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#1 Offline Rhymes-Shelter

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Posted Apr 18 2014 - 12:44 AM

Hey, its's my contest model. Theme was - Character, need to make chr from movie, cartoon or video game, so I've decided to make this super freaky mandril. But i really don't have enought pieces for make body on same level as head. Just need to make huuuuge bricklink order) So, hope you'll enjoy it)
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#2 Offline Torran

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Posted Apr 18 2014 - 01:14 AM

...My jaw dropped when I saw this. What an epic face/head. A shame that you can't get the body as detailed, but I'm just stunned by that face. Wow. Really movie-worthy. Such a great use of parts, especially those dino heads!


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Posted Apr 18 2014 - 06:47 AM

T-that's insanely good! The level of detail on that face is bloody amazing.


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Posted Apr 18 2014 - 11:28 AM

Yesyesyes.  One of my favorite characters, so well built. Maybe the body and legs could look better, but I think the arms and hands are excellent. And of course the PU on the head is super-accurate and top-notch. How do you think of this stuff? Love how natural the white fur looks.


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Posted Apr 18 2014 - 12:25 PM

It's so amazing and detailed! I like everything about it!


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Posted Apr 18 2014 - 05:41 PM

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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 01:55 AM

Wow! That's amazing! Until you said anything I had no idea you were unsatisfied with the body; to me it looks every bit as great as the face.


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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 01:06 PM

There are many, many MOCs that look really good zoomed out far, but when you zoom in, they don't look very good -- not so here! Piece usage is brilliant. Not only is the overall image (highly accurate, at least judging from my awful memory lol -- and) really cool-looking, it was fun to stare at the screen and try to figure out what each pieces was. The dino heads for the eyes were tricky to figure out at first but really impressed me once I realized what they were. Nose/snout design is also especially good. "Mane" (or whatever the right term is) really good too.

 

Body design being much simpler, more traditional Bionicle MOC is an interesting choice. I think it works here. Draws the attention to the brilliance in the face design, and sometimes I think many MOCs have too much custom just for the heck of it (though nothing wrong with that, heh). I like the idea of using what LEGO makes available and then where they don't have something, build up from there, and this seems to do that well. Hand design loses points for lack of poseability, but still clever piece usage, and works as a "statue MOC". Base is forgettable but oh well (what does it matter? It's in the past... okay I couldn't resist...).

 

Great job!


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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 01:18 PM

That. Is. Amazing. I love the detail in the face I mean it's just beautifull do you have any ideas on making other characters from the movie?
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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 02:20 PM

Wow...all I can say is awesome. The head is incredibly detailed and have great ways to incorporate different pieces. I honestly dont care if the body isn't that detailed, the head just makes up for it.


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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 02:47 PM

Dang, son.

That's impressive. The head in particular just screams Rafiki. Good job.

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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 04:01 PM

Oh man, this was so much better than I thought it'd be. Wonderful build.
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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 05:36 PM

I have not seen the Lion King in a long time, and don't even remember who Rafiki is, but I still recognized him instantly when I saw the little picture on the news page.  That is something hard to achieve, having a MOC that's so instantly recognizable.


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Posted Apr 23 2014 - 12:38 AM

Holy cow, this looks great. Its head looks exactly like Rafiki's. It's almost like looking at a picture of him! The only thing that would make this even better is if he had his staff, but this is still awesome as is. Great job!


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Posted Apr 23 2014 - 11:28 AM

I have not seen the Lion King in a long time, and don't even remember who Rafiki is,

I'm pretty sure he's one of the lions

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Posted May 04 2014 - 04:52 PM

Just wanna say that this is seriously neat.  The face is the important part, so pulling that off so convincingly is a serious attention-grabber.  Maybe a bit nightmare fuel inducing, however--the whole thing looks like a sinister, deranged robo-mandrill.  Very interesting figure, regardless.


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