Jump to content
VonTurnip

That One Piece: An Anthology

Recommended Posts

We've all built a MOC, right? It's fun, it's relaxing, it's enjoyable and it really flexes your creative and technical muscles. But, unfortunately, more often than not, we're missing one little axle that we need one more of to seal off this custom torso, one technic beam to connect two separate parts of a building, one irritating pipe piece that would be the cherry on top of your MOC but you never got your hands on, or, by Mata Nui, THAT. ONE. Hollow stud that would look perfect on this section of greballing* but you don't have. 

 

So, yeah. It can always be the little, minuscule things that can kill you and since this a collection of all those annoying instances of condescending denial, I would like to know what killed you in that regard.


< -< =<o>= >- >


 


 


Ha! I tricked you into reading my signature!


 


 


< -< =<o>= >- >

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me several years ago:
"I'd like to give this guy a different mask..."

Later...

"I only have one mask in that color, and it's the one I have here..."

After reminiscing...

"I wish I had gotten [insert set here] when I had the chance..."  -_-

*********************

Back to today:

[copy and paste the above]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me several years ago:

"I'd like to give this guy a different mask..."

Later...

"I only have one mask in that color, and it's the one I have here..."

After reminiscing...

"I wish I had gotten [insert set here] when I had the chance..."  -_-

*********************

Back to today:

[copy and paste the above]

 

"Man, that satellite dish piece would look great on this."

*Checks Bricklink*

"Nope. Too much."

  • Upvote 2

< -< =<o>= >- >


 


 


Ha! I tricked you into reading my signature!


 


 


< -< =<o>= >- >

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's always this piece that gets me:

 

111b.jpg

 

I use it in like every MOC I ever build, and I only own two of them. And they're usually already being used by a different creation.


IetTsFQ.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will never have enough of these guys:

 

90622.jpg

 

Mostly because the sea dragon I made a couple years back uses like ten of them but he's just too dang cool to cannibalize.

  • Upvote 1

aouROFb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually find myself needing a one-stud-long axle. It'd be very easy to get them stuck in irretrievable places if you didn't know what you were doing with them, but I've built so many bizarre small-scale stuff in recent years that I've been in need of one more often than you'd think.


avatar by Lady Kopaka


tumblr_ng1pw4xLEM1tryxewo1_1280.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always find myself looking for those 2- and 3-length axels and pins, even though I probably have literal hundreds of them.

  • Upvote 2

:a: :r: :z: :a: :k: :i:

I got Monster Hunter World on PS4, add me at bmrjw2 if you want

Also I play FFXIV, my main is Anastasia Willow on Exodus but I've got characters on every NA datacenter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My MOCing days may be over, but I recall always having needed those standalone black ball joint pieces.

 

isn't there an anime...? o:

 

The title made me look twice too for this very reason; help me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't CCBS composed almost entirely of black ball joint pieces? I have so many of them...

Pretty sure they were referring specifically to THIS part, not just any ball joint that's attached to a bone. While G2 Bionicle has indeed used a lot of that piece thanks to the figures' geared arms, most earlier CCBS sets did not, opting for basic bone elements instead.

Edited by Lyichir
  • Upvote 1

Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence

Aanchir's and Meiko's brother

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought he was referring to either those piece that used to act as hands on G1 Bionicles or the sphere pieces that were on the Matas' chests, like the one Lyichir posted.

Edited by Arzaki

:a: :r: :z: :a: :k: :i:

I got Monster Hunter World on PS4, add me at bmrjw2 if you want

Also I play FFXIV, my main is Anastasia Willow on Exodus but I've got characters on every NA datacenter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...