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Pohaturon posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsThe result of Mutran having one too many drinks at the lab.
alexparkdesigns posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsAcid Fly by AlexParkDesigns, on Flickr My take on the Acid Fly, a small insectoid Rahi of the Southern Continent.
In Okoto’s Region of Stone, a villager might be minding his own business when the expanse of sand around them suddenly erupts into a great shimmering sea of many colours. The rays of the great hot sun that beat incessantly down upon the desert are reflected and refracted into the full lustrous spectrum of red to purple, immersing their hunched silhouette in a sheen of breath-stopping prismatic radiance. More-often-than-not, the villager will then look up, flip off a rude gesture with a cussword, then ensure that any food they brought with them is well out of sight. These semi-intelligent vulture-like beings have earned a reputation amongst the locals as a pest that acts purely in its own interest. As well as food and territory (anything its rays touch is the Condor’s, according to the Condor), specimens of both genders are constantly aware of their appearance and are always searching (or fighting) for shiny trinkets and spare parts to add to their glittering mantles. When they aren’t at the nearest waterhole admiring their own reflection (if they can find a puddle that isn’t too muddy), there will always be some scrounging through houses or harassing Villagers and their livestock. Fortunately, when this happens all it needs to send it packing is a bit of humility - a commodity locals are more than happy to dispense …in the form of manure and DustHog droppings. This is a combiner model that is built solely from the pieces contained in 71303 Ikir, 71304 Terak and 71301 Ketar, the Creatures of Fire, Earth, and Stone. After a Mech, Tahtorak, and Dragon, I decided to go for a humanoid of sorts, which was both fun and difficult since the Creatures contained few of the conventional limbs and torsos (not to mention connectors) one would generally rely on. I’m quite happy with how this turned out. I’m especially pleased with the head and torso, and I think I did a decent job applying each set’s various key pieces (though I couldn’t quite get bear-trap armour to work, sadly) and grouping the plentitude of gold, orange and purple together.
Ketar - Aspect of Stone
Pohaturon posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsThe legendary elemental creatures are thought to be as old as Okoto itself - as well as their tireless hunter, Umarak. However, the creatures were not always the small, frail beings who rely on the Toa for protection that we know today. Long ago, the elemental creatures were great aspects of their respective regions. Majestic beings of untold raw power who ruled their elements as gods. Umarak faced defeat after defeat at the hands of these beings. His shadow traps were brushed off without effort, even in swarms. Over a millennium of strife, he withered away, becoming spindle and wicked. When his mask was cracked after a particularly unfavorable encounter with Ketar's stinger, he decided to give up the honorable hunt and cheat the creatures into submission. He experimented with his shadow traps until he bred a new kind, that instead of merely snaring its prey, would sap its power, its life force. These new shadow traps were sent out to weaken the great aspects. However, Umarak's folly was that of hubris - hubris to think that he could create that which would absorb the power of the elements and survive. Technically, the traps succeeded - they latched on to their prey, and leeched their power. However, the full force of each element was far too much for the traps to endure, and they disintegrated before the creatures were truly fatigued. Diminished and weak, the creatures fled. While their power is gone, their cunning - and resilience remained. Tracking them became significantly more difficult for Umarak. It wasn't until the much less stealthy Toa gathered the creatures that he could successfully capture one. Due to the failure of his special breed of shadow traps, Umarak vowed never to experiment with - or rely on - the traps again. He partially broke this oath during his servitude to Makuta. Before losing his power, Ketar was a majestic scorpion that ruled over the dunes and mountains of the Region of Stone. I built this MOC using parts only from the G2 stone elemental sets: Nilkuu - Protector of Stone, Pohatu - Master of Stone, Skull Scorpio, Ketar - Creature of Stone and Pohatu - Uniter of Stone. Technically Scorpio has no element, but since he's the one "assigned" to Pohatu and shares the transparent color of the stone elementals, he counts. album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskAidr4q The torso is mostly the stock Skull Scorpio build with some aesthetic and structural mods. The head, tail and hands are fully custom. Photo Credit: My wonderful wife!
Haikara: Great Creature of Wisdom
Lyichir posted a blog entry in blogs_blog_517My Wairuha MOC topic has been updated with a "Creature Kaita"! Check it out!
