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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 ...

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Project BLUE: Shade by WDenniz
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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
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: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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Welcome and Thank You
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.

As for my followers. Thank you all for the continued support of my artwork. You all have made Deviantart such a wonderful experience for me. :wave:

wishy washy misty listy.

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 3:12 AM
I was tagged by :iconnesmaty: and :iconmelikebat:

So that probably means I should do this. ::franticwave:

Copied and pasted from Nesmaty's Journal.

:merry christmas:   STEP ONE :merry christmas: 

Bullet; Blue Make a post to your DA journal.

Bullet; Blue Write your list of ten holiday wishes.

Bullet; Blue The wishes can be anything from simple things (an icon) to medium (a DVD) to really big (a new car/computer/house/TV).

Bullet; Blue The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

Bullet; Blue If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, an address or just an email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Bullet; Blue Make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

:merry christmas:  STEP TWO :merry christmas: 

Bullet; Blue Surf around your friend's or any random deviant's list or just random journals to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

Bullet; Blue If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure.

Bullet; Blue You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules, and no guarantees with this project
Give, and you might receive. 
You'll have the joy of making someone's holiday special.

:merry christmas:  My Wishlist :merry christmas:

1Bullet; Blue Get a permanent full time job(hire me?)
2Bullet; Blue The Lego Legends of Chima buildable figure series.Since they weren't released here in the US).
3Bullet; Blue A "3rdeye88/Thirdeye88" logo or watermark to add to my images of my MOCs so I don't have to use the Deviantart watermark.
4Bullet; Blue To find a Drummer in my area to start a band with(WHY ARE DRUMMERS SO HARD TO COME BY?! Really Sad No, I disagree!:drummer:).
5Bullet; Blue Or a Drumkit so I can just learn to do it myself and not have to deal with those flaky hard to find jerks. :grump:
6Bullet; Blue A new Bass Guitar would be nice, mine is kinda old and the electronics suck. :bass:
7Bullet; Blue For my front page and galleries to be all decked out in cool CSS and look like they were done by someone who knows what they're doing.
8Bullet; Blue A mentor/friend to teach me CSS and not tell me to go learn from a goddamned tutorial. :facedesk:
9Bullet; Blue More Fanart of my MOCs(more actiony ones to, don't have any of them fighting or doing badass stuff).
10Bullet; Blue For more Deviants to like the same kind of music I do( or at least take an interest in it )MusicJammin'

You can contact me via notes, or on my facebook page which is linked in an icon above.

:merry christmas: I'm tagging :merry christmas:


Jungle Attack: Chick Booom by Nesmaty

Pulvinar by MelikeBAt

Skin design & CSS Nesmaty
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Rishloo: Living as Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth.
  • Reading: Facebook
  • Watching: Black Lagoon
  • Playing: With Legos and my Camera
  • Eating: Sour Gummy Worms
  • Drinking: Monster Energy Drink

I commissioned Zewdi for a complex chibi commission. Which of my Bionicle CHaracters do you think I should I pick? 

3 deviants said Comment :blahblah:


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Welcome to my :devart: profile page :wave:
Most of you know that I am a Bionicle MOCer
For those of you that don't, I make sculptures
of various things using legos, and more
specifically Bionicle/Hero Factor parts.
Though I do use regular legos ligh you
Might be familiar with. The Term MOC
is an acrynym that stands for
My Own Creation.
This is a term we creators of original lego
sculptres universally(mostly) use as a term
for anything made by us and not officially
designed by lego or lego engineers.
So that's that.
I am also a musician. I play bass, drums
and a little bit of keybard and guitar
If you want to know more about that stuf
just ask me, and feelf free to ask me about
most anything you're curious about, or comment
on my Deviations or journals.
Overall I'm pretty friendly, unless given a reason
not to be. :) I hope to hear from you.

Thank you to anyone and everyone for favorites,
comments and watches.:iconthankyousignplz:


I commissioned Zewdi for a complex chibi commission. Which of my Bionicle CHaracters do you think I should I pick?
3 deviants said Comment :blahblah:
Bionicle MOC: Octavian by 3rdeye88
Bionicle MOC: Octavian
About The MOC
Octavian marks the third video game character I've MOCed out of lego, the first being the Minecraft Skeleton, Bionicle MOC: Minecraft Skeleton by 3rdeye88  and Bioshock's Big Daddy. Bionicle MOC: Big Daddy by 3rdeye88  The reason I built Octavian from the Animal crossing series of games is because my Girlfriend OddVibe absolutely adores him! She loves this little guy for some reason, so for her birthday this year(2014) I wanted to give her something special, but in making a MOC I didn't want to pick one of her OC's and end up having to build and send her a big complex MOC for her to have to figure out how to put  back together, so I opted for something simpler and cuter. ;)

While I don't think this is the best possible version of Octavian that could be done, I needed to keep him as simple as possible given the contest and reasoning behind building him. I had planned to have the bandaids on the back of his head and his mouth decalled to, but there was so much hassle getting the star done, I decided to not even mention the other decals I needed done. He has his yellow star, and that's the important part, and Sharlene likes him so that's all that matters to me. :D
I would also like to give credit where credit is due, Octavian's head is a modified Lowell Sphere.

