Tedward wrote:I also understand that collaboratve displays do not need to use CCC or the more versatile Base8 but they are simply ways to make coordination easier. We don't have to use them to have collaborative displays but the more builders we join together the more complex it becomes. If those builders cannot meet in person and test-fit their modules together and make adjustments something like CCC/Base8 becomes necessary and tends to result in MOCs being less complicated/intricate to fit in.
One thing I'd like to say is that using Base8 still allows complicated MOCs. My display is Base8. My big mountain is a huge block, however, with the adaptations I made to it (including adapter modules), it is Base8 compatible (well, extended Base8, I added a 16 brick high cliff edge as well as the 8 brick high standard cliff edge). The castle on the top of it is Base8 (though the river that connects to the water fall is a bit custom).
And actually, Base8 is really easy to be compatible with. In a big display, even a module built on a 32x32 baseplate (or whatever size floats your boat) really looks ok, but is easily tuned with a bit of brick and plate to rough up the edge, and maybe some tuning to match up roads and rivers.
I would love several other folks to show up with a bunch of Base8 modules and see how we could fit them in with my stuff to make an even larger mountain...