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Esh and Aivren by Gale-OneOfMany

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Malia, Hero Reborn by Gale-OneOfMany

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Toxin: Hero Factory MOC by welcometothedarksyde

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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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I'M GOING TO FANIME 2015!!!

Fri May 22, 2015, 6:31 AM
WOOOOHOOO :woohoo: I'm going to Fanime this year! Its all very last minute, but I'll be going. If anyone in California is going I'll be there!

I wasn't planning on going, but some people backed out of going with a group of my friends/co-workers(the guys who got me into Magic and is slowly stealing me away from the Lego Fandom, not that anyone would miss me), so I'm filling the vacancy for the two days I can go without taking off work. We also just got paid today SO SPENDING TEH MUNNIEZ ON TEH ANIMES STUFFZ IS GUNNA HAPPEN! :la: Man I'm so excited, they hype be real yo!

So yeah, if you gunna be there hit me up in a note. Cya there. For the rest of y'all, I'll take lots of pictures! :wave:








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I'm thinking about dumping the photo collage format and adopting the "pic here and gallery on Flickr" method, what do you think about that? 

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12 deviants said :nuu: DON'T DO IT I LOVE YOUR PHOTO COLLAGES!!! They're a great opportunity to add more character and depth to the presentation.
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9 deviants said :shrug: I'm neutral about them.
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6 deviants said :nod: Yes absolutely, they take hours of extra time and effort on your part, not to mention online recources.
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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,
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I'M GOING TO FANIME 2015!!!

Fri May 22, 2015, 6:31 AM
WOOOOHOOO :woohoo: I'm going to Fanime this year! Its all very last minute, but I'll be going. If anyone in California is going I'll be there!

I wasn't planning on going, but some people backed out of going with a group of my friends/co-workers(the guys who got me into Magic and is slowly stealing me away from the Lego Fandom, not that anyone would miss me), so I'm filling the vacancy for the two days I can go without taking off work. We also just got paid today SO SPENDING TEH MUNNIEZ ON TEH ANIMES STUFFZ IS GUNNA HAPPEN! :la: Man I'm so excited, they hype be real yo!

So yeah, if you gunna be there hit me up in a note. Cya there. For the rest of y'all, I'll take lots of pictures! :wave:








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  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
  • Watching: Boogie2988's Magic unboxings.
  • Playing: Magic The Gathering
  • Eating: Taco Bell
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew Baja Blast
Bionicle MOC: Paleltuma Battledwarf by 3rdeye88
Bionicle MOC: Paleltuma Battledwarf
About The MOC
Peletuma Battledwarf turned out to be a spur of the moment MOC for me. The inspiration to build him came from seeing one of 0nuku's MOCs Self-MOC (?) - Onuku, Matoran of Copper by 0nuku  and wanted to try building my own little dude. Though mine turned out somewhat...beefier. =P

Another big inspiration here is I've been playing Magic: The Gathering a lot with friends and co-workers lately, so I wanted to build something more mythical looking. I'd say he's a cross between something from Magic and LOTR as those were the two fantasy elements I had in mind.

"Paleltuma" means "Frostbite" in Finnish. Thanks to my buddy Monarth for telling me that. :)

Paleltuma's main weapon is his hammer/axe. I couldn't decide which one to give him so I figured out a way where he had both. Its a hammer and an axe. :P :D Then he has his buzzsaw axe and a shield as secondary weapons. I quite like that his shield is as big as he is. I also tried to make him have a braided chain beard as well as a Dwarvish looking battle helmet.

Additional photos can be viewed at his Flickr Gallery

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Poll Conclusion: Collages

Sat May 9, 2015, 7:10 AM
Alright after viewing the comments and voting results on my polls, I think I'll keep them. 9 people said no, 5(plus me makes six) were neutral and one person opted for writing a comment.

Thumbnails were mentioned a lot but really who gives a fuck about the thumbnails? That's a place holder till you actually click on the image. What is important for me to get feedback on is the visibility of the MOCs in my collages. Sometimes they're fine sometimes the MOC is hard to "read" in some photos. So I guess an alternate question would be "do you go to my flickr feed to get a better view of the photos?"

The main reason I did the poll was because I was wondering what people might say and see if they'd mention not being able to see the MOCs as well. I know with the way DA does it's photo sizing if its wide it gets shrunk down and therefore the actual photos of the MOC get reduced to.

I did consider a third option. Its sort of a hybrid of the two(because compromise is a good virtue to have), where I post a single or at most a double shot, throw on some quick boarder and Font edits like on the collages, but the extra shots still go to flickr and are linked to. I like this option because sometimes its really is fun to have those extra visual elements complimenting or supporting the MOC here on DA. Its an experience exclusive to DA for me, and not many others are doing that(or so it seems). I feel like that became my signature, so I'm hesitant to just toss that by the wayside. I'm going to try this method for my next MOC which is very nearly done, we'll see how that goes. Either way, its probably always a good idea to go look at the photos on Flickr. Fortunately for me, this journal skin has a link to flickr in the header.
Up fella (Reactions) Its the square with two dots. :P Up Arrow Check it out periodically, or when I post a new MOC cause that's where all the high res shiny pics go and it's really the better place to actually view the MOCs I make.








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KruelKoopa Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Quick, share 3-5 facts about you or your hobby and tag two other people, or the MOV of you will get mauled.
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QwakAttak Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, 3rdeye, how many other mocists are you friends on Skype with? i would like to become friends with all who share the interest of bionicles and i have already got rahiden, i was wondering if i could be friends with you to!

(you don't have to, i'm only 12)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I can't speak for the other people I talk to. You should ask people directly. Its not polite to share other people's contact information without their knowledge or consent. So if you want to chat with more MOCers on skype, then I suggest you simply ask people you see online like here.

As for me I don't use skype much other than to talk to the admins of my group. I don't have much time these days.
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QwakAttak Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks for the advice.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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KruelKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
3rdeye, enter my contest?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry I'm swamped for time these days with my job, and juggling other hobbies. I don't think I will. ^^;
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KruelKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I understand.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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JarODragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I dig your art style. its kinda trippy in a cooly way. :thumbsup::D
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was awesome! Is there going to be more of this particular series or production? I quite liked it.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll send you more  this is the next one kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/Justice…
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Disturbulator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Greatly appreciate the watch, thank you
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Illuminati 
Random boob attack! 
boobs9 boobs1 boobs10 boobs8 boobs5 boobs6 obama unz plz - animation 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  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 Mar 1, 2015  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 Mar 1, 2015  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 Feb 24, 2015  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 Feb 24, 2015  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 Feb 27, 2015  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 Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so to buddy. Just gotta keep hangin' in there. :hug:
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