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Hero Factory MOC: Goldfish by Rahiden Hero Factory MOC: Goldfish by Rahiden
Isn't he adorable? Meanwhile, it seems that people don't realise that some fish don't have dorsal fins...

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That part combination is unacceptable for a tail of a fish, if you're trying to be anything close to the real of what's anatomically correct, what with the bit sticking out in the middle.

Looking at my own goldfish, which is just a regular old goldfish, every single fin on this is way too small, plus it's missing many fish.

Sorry, but as a rahi, maybe, but a goldfish, no. Even as a rahi, this fish could not swim.

Buildwise, the contouring (because you should know that's what I'll be talking about :la:) Is crazy good, I didn't think it possible to use a rotor head :P The gap on the bottom side should be fixed, either by plates or another orange tooth (either kind)

I wish there was an upper fin, that's necessary on just about every fish.
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Aw!! It's so cute! Now that I got that out of my system, it's time to take a look out of everyone's favorite cheddar snack. Wait, this isn't the food? Darn, I was hoping to get some goldfish. Anyway, we have a petite creation from Rahiden. As most watchers of Rahiden now, big is beautiful and ready to Sparta Kick Leonidas into that bottomless pit. On occasion however, we get a little break from the big, bad, and brute-like for something completely different.

Now on the actual creation. Rahiden has taken more parts where one might go, "I don't need these" and turned them into something. This 'something' is original and unique. Of course, there have been no goldfish Bionicle/Hero Factory releases. The use of the Rotor (I believe that's his name) head has the front of the fish blends nicely with the rest of the coloring. The tubing and more mechanical design of the helmet do little to change the smooth design.

As for my scoring, its normally with what I usually score it - vision gets 4.5 due to obviously being based on a goldfish. 5 for originality and technique because...well, have you tried making a goldfish with bionicle pieces? Lastly, a 4 on impact because unless you're going to draw this or build it yourself, it doesn't have a world-changing impact.

Well, that's all from Sora-the-Bisharp! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get to Opelucid City in Pokemon White 2. Ciao!
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:iconmegaherofactory:
megaherofactory Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
CUTE! lol
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DeltashockOmnihorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fishi so CUTE!!!:happybounce: 
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DeltashockOmnihorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I so jelly...
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:iconkatevunza:
KateVunza Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
That... is weird. I'm quite frankly surprised that you found pieces that fit together almost precisely like that, but I guess I really shouldn't be, since I haven't bought much in the way of any new Lego sets at all since 2006.

It's adorable, and I love it.
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rana06 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
nice job :D
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL... Rotor as a fish! X3 That's sooo cool!
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Pahrak-Kal Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, finally a good use for this damn Rotor head! I've had it for one year, and I've never been able to use it properly...
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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:iconbioghosty4:
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute
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:iconkarda4124:
Karda4124 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, it's so cute, I just want to stick it in my ear and translate alien languages for me!
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:iconreddythefox:
ReddytheFox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
fishy :D
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:icontigerspiritwolf:
tigerspiritwolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
is that nex's helment?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, Rotor's.
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:iconlightninging63:
Lightninging63 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Fishy!
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It looks like a wittle fishy with wittle fins. The Rotor Head doesn't really disrupt how smooth the fish is, and it adds a mechanical element to it, something I really like.

I wanna find it some robotic fishy friends for it to play with. Maybe even a squid. :D
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DoorStop1227 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
DAWWW!!! X3
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:icongreatbeing:
Greatbeing Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a fish i made. I should post it. It's massive compared to yours but it is just as accurate
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woow! Awsuum!
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:icongiral2010:
Giral2010 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, original, and adorable. this is just really cool.