Umarak Creature Theory
Aho posted a topic in Bionicle Storyline & TheoriesWhile following the current storyline and hearing input from the community, one issue commonly brought up is Umarak's ineptitude at capturing the Creatures, even after thousands of years. This theory, if true, may explain why that is, and why forging a mask of more than one element is so dangerous. Umarak came into being when the Creatures did, to balance the six elements with the darkness, or shadow. The reason he never caught them was because of this balance; in an almost yin yang fashion, neither the creatures nor Umarak could gain the upper hand, because the creatures were united against him, and the island's elements were in harmony. However, when Makuta made the MoUP, he upset the balance, and due to this upset in balance the island degraded, and the Creatures were divided, drawn to the areas where their element was the most prominent, to resume an uneasy game of cat and mouse with Umarak for years afterwards. However, while Ekimu did stop Makuta from further destabilizing the island, that initial destabilization did give Umarak an advantage. Shadow and Destruction, in my opinion in regards to this story, is that combination of elements forcibly wielded by one, while Creation and Life are represented by the individual elements each wielded by one, working together. Therefore, the existence of the MoUP slowly began to change the nature of Okoto, causing the natives to more heavily modify their regions to suit one element, which made the unity of elements on Okoto much weaker against the united forces of darkness. This, in turn, led to the eventual arrival of the Toa, to "balance the elements and shadow" again. But the unforeseen consequence of that was Umarak, the only fully alive user of shadow, gaining more power, to balance the power of the Toa AND Creatures, and this is why it is so important that the Toa and Creatures unite, so they can stand a chance against the shadow. Additionally, the Toa's arrival probably also boosted the abilities of Makuta, who is the only other known being in the Okotoverse that utilizes the shadow, and functions as a counterbalance. Well, that was a longer post than expected! In short, I think that the shadow element in this universe is a combination of the elements used by one, while the protagonists each wield one element, working together to balance the darkness. One quick correction: It is my opinion that Life or Light is represented by numerous beings working together, and this is the only way great power can be wielded for the good; Unity of the users, Duty to those they protect, and their Destiny on the horizon.
TheOneVeyronian posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsHe may look cute, but one wrong move and he'll trap you with his trap-jaw mouth... (Click on the pictures to see full resolutions. Sorry about the quality at full res, my camera really isn't suited to taking photos of LEGO in the dark English days we've been having recently) Not much to this really. I was just playing around with some of the new 2016 Bionicle pieces and I came up with this little Shadow Trap mouthed beast. I imagine this to be some sort of Rahi-style beast, with crystalline armour, sharp crystal tail blade and deadly snapping jaws. The Creature head/Shadow trap combo I found turned out better than I'd expected. And I'm beginning to wonder if this should have been my entry to the January Flickr contest instead of my second Dragonborn MOC But never mind that now, I'm still proud of how this little tearaway beast came out Comments, upvotes and constructive criticism appreciated
Maxiboy136 posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsYes, it's Bionicle Cthulu! Actually, no it isn't. This is Teuthix, a giant humanoid squid Rahi. Nothing like Cthulu at all, really. Teuthix was a large squid-like humanoid Rahi that lived in the murky depths beneath Ga-Metru. It could react violently if provoked, and was known to lash out with its tentacles at Matoran who disturbed it. However, it was also willing to aid the forces of good in much the same way that Keetongu was. Following the defeat of Makuta Teridax, Teuthix left the Matoran Universe to live in the Great Ocean of Spherus Magna.
Maxiboy136 posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsThe Arthroporak was a giant centipede-like Rahi that lived in a variety of habitats, from the jungles of Le-Wahi to the deserts of Po-Metru. They were normally docile creatures, but could cause serious harm if provoked. They had several different means of defending themselves, including their powerful jaws, a thrashing tail, and spider-like palps which could hurl blobs of venom at an attacker. As well as being resistant to high levels of heat, allowing them to live near hotter regions, they could also burrow underground.
Skull Basher, a little revamp
PrimoUltimo posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsI made simple modifications to Skull Basher: - add him normal legs, - add armor on back, - change orange parts to silver parts, Gallery: http://imgur.com/dtmrUPb
Aanchir posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsMy entry for a "Before & After Brain Infection" contest on another site. I built both models with the help of my twin brother Lyichir. In their natural form, Koboldon are tunnel goblins with a diet of metallic ore, which they mine for with their powerful, shovel-like claws. They are reclusive, but generally not aggressive. But once the evil brains landed on their home planet, many were mutated into grotesque, hulking fiends that burrow beneath cities, reducing buildings and infrastructure to rubble. Can any hero stand up to the might of Koboldon's radioactive power claw? More pictures: About the MOC: Lyichir and I came up with the foot design for a much larger model a few months ago, and we decided a bestial foot design like this would be perfect for this contest. The head was designed in an effort to create a brain-infected head that looked as detailed and fearsome as any of the official 2013 villain faceplates, but which had a unique character of its own. Lyichir had the idea to use Transparent Bright Green (the same color as the brain) to highlight areas most heavily affected by the mutation, and I designed the power claw with that in mind.Comments, questions, and criticism are welcome! Hope you enjoy this MOC! Edit: Second image was a good bit over the file size limit of 100 kB, so I replaced it with one of the next smallest size. -Wind-
