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Bionicle MOC: Nui-Moko by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Nui-Moko by 3rdeye88
About The MOC
:faint: man was this one a challenge!

Nui-Moko is a MOC I just kinda happened upon building. It started with tinkering with a head design that uses the Dragon Bolt Mask and a Brain attack brain, though here I used both of my Aquagon brains, when after getting the jaw on I thought it resembled the head of a dinosaur, so a dinosaur it became. After that I struggled with figuring out which kind of dinosaur I'd base my MOC on. I eventually settled on the Allosaurus I even gathered many of the photos from the wiki page, arranged them together and printed a reference page out. I based this MOC heavily on the Allosaurus, but it isn't meant to be an exact representation of one.

The building of this MOC was a fairly slow going process. I worked on it inconseculatively for about a month, maybe a little longer. In light of some of my more recent MOCs I made it a point to not make a bricklink order to accommodate my needs for this MOC. I wanted to rely strictly on what I had at the time. I felt the use of bricklink might become something of a crutch to lean on and I didn't want to become dependent on using BL to get a major project done. Therefore I made the point to hold true to my motto and MOC with what I have instead of with what I need. The process of this MOC from start to finish was very evolutionary. The more I built the more I realized I was building on a theme of shifting mass and structure. Nui-Moko is very flexible, poseable and surprisingly stable. I was a bit surprised when I stood it up for the first time and it took little effort to stand it up on carpet no less! I tried to convey these features in the photographs.

"Mokonui" means "Dinosaur" in Maori, so given the Rahi, Nui-Jaga and Nui-Rama, I decided that "Nui-Moko" would be the name of this creature, which in Matoran would mean "Giant Lizard" I'll leave it up to interpretation whether that means any dinosaur like Rahi, or this particular kind. :D

Bio
The Nui-Moko is a type of Creature found primarily on Bota Magna and later on, Sphereus Magna after it was reformed by Mata Nui. They were originally an inhabitant of all of Sphereus Magna but after the Shattering they were isolated to Bota Magna since they reside primarily in the jungle landscape. After the reformation of Spherus Magna they integrated with the other creatures of Bara Magnaand the Rahi of the Matoran Universe. The Bota Magnan Vorox called these creatures "Kyoryu" but it was the Matoran that eventually named it the Nui-Moko, this name eventually stuck and was use universally across Spherus Magna.

After the reformation of Spherus Magna The Nui-Moko became the main predatory creature of Rock Steeds. While Rock Steeds have acute senses, the Nui-Moko can simply out run and overpower them in a chase or a fight. Similarly to the Rock Steed, Nui-Mokos can be tamed and ridden, though they tend to be more temperamental than the Rock Steeds. The advantage is more speed and strength, but at the cost of endurance, fierce loyalty and low maintenance. Unlike Rock Steeds which can be tamed by beating them in a one on one fight, Nui-Moko require more traditional techniques to tame.

Untamed Nui-Moko pose as much threat to any sentient beings as any wild rahi or creature. Most Nui-Moko are larger than the average Toa, and tower over Matoran, Turaga, and Agori. Larger sentient beings such as Titans can outsize Nui-Moko and often times be stronger than them physically. However, an angered nui-Moko can be very unmanageable and very dangerous, especially in packs. They can attack without provocation in some instances when encountered in the more secluded regions of the former Bota Magnan jungle or when they are hungry and looking for a meal. Unfortunately tricks like playing dead don't work, and the chances of surviving a fight with one are slim unless equipped with sufficient weaponry. If attacked and pursued by a Nui-Moko the best course of action is to quickly climb up a tree or shear rock face as they can't climb. Wild Nui-Moko are less likely to attack if accompanied by tamed Nui-Moko.

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:iconwhimsicalcaptnj:
What can I really say other then WOW. Not only is it clear that you put in a vast amount of research into the form and fundamentals of the saurian concepts, but you have made a fantastic flow of the figure and it's functionality, as displayed in the various posturing display. As a fellow saurian fan, I can see through your story development that you have done a great deal of research into the pack hunting philosophy, and that pleases this critic as many overlook the psyche of the creatures they develop. Nothing strikes the imagination quite like a solid story line to back a solid model, and kudos to that fact. Keeping true to the development of your MOC, you've isolated a predominantly three color system, while still allowing for a little flair as needed. Moving forward as a fellow building, my only challenge might be to see a toa or matoran tame one of these beasts and be displayed with a proper harness on being ridden. But that is simply an opinion. Kudos on your fantastic work, and excellent research into making this beast simply outstanding.
Capt'n J
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HOLY FUCK! :faint::faint::faint:

Let's get straight down to biz on this epic shiz!

Vision: It's funny really, I too thought that the blue dragon headpiece looks as if it'd belong to a dinosaur. Overall I think that you got it just how you wanted it, but I get the feeling that the lower legs may not have come out quite as good as you wanted.

