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Esh and Aivren by Gale-OneOfMany

Well even though you've already got two critiques I'll go ahead and contribute my thoughts in an organized critique manner. Overall, I ...

Malia, Hero Reborn by Gale-OneOfMany

Now this was quite a surprise to me when this was first posted. Luckily I had a day or so to stew on my thoughts about this MOC before ...

Toxin: Hero Factory MOC by welcometothedarksyde

Its hard to tell which MOC is Liams favorite as many of them go through multiple iterations and get a lot of love from him. But If I ha...

Project BLUE: Shade by WDenniz
by WDenniz

Shade is quite an interesting MOC, and an even more interesting character. Vision: I gave three stars because I do think you know what ...

Project GREEN: Mass by WDenniz
by WDenniz

:iconwewtplz: My first critique for Dennis' MOCs. :dance: Mass in my my mind is the first example that Dennis can handle a larger build relatively well, ...

Thuurnum by Fenrek
by Fenrek

I'm just going to jump straight into the critique here. My initial impression that it looks more like a toa that's simply walking on hi...

I don't get the chance to give critiques as much as I get them, but here are some of the ones I have given. :)

The BML Standard




The BML Standard

Here at the BionicleMOCers’League, we strive to uphold a high standard for the MOCs that we accept. Of course ‘a high standard’ is incredibly qualitative, but here we’ve outlined five key attributes which will, hopefully, both define what makes a good MOC and help people whose MOCs may not make it into our gallery.

Creativity is, in my humble opinion, where most people fall short. The whole sticking-to-what-Lego-showed-you won’t get you any brownie points if you simply swap an armour piece here and there. Try using pieces where they wouldn’t normally be used, try to break free from the ‘skeleton plus armour’ building style that Lego has taught you, experiment with new pieces. How can you use a piece in a way that’s never been used before? Can you design something that the world hasn’t seen yet? It’s these clever additions that really give MOCs their spark.

We have to remember that MOCs aren’t static sculptures; their articulation allows them to move. It might be hard to show this in pictures, but how sturdy is your MOC? How strongly are the pieces attached together? Will it fall over or break when you move it? Some builds are made purely for aesthetics, in which case strength might not be a top priority, but if your MOC is able to pull off several different poses, it all adds to its character – in fact, you could even include good ol’ functions, like the early days of Bionicle!

Now, having a Toa with fully custom armour and weaponry is all fine and dandy, but what is a gallery without some variation? A good MOCer is one who can succeed in all areas: big and small, humanoid and creature, Bionicle and Hero Factory. Having a wide range of different styles makes your gallery vastly more interesting – people will get bored if they see the same mecha over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with a well-built Hero, but here at the BML we love accepting things of different shapes and sizes!

If anything, consistency is a factor that really gives a MOC flair. Does the MOC itself seem natural? Is the colour scheme sound? More advanced MOCers would go even further – what kind of texture does this MOC have? Organic or mechanical? Blocky or smooth? Intricate details or simplicity? Sometimes it's good to have colours spread equally around a MOC, while at other times it's best to focus them in particular areas. Equal (or intentionally unequal!) distribution of characteristics shows that a MOCer has paid attention to the design as a whole, and taken the entire picture into account.

Finally, the last hurdle which trips up far too many people is presentation. We understand that not everyone can afford fancy high-definition cameras, but you can still make an effort to make the background as clear as possible (or even create scenery!). Blurriness and backgrounds aren’t the only things that can ruin a good MOC, though. How many pictures do you want to show us? Several poses and angles, or one simple photo? Do you want to display them separately, or in a collage? This is, after all, deviantArt, where making good first impressions is essential.

Of course, no-one is perfect – that includes us BML admins. You also have to remember that everybody starts off as a beginner, so obviously you can’t expect fantastic results right from the get-go. I hope this advice helped you advance as a builder, or at least have a better understanding of the MOCing community. Thanks for reading, and happy MOCing!
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Hello there, thank you for visiting my Deviantpage. If you've favorited or added me to your :+devwatch: then allow me to say thank you. I sometimes get a lot of traffic in bursts with new submissions so I may not personally thank you for the favorite or watch. But I want you to know that I do appreciate the support.



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Hello everyone, and welcome to another issue of BURSTING THE BUBBLE! After the overly positive response to the first issue, I am indeed going to keep doing this feature series.

For those of you who don't know: BTB is a series of journals I do where I feature amazing Lego creations from MOCers of different styles and most usually from different sites outside of Deviantart, as a way to bust the bubble some Deviants find themselves in. Remember though, its not assumed that everyone I feature is from somewhere else and that their MOCs aren't here as well. And I don't assume these MOCs are new to everyone reading, just some people, which is why I do this. So lets burst that bubble!

