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Bionicle MOC: Psystrike by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Psystrike by Rahiden
Psystrike, nicknamed Psy, is a monk with poor eyesight but surprising agility.

While also influenced by the Pokémon Medicham, Psy's design is based (quite suitably) around the Greek letter Psi Ψ. Depending on what you count as a trident, there are about 7 integrated into his appearance. The Fenrakk heads represent baggy sleeves. I admit, the elbows could flow a little more smoothly, but nonetheless he's definitely one of my favourites.

Hope you like him!
Bionicle (c) Lego
Designing, building, photography (c) Rahiden
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All I can say about this creation when I first saw it on my Deviant Watch list was "HOLY CRAP". This creation is just...wow. In the description, Rahiden states that he wanted to base something off the Greek Letter Psi, which is how Psystrike came into being. Considering most creations are based off of an animal, or an element. But not many creations are based upon letters of the alphabet. Now, onto the creation itself!
The first thing that really appealed to me was the head. I loved how he did it - using Nuhrii's mask - blended with red and silver - then using the silver to go into another part of the face was a really good idea. I also like how he used the Skirmix heads - instead of a head itself, they're used for armor. Lastly, the staff...holy crap, that is a big staff (XD). Not only that, but that thing is armored to frikkin' teeth!
Alright, so let me go over on WHY I scored this. As I said earlier, with Rahiden basing the creation off of the Greek letter Psi, this is how vision and originality get maximum scores. Technique gets max scores as well, due to the head design and the creation being so large, yet somehow stays stable. Lastly, impact gets a 4.5. Why? Well, the only people I can think of who will enjoy this include Bionicle nerds like myself, an artist who wants to draw this creation, and someone on DeviantArt surfing the site who stumbles upon it.
In conclusion, this is a really awesome creation! The colors blend really well together, and I wait with baited breath for the next creation!
What do you think?
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This is a very interestingly designed MOC.

My only problem with it is those hydraulics connecting his hamstrings to his anchillies tendons, as well as the head, looking kinda.......i dont know, un-headish.

I love the use of the Matoran 2-colour mask, but on the top of his head it looks rather strange, not bad mind you, only out of place.

Anyway good colours, loving the uses of panrahk staff-ends for shoulders and chest. Colours are evenly distributed, and you appear to have even managed to use little to no blue or sand coloured connectors.

Last thing I want to say, #1 the hands, I've never liked the look of clawed fingers, but on this it works. ;) And #2 the weapon.......

The weapon is inspiring, powerful, elegant and perfectly matches his colour scheme. Amazing Bionicle Trident/Spear.
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:iconherokidg:
HeroKidG Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think is so neat how you have your own technics and style of making things, like the torso
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hellfire1999 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
which visorak pincers are those?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're from the blue Visorak set: www.bricklink.com/catalogItemP…
Also, apologies for the late response. I don't have as much time for deviantArt as I used to...
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hellfire1999 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its ok ^^
The only visorak I got was red.

Im on deviantART like 14/7
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:iconhellfire1999:
hellfire1999 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I take it he's psychic?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes.
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:iconhellfire1999:
hellfire1999 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool.

I have a question: I built a MOC that I wish to share, how do I take a photo shoot of it? like, since i dont have photo editing software, I'm gonna post like 5 different views in seperate deviations, I'm wondering what i do to set up the photo shoot background?
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Bentheghost Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wait! I see something

an
inika
torso! :icondundundunplz:
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally neat MOC and I really like it's design, especially his staff, dam right genius.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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:iconpyrotech5828:
pyrotech5828 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Man I miss MOCing. It was some great times.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great times, which could still be had now...
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:iconpyrotech5828:
pyrotech5828 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
No, I grew out of it.
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Sk3tchb00kJunki3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   General Artist
the head looks a bit like iron man! (or the whole thing you could say) like the use of tahu's spinning shield blade
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:iconwolfabbott:
wolfabbott Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
very imposing. i love the design of the hands in particular. do you remember where you got a hold of the y shaped piece on the staff?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! The top half of the Y shape (I assume you're referring to the red area) is the torso armour of Jaller Mahri. The bottom half is a red Visorak foot.
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:iconrajusikil:
rajusikil Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I don't know if its jus me but this figure has a very ultraman feel 2 it
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:iconkonvakani:
konvakani Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
how tall is he? say compared to 3 coca cola cans
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's about as tall as 2 and a half cans.
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:iconkonvakani:
konvakani Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
wow i actually took 3 cans and compared
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:iconkonvakani:
konvakani Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
now that is a cool bastard
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:icondulemaster:
dulemaster Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! this guy is badass
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:iconvedkarrtheunbroken:
Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Can he bend over?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, quite easily.
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:iconaction-figure-opera:
action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Is that red or maroon? Because if it's maroon, then I hate you. I wish I had all those maroon pieces. I have maybe half, but could do with all of them.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I call it Metru red ;) Fear not, for I shall put the unused Metru red pieces to good use (at some distant point in the future).
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Uh, so is that maroon or red?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug: I'm colour blind. I've heard it being called by both names. Same colour as this guy: [link]
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:iconvedkarrtheunbroken:
Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Color blind? but your color schemes are always spot on <:L
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've actually written a journal about that (under 'MOCing') but, long story short, it's because Lego pieces have distinct shades of colour with no intermediates. If I know that one piece is, say, Metru blue, I can confidently say that the others of that shade are also Metru blue. You may have noticed that the colour schemes I use are generally the tried-and-tested ones ^^;
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:iconaction-figure-opera:
action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Aha! Maroon then. I have that figure.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there a difference between maroon and dark red are these just two words for the same color?
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:iconaction-figure-opera:
action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Two words for the same color.
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:icongreatbeing:
Greatbeing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I don't remember you posting him. He's so recent.
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SkrallRazor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dude...
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TheTrueAssanaut Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I love what you did with the "mask." XD
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet moc dude :D. Like the head design :D
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:iconmorkergroth:
morkergroth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I am gonna draw up a human concept. Approves?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, go ahead :D
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:iconmorkergroth:
morkergroth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
he was finished last night. credit will be given, good sir.
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morkergroth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
wow, reminds me of a character from a book I read. he is a teacher at a martial arts school. who walks across a slippery log over a chasm in winter when taking his students to the training ground. but when a student who I scared of heights tries to cross and can't, the teacher reveals he is blind. he also uses a bo staff as a weapon.
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope that he will feature in the Faffory!
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course he will :D I intend for every one of my MOCs to appear in Faffory at one point or another.
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But he will be a teammate of the another two (I don't remember to their name :()?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] Panel 5 mentions a blind monk... Hmmm.
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:iconmata4nuistudios:
Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh, I didn't see it. ^^;
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking great, Aiden! If I didn't know this was an MOC, I'd swear this was from an official BIONICLE set or something. :clap:
Psy doesn't appear to have visible eyes. Was that intentional on your part? And do I spy a Rahkshi staff head here and there among the mix of parts?
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes, the lack of eyes was intentional - I knew I wanted him to be blind or have poor eyesight, and since I was looking at these for reference, I thought it'd look cool if he were faceless. As for the Rahkshi staffs, they're perfect for the 'texture' I was looking for, since they're shaped like tridents and have the artificial style to them. At first I thought having four was more than enough, but looking back it would've been nice to have two more on his legs too.
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Lol-Pretzel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Amazingly imperious! He reminds me of Sidorak in a way, or perhaps some kind of martial bishop. What's disconcerting is that my newest MOC project also uses the repeating Psi pattern in his armour. O.o
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