BIONICLE G1 Canon Contests Discussion & Questions

Are all the art contest deadlines past? Can we still enter any art contest? When are the deadlines? How do we enter? Thanks.

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You can read the rules at the start of this topic.

Do not change the appearance of actual pieces, aside from the mask. Moving pieces should be fine and slight visual differences/artistic interpretation are also fine. Anything else is gonna need to be case-by-case.

Design it however you want.


No. Just the mask.

Your entry would be disqualified, but no warning. Repeated offensives and active attempts to be disruptive may result in a warning and further reprimand, though.


I know the current discussion is focused on the Art stuff, but I did want to ask for a clarification on one of the MoC contest rules.

10. We encourage MOCs representing canister-sized figures to attempt to adhere to the standard canister set size as of 2009, which would be 9 inches, or 22.9 centimeters . To stress, this is a guideline, it is not a rule. You can make your entry however tall you want it to be.

My MoC for one of the upcoming characters has wound up being more at titan set scale, though according to BS01 the character is actually closer to a Toa in size. However, given that Bionicle’s scale shifted over time (Toa Mata vs Toa Inika vs G2 Masters) and this rule is stated to be more of a guideline than a requirement, would it be acceptable for me to enter the MoC as is and just say upfront that they’re not meant to be in scale with official sets? Or should I rebuild it smaller to be more accurate?


@ColdGoldLazarus, there are already were one or two Helryx MOCs in titan scale, and rule itself says that this is a “guideline” so I think your MOC would be ok. I am not a specialist, though.
And, again, I have a question (I think it already was answered, but couldn’t find it even with search :man_shrugging:): does art need background? Like does character need to stand on something? Or just white would be ok? Thank you much!


Uploaded a building tutorial for the custom head I used on my Helryx MOC.

From now on, people are free to use it however they like for all following contests, both as inspiration for art and for use on MOCs. Modifiying it is also allowed. Just give me credit when using it.

Also it should go without saying, but of course you’re also free to use it for non-contest stuff if you want.

In the future I’ll maybe also provide a Mask of Creation custom head, given that I’m not planning to enter the Artakha contest. Still have to see about that.


Three questions:

  1. If the mask design is asymmetric, do we need a profile of both sides?
  2. Does the mask drawing need to be in the same style as the figure drawing?
  3. I know we can’t have the drawing feature other characters alongside Helryx, but could we, say, have her leading a legion of exotoa into battle, or fighting a Rahkshi, since those aren’t ‘characters’ (I’m mainly concerned about the exotoa)?
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That’d be best, certainly.

Not necessarily, but they should look like the same design, of course.

Let’s go with case-by-case, but yes for now. The main thing to avoid is Helryx being obscured.


Okay, so I take it I need front, back, and profile of the Mask of Psychometry, and then a drawing of Double’s MoC wearing it, from the front. Is this correct?


As for the angle of the mask being worn, either the front or side view would be fine.


Are there any rules against adding a tiny bit of muscle/organic tissue in some places, like we saw in the movies? Greg has said before that they might have them both outside and inside their bodies, but I don’t know about the ratio. I love Vrahno’s take on it, personally.


I think they’re 85% mechanical, 15% organic, and Glatorian are the opposite.


Okay, question: So I could be misremembering, but I thought I read in one thread or another that the upcoming contests were potentially going to be rearranged, with Artakha no longer being next up. Is this the case? And if so, will an updated order be published?


Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the order of the contests get voted on?


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BIONICLE G1 Canon Contests Discussion & Questions

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I have a question (I think it already was answered, but couldn’t find it even with search :man_shrugging:): does art need background? Like does character need to stand on something? Or just white would be ok? Thank you much!

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I have a few questions for 3D art entries. A bit last minute to be asking, perhaps, but hopefully not too late.

Just want to make sure I’m correct on the interpretation here: we cannot simply use’s render feature, I’d imagine, but is it okay to build the base model in, export it to Blender, and then within Blender design the mask, model any pieces missing in, etc. and 3D-model an environment? Or is it expected that the whole creation is modeled from scratch? I wasn’t planning to take a whole lot of liberties with the geometry for most of the existing pieces, aside from adding dents and scratches and the like, given that Ghost’s style is one of my favourites for BIONICLE media, and I was hoping to emulate something similar.

Additionally, I’d assume that, for the environment, use of public domain textures, e.g. rock textures, would be acceptable?

Finally, for the mask’s connection, is it expected that we match the connection style used by the mask in the winning MOC? E.g. since the winning Helryx MOC used a 2001 Pakari, our 3D mask model also needs to use the 2001-style connections?

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No, you need to actively be creating something here. Adding your interpretation of this character. What you’re suggesting is just switching the mask and posing the MOC. That’s not the goal here.

It is not expected. That is up to you.


this is a discussion channel; submissions should be made as a topic and then linked here.

OK! My bad. Thanks, Hawkflight.

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