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First off, I want to show something almost completely irrelevant to Bionicle MOCing...A Building! :la: This one really touched the heart strings and some of you can probably imagine why.

Check out this amazing Music Shop Modular Building by Jme Wheeler
Click through to see more photos. This is one cool music shop. Its got a show room floor, and an upstairs recording studio. I've been in a few music stores that did have recording booths to, but never partook. I love the little details, like the barbed wire for rolled up instrument cables. That really is how they're kept for sail or for storage. Very nice. What I love about it is the architecture and the plaid floor suggests that this is a fairly old building, but the modern instruments and chick behind the counter also suggests that this store has been cranking out the jams for many decades. It breaths a story without uttering a word. I love that, and that's why Music Shop is my top pick for this Month's BTB MOC. My only peeve is that there's no bass. WHY IS THERE NEVER A BASS?! :lol: There's also no bathroom, which I can tell you from personal experience is accurate. :XD:
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Pick number 2 comes from one of my absolute favorite Bionicle MOCers. I know a lot of Multi-site people are probably going to know of him and his work and shoot maybe some of you have just seen his work in passing, but it comes from the ever amazing Pate-Keetongu with Kira.
Eero is simply fantastic. He's done a lot of amazing things and continues to be innovative with his fusion of system parts and Constraction. He was definitely one of the people I took note of when trying to do the same, and he continues to be an inspiration to me as a MOCer. Some of that influence made its way into my last female MOC Sayomi. Bionicle MOC: Sayomi, The Toxic Lolita Girl by 3rdeye88 It may not show, but I really was thinking of Eero's MOC's when I was working on her head and I'd say my approach to her hair also had a similar echo to his. I surely tried to do it in a way he might.

What's more impressive is not only is this Compound Bow wielding Fem fatal a great MOC, its only his latest offering in a long line of fantastic females. I really encourage you all to click through to his Flickr photo stream and look back at the amazing work he's done over the years. He's even gone as far to build The Company Of Thorin Okenshield. Talk about dedication!

Eero is quite a diverse MOCer to, he mostly does Steampunk builds, but he moves back and forth between Minifig stuff and bigger builds like Kira here. Its pretty cool to see what he does next because it's not always the same thing.
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Number 3 is quite amusing and there isn't much to really say about it. Its a Cheeseburger Dude. . My favorite part is the rubber bands for onions(*prefers white onions over red*).
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Our last entry is truly a work of art that could be put under glass and would be well deserving of being at an art gallery or museum. It is Metro Infinity by Lisqr.

</a> This futuristic Micro-build cityscape is like fractal art made of lego! ts fairly simple, yet so complex, and it's kind of hypnotic to stare at as well. :O Lisqr has a way of using system parts that continues to perplex and amaze me. His photostream is also really worth checking out.
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Well that's all for this Month(unless you think Bi-weekly would work). If you enjoyed reading this please let me know. I'll keep doing this as long as it helps people discover amazing MOCs and you enjoy the read. Consider your bubble burst for the month, till next time. Cya. :wave:









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Most of you know that I am a Bionicle MOCer
For those of you that don't, I make sculptures
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So that's that.
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Hello everyone, and welcome to another issue of BURSTING THE BUBBLE! After the overly positive response to the first issue, I am indeed going to keep doing this feature series.

For those of you who don't know: BTB is a series of journals I do where I feature amazing Lego creations from MOCers of different styles and most usually from different sites outside of Deviantart, as a way to bust the bubble some Deviants find themselves in. Remember though, its not assumed that everyone I feature is from somewhere else and that their MOCs aren't here as well. And I don't assume these MOCs are new to everyone reading, just some people, which is why I do this. So lets burst that bubble!

Green Divider Green Divider
First off, I want to show something almost completely irrelevant to Bionicle MOCing...A Building! :la: This one really touched the heart strings and some of you can probably imagine why.

Check out this amazing Music Shop Modular Building by Jme Wheeler
Click through to see more photos. This is one cool music shop. Its got a show room floor, and an upstairs recording studio. I've been in a few music stores that did have recording booths to, but never partook. I love the little details, like the barbed wire for rolled up instrument cables. That really is how they're kept for sail or for storage. Very nice. What I love about it is the architecture and the plaid floor suggests that this is a fairly old building, but the modern instruments and chick behind the counter also suggests that this store has been cranking out the jams for many decades. It breaths a story without uttering a word. I love that, and that's why Music Shop is my top pick for this Month's BTB MOC. My only peeve is that there's no bass. WHY IS THERE NEVER A BASS?! :lol: There's also no bathroom, which I can tell you from personal experience is accurate. :XD:
Green Divider Green Divider 

