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Bionicle MOC: Fissure by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Fissure by Rahiden
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Fissure is a stone golem, composed of several different hunks of rock from startlingly different places: a large sandstone hump, coal on his left shoulder and right leg, and a miniature Giant's Causeway making up his back. The Onua claws on his right shoulder represent fossils embedded in limestone.

Wow, this MOC was fun to build. In terms of building style, Fissure was designed to be a counterpart to Ember; Ember's colours had to blend into one another smoothly, while Fissure's colour scheme had to have definite cut-offs between the various sections of his body. This proved to be a good challenge that resulted in a new building style for me. The fact that the colours were so segregated meant that I could build each section individually, as stand-alone modules, so Fissure only really came together at the very end. Each colour also has its own signature texture, such as how the black consistently has squarish spikes while the tan is more geometrical.

Colours aside, Fissure's body structure was inspired by the gorilla. I wanted a kind of brutish front-heavy anatomy, and I really like how the offset mini-mountain on his back makes the asymmetry all the more obvious. You'll notice a complete lack of blue pins; that was because I opted instead for the frictionless tan equivalents, which meant that practically everything had to be secured in multiple places. I also opted for a club instead of a fingered left hand, partly because suitable finger pieces were hard to come by, and because I liked the idea that he doesn't need opposable thumbs to get around.

Edit 25/03/2014: Updated his back plus a few other minor things. His old back can be seen here. Uploaded the MOC review.

Hope you like him!
Bionicle (c) Lego
Designing, building, photography (c) Me
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It's been over 4 to possibly 7 years since I've last heard of Bionicle. I haven't seen or heard much of it, and then I came across this.

This truly signifies what creativity and lots of free time can get you. I find it amazing that you used the legs, the feet, the arms --- all the parts of each individual Elemental Bionicle to create the different body. Did you use the original Toa? I mean, it looks like part of the head was created using the original Krakua, and his left hind leg using Onyx! And it was a nice touch adding the miniature Lego man to emphasize the creation's enormity. I mean, this really tapped into corners of my childhood even I forgot existed. Nicely done, man.
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This is really impressive. I like how all the the different segments of the the body are from different places and yet they are not so far-fetched that they could not even possibly happen. Did it come from Hawaii? I see regular stone, sandstone, onyx/obsidian, and oceanic stuff, and it all flows to a huge rocky hump that really emphasizes the natural assymetry. All of it is smooth and still has lots of bumps, and its not like massive stalactites are sticking out everywhere, and it is very well built, and huge and large like a golem should be. I really enjoy it all around, but I never thought of a golem as a gorilla, being a minecrafter, but I like the take.

Keep up the good work!
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megaherofactory Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
10 out of 5
Dagger-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome!!Clap 
szymhero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I never saw anything cooler than this.
Rahiden Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :aww:
bermarte Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Artist
so beautiful!
Bioniclezilla76 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You did give this guy permission, right?…
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I did. I'll have to ask him what a sponsorship means in this context...
Bioniclezilla76 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Oh yeah here's the deal. Basically, there is this contest were if you are one of the many winners, your Kaiju will become a trading card. People pay money for the tickets, and if the guy who is in charge of the contest pulls a ticket with your Kaiju's name on it, than that means he will give the user a contract to sign. It's nothing bad, the only rights you loose is the ability to have that character not eligible to be made in a video game, they have that exclusive right. So if you were planning on putting him into your own video game at one point, you can't do that. All your other rights are kept. Now he should forward you the contract (it's in email) and tell the guy in charge that this is your creation. (he still does credit you) Now you have a choice to sign it, you'd waste people's money if you didn't. Also I suggest getting it in a week worth of time. After you forward the email to the guy in charge, then your bionicle will become a trading card, just have to get lucky in sponsorships. So that's pretty much all you need to know. I'll make it simple. 
If Xaodzilla's wins than he will give you the contract
You sign it you can't put it into a video game 
You get a real trading card with your bionicle redrawn.

it may sound unlikely but there are usually about fifty winners out of 200 so that's a decent chance if he becomes popular enough.
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right... okay, thanks for telling me. Thankfully I never planned on making Fissure into a video game, so I'll make sure he gets my email. :)
Bioniclezilla76 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thought so. :) (Smile) 
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