what would be funny is if the elephant and this guy were in a secret league of spying, and to stay hidden from the rest of the faffory characters XD.
of course, there would need to be more members. but whatever, just an idea.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually I already have quite a lot of potential members... there's Goldfish, Elephant, Greenfly, Bark Knight, Sock (Broken Pieces)...
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Giral2010 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ah, yes... now all we need is a comic where they try to overthrow creator. BWAHAHA!
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DEVILMAYIZE Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
hollllly shit maan thats sweeet
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:iconmorkergroth:
morkergroth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! HE GODDAMN CHUBBY! I LIKE!
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:iconmr-shazam:
mr-shazam Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
new, orange, cute and small............epic. one problem or two, the back fin area is to how do i say not right or not you(if that made any sense). some joints could be covered up i think
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isaacalbert Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG YES!
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:iconfightking:
fightking Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cute... *Jaws theme*
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ilikecereal449 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Simply adorable, 'nuff said
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:iconskybard:
skybard Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
So adorable! Great use of parts to give him a bulgy-yet-streamlined look! I, for one, like his disproportionate fins-- they give him quite a comical look.
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:iconejaylee:
ejaylee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of the toy Goldfish from Rango :D
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, so it does! :XD:
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LockmanCapulet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. The one improvement I would suggest is finding a way to make the section connecting the tailfin to the main body a little thicker. Though I know that would be pretty difficult.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet more proof you're one of the best.
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:iconhydr0ph0en1x:
hydr0ph0en1x Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
So cuuuutee!!!
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Unleashed-Fear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When this popped up in my inbox, I instantly looked at the picture and thought "~retinence. Definitely ~retinence." :lol:
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment ;D
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Unleashed-Fear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
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imaNINJA2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
frickin adorable
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imaNINJA2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MAKE AN ARMY OF GOLDFISH AND A WATER THEMED HERO FAFFORY PAGE AND EVO WILL SWIM WITH THEM
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonna have to agree with Steve a little bit here. Its really adorable that you made a goldfish, but you fell into the trap of making something we all are very familiar with, so you'll have to do a better job are recreating it I think. It at least needs its top fin, and with the parts you've got here I can already see a few connection points. The "actuators" on bionicle parts loosely hold a clip part. So you could use the one on the slizer arm to your advantage. Then there's the pinhole on top of the Inika armor.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, I really am going to have to specify some more. Some fish ( [link] ) don't have dorsal fins - I based this one off the Lionhead in my fishtank. And either way, on a small scale like this it's difficult to find suitable pieces for fins (in other words, I don't like the tail fin either), especially when I'd like to keep the smooth texture it has right now.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I guess you are. When you say "Gold fish" we all go to [link] I know they make the dinosaur tail tips in orange. That might be a useful element in this build. Could do the fins that way. You already stated you Went to bricklink for the rotor mask.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually used Bricklink because I'm considering giving this fish to a friend of mine as a present, and I wanted to make sure I don't suddenly run out of Rotor heads (in other words, I now have two). The reason why I put it in the description was because I thought I'd show the Bricklink guy what I did with it ^^;
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh. I see. Well ultimately, its your MOC you decide what happens. But if you want it to be an instantly recognizably goldfish, it'll need some work.
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for understanding. I think I'll keep it as it is, since I rather like it - I've been experimenting a little, and most of the changes looked a bit tacky or used up nice pieces ( [link] dorsal fin, then pectoral fins, then tail)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Aiden. I'll be honest, The stash version looks much better. Now I think you're getting into my territory of MOCing. "uses nice pieces" That's often a decision I have to make. "use 10 of these, or leave 4 for another MOC?" I think you've gotta make that difficult decision, do you wanna make the best goldfish Mini-MOC you can make, or do you want to conserve pieces? All out MOCing Vs. Parts conservation. I went with the latter for my Nyan Cat. And the results speak for themselves I'd say.
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R603 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute, chibi goldfish!!! ^^
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice and simplistic :)
One could even interpret the visual black section as the gills :D
At least that was my way of seeing it xD
Only the fin looks a bit edgy, aren't there any modern, more rounded, ball joint connectors which could be used, or aren't they available in orange yet? I'm not quite up to date when it comes to such details ...
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I have been experimenting, and there are three possible changes: [link] I don't like any of them, though.
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Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know if I was able to state that I was only talking about the tail fin, but oh well ^^;
I do think that your chosen solution was the best for your fish.
I just thought that a rounder ball socket connector would be better, but I looked over all the currently available ball socket connecters and there's none in orange, so your solution remains the best choice, in my opinion ~
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you agree :D
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Writer
:iconandersonrapefaceplz: Okay, how in the bloodsucked Protestant Hell do you people do this?
Great job, though, as always!
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