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Bionicle MOC: Anansi The Spider by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Anansi The Spider by 3rdeye88
About the MOC
Anansi is a small(literally) build I did while waiting for parts to arrive and not wanting to get too ambitious with a project. The name Anansi comes from West African Folklore making this particular spider male(poor little guy). In the world of spiders that sucks for him. Good thing he's currently the only spider in my collection, but I'll feel really bad for him if Arachne ever comes back around. Interesting fact, females are the dominant sex in the spider order and females often feast on the males after mating.

I like how I got a Crab when I tried making a spider, and got a spider when I tried remaking an ant. I guess that means I should try and make another crab to get an ant? :confused:
After building Snip by using the Natalie Breez mask I wanted to continue the theme which is what lead to the incorporation of the Furno 2.0 skull top and his XL counterpart's mask. This use of HF masks as body parts may turn into a series for me. I certainly would like to keep using these fairly unusable masks in interesting ways.


Here's some spider icons just because there's no actual bio for this little dude, he's just a kinda cartoony, kinda creepy, kinda cute spider. :P

:iconjumpingspiderplz::iconspiderplz::iconspidersstamp1::iconspidersstamp2:I don't actually, I think there's generally nothing pleasant or friendly about spiders and generally am creeped the hell out by them.:iconspiderwebplz::iconspiderglompplz::iconmccavespiderplz::iconmcspiderplz::iconcutespiders1plz::iconcutespiders2plz:Again I'll have to disagree :iconshudderemoteplz:
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Critique by ToaVapoku Sep 6, 2013, 1:40:37 PM
Gah, I'm creeped out by them too. Okay, First off, the legs are very... Arachnid-like. Very flexible and sturdy, but also very thin. I'd like to say that you stayed true to the body style of a spider. And to be honest, I find this a very good Mini-MOC. The detail on the masks give it a Black-Widow kinda feel.

Okay, now the only thing I don't like are the eyes. They seem a little too big to Anansi's relative body size.

And I totally agree that spiders are scary.

But, it seems very original, you've got a good technique, and It's creeping me out as I type this, so five stars on impact!

As a side note, Anansi's my favorite of your Mini-MOCs. Keep it up, Dave!
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legoland5254 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Wasn't anansi the focus of several tall tales?

I swear I remember hearing stories about that spider when I was in elementry school
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah you probably have. He's an important character in west african folklore. I came across it when researching "spiders in mythology." YOu've probably noticed, but I love using mythological characters, and its a big influence on my MOCs, even if the particular mythology or folklore isn't one I'm familiar with, I love looking for different ones. SO I was quite excited to find one from African folklore or mythology. Greek, Egyptian and Norse are great to, lots of interesting characters, but they're by far the most played out. So something different is always really cool.

I had a pretty sheltered childhood. I grew up on TV and video games. It was Power Rangers, TMNT, Mario Tetris, and in the later years Playstation games and pokemon. So a lot of things like this are new to me. Makes me wonder what cool things that influence others greatly is totally missed by me.
legoland5254 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
It's weird because the only story about anansi that I remember clearly about was when he was inside some kind of fruit and all the animals were thought the fruit would talk althought it was really anansi. So the first animal to find the fruit tries to bring it to the animal king while he comes across the other animals who are informed about the fruit and they go with him to tell the animal king.

Well, that's the story I got told.

I grew up on legos and bionicle. It's a shame because now that I'm getting into the story I wish I appreciated them even more than I did back then. I still loved them as a kid. in fact one of my favorite parts about collecting them were the masks.
BionicleLover Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I asume is a very frebile MOC, right ?
But even so, I like it and is good to see someone else has found another use of those HF hand cuff piece.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you mean Fragile? If so, then yeah the legs can come apart fairly easily only being held together by clip on clips. But other than that its a fairly sturdy build. The body all holds together well. Thank you again. I'm glad you like it. The handcuffs were mostly what inspired this build. That and I knew I wanted to use a HF head the same way I did with the Breeze mask on Snip. This is a continuation on that theme really.
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I really meant fragile.
Well, that's god to hear and you welcome.
I also have that sort inspiration sometimes to make a MOC from just one piece. For instance, I actualy once made a Furno titan MOC just because I wanted to use clear Bohrock face plate as part of an cotainer in were his Quaza core and some Toa Stones were kept in his cest, and I ended up with a MOC 50 cm tall !!
Sadly, I took it apart because it took a large number of pieces from my bin. Luckily, I made some pictures of it which I may poste them in the future on my DA page alongside the rest of my MOC'S, only that I don't know when.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its really cool when a person can do that. That's something people who don't work with lego and criticize it for having all these specific parts don't understand, how you can just take one of those specialized pieces and form something completely new and different.

Posting your MOCs online is a great way to get feedback and improve. I know I sure improved by joining DA and posting my MOCs, and simply by seeing what other people were doing.
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with that.
I said I'm gonna post my MOCs someday on my page, but I don't know when, because my life is a complete mess and I have many things to do and solve, but still I'm not giving up at all and I will start to do many things with this account in the future.
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