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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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transformers540 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Only today I've noticed the hed.:P
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:icontoanutaka:
ToaNutaka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
This is a very unique moc. I like how each color of his body parts represents a different type of stone.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, that was the idea :D
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:iconthegangstawizard:
This is Amazing!!!! you are so talented! :D btw why does he look like something you'd see in lord of the rings?
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megaherofactory Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
10 out of 5
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Dagger-Drop Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome!!Clap 
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:iconszymhero:
szymhero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I never saw anything cooler than this.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :aww:
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:iconbermarte:
bermarte Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Artist
so beautiful!
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:iconbioniclezilla76:
Bioniclezilla76 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You did give this guy permission, right? kaijucombat.com/community/inde…
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:iconrahiden:
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...
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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. 
Sponsorship
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.
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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. :)
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Bioniclezilla76 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thought so. :) (Smile) 
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:iconnyanic:
Nyanic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, where did you get the L.leg parts?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner 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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:iconnyanic:
Nyanic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  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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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, okay - they're all from the Barraki set Carapar :)
www.bricklink.com/catalogItemI…
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bioniclemaniac223 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shnitzel!
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the new look. The back stands out a lot less.
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner 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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BIOFLARE Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
updated?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. It's quite clearly written in the description.
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BIOFLARE Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
what did you change?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it not clear from the comparison with the picture of the old back? ;__;
The Mata brown section has been completely redone - it used to be a shapeless mess but it now resembles Giant's Causeway, using columns of brown sockets. www.titanicwalk.com/wp-content…
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BIOFLARE Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
i was gonna say nevermind but then i accidently entered what i had typed. and then i was gonna go through the comments but i couldn't find mine. so yeah. sorrySweating a little... 
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An interesting new attempt on the new back!
I guess it makes quite an interesting silhuette.
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehhh. I honestly prefer the old back...
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Pikachow1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
really well built
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msiefker14 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist
this looks similar to Devastator from Transformers. It looks epic though!
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
This is just so incredible. I can barely comprehend the enormity of this thing, and the minifig for scale is just priceless. The distinct blocks of color really sell the mismatched golem-ness.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why does the back of this guy bother me so much? The front is SO streamlined and it makes the moc flow together, but when I see his back it seems all jumbled up. Also, he doesnt seem to have fully built legs. Granted, he is a rock golem so the anatomy shouldnt be perfect...
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was an attempt to make his back rugged and uneven, like a rocky outcrop. After all, I tried to have as many different textures as possible (within reason), so I thought that if there was any place to do so, the back would be ideal. I do see what you mean, though - since taking these photos, I've covered that exposed ball joint with a socket, so it's marginally better.
The legs were made intentionally small so that the focus would be almost entirely on the arms and upper torso, and to make them look even larger than they really are :D Also, when combined with the expression on his face, you could say that I was trying to make him look a little degenerate, or even mutated.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm... Im not sure but it looks like his legs are almost vestigial.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vestigial! That's a good word. Perhaps that's what I was going for.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm... Well it kinda restricts his posing a bit... I mean sure hes a rock monster but still I think he would feel safer if he could stand without one hand on the ground XD
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Practically all of his weight is on his arms, so if anything it'd be easier for both of his legs to be in the air than one arm ^^; I quite like his 'grounded' look.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol
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zeyshecrell Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Very nice. It looks like a seeder from Gears Of War.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UMG HE LOOKS SO CUTE! :squee:
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a stone golem, yes :P
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I mean his cute face <3
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Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This model inspired me. Maybe I'll write in the future a novel with such creature.
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bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really good i love how you separate the colours in each sections thats one of the best mocs everand the head is super cool great moc! :)
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! Fissure is one of my favourites too :D
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bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yo welcome :)
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firebreather2536 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!
I can't wait to see this guy in action!
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Is that thing a hunchback?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sort of, yes. He's anatomically similar to a hunchbacked gorilla.
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