Gears The Toa posted a topic in Short StoriesEvo-Morph 1 Evo-Morph 1 stood in his canister, which was slowly shaking; he did not feel this, as he had no nerves. Those were growing. In a past life, he had been a Toa of Stone. He and a few others had been kidnapped in Hydrini, on Spherus Magna, by Dark Hunters; from there they were transferred bound and gagged, to an empty warehouse, where they were auctioned off. He was sold, along with 3 other Toa and 8 Matoran to a Skrall scientist whom needed some test subjects. They had then been tested to see who was the strongest and healthiest. 7 of the Matoran, after failing the health and fitness tests, were melted in a furnace. He and the remaining 1 Matoran and 3 Toa, were injected with visorak venom, placed in liquid protodermis canisters, and left there until their mutation finished. The Skrall scientist, whose name was Faronsikk, was trying to create new life from existing life. He was about to succeed, but it would be his final success. The first mutant Toa had grown a tail, two extra arms, had clawed feet and hands, and 2 facial tusks. His mind had improved much, to the point at which he would be considered extremely intelligent, but due to his loss of speech and bestial look, he sadly would never be considered more than a beast. His new name was Evo-Morph 5. The next one, the Matoran, was the same height, but had a hunched back and no hands or feet. Instead, he had protosteel blades, which he balanced on. His legs were shorter, and his arms were longer. His face now had six eyes and four mandibles, instead of a mouth. His name was Evo-Morph 4. The next one had a normal torso, and had two protosteel blades. But her face had only 1 eye, and two side mandibles. She had 4 legs, each holding a protosteel blade which she could keep her balance on. Her name was Evo-Morph 3. In comparison to the others, Evo-Morph 2 was the most still Toa-like one. He had grown two clawed hands and two back tentacles, with hooks on the end. The last one, Evo-Morph 1 was the most heavily mutated. He was actually the reason the Matoran and Toa were kidnapped, as he lured the others in exchange for payment. Yet he had been double-crossed, and taken with the Matoran and Toa. He had been wearing a Kanohi Shelek, which was now fused to his face. He had one right arm, but 2 left arms. His feet were also clawed, but very badly, as he had 4 claws on each foot, 3 in the front and 1 in the back. He had also been made mute and deaf, due to his Kanohi choice. This was adapted to by giving him the ability to “see” sound waves and decipher them, allowing him to “hear.” After 7 days, he scientist had grown anxious and wanted to see his creatures. In his haste, forgot to incapacitate his new creatures’, so he opened Evo-Morph’s 1 canister, and was torn apart by his claws, and tossed into another open container containing a failed experiment. The other canisters unlocked when the master control was crushed, allowing Evo-Morphs 5-2 to escape, Evo-Morph 4 leading the escape. They were running, not knowing where as during the mutation they had gotten amnesia, intentionally induced by the Skrall scientist, so he could achieve his goal of making a new species. This meant during the escape, Evo-Morph 4 led the others to a grate, which Evo-Morph 2 having claws similar to hands ripped off, and they began their escape into the sewer. Now, Evo-Morph 1, hiding in the shadows and being quiet, due to his deafness, followed them via the sound waves of the others .He had been released into this world under a different mindset. The Skrall scientist had given him certain stimuli during his mutation, causing him to want to kill the others, but to not let it cloud his judgment on staying safe, as he had also lost his morality during the transformation. This meant if the others escaped, he could silently hunt him down and prevents the public of learning of the scientist’s experiments. Ironically, the scientist had been the hunter’s first prey. The other Evo-Morphs were now in the sewer, and as Evo-Morph 2 had been a Toa of fire, were able to get a fire started. Little did they know Evo-Morph 1 was near. Evo-Morph 2 decided to take first watch. Evo-Morph 1 subdued him easily, along with the sleeping Evo-Morphs 3 and 4. When he went to kill Evo-Morph 5, he realized something. This creature was a hunter ,like him. He then woke it up and chased it, so he would not feel his new conscience to kill it. He then began to wonder why he saved it. In the next 3 days, Evo-Morph 5 would learn his abilities and due to his intelligence would be hard to fight. This would give him a challenge, he thought, a challenge he would enjoy.
Ehlekdude posted a topic in Bionicle-Based CreationsI built this guy about a month or so ago, though now he is disasembled.Main pictureOther pics:Other picTopFrontSideUnlike cats, Fire creatures do not land nicely on their legs when they fall.Any thoughts appreciated.
TuragaNuva posted a topic in September 2017 Flickr Contest VotingAttention, Hero Factory Heroes! Now that we've reestablished online communications, we thought it vital to re-post this message:Our Hero Recon agents doing intel on the Jungle Planet have discovered the existence of yet another dangerous creature: the Ballistic Beetle. It appears that, though its folding wings are too weak to get it off the ground, it can jump into the air using its strong hind legs, and stay airborne from there. Its most dangerous weapon seems to be the three prongs on the front of its bright blue head: the Beetle is known to dive-bomb prey from a high altitude and spear them with its weapons. Here's a picture we've managed to obtain of the creature: Here's the rest of the data-file of pictures: FlyingRight flankBackConfronting Hero Nex 2.0 More pictures will be available here if they are obtained.This data-update is being left open so that you, our important Heroes, can ask questions, make comments, or just discuss this newly-discovered threat. Please, feel free to leave any comments you may have. -