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Bionicle MOC: Cerberus Chopper by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Cerberus Chopper by 3rdeye88
About the MOC
This is another MOC that happened kind of by accident or on a whim. After seeing :iconalex-darkrai:'s Grind StarBionicle MOC - Grind Star by Alex-Darkrai I was inspired to use my Dark red and black Marbled/gradient parts to make something. The end result became a chopper style motorcycle. I suppose thinking about how the wheels come from the Furno Bike or Speeda Demon's motorcycle is what led me to go the direction of a chopper. I started with an initial idea for the front forks which turned out very well.
Then I spent three days on the rear wheel. I didn't illustrate it here in the photos but when you turn the rear wheel, a series of gears connected to the turntable part on the other side make the hub/rim counter rotate. So if this chopper was roaring down the street the back rim would be spinning the opposite direction. This is probably one of the most complicated pieces of functional design I've ever created. I spent three days just working on this section alone. I first got it, then I spent two days refining it so that the turn table and rim were closer to the wheel. Check out a video of the rear wheel in action here.
Now I had sort of a back and a front and had to bridge the two. I struggled with this until I finally scrapped the front fork design keeping the ideas I liked(like the Pyrox mask and the Piraka feet), doing a lot of research by looking up many photos of the key areas of a chopper to really understand how they work and build the MOC like an actual chopper(i.e making the frame, then connecting the forks, building the engine, transmission, gas tank, etc).
This was quite an interesting build in the sense that it's both symmetrical and asymmetrical at the same time. It was a lot of fun chunking through this build one actual part of a motorcycle at a time. I felt like one of the guys on those chopper shows like Orange County Choppers or Biker Buildoff that used to be popular on The Discovery channel. :lol:

This is the first MOC of mine to really benefit from me moving my laptop into my MOC room. I relied heavily on photo searching google to look at the different aspects of choppers. Looking back on it I realize I went for a "simplified realism" approach. The chopper features things like head and tail lights, license plate, gas tank with spout, brake controls and brake lines on the handle bars, functional drive line(wheel connected by Technic chain to "transmission" which is connected via belt drive to motor), engine with fuel line and semi-realistic foot controls(clutch). Though I didn't get too obsessed with the details. I thought about adding things like gauges and other technical bits, but felt they would have distracted from the simpler edgier look of the bike. Thinking back on it, the license plate is probably a bit much as well. =P The nice thing about Choppers is there's a great many kind, from very commercial to customization to the extreme of impracticality and everything in between. This in a way was freeing because I could make it as long or as short as I wanted, make the gas tank or seat however I wanted and I even came across some that had an open sided wheel like this one has. This also presented a bit of a challenge as I had to look at many different kinds of cycles to see what the "common denominators' where. At the end of the day. I think I did a good job recreating a chopper fairly accurately thanks to having a laptop handy to reference photos. Man I shoulda gotten into the habit of taking my laptop in with me ages ago. Now it'll be a permanent fixture in my MOC room.

I got the idea to call it Cerberus fairly early on, but the reason for it changed about midway through. Initially I was going to call it Cerberus thinking that it would figuratively have three heads, the Pyrox mask on the front wheel, the Kalmah head as the gas tank, and the rider's actual head. However several other head pieces were added as I finished out the build. So now I count the pyrox head and the two wolf heads on the handle bars as its "three heads."
For those of you who might not know, Cerberus is a rather famous figure in ancient Greek Mythology. He is typically depicted as a three headed dog with serpents all over his body, though modern depictions show him mostly as three headed dog of some sort. The serpents don't tend to stay. Cerberus guarded the gates of Hades to keep anyone from escaping. The Twelfth trial of Hercules was to subdue Cerberus without the use of any weapons.



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No Bio as of Now. Bio will come when Cerberus has a rider.

The Background in this photo collage's is :iconwestlylafleur:'s Ashlands  Ashlands by WestlyLaFleur. Wes is an amazing digital artist and a pretty insightful and nice guy. I highly recommend you check his other works out.
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:iconjeremyx2000:
As an avid fan of Lego and a closet fan of motorcycles, I find both aspects being put together is a great idea. I never understood how it worked since I didn't buy those sets, but I still loved the idea, especially when it was put into Bionicle.