Originality: Well dinosaurs aren't original, but I haven't seen another one based off of the exact species you chose to use, so that certainly helps.

Technique: The head, main body, and tail are absolutely perfect. The upper legs and his arms are really great too. Therefore almost all of the body's build is practically perfect for me. However, I think that the lower legs don't quite go with the build flow of the body, seeing as how they are mostly smooth and the rest of this guy is tough and jagged-ish/rough looking. The feet are rather interesting.. :iconmegustaplz:

Impact: Overall when I take a look at this 'Dine-osity' I think 'NUUUUU, DUN EAT MEH MR. BADASS DINOSAUR THING SIR!'. Also, even though the tiny arms and hands are naturally meant to look that way, I still happen to find that they add a bit of a comical sense to this creature. *Now all he needs is a mustache, top hat, monocle, and possibly a cane. You should really do that.*

Anyways, epic MOC Dave, 'nuff said!
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KruelKoopa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  New member
One word to describe this, none, so much cool words cannot say. 😎
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thank you. :)
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szymhero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Dude this is epic
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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Diderse Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I know I already commented on this moc, but I have a question, how did you separate the blue from the red so perfectly? 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It wasn't easy. Just had to make sure I knew where the top and bottom was and color coordinated it accordingly. Red on bottom, blue on top and black anywhere else that didn't fit or in the middle if need be.
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
NICE. Very cool, color scheme is great, and the look is also quite pretty.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you BionicleSaurus. Hehe no wonder you like this MOC. Its a Bionicle Saurus. :XD:

And thank you for the deviantwatch as well. Much appreciated. :wave:
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MegaStarInc Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Also, bubble gum.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Are you the young man I met outside of Paul's Presentation for drawing for lego? I met someone who's on DA and they told me their username. Yours sounds familiar. if its not you I apologize, if it is, HAI! :wave:
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MegaStarInc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool. Hi again. :D it was a pleasure meeting you. :D That really brightened my day and put a big smile on my face. Nommy smile 
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Diderse Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Reading this is like reading a book.... Mind blown
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks.
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clearlypissedoff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Hello my son IS VERY interested in this moc ever since I showed it him.  He is only 9 year's old so he does not understand that I can't just go out and buy him one I was wondering  if you could make a parts list so I can go make and order on brick link, thanks .   
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad to hear your son has enjoyed seeing this. Unfortunately I don't really inventory what parts I use in my MOCs. I just sit down and build them. The best I can offer is to take some detailed photos and strip off a few of the outer layers so you can see what's going on underneath and hopefully you can figure out your own version. I don't make instructions of my MOCs. Making a bricklink order of a MOC this size would be somewhat costly I think, this is another major factor in why I don't make instructions for my MOCs, one they're mine, two, I encourage other MOCers to try and build their own designs amd three, who out there has exactly every part I used to make my particular MOC?

The best I can offer is my assistance in helping you design your own version. Do you MOC yourself?
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:iconclearlypissedoff:
clearlypissedoff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
No I dont but I have about 800 dollars down the drain from buy moc's.
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LittleGrimmie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Kinda looks like the Deviljho.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who? :baffled: 
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:iconlittlegrimmie:
LittleGrimmie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh right. Shorjok mentioned this thing to at some point. I never played Monsterhunter. What system(s) was(is) it on?
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LittleGrimmie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Ps2 psp Wii Wii u 3ds
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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DarethAKAlegojedi328 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Isn't moko Spanish for booger?
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: is it? :XD:
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DarethAKAlegojedi328 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I'm pretty sure it is.
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Celon-549 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I won't point out the obvious complaint in the legs, since it would be be beating a dead horse, but MAN, do I love the way this thing looks. The design of the tail with all of those swords just works so well, as does the Hero Factory 1.0 armor as the bottom jaw. Those brains being used almost like dorsal spikes is also a huge plus for me. I'd complain about all the tubes sticking out, but since the MOC is related to the Matoran Universe, it just seems right for it to be mechanized in some way. My only true complaint about it is that incredibly bright color scheme, which I probably wouldn't mind if it didn't hurt my eyes. (Imagine if somebody with epilepsy saw this?). In conclusion, the seizure-inducing Tyrannosaurus is one of the best MOCs I've seen recently, and you should keep up the good work.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: "seizure-inducing Tyrannosaurus" Well not much i can do about standard blue and red being bright. That's just how it is. Though when I made this I thought of incorporating Dark Red and blue into the mix to, but decided against it. The mechanical aspect is something I like to hold very true in the animal MOCs I build. Being a fan from the beginning of bionicle when the Rahi from the first year were very much mechanical animals, I like to keep the spirit of that concept alive in my MOCs, even now. It lends itself to such interesting concepts that really I haven't even scratched the surface of.

