Helryx (Canon Contest #1: The First)

Built to fit right in classic bionicle aesthetics and using almost exclusively 2001 era parts.
Her descriptions as a frail mata-like build spoke most to me, so I chose to adhere closest to those traits rather than emphasizing unfamiliarity.

Side view: https://www.flickr.com/gp/161000663@N04/NR799V
Back view: https://www.flickr.com/gp/161000663@N04/j1Si46

Torso breakdown: https://www.flickr.com/gp/161000663@N04/nfC0Z3
Leg breakdown: https://www.flickr.com/gp/161000663@N04/2879zm
Mace breakdown: https://www.flickr.com/gp/161000663@N04/8FqQ98

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I really like how you’ve aimed to capture the '01 vibe with this design, I think you nailed it; both similar enough to the Toa Mata so that she looks to be from the same era and different enough that she’s clearly distinct from them. Very nice work!

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Very clean and elegant MOC.

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This has been one of my favorites ever since I first saw it on Flickr back in May. The Slizer/Throwbot style is soooo on point.

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Ooh, it wasn’t what I was expecting when I thought of Helryx, but I really, really like it!

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this is just… so strong in its simplicity! it just works, and I love it. the textures play off of eachother really well.

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One of the strongest entries I’ve seen, good luck!

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My absolute favourite entry out of all of them. Absolutely adore the '01 aesthetic.

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I dont even care what happens anymore this is canon to me.

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First of all, congratulations on the win! Second, think we could get a breakdown of more parts of your Helryx design? Or even better yet, an easily searchable list of parts for Bricklink?

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Congrats, Double!

Having been a fan of Bionicle since the very beginning, love the aesthetic of your Helryx.

I want to second some of the thoughts above - first of all, congratulations! Second of all, any kind of parts list or more breakdown would be great.

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I’m mostly having trouble with the arms and specifically whatever the forearm armor is. That blue piece I swear I’ve never seen before.

That piece is Carapar armor - I was unaware it came in blue.

Many thanks! Looks like it came in one Rock Raider set ever in blue. No wonder it threw me so hard.

Yeah that piece is about to get super desirable. May have to buy a pair now before the scarcity.

Way ahead of you. lol

@ Vaderman212:

Actually, it’s from a Lego Power Miners set called Claw Catcher.

As I was a fan from 2001, I can recall the actual Rock Raiders being out.

Power Miners was an attempt at reviving it.

@ShadowVahki I never had sets from either theme so they get confused in my head, thank you for the correction!

Does anybody have any idea if the hoses this Helryx uses are the 19L ones that Matoro Mahri uses or do we think they’re all the shorter 10L ones? Maybe a mix? I wish we got a more descriptive breakdown already. lol

Congrats on the win! I look forward for future creations.

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