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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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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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:iconesitaro3670:
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
DAT MOTORCYCLE :O
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :meow:
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Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome
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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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:icon3rdeye88:
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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:iconsniperray213:
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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:icon3rdeye88:
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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:icon3rdeye88:
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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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
true. and I would have to get like a few sets if I want to use lift arms
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or you could use bricklink, that way you don't have to spend money on sets just to get a few parts you actually want or need.

www.bricklink.com/browseList.a…
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Samwitch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
I know next to nothing about motorcycles, but this thing... my gosh. It looks like something Hades would ride out of... hades. Um.

It's a great build, and it's tres intimidating! :)
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm the same way, I just thought it'd be cool to have a chopper MOC. The decision to make a hellish badass wasn't the plan right from the getgo but it did present itself very early on in the build.

My friend ROBOCOP603 had the idea of making the rider an angel, which I thought was a super interesting idea. I'm conflicted though, I don't know whether to go with an angel or like a full on biker badass rider for it. Maybe I should compromise and try both. :P

Thank you. I'm glad you like it, and find it intimidating. NOW RUN BEFORE IT GETS YOU! Exploding Devil Avatar 
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Jedder7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
It's a demon!

Wicked, dude.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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KrishaCZ Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Holyshit.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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BioFlashRock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lets Ride
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:iconbentheghost:
Bentheghost Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
could be ghost rider's xD
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nahhh that's too obvious, boring, and unoriginal.
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Bentheghost Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
holly %?%&$*()"(*/&$?&*(/
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And here we have one hack of a bike! Damn man, I'd like to see Grind Star riding that thing, although I'm not sure if the two are in the same scale xD
All the details are damn amazing!
I could list them all, but I think all of us can see them, so I'm gonna stay with listing my favorite ones:

#1-> that backrest!
wonderful part use, I do not own the part myself, but this really looks original and well shaped! Not to mention the way the backrests shape flows into the shape of the seat; just perfect! Although sitting there must be a pain for unarmed driver xD

#2-> the engine block
I can see the NPU there! Must look wonderful on the whole thing, but is difficult to make out with all the other eyecatching details around it. Still seems like you put a lot of love in that one.

#3-> the tank
Neat combination of claws, Kalmah and Rahkshi heads, the shape works out perfectly for this section and flows very well into the overall shape

#4-> the frontal mudslap
Using the mask there makes it look like a hood ornament while still having a practical use and helping the overall shape.

#5-> the exhaust pipe
It glows, that's nice feature xD

#6-> the whole steering
Using the black horn parts here supports the chopper theme and the zamor sphere launcher parts really do the trick as brakes! The wolf hats make a nice addition to the overall look (and the bikes name, of course).



That's it for my top 6 details! I see and like all the other details as well, but these six made me smile the most.
The colour scheme is overall well done, although the distribution of colours in between sectional and scattered. Maybe improving it in one direction would help. Either scattering the colours a bit more or sorting them into different sections of the bike, like on an actual painted real life bike would help, but that's just what I think.
The overall shape is very good! Especially the front and seat section works wonderfully. I presonnally would try to make the backrest even longer to create something like a counterweight to the whole frontal steering section which is quite thin and long itself.
Maybe I'd also try to cover up the axle parts of the steering, but that's just me.


My résumé is that I really love this vehicle MOC! And it is now my favorite vehicle MOC of yours! It just seems like something I'd build for one of my MOCs in a similar way, which makes me love it even more!

Keep up the good work!

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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry I never replied to this Alex. I thought I did. Guess I never hit send. I also figured that since you're away so long I just never got a reply. My bad.

Thanks for all the great things you said about this when you did. The fact you said this seems like something you'd build was a great compliment. Thanks Alex. :wave:
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I LOVE how it's just over-the top hardcore scary from every angle, with two different screaming faces, a seat covered in spikes and, of course, weapons on every surface. 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D I'm glad you like it, and "over-the-top hardcore scary from every angle" is quite a compliment. :blush:
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Shadowmarx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Gonna ride this thing into hell :)
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: I think you mean ride it out of hell as that's probably where it came from. :P

Thanks Shadow. :D
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Shadowmarx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Maybe I'd make a round trip ^^
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Well I would think if you got the chance to leave, why would you go back? Speaking hypothetically, all the previous examples of hell in literature and pop culture make it seem like a not so pleasant place.
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:iconshadowmarx:
Shadowmarx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I mean they'd probably want their badass bike back. :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Yeah, probably. :XD:
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy mother of god. If this beast is on the road, nothing is safe :D
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks. I have some plans along those lines actually. :plotting::evillaugh:
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Noo way! If im thinkhin' what you're thinkin', this will be in .... ? :D Am I right?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno, what are you thinking? I'm not telepathic so I can't know what you're thinking unless you tell me. :sly: 
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
BMOCkery?
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....Mmmmmaybe. :shrug:
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe it's just me, but you sounded kinda ill in the video. Maybe the acoustics weren't so good. :?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I wasn't ill. Probably was just the room. :shrug:
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
i dont even know what to say,
pretty epic!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks DP. :D
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Kakamaking Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not going to write a critique... But duuuuuuuude.
This bike is amazing. I've never been one to enjoy lego vehicles on the larger scale, but this really changed my view.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kakama King. Glad you iked it and changed your views.

But what about these? Bionicle MOC Midori+skyspeeder by 3rdeye88  Bionicle MOC: The Innenrrad by 3rdeye88  Bionicle MOC: Reta-Sarka-V12 by 3rdeye88 These are the other vehicles I've made before the Cerberus chopper, in the order I made them
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Kakamaking Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was more speaking on real-world types. Those were neat, but I feel like this one has a very dynamic design philosophy behind it, IMO. 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see what you're saying. yeah this one could actually be made into a real life vehicle. The RS-V12 probably could to but its not really based on anything specifically.

And what design philosophy do you think it has?
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