Thanks for such an in depth comment. I really appreciate it. Your MOCs are pretty cool to. Though you should probably work on improving the photography so that they shine even more. I'm skimming your gallery and you've got some pretty neat looking figs. They definitely have a sense of uniqueness and personality. I dig em. :thumbsup::D
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bioniclesMaster2014 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
This is a amazing moc! my only gripe with tho are the legs, tail and bottom jaw, you could use the hole on the bottom side of the bottom jaw to try and bulk it up abit, the tail try to look at other moc designs and see how they have done their tails and the legs are simple to make :p
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Yeah the legs didn't come out quite right. The tail is like that for mobility. More tightly compact HF armor designs look better, but they're not as moveable. I go for a balance of aesthetics and functionality or poseability with my MOCs. It could look better, but I'd rather it not look quite as good, but still be more solid, functional, or poseable than other MOCs. I want that balance in my MOCing because to me that's the original spirit of Bionicle, something that looks cool and is functional as well.
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bioniclesMaster2014 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
i see what you mean, but couldnt you use the joint stiffeners from hero factory? i use them on some of my mocs and they help out alot
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What good would the joint stiffiners have done? :confused:
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bioniclesMaster2014 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You can have more articulation and it would have held the joints in place
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think you understand how that would have worked with this MOC. YOu're still talking about its tail specifically right?
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bioniclesMaster2014 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
im talking about the moc in general :3
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It doesn't need them though. The joints work just fine. In fact its super flexible. See?
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superjulian0000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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Stelvak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I approve of this so hard.  My only criticism is more of a suggestion: to give it more of a therapod feel, I would consider adding in a second joint in the legs, in between the knee and the ankle (I think that said second joint might actually be a dinosaur's ankle, but whatever).
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks. Yeah I know the ankles/feet didn't come out right. They're not digigraded enough. I tried making them like that with the design I used, but it didn't come out quite right.
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DerpyDemon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dayum. This is amazing! Keep up the good work! :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks Derpy. :D I will. :D
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mrkillzo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll probably get yelled at for saying this bit first...

but the legs could be a little bit better. they look like human legs. really want to see some dino legs on this bad boy! 

now for the well deserved butt kissery! 

man oh man. sweet smack to the face of Color! :faint: 

head, main body and tail slide into each other rather well. really well. that's one slick t-rex! 

just work on legs a bit more. and yes, i know legs are a flipping pain. they have to look good and still hold that mass up. :faint: 



(maybe make some sweet legs for him, but they don't hold the mass up, and use the clear glass parts to hold him up or pose him?) 



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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: why do you think you'd get yelled at? :( A bunch of people have pointed out the legs. And I agree, they could be better. THey were the last part to get done. I didn't have as much stuff to work with there and its also a smaller space to work in. So my big rahkshi feet parts and stuff like that wouldn't really fit. The feet are probably the biggest factor to this problem. They're too plantigrade when they need to be way more digigraded. I think if I do that it'd probably fix the overall look. The rest of it is mostly the use of system there. Its definitely something to be improved upon at a later date. For now, its time to move on. Thanks for the feedback Mr. Kilzo. :D

Thanks. :blush: But no this thing has to stand on its own. No stands or props unless its a flying thingy. And even then it should still be able to hold itself up in some way and what not(points to Remaku). I've got ideas of what I can do in the future. Mike pointed out some suggestions and I've seen him use them recently on his Ninjago dragon thingy. I kinda shot myself in the foot(haha get it?) by wanting to use the mechanical arms to make the ties. Mike's solution is more or less what my Dino needs. Also, its not specifically a T-rex, its more based on the Allosaurus. Both are Thorapods, but not the same thing. Proportions are a bit different.
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Shorjok Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuckin cute. The garish colours just add to his cuteness.
Also, he looks like a Deviljho. www.google.co.uk/search?q=devi…
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Tom. :D I hope he's not too cute though. He is still meant to be somewhat intimidating.

Huh...so this is from a video game I take it? :confused: Thanks for the comment and fave. :hug:
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Shorjok Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's from Monster Hunter, yeah. Jho is genuinely one of the scariest or at least most fear-inducing things I've ever come across in a video game- you're just running around, picking mushrooms or whatnot and then all of a sudden you hear this music play: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-dqMa…
So yeah. Not too cute at all.

No problem.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Like they show up randomly or what? I've literally only ever heard about Monster Hunters from you. So I only know what you've told me.

I was just talking to someone about one of the scariest things in a video game I've ever come across, and that was the regenerators in RE4. Scary fuckin things those.
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Shorjok Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are some quests where they linger about in places you don't know, and they randomly come into the area (The maps are divided into sections, rather than being big open landscapes - not as shit as it sounds, and leads to interesting gameplay tactics ) but there are also quests where the object is to kill or capture one.

And yeah, being a horror game, Resi is gonna have scary monsters. I should've made it clear that they were the scariest monster in a non-scary game.
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Fenrek Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Already seen this on moc-pages but still a stunning piece of work with great piece usage and technique execution.
Kinda jealous cuz I love the dinosaur style but have never been able to pull it off myself.
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