Admittedly, those people are few in numbers.
Nevertheless, I am prepared to take you into the inner workings of my mind and show you how I update/redesign old yet great Lego sets.
Step 1: Admit to Yourself That Your Favorite Set Is Flawed.
Makuta Icarax: Look at those arms. Yuck. The spinny thing is alright at best, but it's a gimmick plain and simple. And what in Mata Nui's name is that hand??
Mine Mech: Those limbs could stand some polishing up, don't you think?
Magma Mech: I'm not a fan of that cockpit. Also, knees? They are a little crucial. The arms, too, are just way too gimmicky.
Step 2: Strip Your Set Down to It's Strongest Components
Step 3: Joints and Symmetry
Step 4: Feel Free to Use Designs From Other Sets
The mech's hand is ripped right from the Crystal King set. So... Yeah.
Step 5: Begin the Coolening
Step 6: Slavishly Recreate (Or Update) Key Details From the Source Material
Step 7: Admire Your Work
I hope this journey through my mind has enlightened you somewhat. And, of course, hope u njoyed!
Ok, get out of my head now.