As for this model, I have to say that it is one of the most badass and absolutely awesome choppers that I have ever seen. The pieces from both Bionicle and Hero Factory show how they can blend together to make something spectacular, and the use of the demonic pieces accentuates the demonic theme of the model. The glow-in-the-dark effects are an extra bonus of cool. Most of these pieces I have not ever seen before, but I will likely remember them for appearing in this model.

All in all, this is a superior model that is worthy of great praise and attention.
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:iconrobocop603:
Before I officially begin jotting down my two cents, let me say this-... HOLY AWESOMEBEASTLYAWESOMESAUCE, BEST MOTORCYCLE BIONICLE/HF MOC IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahem* And now to commence with throwing my thoughts onto the table.

Impactmuch: This *waves whole body at entire MOC* had me floored at the sheer epicness that was given in boss proportions. This is by far the best BioChopper I've seen for sure. Five stars, easy.

Originality?Severlyoverratedthistimearound: The fact that it's a motor cycle in itself isn't all that original, and even though demon vehicles have been done before: this one is a bit more original since it's a demonic 'chooper' motorcycle.

TechniqueOVER9000!:faint:: There is too much for me to cover it all so, I'll do what I see as the most unique. First off a brain bug having the non supported area inverted to make it into a seat is an absolutely great usage of said part. Giant digger drills for part of rear hubcaps: dang man you beat meh, I don't even have any of those buggers, but since I haven't seen it done all that much megusta to you on that man. Having an actual drive belt, that's a rarity that I love. Dem Antroz wings man, they are great for helping with the shaping with this thing, great idea! I think you said this had shocks, I don't find that too shocking, but you don't see it much on two wheeled BioMOCs. The double handle bars are great too! Lastly- Dat engine area & Light up exhaust= too, much..epics and delicious complexity!

Vision?morelikealmostVisionary: I believe that you've definitely accomplished what you've set out to do for this beastly chopper. I mean that underwater set head and Rahkshi heads all look like they have the 'Need for SPEED', whilst the demon head closer to the front wheel along with the clawed hands & spike practically scream out "I'm hungry. GIVE ME THINE SOUL, MEAT!". Finally, the rear wheel covers and handle bars seem to say something along the lines of "You mess with this, you'll be on the receiving end of more than just the horns!.". *Seat says in high pitched squeaky voice- "No gaseous expulsions, or these spikes are going right up your ass bitch!" [LOLMAO]*

So yeah, overall you be a badass bike maker Dave. :iconzeecaptainplz:
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Meskii Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
madly in love with this...
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno why but I all of a sudden feel a sense of accomplishment. :D Thanks Meskii. Glad you love it madly. :giggle:

You don't talk much do you? All these comments have been really short cept for the Punished Soul Tree one. :P
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the last thing of yours that I've been stalling on commenting on because I've wanted to think about something good and in depth to say. In the end.... I realized I do not know enough about motorcycles to do so XD Even so, it is a lovely MOC, and it really is a lovely piece of eye candy.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Gale. I don't know much about Motorcycles either. I built this thing with a lot of help from Google images and pretty much googling each section of the bike I was working on as I went. :P The nice thing about choppers is they come in many custom forms, everything from mundane to impractically extreme, so this is hardly a stretch in terms of custom choppers. I found some pretty whacky ones out there. And I really tried building it modularly like a chopper to, the frame got built first then the guts and all the frilly bits afterwards. Having a laptop right next to me really helped and made it a much easier and fun build.
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like to know if the front part of the motorcycle can like move left and right lol. Plus a great build :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You mean can you turn the handle bars? Yes you can it does steer.
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ok cuz im just tyring to create my own motorcycle and failing to create it in the way so that it can steer also :/
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I did was use lift arm parts and a technic axel. Why is that so hard?
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
just getting it in the correct angle is the hard part for me lol cuz im still trying to build one
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Use lift arms, like I did. This is where technic building works much better than trying to use bionicle parts.
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