Pick number 2 comes from one of my absolute favorite Bionicle MOCers. I know a lot of Multi-site people are probably going to know of him and his work and shoot maybe some of you have just seen his work in passing, but it comes from the ever amazing Pate-Keetongu with Kira.
Eero is simply fantastic. He's done a lot of amazing things and continues to be innovative with his fusion of system parts and Constraction. He was definitely one of the people I took note of when trying to do the same, and he continues to be an inspiration to me as a MOCer. Some of that influence made its way into my last female MOC Sayomi. Bionicle MOC: Sayomi, The Toxic Lolita Girl by 3rdeye88 It may not show, but I really was thinking of Eero's MOC's when I was working on her head and I'd say my approach to her hair also had a similar echo to his. I surely tried to do it in a way he might.

What's more impressive is not only is this Compound Bow wielding Fem fatal a great MOC, its only his latest offering in a long line of fantastic females. I really encourage you all to click through to his Flickr photo stream and look back at the amazing work he's done over the years. He's even gone as far to build The Company Of Thorin Okenshield. Talk about dedication!

Eero is quite a diverse MOCer to, he mostly does Steampunk builds, but he moves back and forth between Minifig stuff and bigger builds like Kira here. Its pretty cool to see what he does next because it's not always the same thing.
Green Divider Green Divider

Number 3 is quite amusing and there isn't much to really say about it. Its a Cheeseburger Dude. . My favorite part is the rubber bands for onions(*prefers white onions over red*).
Green Divider Green Divider
Our last entry is truly a work of art that could be put under glass and would be well deserving of being at an art gallery or museum. It is Metro Infinity by Lisqr.

</a> This futuristic Micro-build cityscape is like fractal art made of lego! ts fairly simple, yet so complex, and it's kind of hypnotic to stare at as well. :O Lisqr has a way of using system parts that continues to perplex and amaze me. His photostream is also really worth checking out.
Green Divider Green Divider

Well that's all for this Month(unless you think Bi-weekly would work). If you enjoyed reading this please let me know. I'll keep doing this as long as it helps people discover amazing MOCs and you enjoy the read. Consider your bubble burst for the month, till next time. Cya. :wave:









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State of the Forge by 3rdeye88
State of the Forge
Posting this as a bit of an update of my MOC room.

Panel 1: This is what I ended up doing with my New York Comic Con exclusive masks. I ended up finding a shadow box that was like exactly the the height of the packages and wide enough to have three with a bit of a margin so I got a third one and did this. They sit between the shelves that hold Matteo and the other plague doctors, and the one that has Saxum and Bionerdly on them. You can see Matteo-nette's feet in the top of the photo.

Panel 2: This is what happens when you have a job that supplies plenty of money for buying lego sets and not nearly enough time to disassemble and MOC with them. :overwhelmed: :sob: Like 95% of that is Lego sets or parts to them. There's a few pieces in there that aren't. In that orgy of lego is all my Bionicle 2015 sets, the Ninjago Nindroid mech Dragon(which I've affectionately renamed "Winged-Robot-Ninja-Dachshund"), All of the series 4 Mixels, then Ultra Agents Hurricane Heist and Toxikita's Toxic Meltdown....And I think that's all of it. I don't even fucking know, that's how bad it is. :XD:

Panel 3: This is sort of the main reason I'm posting this. I wanted to show that I got this new

GINORMOUS

new light box and it effectively fits my currently biggest MOC, Ryakk in it with plenty of room. However, it creates two additional problems: It takes up nearly all the extra space in my MOC room, so I'd never be able to leave it up for convenience, and 2, It will require better lighting than what I've got, which means getting lights on stands, which I don't have the room for. As it was I was in the very corner of the room just to take this pic. So I'm going to have to consider different options.
I unfortunately missed the date to sent this back to Amazon and so I'm stuck with it. I'm considering different options and might be going with backdrop on rollers and softboxes for lighting. If anyone's at all remotely interested in buying this from me for their own huge ass MOCs, I'd be up for selling it cheaper than I paid for it. If someone does want it and I can make back some of the money I paid to get it, this will definitely persuade me to go with the other option. But if not, I might just keep it and see if I can find a use for it. Or hell just fold it up, stick it in the closet, and forget about it. :P It folds up pretty compactly, its just a huge(literally this thing is so massive) pain in the ass to put up and take down along with the folding table I got for it, every time I want to take photos, then go back to MOCing. With Muslin on rollers I can pull down different back drops easily and fold up the table when not in use.