To Sharlene: :heart: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas sweetie, hope you like your gifts.
I also commissioned Gatobob to make this.
Bionicle MOCkery Pg 17.3(final): Revenge by 3rdeye88
Bionicle MOCkery Pg 17.3(final): Revenge
Ahhhh page two and three at last. This was probably the most fun I've had doing an episode of Bionicle MOCkery in a long time. Its one I had planned for a while to. I typically don't like to broadcast what I'm working on because plans love to change on me, but the reason Archi met a gory demise is because I plan on rebuilding him completely. The bricklink orders have come in and its time to get building. Since Archi was a main character I needed to do this first before moving forward with the plans. I hope you enjoyed this installment of Bionicle MOCkery, it was quite a learning experience on the post production side of things. It took three days of intermittent photo editing, I hope the effort paid off. You can submit a critique to the first page if you're a comic or photography expert. But please, if you're not then I'd prefer your feedback in the form of comments. Thank you.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this episode. Usually I completely half ass these for a quick laugh, but this time I actually tried a bit. Thank you all for your continued support and love of this goofy little side gig of mine. I do it for myself, but I mostly do it for you guys.

Cast(in order of appearance)
Archimedes Bionicle MOC: Archimedes 1 by 3rdeye88
Matteo Bionicle MOC: Matteo by 3rdeye88
Previous (Story) Page->Bionicle MOCkery Pg 17.2: Revenge by 3rdeye88



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REV3LATIONS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Love your builds!
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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. 
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on Amazon and thought you would think its cool…
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.
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! Sending warm hugs for the cold autumn day Huggle!
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 
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite Dave! :D
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Greg. :D
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My sincerest condolences on your loss my friend.  :hug:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks Greg. I'm actually not doing as bad as I thought. She hadn't been doing well the past two weeks and this last week she really took a turn for the worst. The nice thing is Kelly passed at home in nan's room where she was comfortable and warm, not some strange place where we had to put her down. She's out in the back yard over in the corner where all the other pets have been buried at one time or another. Nice thing about living in the same place for 40 years is that we have a place to put our beloved furry friends. Kelly was old, but she lived a long happy life. She was happy because we always spoiled her and it was easy to make her purr. I'm sad and I miss her, but I'm not too upset because I know it was her time to go. She was 16 years old and that's a good long life for a kitty cat.

I know losing your kitty was harder for you. Thanks for being there when it was my turn to say goodby to my four legged friend. :hug:
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad your doing okay. :hug:
She really was pretty.

In the end thats always a big comfort to know they were happy and lived well, it doesn't make it easier to say goodbye but it brings comfort to know she wasn't suffering and was loved her life.
Thats nice to have stability like that my kitties were all cremated so I have them here, but it wasn't cheap. I wish I knew someone with a yard but my mother and  both aunts sold their houses to get trailers. 

He was a big part of my life at home but I have little Jessie left and while he doesn't sit with me like Gabriel, he seems happy when I hold him and is in the room with me sometimes.  
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, she was. Looking back at the pictures its a little hard to remember her when she was a fat fluffy kitty. She had lost so much weight towards the end she was all bones and fur. It was only this last week that she stopped eating. Up until then she seemed okay other than she got skinny.

If it wasn't for nan I'd probably be in the same situation. I wanted to get her cremated to, but this works. The other pets we've had cept for the bigger dogs were buried out there. So its befitting that Kelly goes there to. We had this concrete drainage slab thing sitting out there so its Marked to, which is nice. I'm going to insist we keep it there or at least get something more suitable to put there so we know where she is.

That's good that you still have a kitty friend to keep you company though. Kelly was our only cat. Its weird not having her around. And that's what makes me the most sad and makes me miss her the most. 16 years is a long damned time to have one pet. And for about half that we had just her. Casper flipped out a while ago and we couldn't keep him. He probably got put down I imagine. So for so long its been just her. I still catch myself looking across the living room over to her usual sleeping spots only to realize she won't be there. Its such a habit to look around the house to see where she is. This is going to take some getting used to.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
good to see someone mention Alex Grey besides me. ;)  have you read his book The Mission of Art?
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have not, but I do know of it. I'm one of those "tool fans turned onto Alex" people. I can't say I've delved completely into his work but I love seeing it and hearing about his process and so on. He's so active on his blog and website, its actually kinda a lot to take in.
skulkey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, i was into Tool before i discovered Alex.  his work is truly visionary.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't really be able to say whether he is or not. Its impressive, that's for damned sure. :nod: The level of detail he adds is unreal. It goes hand in hand with Tool's music. That's one of the things I look forward to seeing Tool's new album. Of course new music, but the artistic experience is also why I buy the CD's. I wish they'd hurry up and release 10KD on Vinyl, and maybe do a reissue of Aenima so we pohfok don't have to chuck out a ton of money for it.
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Florian-K Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the Llama :D
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Florian. :D
KaibaGal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch!


KaibaGal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Phew, much better thanks.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :hug:

I'm seeing some pretty cool Bionicle art on your page, so I wanna stay tuned. :meow:
KaibaGal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
*fans self*


Why thank you sir! I do try.
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