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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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Greetings from :iconr603:, I have tasty good news & better images than hopefully most to prove it.

We have a multitude of confidential images of sets, here they be in one journal!
This entry includes my personal thoughts about the sets in question on behalf of the BML.

For those few of you that cannot see the images, here is a link to all of them in one place.


Tahu's set has an unusually high amount of gold about it. His red & silver mask, if in exact shape as the golden one could prove rather cool, but why silver? It doesn't really this exact set in my opinion. The swords look like lasers & fire at the same time, of which is really cool. On top of that, they appear to have a geard function where the silver & trans-orange piece moves back & forth in a stabbing motion, like an impact hammer / strange fire saw. The fire pieces on the legs appear to be a new version of those from the Hero Factory's FireLord wave, but possibly & most hopefully better. The torso armor, is if nothing else rather interesting, I like it being gold, but what the heck is with the blue!? I get that the blue is meant to appear as some kind of energy, maybe even like spiritual/soul energy, but why? Why not replace the blue with orange, or trans-orange? (That would be cool.) Also, that trans-medium blue Bohrok eye at the side of his foot looks seriously out of place, & just thrown on there.

Unlike some of the other sets, Kopaka's looks seriously awesome as far as Toa sets go. It even seems that he might be getting more of the spotlight for a bit. As for the set itself, the silver armor on his lower legs looks like it could be useful for vehicle, skeleton, & miniMOCs. (Thinking of a ribcage for a small skeleton.) The four gold & trans-blue armor add-on pieces look really nice, almost like a little futuristic race car with blue turbo energy trailing behind it. Kopaka's torso armor seems reminiscent of an armor from Halo-4 (Someone should do that as a MOC.), and seems to be cool. We see the glatorian armor on his shoulders to be a rather cool white with a dirty gray overtone on some areas, like a explosion mark, or black stuff from a dirt explosion via grenade. The animal is cool, but just extra parts or a cute pet really. The double sword is a nice touch too.
More so than his gold mask at the lower right of the box, Kopaka's white mask is just awesome, It appears that it also fits a 1x1 stud brick as his laser eye. (This in turn allows for so much customization it ain't even evah funneh. *Meme speak.*) Now when it comes to the image at the lower left where he is seen to combine with the dragon-like being, you can clearly seem that the animal's head combines with Kopaka's golden mask to made a truly amazing mask. (In fact I deduce that the head of each animal combines with the mask of each similarly colored Toa's head. Thus we can explain this image>


Sadly looking more manly than ever is Gali, the lady Toa of water. Her set comes with a new recolor of the armor from Bionicles of old in the Glatorian wave, also in early Hero Factory; this time being orange. (I could really use this.) Her mask is oddly similar, but not sure exactly how as it has similarities to items from various franchises. What I can say is that her mouth area appears to have a hatch like a water tight submarine door for a chamber that when sealed it drains out all the water back into the ocean. (Gali Submarine MEME, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!) She possesses a lone silver armor add-on on her left shoulder that looks really cool. Likely the same part as the fire pieces on Tahu's lower legs. Her torso armor is rather cool, and seems to fit her color scheme; though it does possess a lot of silver. Lastly, her spear/lance is pretty cool for a set, plus the little blades that move freely seem to hearken back to a Chinese weapon that is very similar, that demands you use only a few specific fighting styles. (Also, it has curved orange spikes that spin!)


Unlike most of his incarnations, this set of Lewa looks badass to tell the truth. His mask is just epic, no complaints. Unlike the other Toa, his golden mask one seems to be only gold all over. His Torso armor is cool, as naow he has all teh muscles (Arnold Schwarzenegger noises). I am rather curious as to what those silver things on his boots are.. the seem a bit, weird... To be fully honest though, Lewa's sword is rather very weirdly strange & strangely weird.


For Onua, if we ignore the fact that he is in fact holding his hammer like an autistic robot (Don't complain to me about using the word autistic, I myself happen to be so.), he looks pretty cool for a set. Onua's torso armor looks like it came from ancient Aztec temple, with runes that give all that extra powwwaaaah. He also comes with two either trans-purple, or solid purple rib cages from the previous wave's spooky scary skeletons. The mask is very interesting, and seems a little bit alien &/or futuristic bass speaker like for the mouth. The last noteworthy thing is dat hammer man! It has an energy gun/laser built in, and a drill on the other side for good measure. (Add some spikes and greeblies then you're really talkin', because there ain't no such thing as overkill. Seriously though, I think nothing can be overkill.)


Before I say anything, trans-yellow bones baby; heck yeah! Pohatu's mask looks very sleek & alien, and the torso armor looks so much like one from Halo-4, (Thick Russian accent) and is very cool. His weapon makes little sense to me at all, and seems a little 'wtf' to me. (In voice of Rag Tagg) A spear with a chain connected to a boulder, magically connected to a sword. Yeah good luck, when you're waving that thing thing around, you'll chop off everyone's ball joints and your own, haha!
Umarak the Hunter:

One phrase suits this set, 'MOCing parts smorgasbord.'  This baddy appears to have a black or gunmetal gray skull with trans-green mixed in. On top of that he has antlers that involve a recolor of the newer less long curved bone pieces, and two tan teeth. Judging by the size of the parts used to make up his bow, it will be rather very huge in scale to him; Plus two big tan curved bones. The two I wanna say bear trap looking things on his shoulders are rather cool.bIn all honesty, the colors are just everywhere with this one. Thank Mata Nui, aka inept Bionicle jesus that they did not also include any more colors to add to his erratic palette (I count orange, black, gunmetal gray, tan, brown, trans-green, trans-red some blue, and of course metru-red.).  Lastly his legs look like some small child, or very inept adult just mashed stuff together to create such ugly, much fail, that be said legs.


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tnguye3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for accepting me to the group! Am I allowed to submit 3D MOCs made on Lego Digital Designer or is that a no no?
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LegoniusSC7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Clivaxtheoverlord Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for accepting my request!
ZiontyroMetalhead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Three sources:

1. Artwork from other sources
2. Other moccers
3. Movies/ Media
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DeltashockOmnihorn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So let me get this straight, simple/ccbs = "low quality"?
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bioniclenuva Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay thanks for letting me join!
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TheRed1s Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Are Lego Digital Designer MOCs allowed?
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