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