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Bionicle MOC: Stator by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Stator by Rahiden
Stator is a large mechnical being with the ability to generate intense rotating magnetic fields using the rotor on his right arm.

No prizes for guessing that Stator was based on the triangular star pattern on the many Rhotuka discs spread around his body! In fact, the design was heavily influenced by (of all things) the three-phase induction motors that we've been studying in Electrical Power lectures, as I quite liked the idea of the stator being a solid, immovable mass while the rotor spins freely. As such, the Rhotuka disc on his arm is capable of spinning in the conventional way (and yes, Stator can take up the top-left pose without needing to take off his arm or anything like that).

The other discs can't spin, obviously, but I'm quite pleased with how they're distributed. Note that the ones on his feet do stay on, surprisingly enough, even if the connection looks dodgy, as you can see here: Foot Rhotuka Connection
Additionally there are the Gali Nuva fan pieces and the Kolhii sticks, which both fit the pattern too. I like to think of the Kohli sticks on his back like the coils in a power station or something. Hope you like him!

Update 15/04/2015: Changed the design pretty significantly: removed all Avak-brown pieces (the spiky Piraka feet didn't match the texture anyway); lengthened the right arm; minor change to chest armour; removed the third back-coil thing (because having a voltage difference between three coils symmetrically doesn't really make sense). The new piston design is also much sturdier! The old version (about which the two critiques were written) can be seen here: Stator (old)
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Critique by voxumo voxumo/critique/1168089659">Mar 17, 2015, 10:17:06 AM
I've got to admit, I'm loving how the two hands work together yet can be their own weapons as well. The uses of kohlii sticks on the back are also a very nice touch, and work well, even with the actual kohlii pucks still in them. Though the overall use of the rhotuka spinners throughout the moc is really nice addition, and surprisingly they don't really look out of place, aside from the chest one which looks like it was thrown on there as a last second thought.

My only real issue with this is the inclusion of the avak brown... I find it's such a different shade of brown that it draws attention to them and as such takes it away from the full moc.

Overall I am loving it.
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Critique by Soltakama Soltakama/critique/1168267300">Mar 17, 2015, 7:07:30 PM
Very likable. From afar, you could clearly tell that it's a robot, and from up close, he's a hulking beast. The usage of the Rhotuka away from its intended use is just as great, and probably that's the most interesting. Rhotuka were virtually useless for MOCs.

I do, however, think you should've chosen blue, not brown, like Gahlok Kai, who used magnetism. Also, I don't think he could sit with that thing jutting off like a tail.

I don't recommend you give him hands. I personally think it's too cliche to add hands. He looks unique the way he is.
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PawX3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
I get a weird Air Man (you know, like the Mega Man villain) vibe off this guy, but Stator is definitely a very well done MOC, you havent failed to amaze me yet Rahiden
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ALFurrix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Bionicle. Really big one too. I have a big one called Scrap Metal, he is made with different parts and stuff but not tick as yours. If mine got in a fight with yours, Scrap will be going for is right arm first.
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KrishaCZ Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Wow! Really great! How do those Kakamas hold on his shoulders?
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a technic piece attached at the elbow which has an axle hole at the top - you can see it most clearly in the top left photo :)
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The sheer variety of connections for those Visorak spinners you've used is neat in it's own right :nod: but the MOC itself is a cool build. He's also somewhat cute, I can't put my finger on why :confused: Maybe it's the propeller face. Anyway, good to see a larger humanoid build from you. I think the last one was Fellest which feels like a while ago.
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GhostyMcspooky Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You and your amazing parts usages
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Writer
Wicked!
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Wabtfan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, are you kidding us with your mad creation skills? Doge 
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ejaylee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
SKY PIRATE
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MeutainerDA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude, way freakin' awesome as always!
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Epic-Snowman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your infinite inventory never fails to amaze me. There's no telling how many Lego artist are jealous of this stuff.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Part of me likes this guy, and the other part doesn't. I like his color scheme, his cute little head, the functions of his arms and his general designs are pretty great. The legs are a favorite of mine, but the shape of that torso works well too. However, somehow... I just don't like the things on the back and what he looks like with them. I don't know why :shrug: Either way though, he's a nice build and I admire your use of the rhotuka discs. Not an easy piece to use XD
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry, I think I get what you mean with the coils on his back! The one in the middle-bottom is shaped rather oddly, and the whole back arrangement was awkward to photograph, I found. In any case, though, on the whole I'm fond of them - the fact that they're three suitably-patterned sticks fits well with the theme, and I like to imagine that they help to generate the magnetic field.
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
The fact that he can pull his own ripcord just blows me away (pun totally intended).
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MapsNStuff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
God this is amazing
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy mother of Makuta of Metru Nui, Aiden, you almost made me drop my phone in amazement... Dang, man. That's just... I'm speechless.
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NewMaxico Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
this is the best usage of the rotors, i've ever seen. this looks goddamn badass.
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