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Bionicle MOC: Big Daddy by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Big Daddy by 3rdeye88
About The MOC
Well...I don't think this needs a whole lot of introduction. I built Big Daddy from the Bioshock franchise of video games. I had contemplated making my own version of BD after every other lego or bionicle version I've seen failed to impress me. Seeing and playing him as a character in Playstation All Stars Battle Royal finally pushed me over the edge to actually take a crack at building Big Daddy.
The build was initially very challenging to me because I had no idea how I was going to approach some key aspects of the MOC, like the portholes. The helmet and drill were actually figured out a long time ago. Those were the easiest parts, the hard part was EVERY THING ELSE! :phew:
Overall I'm content with the MOC. The proportions are off from the actual character. His Body isn't as bulky in the back or sides as the original, and I think this in turn makes the legs too long. BD's legs are stubbier than they are hear. I think the thing to consider though is this isn't a MOC made with any and ever part I needed, this was a MOC made with what I happened to have at the time. With that being said, I'm happy with how he turned out. :meow:

"Big Daddy," "little sister," Bioshock, and the bioshock logo are all owned by Irrational Games. I claim no ownership to any intellectual Property other than the MOC and photos of said MOC.
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Time for another looky-loo at Daves Moc.

Well it's always great to see game mocs and BIOSHOCK is an epic game to get inspiration from. The classic character of the Big Daddy Bouncer is always the centrepoint of what mcoers try to do with lego Bioshock so it isn't anything neceserrily new here.

The overal impact upon seeing it is quite impressive as the moc itself and the whole layout/bakground seemlessly work together to create a great effect.
The background of rapture has also been indcluded here and the official BIOSHOCK logo also adds that little bit of authenticity that bring the whole presentation together so well done there.

Now to the moc itself.
There is alot of great npu all over this build from the foot designs to the the roll cage area, it's quite impressive. The inclusion of the Toa Metru canister lid as the dome is also quite inventive here but the sudden cut off with no coverings to the body makes it look a bit extended rather than flat against the body in a more fused way. I must also protest that it does look too large. Even though the dome piece is well used, it is out of scale. To make it fully work, the Bouncer must have a larger body.
The overal effect of the head area however is quite good and the eyes also are positioned well for the iconic multi-porthole design.
There are numerous tyres used here to obviously largen areas in an attempt to make the moce more bulky but I must admit that this is where it fails. It is infact too lean for the impression of the Bouncer but it is a good attempt at making it appear larger and a bulkier moc.
The body area fairs well overall but the limbs are the major let down of the moc. The simple fact that they are too thin and the legs give the moc a leaner more upright walking posture than the lumbering stance of the game Bouncer.
The drill being too small is forgiven as it's not exactly the easiest part to get in the right scale with this moc and custom made drills usually fail and look ghastly so it's good that Dave used the pre-molded drill here, even if it does look rather small.
The left arm could also do with some bulk, length and a larger fist.
The multiple shots here show that the moc also has decent articulation soit's good that it can infact be posed well without much of the moc limiting it's poseability.

Overall this moc has a great impact to begin with and this iconic character has been brought to life in this great piece, but upon further inspection the overal image is let down by the details.
I can admit this is one of the best BIOSHOCK mocs I've seen overal and it's always great to see the Big Daddy Bouncer so it's a good moc but I've seen better from Dave before.
I guess the restrictions of a pre-designed model (in this case the Bouncer) make limitations for mocers whereas our own designs usually fair better.
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What can i say? I love this MOC :)

You have really made this MOC identical to the real Big Daddy (and not just because i love the game)

The Leg design is a fabulous build, and the 'helmet would seem like a challenge to most, but you nailed it perfectly. I can't really see any problems with this MOC, But i feel that the arms need some more work done (sorry.... :I )
so overall a really great MOC, hope to see more great MOC's from you and more like this. Wishing you a festive season of Christmas cheer.
From ~Ben~
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undeadhead65 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
well it is a amazing desighn on big daddy\

and ur welcome
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undeadhead65 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
this.......is.......freekin...........beast

BIOSHOCK FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D

I've actually never played it. I just really liked the Big Daddy design. Though I REALLY BADLY want to play it. I don't have a game console and I could play it on my PC now but I just got it for christmas and haven't had much money since. So I just haven't been able to. Still though cool looking came. Thanks for liking my MOC of BD. :D
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sonamy-666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not into Bioshock, but damn this is impressive, and another brilliant use of a Metru lid may I add?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again Sonamy. Funny thing is, I've never played the games. I just really liked the character. I've wanted to play the games, just haven't cause I only have an original style PS2 and just recently got a computer that'd be able to play them. But Now I'm broke and I'd rather play them on a console anyways. But yeah I've just always liked the look of the game and the character and when I saw him running around in Playstation Allstars It gave me the kick in the ass to really try and recreate him in constraction style lego.
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sonamy-666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting. I've just finished a MOC of Larsika which I will be posting in the next few hours.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That name sounds familiar. What's it from?
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sonamy-666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was one of the BOM's most formidable Dark Hunters.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh....Okay, that's right. I've seen many MOCs with that name. Now I remember why. Guess I'll have to go read her biosector page. :P
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sonamy-666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll putting links to both her BIOsector and BIOwiki profiles in the description of her photos.
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