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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 ...

Rufu V.1 by Meskii
by Meskii

I know I just wrote a comment, but I've been wanting to do more critiques to so here's this as well. Vision: I gave this 4 stars becaus...

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, ...

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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:

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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Worth every Penny. by 3rdeye88
Worth every Penny.
Well I posted a status about this, but I guess no one saw it cause it doesn't like notify people that "hey, that one person you follow posted a status" and it doesn't show up on the message center, which is kinda lame. So here's a deviation.

I paid $60 and go two of these puppies. Tears of Joy I bought them off a Brickset user who goes by Felippe there after he saw my comment about wanting to buy one from someone on the post about NYCC and the exclusive mask. He went to the con and got two of them for some reason. Being a Lego collector who hasn't been able to get some of the exclusive lego swag cause it goes for so much money, he sympathized with me and sold them for a reasonable price to me. For that I've very grateful. Thanks Felippe!
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Sheeeeeee's cooooooooomiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing... by 3rdeye88
Sheeeeeee's cooooooooomiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing...
You better run, she might do terrible unspeakable things to you. Even worse...you might like it Halloween Pumpkin, Evil Laugh 
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Untitled by 3rdeye88 Lewk what arrived in the Mail today! *single tear rolls down cheek* They're beautiful! Got both of 'em for $60 thanks to a member on Brickset. Worth every Penny!
So my first "Status" on Deviantart :O_o: What should I write about? Wait, is there a limit? Could we just like write books in here and clutter up all your guy's messages centers or watch feeds? That seems like a quick way to get annoying.

DA has become Facebook. I don't suppose that's a terrible thing. I'm feeling ambivalent about the new updates. How about you?

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3rdeye88
Dave
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:


One thing that's very important to me that I don't really show here, music. I'm a musician and music is my soul. If I was somehow presented the choice of being able to make it as a successful musician, but the trade off is that I could never MOC again, I'd take it in a drum beat. I love music. And to show some of the music I love, here's some Stamps.

Tool Stamp by PockyPerson32Lateralus Stamp by IgnisAlatusNine Inch Nails Stamp by Ghostwalker2061nin stamp by josephhaubertMer De Noms Stamp by IgnisAlatusThirteenth Step Stamp by IgnisAlatusQueens of the Stone Age stamp by josephhaubertKyuss Stamp by AXL331Soundgarden Stamp by IgnisAlatusSilversun Pickups.Animated. by chaifoxRed Hot Chili Peppers Stamp by rlhcreationsAlice In Chains Stamp by IgnisAlatusRATM stamp by weirdofreako17Now you do what they told you... by TheHappySpaceman01System of a down by old-mc-donaldGodsmack by old-mc-donaldMeshuggah Stamp by Born-of-Wolves- I Listen To Post-Rock - by AbXorb

Now shut up and bond with me because we love awesome music.
Interests

What do you think of the preleminary pics of the new Bionicle Sets? 

42%
24 deviants said :thumbsup:I like most of them.
21%
12 deviants said :) I equally like and dislike some of them.
19%
11 deviants said :happybounce: I love em!
12%
7 deviants said :| I like one or two but dislike more of them.
5%
3 deviants said :( I dislike most of them
0%
No deviants said :tantrum: I HATE ALL OF THEM!

Bionicle 2015's official reveal

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 9, 2014, 10:59 AM

*pinned entry*


There's been a video released telling the origin's of the new story. Check it out!





Its happening today! Bionicle is being officially unveiled at New York Comic Con.

I'll try and add what ever coverage of it pops up here in one journal for easy reference.

So far I've found an article from Brickset



And The Brickfan is reporting that there's an Exlusive NYCC exlusive Tahu Mask being handed out. You can also potentially win one by retweeting a post on Twitter. Details in Allen's article.





The Facebook Page for Lego Bionicle, has added new photos to its page.


Lego.com/Bionicle has just updated their site to include more content as well.

In the Message Boards there's an interesting forum thread that features images of all six new Toa masks.








To view the fullsized images check out the forum Link.
There's a bunch of other stuff going on in the message boards to, so there's plenty Bionicle goodness happening right now. Its a bit of an overload for this excited Bionicle MOCer. :eager:

Allen over at The Brickfan has compiled a nice article of the new images+the bios from Bionicle.com if you'd like to see them all in one place.



This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: The hum of the fan
  • Reading: Replies and Comments
  • Watching: Avatar The Last Air Bender
  • Playing: my girlfriend's birthday gift MOC.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee

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KaibaGal Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch!

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Thanks for favin' my Li'l Han Solo Blaster!
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Zewdi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm late, I've had a weird schedule
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Shadowmarx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Belated Birthday!

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ROBOCOP603 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me:"HRPPY BURPHDAYY!"
Personified Work & sleep:"We're sorry; but we've got him tied down at the moment, for he belongs to us for the time being...… Now that's taken care of, you're ours! *creepy yet possibly somewhat attempted kinky giggling is heard whilst screen fades to black."
Me: meh, at least I have control over your personified bodies' looks 'ladies'." *Probably a workaholic nerd/geek chick, & a tired lady that thinks I am a blanket or large pillow.
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Wretched-Bones Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A belated Happy birthday! I hope it was good
I was only online for like a few minuets yesterday and totally forgot. It not like me my head is in the clouds lately sorry my friend. 

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Maxustech Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   General Artist
I hope you have a fantabulously freakin wonderful birthday today, had I should say, with what little is left of it! LIVE IT TO THE FULLESSTTT.... What a day, to have the reboot of Bionicle shown on your birth date, it's like, poetry.
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MidKnightNyran Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Merry the Birthmas, good sir. 8D
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happy birthday
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firebreather2536 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, bud~
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Writer
It's your birthday, make a mess!
It's your birthday, wear a dress!
It's your birthday, hope it's swell!
It's your birthday, so tip us well!
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cap'n! Happy coming outta yo mama day!
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RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!! :D
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Meskii Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*throws cake at you*
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Happy birthday 
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Bentheghost Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday Dave :D
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voxumo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, hope it will be a good one.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
What do you think of my picture? appsdata.deviantart.com/art/Zo…
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Say do you take requests?
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GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!!! I FUCKING HATE HOLLYWOOD!!!
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! :D :D :D
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biojoe46 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
hey man i got that commish up hope ya see it soon
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I really love your new icon! :)
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