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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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Founded 4 Years ago
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Countdown to The holidays at War Contest deadline

Thursday, January 1st @ 12:00am

You have this much time to submit your entry to the Holidays At War Building Contest!

New Image! Coming Soon...






We are currently in the process of udpating the BML's main page. If things are off or changing, this is why. If you notice something is off on one of the widgets or the page overall, please let us know and we'll do our best to fix it. Thank you.

~The BML Staff

Contest Folder Created.

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 3:36 AM by 3rdeye88:icon3rdeye88:



Hi Everyone. I'm writing you all to let you know that I created a folder especially for the contest we're holding. You can find it ->HERE<-

If you'd like you can submit your entries to this folder if you wish, but also be sure to link to the deviation in the contest journal so that we don't miss your entry.
The Holidays At War Building Contest!The Story
Gathered Friends...
December is finally upon us, and you all know what this means, on that fateful night, a mysterious man in red will emerge from his frozen tundra home to disperse material good to all the good little boys and girls around the world. This is a tradition that has gone on for decades, perhaps even centuries. No one is really sure.
Christmas used to be a wondrous and joyous time of year, filled with merry songs, good will towards others and peace on earth. Sadly, this peace would not last and Christmas would become something....dark!  Soon everyone became obsessed with the gifts they would give and receive, no one remembered the true spirit of Christmas and it turned the people against each other. Entire peaceful towns would erupt into lustful materialistic crazed mobs, as shown below.
Sadly, this did not discourage the mysterious man in red to stop sharing material goods with the world or to dissuade people from engaging in this ac


If you post your entry in a different folder we'll copy the submission to the contest journal so that a gallery of the contest entries can be compiled and viewed. Once the contest is over, we'll move everything to a subfolder and repurpose the folder into a "Contest entries" folder. That way we can keep galleries of past contests. Sub folders are nice. :nod:

As of writing this you all have 2 weeks and 3 days, so if you haven't built your entry you better get cracking. :eager:

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More Journal Entries

What do you think of the animated shorts? (Comment for more details). 

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13 deviants said :thumbsup:I like them so far, can't wait for more.
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9 deviants said :shrug: There are aspects I like, some I don't.
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No deviants said :no: I disapprove. I'm not liking this new direction.

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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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wolf-knight-1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
any one know any good bionicle and hero factory Xross overs?
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megaherofactory Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  New member
Im a begginer ok... i dont have alot of pieces...
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Bentheghost Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hey everyone. now that i'm an admin my stuff is automatically accepted in the group bu i've wanted to ask:

are my MOCs good enough to get into the group?
also is my photo quality alright?
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SpudCreations Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey um, this may sound like a strange request, but could one of you critique this MOC review?

It's my first one, and I'm not sure if I did it right....

Oh, here's the link.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upqs-K…
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Bentheghost Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
so how's everyone doin' here?
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Shadowstyle143 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Ok, so I've been looking at everyone elses mocs, and I relize I'm just not cut out for this group so thanks for accepting me, but im not good at this, so long
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SpudCreations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BZPower review of the official Kopaka www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlTomQ…
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Mate397 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Oops, accidentally miss-clicked the section of the MOC I wanted to post here, I meant to put it under Creatures not Humanoid - Good, sorry about it.
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