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Bionicle MOC: Chinese Lion Statue by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Chinese Lion Statue by Rahiden
MOC review: [link]

Happy Chinese New Year! :la:
Here's a stone Chinese Lion which I built specially for the occasion. The main reason for doing one is because the proportions are so laughably extreme, and because I figured I needed another mono-grey MOC. It's worth mentioning that so-called Lions can vary quite drastically in appearance, with some looking more feline while others look like dogs (or even monkeys). This one's more dog-like. My favourite part is definitely the head; the mane of Bohrok gear pieces and the use of the rubber band holder as the nose (since I don't have any grey tooth pieces) really make it for me. See the video for more details!

Bionicle (c) Lego
Designing, building, photography (c) Me
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First off, very nice. Second, the varying shades of gray makes it very eye-appealing. It is in no way monotone, or nonlifelike. It looks very solids, as if you could drop it down the stairs and have in one (Or two pieces!) when it is done. Sorry, first thing that pops into my head. This looked like a true challenge, one worthy of a master like yourself. Honestly, it would look better in color, if you modeling after a real lion. Since you are not, then the gray is both expected, and very accurate. I hope I have not been rambling and going on and on on this thing, I just ran out of deep thoughts. :)
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MandoJetii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I think the Shiisaa statues on Okinawa look kinda like Chinese lion statues, & they technically depict a canine (I think). See en.wikia.com/wiki/shisa for more details. (The first sentence on the page states that it looks like a cross between a dog & a lion.)
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive details!
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! :)
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Le-Rainbow-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Nice job on using the rubber hand holder *such a challenging peice* where it is, dedication like that shows real integrity in your works. Well done.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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Drakmanka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone who has ever said you can't make Lego art out of Bionicle pieces has just been slapped hard. Awesome work!
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much ;)
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Greatbeing Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Except it's the year of the Snake....
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skybard Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Whoa, awesome! Been a while since I've seen a BIONICLE "sculpture" this nice! Most of the MOCs I see these days are just standard humanoid figures, so it's good to see something that not only deviates from a humanoid build but completely avoids traditional figure-building techniques in favor of a more irregular build that serves as a very bulky body structure. This model uses great use of varying colors and textures, such as the gears for the mane. That might be my favorite part of this model.
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