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Bionicle MOC: Fissure by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Fissure by Rahiden
MOC review: www.youtube.com/watch?v=24TMUN…

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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Nyanic Apr 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, where did you get the L.leg parts?
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Rahiden Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, you're going to have to be more specific. Which part are you talking about (and what colour is it)?
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Nyanic 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not A part, just the parts that make up the left leg. The one with a black-yellow color scheme.
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Rahiden 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, okay - they're all from the Barraki set Carapar :)
www.bricklink.com/catalogItemI…
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bioniclemaniac223 Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shnitzel!
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Karda4124 Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the new look. The back stands out a lot less.
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welcometothedarksyde Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the new back better, less cohesive (which is good in this case). Gawd I love Fissure. It would be cute to have a picture of Fissure sleeping, and Spore climbing him like a mountain climber
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Rahiden Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. It's quite clearly written in the description.
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what did you change?
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