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Malia, Hero Reborn by Gale-OneOfMany

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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...

The upgraded Brute. by Maxustech

Maxutech asked me to critique his MOC so I am. :) Overall Brute isn't a bad MOC, but a lot of its elements are fairly standard. The uppe...


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:

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!
Written by Rahiden



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:

Help a really cool guy get his lego youtube channel to 1,000 subscribers?… 

5 deviants said :wave: Sure!
4 deviants said :no: Nahhhhhh

The best(Round Two-Shaping)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 9:02 PM

Here we go again. Round two of our "The best" umm...competition? Its not really a competition, more like a public event. :shrug:

Anwyho, Round Two is about Shaping. This means you should nominate MOCers who excell in getting interesting  or unusual shapes out of their MOCs. This can also mean getting interesting and unusual angles from the parts and being able to diversify the overall shapes and looks of their MOCs. Someone who builds the same kind of build over and over again(I won't name names) would not be a good candidate. Hopefully this round goes a lot better than the last one and there are more participants from the other sites.

As before we'll start with 10 slots and if there's more I'll just add them. This time though I'll start of by nominating someone as an example. I must admit I'm quite torn here. Several MOCers come to mind when I think "shaping." I think just to show my loyalties don't just lie in just DA MOCers I nominate...

  1. LordObliviontheGreat Nominated by 3rdeye88 
  2. Alex-Darkrai Nominated by welcometothedarksyde 
  3. Brickthing(AKA Nick V) Nominated by Patrick Biggs(AKA DViddy)
  4. Rhymes-Shelter Nominated by Shaddy-SW
  5. Rahiden Nominated by Gale-OneOfMany 
  6. Technomaster Nominated by Banjax2077 :giggle:
  7. Jellytie(aka Galaxus) Nominated by Glorified Pessimist.
  8. retinence Nominated by Rhymes-Shelter 
  9. Clever Crowe Nominated by Monarth

Question: What does anyone get for being the best?
Answer:Nothing really, bragging rights I suppose.

Question: Are you going to nominate yourself for any of these?
Answer:No I'm not. Only way I make it on any of these lists is if someone else Nominates me.

How will winners be decided?
Answer: By poll/popular vote. A completely democratic method will  keep any egos from getting in the way.

Question:Who can nominate MOCers?
Answer:Anyone really, but it should probably be other MOCers, and preferably ones who know what they're doing and talking about. But there's no strict guideline here.

Question:Can we nominate more than one MOCer?
Answer: I think it wouldn't be fare to allow one person to nominate a whole bunch of people. So Lets just keep it to one(1) nominee per person. One Nominee per person one vote, etc.

Question:How long will this go on?
Answer:Well my Premium that Nesmaty so generously gave me is up in a till then? :shrug: So lets get moving on this shall we? If you've got any other questions feel free to ask. :D Hope this turns into something fun. :eager:

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Comments, replies and Journals
  • Watching: Ghost In The Shell
  • Playing: With Legos and my Camera
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing


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Wretched-Bones 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy pagan fertility day 

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Wretched-Bones 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a few new avatars for you and me today , its been raining all day and I missed the Lunar eclipse I been waiting to shoot.

here is my favorite out of the bunch for you…
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BlueSaved 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the favorite you gave us on Bahd many moons ago! I've been neglecting my dA messages, so I apologize it took so long to get back to you.
voxumo Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the llama
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ROBOCOP603 Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hath ye seen these sets good sir?-
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welcometothedarksyde Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea how to reply to comments on Flickr...
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Wretched-Bones Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:chairdance: Spinning L :chairdance: :officechair: sumChair1g Spinny Chair Emote Cyberpunk :lag: 

My new chair should be here by Friday!! woohoo! 
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Wretched-Bones Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wretched-Bones by Wretched-Bones====== Wretched-Bones 2.3 by Wretched-Bones      
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Happy April's fool Giggle
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I just looked at your replys on some stuff and seriously,they are not nice,at all

you insult people too much for nothing,especaily about too simple MOCs
people can do whatever they want,just because some people aren't really talented,you don't have to go around and treat them like shit
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Wretched-Bones Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poke :icon3rdeye88:
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Ta very much for the fave on my cake! :)
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Woah, I'm not sure if I can even begin to describe how talented you are...but I'll try. :meow:
I took a spin through your gallery and I must say that what you do is incredible. You seem to have an endless supply of imagination, patience, creativity, and of course, talent. Your works are so fun to look at. They are all so unique and interesting. I think my favorite thing is how when I look at them, I can automatically see them running around and doing their own little activities. I can't really say "lifelike" due to their nature, but you get the picture. :iconblushplz:
One simply cannot be bored looking at them. They're just too great. I'll be looking forward to seeing more. :heart:
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RadioActiveDragonz Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool page
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HystericalDark Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I took a while to notice that you've added me to your watchlist ^^' thanks... about what you said back there, I'm aware that my gallery is kinda repetitive, but I'm almost sure it's because my characters (and also the characters I choose to show in fanarts) usually have similar facial features and body types. It's hard to take sometimes, when people say that there's something off about my style/pictures, but I hope this is what you were trying to say...well if it's not, some tips would be appreciated.
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Wretched-Bones Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know I forgot about the Minecraft Movie in our last conversation!  
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I like you all toasHeadbang! 
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Hey man, thanks for the fave. =)
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:iconanimeprophet:… $43.95

I had to type in tranquility instead of tranquillity.One less L is the trick.
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ROBOCOP603 Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you'll like 'dis.. a lot.
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Wretched-Bones Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Doom-overlord-xD Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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wow 500th watcher what an hanor  for the two of us 
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Wretched-Bones Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…  I think you might find this useful Dave. :) 
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lexisbrenna Feb 5, 2014  New member  Traditional Artist
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