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The Rules





Welcome to the Bionicle MOCers League!
Please read here before submitting to the group.


1. Standard :devart: rules apply.

2. All submissions must be of a particular standard or higher; that is, after all, what sets this group apart from the others. We will not accept MOCs of low quality - while we understand that some people lack the necessary pieces, everyone will be treated equally. Please see below for more details.

3. Submissions must be designed by the owner. This is a group for MOCs (an acronym for My Own Creation, which is anything that the user has created using Lego).

4. Anyone may become a member of this group, but only those whose submissions meet the standard can have their deviations in our gallery.

5. There is a limit of 8 submissions per day on all folders. Flooding is not permitted.

6. Please submit your deviation to the appropriate folder. If you are unsure, read the descriptions for the folders or ask one of the administrators.

7. To request a submission be featured, removed, or exchanged for another in our featured gallery folder, please Note the group with the subject/title of "Featured Gallery Request." Only Deviations that have been successfully submitted to the group will be placed into the featured folder. MOCers should ideally have more than one deviation submitted to the group before requesting features.

8. The admins have the power to eat your soul, move, reject or delete deviations at our discretion.

9. Remember, this group is about MOCs (creations made using Bionicle or Hero Factory pieces). Our focus is on the design in question, not your photoshopping abilities.

10. Happy MOCing! :w00t:

Group icon made by Alex-Darkrai

The BML Standard






Here at the BionicleMOCers’League, we strive to uphold a high standard for the MOCs that we accept. Of course ‘a high standard’ is incredibly qualitative, but here we’ve outlined five key attributes which will, hopefully, both define what makes a good MOC and help people whose MOCs may not make it into our gallery.

Creativity is, in our humble opinion, where most people fall short. The whole sticking-to-what-Lego-showed-you won’t get you any brownie points if you simply swap an armour piece here and there. Try using pieces where they wouldn’t normally be used, try to break free from the ‘skeleton plus armour’ building style that Lego has taught you, experiment with new pieces. How can you use a piece in a way that’s never been used before? Can you design something that the world hasn’t seen yet? It’s these clever additions that really give MOCs their spark.

We have to remember that MOCs aren’t static sculptures; their articulation allows them to move. It might be hard to show this in pictures, but how sturdy is your MOC? How strongly are the pieces attached together? Will it fall over or break when you move it? Some builds are made purely for aesthetics, in which case strength might not be a top priority, but if your MOC is able to pull off several different poses, it all adds to its character – in fact, you could even include good ol’ functions, like the early days of Bionicle!

Now, having a Toa with fully custom armour and weaponry is all fine and dandy, but what is a gallery without some variation? A good MOCer is one who can succeed in all areas: big and small, humanoid and creature, Bionicle and Hero Factory. Having a wide range of different styles makes your gallery vastly more interesting – people will get bored if they see the same mecha over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with a well-built Hero, but here at the BML we love accepting things of different shapes and sizes!

If anything, consistency is a factor that really gives a MOC flair. Does the MOC itself seem natural? Is the colour scheme sound? More advanced MOCers would go even further – what kind of texture does this MOC have? Organic or mechanical? Blocky or smooth? Intricate details or simplicity? Sometimes it's good to have colours spread equally around a MOC, while at other times it's best to focus them in particular areas. Equal (or intentionally unequal!) distribution of characteristics shows that a MOCer has paid attention to the design as a whole, and taken the entire picture into account.

Finally, the last hurdle which trips up far too many people is presentation. We understand that not everyone can afford fancy high-definition cameras, but you can still make an effort to make the background as clear as possible (or even create scenery!). Blurriness and backgrounds aren’t the only things that can ruin a good MOC, though. How many pictures do you want to show us? Several poses and angles, or one simple photo? Do you want to display them separately, or in a collage? This is, after all, deviantArt, where making good first impressions is essential.

Of course, no-one is perfect – that includes us BML admins. You also have to remember that everybody starts off as a beginner, so obviously you can’t expect fantastic results right from the get-go. I hope this advice helped you advance as a builder, or at least have a better understanding of the MOCing community. Thanks for reading, and happy MOCing!

Group Info

The group is for Bionicle/Hero Factory MOCers, by Bionicle/HF MOCers. :community:

For those who do not know, this group is centred around people using Lego sets, particularly those from the Bionicle and Hero Factory line, to create their own models. MOC is an acronym for My Own Creation, which is something that our members have designed themselves.

The BionicleMOCers'League is focused on the craft of MOCing and is a place for talented artists to socialize with other MOCers, show off their work and be part of a community. In an effort to retain quality and integrity of the group a standard of acceptable content will be upheld. Please see the 'BML Standard' for more details. While other bionicle groups have succumbed to less than suitable conditions, BML is the home to the true artists of this unique medium. Most of the top BioMOCers submit their works here. Think of the BML as the central hub of Bionicle and Hero Factory MOCing on deviantArt. The admins and I strive to make this a community oriented, friendly, and constructive environment for everyone.

Thank you to our members for making this the best bionicle MOC group on DeviantArt.
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Imagine Our New BML Logo Contest! *Special Mode*

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 30, 2015, 1:54 PM
Greetings one and all, I'm R and for the month of April we have a contest for you all with a $50 prize!

This time around we want "you" our fellow Lego Constraction fans to remake our Logo our of Constraction Lego parts!
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The rules are simple and are as follows:

1.- Either build a Bionicle based MOC of at least the letters: BML and make sure it is readable.
OR! You may also do the entire logo digitally via something like photoshop or other programs, or make it through other non-lego traditional media.

1.5- You can go further and actually build a background for the letters if you really want to go all out.

2.- The entry image of your MOC must be the absolute best you can manage; take several images and pick the best one if you must!

3.- *Dave Here, because this is a logo and not just a MOC, I will say that effects are allowed, but try not to overdo it please.*

4.- After submitting your entry, we must have you sign a legal agreement saying that we may use an image of your MOC or a variation of it for our group's logo, should we choose too.

5.- Multiple entries are allowed.

6.- And remember to keep it classy folks!

7.- The deadline is the midnight between the last of April and first of May.

Now then.. MOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOCMOC!

More Journal Entries

How often do you get Non-Bionicle/Constraction Lego Sets? 

42%
23 deviants said :| Occasionally
29%
16 deviants said :nod: Sometimes:
18%
10 deviants said :w00t: All the time!
11%
6 deviants said :confused: You mean lego makes other things besides Bionicle? :P

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:iconmockeymouse:
MOCkeyMouse Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist
what material do you people use as background ? 
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Darkonius64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
i sent a more decent moc... i really hope it gets through this time...
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Matdig Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for letting me join! I have a huge bionicle fan-series I'm planning through youtube. Would it be okay to add the promo video here?
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Llortor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You guys should add that unwritten rule of yours that says you don't like Bionicle 2015 or anything built around that lore
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NoukamouTheGreat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i made my first stop motion

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TDx3v…
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Glenfoxx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year to all! Cheers to the future and a glorious dawn of a new year of MOCing.
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Mate397 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Happy New Year everyone =D
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Endjaw Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
So most of us know this but does it feel unusual to see a legit family
(kid, father, mother) in Okoto?
I know the people who live in the island isn't the same race as the other but will we see more like this?
The only good thing that I could think about it is likely to show some female in other tribe that isn't "mainly" water tribe.
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wolf-knight-1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ok, has any one got a picture of ALL the weapon parts from the nuva line?, IM working on a self moc using nuva parts, but I need it to be only nuva parts, or as best as possible, but the weapons are all over the place, so I wanted to know what weapons came out in the nuva line
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