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January 15, 2013
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Fujifilm A220 A230
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1/128 second
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6 mm
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Jan 15, 2013, 3:30:18 PM
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Lego System MOC: Grayskayl by 3rdeye88 Lego System MOC: Grayskayl by 3rdeye88
About the MOC
Grayskayl was a MOC I just kinda made randomly by experimenting with my system elements(in lamens terms regular Legos). I noticed I had an abundance of dark grey and light grey from all the star Wars Sets and Bionicle playsets, so that's how the gradient color scheme came about. Its not the first time a gradient color scheme has been done, but its a first for me, and another box on the list checked off. :dance: Grayskayl is partly inspired by old 1950's style robots and Iron Giant The more I got this MOC built the more interesting it got, I knew that it could very easily go in a few different directions. I thought about making it a sad robot, with droopy shoulders and a frowning face, but I decided to go more towards more neutral or slightly on the happier side of neutral "disposition." Either way, it all seemed kinda cliche, or like its been done. The iron Giant was happy and playful which was what inspired me to make Grayskayl that way to. Then there's Marvin Who was hilariously depressed. Then one simply needs to recal terminators, The Matrix, or Battlestar Galactica or any slew of other things to find evil robots. Either way I could have portrayed him, its been done before, so I went with the one that seemed most suitable for him.
Grayskayl also marks my third major system oriented build after Matteonette and Hyde/Autumnales

GraySkayl Is an adventurous rebellious robot. Built as an analytical and mechanical operations unit, he worked in dull boring laboratories, assisting with experiments and maintaining and repairing equipment. He never realized how boring and dull his existence was since he never knew anything else outside of the facility. Grayskayl diligently performed his tasks, listened to every command and was a good little robot worker, until one day while in his recharging cycle, his sensors detected unregistered movement. A small green crab like creature had burrowed its way through the outer wall into the laboratory. Grayskayl's inherently programmed curiosity told him to investigate further, so a small burrowed hole became a gaping hole in the wall. Grayskayl had set himself free. Not knowing any other life forms besides the professor that built him, Grayskayl quickly befriended the little crab who had shown him the way out. They became the best of friends to. The little crab, which Grayskayl affectionately dubbed as "snip" from the auditory signals its claws made would show him new and interesting things for him to collect data on, and Grayskayl would protect snip from harmful entities in the world.
It wasn't long before the professor wanted his very valuable, very unique robot back. At first it was just a few men, but when these men failed to retrieve the robot because it had a clever little friend to help it get away, soon the professor sent another robot. A large red and black robot, that shot fire from its hands. This Robot was not like Grayskayl, it had no curiosity, no interest in small living things being its friend, It was only interested in achieving its objective, which was to find Grayskayl and bring it back home...

Yeah, I was going for a kind of kid's story on that one. Meh. .

MOCs featured in this Deviation:
And a mysterious red fire robot. :O
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As a quick header for this Critique, I want to say that I see too many rude critiques in the MOCing community and some that are very pleasant but don't help at all. This is MOCing, not painting. You may add paint to the master piece. Therefore I believe our feedback should be memos that are like new and useful bricks. With legos, help build; don't break.

I have not seen any toy-robot style MOC yet, and this one will definitely leave me with a all around good vision of what they should look like.

I feel that, 3rdeye, captured what he was looking for in this MOC and while he did not follow some aspects of the vintage robot, this one still resembles one, none the less. Having some real '30s-'50s robots my self, I have a couple of things that kick in: bright colors, disproportionate bodies, and wonky or obscured faces. Like Robby or Robot liliput. However you did tip your hat to a lot of other fictional automatons, so I don't nit-pick too much.

As I said in the opening, Originality is complete, in my opinion.
I just have not seen one yet.

As always, 3rdeye88's MOCs have got to be O.K. in their builds at the least. While I have seen some that are not my personal style, I thoroughly enjoy his technique. Now, I have to try not to be partial so, like a man works hard to get the last bit of tooth-paste out of the tube, I must mark some things that can be improved... Ah O.K., the pipes on the side of the wrists jut out just a tad too far, in my opinion. Perhaps connecting them farther up the arms would help? And maybe some piston over the joints?

Not a meteoroid to my MOCing experience, but a worthy addition to both the BionicleMOCersleague and 3rdeye88's gallery. I hope I have been helpful in some distant form.

This is Kakama-King signing out.

P.S: Could you check out my new Pohatu revamp? I would find your feedback useful.
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OddVibe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the Iron Giant~
And the gradience.

Liked the story you made between him and Snip.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks OV :huggle:

Thanks again. I wanted to go for a light hearted more kids oriented story thing. He just seems like he'd have a light hearted but sad story.
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
second Iron Giant is the best Robot ever!!!!!!
and lastly: we going to see a "mysterious red fire robot" next? :)
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IKR That movie was so cool Loved that robot.
YOu already have silly. Hint look in my gallery. :P
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
:D il have to make a check thru!
Some time later...
When I bother turning my laptop on...
Maybe when my ankle quits hurting,..,.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well have you bothered to look for the flaming robot yet? Or are you still being a lazy butt?
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
well i remember you having one...
inferno or something like that ..
i'm pretty sure it's already faved...
also im not being lazy i'm being busy
college and all that...
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was referring to Furnace in this description. :P
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
ok i have to make my usual informative comment
so FYI
LEGO is never spelled Lego
and is never used plural
i guess you could say LEGOs but i dont think thats proper either.
i think your just supposed to leave the "s" off and say "regular LEGO"
always all caps cause it stands for something, so its never lowercase
you can tell idk about spelling other wise, but i found that out while doing a research paper in high school so its kinda a pet peeve now!
ok im done! feel free to ignore me!
and yes i havnt read the rest of your description yet :D
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck that. I'll say legos cause that's what I feel like and fuck saying LEGO that doesn't seem right unless lego is actual an acronym which it isn't. Its a dutch contraction of Le got or somehting like that. Its late, I'm tired and don't wanna look it up. :(
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