Also, I got a new tripod. Its nice. :meow:

Have a nice day, and thanks for reading. :wave:
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Bionicle MOC: Monarch Flame by 3rdeye88
Bionicle MOC: Monarch Flame
Update:
Monarch Flame was featured on The Brothers Brick. :squee::happybounce:

About The MOC
This is a MOC I made over about two days as a way to force myself to remain active as a MOCer. The reason it took so long for such a small simple MOC was that the wings gave me a lot of trouble, then I had to rebuild the legs because bar and clips wouldn't hold it up. Other than that it's a simple MOC. I thought about adding a proboscis but decided against it since the connection would have either had to be too big, or too fragile. Its loosely based off of the Monarch Butterfly, hence the name.

The inspiration came when I stuck two of the LoC feather/flame parts together and thought they looked like butterfly wings. I originally wanted to use just those and create another MiniMOC, but during construction it slowly got a little bigger. I don't consider this a Mini-MOC at this point. The other flame elements I got from Flinx's Ultimate Phoenix.

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Bio
Monarch Flames are indigenous to Okoto's Fire Region(gen2) or Ta-Koro(Gen1). They are peaceful herbivores, and while their wings are physical, they naturally emit flames which make them dangerous to other regions, especially regions with lots of vegetation. This also makes them difficult for predators to pray on.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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Random boob attack! 
boobs9 boobs1 boobs10 boobs8 boobs5 boobs6 obama unz plz - animation 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no, what ever shall I d-*motor-boat noises*

:ohmy:

Actually, oddly enough, I'm not really into big boobs. I'm a subscriber of the philosophy that more than a mouth/handful is a waste. :XD:
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a glutton then , no just kidding it really doesn't mater to me big or small I love them all. LOL
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer em small, but I've dated girls with big boobs they're fine, I just like the small perky ones that have just enough bounce but a lot less sag. :XD:
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves Daves! :) 
Glad your always here for me my friend. I'll be pumping out some quality stuff as soon as I am able. 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem Greg, I'm always gonna follow you, even if you're not producing art, you're still an awesome guy and a long time supporter of my own work, as well as a friend. :D

I look forward to seeing the new stuff.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to new beginnings and I hope it all works out work out well  :crossfingers: revision 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so to buddy. Just gotta keep hangin' in there. :hug:
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I been watching this Japanese animation because it inspired the creator of the  Souls games. You can see it in the weapons and armors of the game and some of the creatures too. I figure you like stuff like this too so I thought I'd share it.

all the episodes and the movies are free on youtube but the movie is only in japanese with english subtitles.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FIuzm…
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Diebeq Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot for the Premium Membership, man! It was by far one of the best gifts I received yesterday! Also, it's always a pleasure to work with you and everyone else in the BML!

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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Diego. :hug: Happy birthday man. I was going to make a journal but I could never get the skins to load. Oh well, I'm glad I am able to do things for my friends here. I know you'll enjoy the premium features.

I also wanted to say thanks for running the BAL. It's been nice not having to hassle with that too much. You've been doing a great job and have been a big help. Thank you Diego.

So what other cool shit did you get?! :eager:
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GoldenArpeggio Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year, my beloved Dave! Hope to be able to enjoy your company this year too, you helped me quite a lot and you're a great friend.  m(_ _)m
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsweethugplz: Thank you so much Lianyu. Reading this comment gave me a big smile. You're welcome. I'm so glad I can be of help and likewise. I can't wait to see more from you this year and I've really enjoyed your company in 2014. You've really improved as a MOCer. You've come into your own style that's uniquely you. That's not easy to do.

My advice is to improve the aspects of MOCing beyond the lego to. That's just as important. You're improving in the MOC department, I suggest you try to improve in the production department to. Then you'll really be a superb MOCer. You'll be making me look lame before too long. You already make me jealous and inspire me to MOC.
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bionicleguy123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
hey, I was thinking for newer MOC's, you could use the new bionicle masks you can make turaga moc's from the toa mata's
good idea, huh? ;)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm...I'm not really following. :confused:

Do you mean using the new masks to make Turaga in the old world or the old masks to make turaga in the Okoto universe?
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bionicleguy123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
the masks of the new toa to make the turaga nuva
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see, that'd be kinda interesting. :nod:
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REV3LATIONS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Love your builds!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if you have the time now but Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition is on Steam for the PC $6.79 until December 2. I am not sure how it would run on your PC though. I did come out in 2012 so its older. 
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on Amazon and thought you would think its cool   www.amazon.com/Bronze-Egyptian…
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg. Yeah I remember the Eye of Horus. It was an avatar you made me for a while. I still think its super cool looking. Thanks for showing me this. :D I have my eye pendant I still need to wear more on the weekends. :P Haven't gotten used to grabbing that with my wallet and watch yet.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! Sending warm hugs for the cold autumn day Huggle!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:Hehe thank you! I could really use some warmth when coming in and out of work. ITS COLD!Shiver :shivering: v2 
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