Tips To Start MOCing

Ok, still no animal I know of moves like that, and good poses help a lot. anyways, probably off topic.

But toa mata have the worlds best poses?

criticism is just white noise

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only until you get your ears checked, n00b

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i can't hear you i need to get my ears checked

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I managed to figure out a great way to give female MOCs uhhh good chests.....
because i lack the space to take photos of one of them this will be a LOT harder to explain (i am not cool enough to have figured out how to use this on a more complex MOC i just use it on inika builds cause thats how i discovered it)

It uses the Metru Matoran body piece and 2 of the long pins (found pictures on internet i didnt take these) By putting 2 of the pins in the top 2 holes of the chest piece it allows it to be put onto the inika torso (that wasnt as hard as i thought it would be) Another way to make your female MOC look a little more feminine is to use boh rok feet in my opinion they look kind of like high heels. I find it best to use them with same color shin pieces to make them kind of look like boots..I dont know but thats how i make most of my female Bionicles I dont make huge amazing MOCs because i lack the amount of pieces to make amazing complex characters though every once in a while i make a complex ish MOC but ya thats just a few tips on how to make your inika or any other moc look more feminine :slight_smile:

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Amen to that

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We all forgot a very important tip. Don't start huge flame wars directing your hatred to a guy reviewing your MOC on YouTube just because he gave some critique.

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Dont get intimidated by other MOCers and their creations. Their MOC babies maybe more detailed, more complex, and or a lot larger, but remember that your MOC baby is YOUR BABY, cerish it and love it despite anything. Nurture it and help it develop, one day that baby might run for MOC President or be a MOC Astronaut.

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:pray::pray::pray:AMEN TO THAT​:pray::pray::pray:

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just do like me and use cloth to hide the gaps and bad build of the mocs

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In my time MOCing, I've changed a lot. I've gone through different phases. At one point I hated the hand peices they introduced in the glatorian series. At another I thought it was herecy to mix ccbs with bionicle parts. But something I've learned is that generally speaking, you want a good system parts to technic parts ratio. Typically, my MOCs look better the fewer ball joints and armor plates they have. For instance, here's a couple of MOCs I'm getting ready to upload to the boards (the one on the right isn't finished yet.)


Personally, I'm happier with the one on the right so far than I am with the one on the left, primarily because it's extremely difficult to go beyond basic only using bionicle/ccbs parts. You can do some creative things if you have an absolute MOTHERLOAD of parts or you buy stuff on bricklink all the time, but I don't have that option, and neither do a lot of beginners and amateurs.

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Oh boy yo know it. Also makes nice shapes that you otherwise wouldnt get with just the pieces.

I also suggest using branches of plastic xmas trees. They are easy to shape due to the metal that makes the twig and its really nice for foresty sets and mocs like Umarak.

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If you’re going to build a Self M.O.C and you don’t have a fully formed idea yet, I’d suggest building a crappy version or several crappy versions, just for the purposes of developing the idea, before you try anything crazy or complicated. Personally, I made 4 complete versions of my Self M.O.C, Un’Jaguk, before he was even decent.

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A lot of my Mocs I might just build a simple ccbs figure first just to test colors / general design and move on to the real moc after I find something I like. Just messing with ccbs parts alone I find is really good when you don’t have any solid ideas for a real moc

Same here

Those are gorgeous, I dig the upper leg design on the second MOC.

You just replied to a 5 year old post. Kahi isn’t even on the site anymore.

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Hi all, I know this thread is pretty old so I’m not sure if anyone will respond.

However, I am getting back into making MOCs in 2020 and have 2 main questions.

1: Please can you give advice on what structural pieces are most versatile? These can be technic, CCBS, or old school Bionicle system parts. I’m just wondering what is best to search for in order to use these parts multiple times for different creatures.

2: Please can you advise on how to make cool customer functions, especially using gears?

Thanks very much