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Bionicle MOC: Remaku V3 by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Remaku V3 by 3rdeye88
About The MOC
Remaku is perhaps my oldest MOC of all my MOCs, he is approximately 8-10 years old. After a few years of existing in his Original form, he got an update which is where he obtained his wings. This version of him and would remain this way for the next 5 years. It wasn't until earlier this year that I decided to scrap him knowing that I would completely revamp him. Remaku V3 is another case of the increasing practice of making a Bricklink order specifically for a MOC. This is something I know many other MOCers do, but it generally hasn't been the way I make orders.

Initially I started this project thinking I had everything I needed. I made the majority of Remaku then halted production of the MOC when I realized I didn't have enough of or the right elements to complete the wings in a satisfactory manner. Remaku stayed in hiatus for a little over a month before I was able to make a bricklink order to acquire the parts needed. He marks the first MOC of mine to ever be placed on hiatus mid build. I've simply never had to do that before. Well I personally think taking the time to wait and do this right paid off. Overall I'm rather satisfied with the build. The wing support isn't quite as structurally sound as I'd like it to be, but that is in part due to my decision to not include Hero Factory parts in this build. However, there are pieces that are newer than bionicle era(2001-2010), namely the Black Pearl Sails. The reason for this is I wanted Remaku to have a distinctly "Bionicle" feel to him. Hero Factory has a different look and feel to it, and seeing as this is probably my oldes MOC concept, I wanted to honor it by keeping it truly in the spirit of bionicle.

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  • The Insurgence

    Remaku-the last Makuta is the ruthless leader to a semi independent group called "The insurgence of darkness." This group comprises both Dark Hunters and Makuta, specifically Reamku and a Makuta made experimental half Makuta half robotic entity known as Vhisorah. and lastly a single undead Skakdi ice apparition. Not wishing to bend to the whims of Brotherhood Of Makuta or the Dark Hunters Guild, they banded together as a small alliance swearing that the group would not grow beyond the 6 of them as a large organization was what they had rebelled against. Remaku was responsible for Vhisora's and Mototaur's recruitment, while O-jin and Ryakk volunteered to join, who then recruited his brother Ootei. The group mainly takes high level jobs from the two factions of evildooers but only if the task is of substantial gain or is challenging to them. In their day to day activities the go through bouts of roaming and pillaging Matoran villages towns and cities, though they generally steered clear of Metru Nui as it was the one place where every enemy faction of theirs had dealings or establishment. If the insurgence had reason to be their they usually sent Ootei as he was the one best suited for infiltrating the city and blending in. The group seldom had internal conflict since they all agreed their alliance was mutually beneficial, and felt what was closest thing to respect that any of them could have for another entity.

  • The Last Makuta

    Remaku earned this title from being the last known member of the Makuta species to be created. He was created in a last ditch effort to help fight in the "Destiny War" Its not entirely certain, but it is believed that Miserix was responsible for creating and training Remaku. As the Botherhood lost many battles Remaku soon became disillusioned with the brotherhood member's weakness and squabbling and soon disenfranchised himself from the faction. When Miserix and other Makuta tried to stop or even kill Remaku as a deserter, they were too weak to defeat him and there were many casualties. However Remaku spared Miserix as repayment for giving him life. He vowed that if he were to try again his life would not be spared. It was then that an unspoken agreement was made that the Brotherhood would not interfere with Remaku's affairs and would consider him an ally to the faction. Remaku eventually became somewhat of an intelligence broker to the brotherhood, through his ties with the other insurgence members.


