my sketchbook.....
Some ideas (I try to keep a track on what's been suggested before but apologies if I repeat anything):
Arctic/Snowscape transport truck - required to haul large loads over snow and ice in poor weather. Problems with cold, breaking through the ice and bad weather.
Dropship - a craft to carry large loads from orbit to planet surface (and typically back again), not necessarily a military craft it could be a cargo hauler or civilian craft.
Colony transport - could be anything from pilgrim settlers to an off world mining colony - though my original idea would be to limit to only land transport (rather than a space ship or plane as they're more done - boats might work well still tough). Would need to support there particular requirement of the colony type chosen.
Atomic Tank - post WW2 powers that be considered a requirement for large super heavy tanks to fight on desolate nuclear battlefields. The requirement to design a super heavy tank capable of withstanding close nuclear strikes and protecting it's crew from the hazardous environment. Optionally harnessing the power of the atom these tanks could be driven by nuclear generators and even armed with short range nuclear weapons.
The Great Waste Hauler - in a society overcome by waste from its own excess great vehicles are needed to dispose of this rubbish. Could work for many periods/technologies, the main requirement is to take waste as far away as possible an leave it there.
-Defence space station
Asteroid Mining Craft – a utility vehicle for mining asteroids, my original idea was for a small one man craft but might work equally well for a large factory ship.
War Idol – as civilisations go to war they take with them to the battlefields great idols of their nation/religion. These mobile icons inspire they're troops to greater deeds of valour and inspire fear into their enemies.
Submersible fighter – a submarine dogfighting craft, small one/two man craft. (Saw there was a similar suggestion above).
Landbased ICBM (nuclear missile) carrier – a vehicle capable of launching a intercontinental nuclear missile but also able to move around to avoid enemy detection. Was thinking of it being landbased (originally soviet missiles trains and lorries) as the marine and air version already are designed out.
Fantastic Navy Super-Warship - Choose from the usual fantasy setting races and design a new flagship for the Admiral of the fleet, something powerful and capable of dominating any other ship of the line.
The mysterious machine - dug out of the ice in a desolate location the discoverers of this device are at a loss. The function of this machine is as much of a mystery as its origin, is it a relic of a lost civilisation, a government experiment or an a piece of alien technology. Challenge with this would be to draw something lacking a clear function but still looking interesting and to really bring across the mystery of its function and origin.
Hope that's inspiration for someone atleast.
Last edited by D-Holme; April 9th, 2008 at 04:01 AM.
Reason: Added idea
legged artillery- large field guns and howitzers that get to the battlefield by way of immense load bearing legs. might have its own protective turrets and such
beast powered ship- ship that is pulled by an animal, series of animals, or built on an animal. the animal can do more than just propel the ship
meat powered machine- robot that has vat grown muscles attached to joints in place of motors or hydraulics. or it uses completely organic limbs attached to a metal frame.
riot control- machine or robot that uses nonlethal force to deal with dangerous crowds with the aid of tear gas, batons, rubber bullets, tazers, tranquilizers, etc.
kamikaze- robot or vehicle that is loaded with explosives and suicide bombs insurgents.
air fortress- large flying fort, with its own fighters, guns, missiles, troops, artillery, and other supplies. can be in the air for years without touching down.
please comment on my suggestions, i think that they are legit.
(not a topic suggestion, but when you post the topic winners, can you provide a link to all of the entries like they do in COW? i am tired of searching for the old forums)
I hope nobody suggested this before me.
The artist's nightmare - A machine that reads the users mind, and whatever image the user is thinking of, gets projected onto a screen and saved. Why is it the artist's nightmare? Because artists won't be needed because the machine takes no talent to use. The machine can be as big or as small as you want, maybe take up an entire building and require massive power, and have the user stand in a liquid filled glass chamber.
Basically, design a machine that will steal your job.
Originally Posted by hippl5
Hehe I think most complex part isnt to draw what u have in mind(thats just techniqe), but more to have clear picture in mind. ))
Anyway how abt starlift of some sort. Some thing that lift starships (or maybe not starships) from Earth to space?
simple killing tree-a-like machine
soda pop distributor
Yoitisi- you can even get a patent on a new plant design, at least in the United States.
Here are some suggestions:
The laziest person in the world's exercise machine.
Well, These may sound boring, but I could see there use in modern day society.
-Soil revitalised, turns previously non-arable or used farmland into new revitalised soil, allowing an increase in crop production.
-A mobile desalinizer, can turn salt water into fresh water on the move, could be used for extended naval voyages, or in drought areas.
-A Biomass converter, can convert any biological matter into a form of productive material such as a metal or form of energy.
personal, portable glider
low impact, urban, single person vehicle
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