  • Teridax's Reign

    Remaku bears a striking resemblance to Makuta Teridax for this is who he was modeled after. Remaku was often confused for being some kind of spawn to Teridax, eventually the rumor spread and as Teridax seized control of the Matoran Universe Remaku allowed the rumor to spread and even would confirm it. Once this rumor made it to Teridax he became insulted and enraged that some new born Makuta was posing as his offspring. Teridax ordered a manhunt for Remaku which didn't last long as most of the Makuta were already turning against Teridax, or knew that Remaku would kill them just as easily as Teridax would. It also wasn't long before Teridax was preoccupied with his preparation to leave for Bara Magna and quickly lost interest in Remaku. As Teridax was killing off the members of the brotherhood he took to keeping a low profile and hiding out in a tunneled stonghold that was mostly created by Ryakk. Remaku stayed there throughout the entire conflict with Teridax and Mata Nui and the whole reformation of Spherus Magna. This potentially makes Remaku as well as Miserix the last surviving members of the Makuta species. Remaku eventually fell into legend with only the other insurgence members knowing where he truly was, leaving many to speculate that he killed in the whole ordeal, though some believe he just lay dormant and is waiting for the right opportunity to resurface...
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A beautiful MOC across the board. Your technique is flawless and I whole-heartedly applaud the use of your panel work wings; the specific directionality of the wing tips is outstanding for posturing and impact of stance. As to your color theory, I appreciate you sticking to the three color value system that Lego upholds featuring Black neutrals, red accents, and green highlights. If any one particular criticism sticks out, I would have liked to see the green distributed over a few more areas just to heighten the accent points of some of your Makuta's more enticing features. That said, you've encompassed a rather large scale of parts from various season of the Bionicle world and that makes this MOC'er very happy. Most notable in your model is the use of non-bionicle typical technique pieces such as your crafted swords. I am most happy to see dragon wings being used for something other than a wing and their directionality truly sells the "flaming sharp blade of doom" effect. Overall and extremely well rounded MOC that certainly makes this MOC'er proud when speaking of a Makuta being fierce and menacing. Two thumbs up!
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This is an amazing MOC, to begin with. Just going to get that out of the way right now.

I reeeeally love the wings. They are incredibly original, and magnificent. They seem like the sort of wings the Makuta really SHOULD have, as opposed to the wings that were on the sets, which while being cool, weren't particularly magnificent and stunning. These fulfill that particular need for the grand and darkly majestic power of the Makuta.

I really like the ideas behind the swords, and I can totally see what's going on with how they are supposed to turn out. Personally, however, I would not have used that design, due to the fact that they just are not designed to look like swords. If you think of them as swords, then you can see what they're conveying, but to a less experienced eye, it may come across as confusing.

I LOVE the body and arm design. They're powerful and very Makutish. I also love the random splashes of green across the body, as it gives the feeling of maybe some little crack in the armor where Antidermis has seeped out. It also enhances the colour scheme. Also, very nice placing of the tendon for the ankle. Those are hard to get in there without very specific leg construction models, and it looks good. However, if I were you, I'd place a bit more armour around the ankle. Nothing too huge is required by any means, but the ankles look just a little bit thin. Admittedly, functional is better than aesthetic a lot of the time when it comes to joints, but it looks like you've nailed functional on the head, and aesthetic is definitely not bad either.

Overall a beautifully constructed piece of BionicArt, and a spectacular Makuta overall. The sense of fire and majesty is profound, and I just can't stop LOOKING AT THOSE AMAZING WINGS. :)
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Pancake-Panrahk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member
These look like powerful wings that could actually do the job. Majestic!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for this wonderful compliment. :D
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spirovefrfrv Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very Happy 
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad this made you happy. Thanks. :D
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Jedder7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
DUDE! HOW MUCH DID YOU SPEND GETTING ALL THOSE CAPES?!?!
(Sorry for the caps; this guy is awesome.)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks. And....about 30 bucks on Bricklink. :lol:
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TheShockMeister Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sick! =D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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BionicleRocks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
i love those wings could I get a list of parts and a step list to make them?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I don't make instructions. But I can tell you what I used to make the frabric part of the wings. I used 6 Black pearl sails(the large ones) and 4 construct-a-zurg capes set back to back so that they'd cancel out the red so to speak. After that I recommend you figure out your own designs. This is why I don't make instructions. It encourages people to come up with their own designs and be creative.
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