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BD contest: Pimp My Toa!
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Here's the new, FRESH contest hosted by yours truly here at Bionicle Display!

PIMP MY TOA!

What you do:

1 - find the instructions of one of your canister sets (toas or glatorans, ONLY INIKA OR NEWER)

2 - remove the dust and cobwebs from them and use them to build that set.

3 - take a picture of it. Any cool pose that shows it in all its basic glory (use a clean background).

4 - add stuff to it without disassembling it. You can replace weapons with better stuff, but you can't touch the basic structure.
-You can replace SOME of the arms/legs plating ONLY if it's intefering with your modifications.
-Power suits/mechs are cosidered vehicles, not modifications.

5 - Take clear pictures of the finished product and create the page (use a clean background). The title should be "Pimp My Toa - Wxyz".

6 - Post the LINK to your entry's page in the appropriate thread (http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=28&topicid=51883).

The contest will start June 15 and it will end July 15 (I think).

Post any questions/suggestions here.
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| June 11, 2010, 9:38 pm
I'M IN!
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| June 12, 2010, 2:16 am
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Quoting Andrew Rose
I'M IN!

I'm glad.
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| June 12, 2010, 5:54 am
Maybe,ihavnt got any instructions
but if i get a new toa set il enter
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| June 12, 2010, 6:18 am
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Quoting Ehlek 3297
Maybe,ihavnt got any instructions
but if i get a new toa set il enter

If you have the parts you can easily find instructions in the internet (like in Brickset).
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| June 12, 2010, 6:36 am
Quoting Yuri Fassio
If you have the parts you can easily find instructions in the internet (like in Brickset).

O noes! I totally forget about posting the frame! D: BIG OOPS. School has been a nightmare these past few weeks.
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| June 12, 2010, 8:22 am
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Here's the new, FRESH contest hosted by yours truly here at Bionicle Display!

PIMP MY TOA!

What you do:

1 - find the instructions of one of your canister sets (toas or glatorans, ONLY INIKA OR NEWER)

2 - remove the dust and cobwebs from them and use them to build that set.

3 - take a picture of it. Any cool pose that shows it in all its basic glory (use a clean background).

4 - add stuff to it without disassembling it. You can replace weapons with better stuff, but you can't touch the basic structure.

5 - Take clear pictures of the finished product and create the page (use a clean background).

6 - Post the LINK to your entry's page in the appropriate thread (I'll open it as soon as the contest starts).

The contest will start June 15 and it will end August 15 (I think).

Post any questions/suggestions here.

I'm just wondering: are we allowed to take off armour? Otherwise there wouldn't be much difference from the original set.
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| June 12, 2010, 8:35 am
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Quoting Fuzz-E (Ryan Z.)
I'm just wondering: are we allowed to take off armour? Otherwise there wouldn't be much difference from the original set.

Hmm...
Considered the fact that in "Pimp my Ride" they DO in fact remove and replace some parts, I'd say it's OK if you remove SOME of the original armor, but you can't strip your Toa naked and redisign it anew (otherwise it would just be an ordinary "revamp" contest, which it isn't).
So, you can replace some of the arms/legs plating only if it's intefering with your modifications.
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| June 12, 2010, 8:48 am
Totally in, i think Ackar could use some pimpin' ;D!
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| June 12, 2010, 2:22 pm
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One more thing

Your entry's title should be like this:

Pimp My Toa - Wxyz

so it will be instantly recognizable by everyone for what it is.
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| June 12, 2010, 5:17 pm
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Time to build Matoro or Nuparu :D (I have no newer sets except for 5 barraki, Zesk and Skopio) But first I'm trying to finish Treads before taking part, but hopefully I'll get him done in time.
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| June 13, 2010, 12:35 pm
Interesting! This is anew type of contest, I can't wait to see what people cook up!
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| June 13, 2010, 1:42 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
4 - add stuff to it without disassembling it. You can replace weapons with better stuff, but you can't touch the basic structure.
-You can replace SOME of the arms/legs plating ONLY if it's intefering with your modifications.
-Power suits/mechs are cosidered vehicles, not modifications.


Let's say that you want to make the legs longer. You don't dissasemble the legs, but you make the feet part of the lower legs. Would that be allowed?


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| June 13, 2010, 2:00 pm
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Quoting The Lego Obsessionist
Quoting Yuri Fassio
4 - add stuff to it without disassembling it. You can replace weapons with better stuff, but you can't touch the basic structure.
-You can replace SOME of the arms/legs plating ONLY if it's intefering with your modifications.
-Power suits/mechs are cosidered vehicles, not modifications.


Let's say that you want to make the legs longer. You don't dissasemble the legs, but you make the feet part of the lower legs. Would that be allowed?


Yes! Nice idea :)
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| June 13, 2010, 2:22 pm
I'm in
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| June 13, 2010, 4:09 pm
oh- hey I just pimped my toa for the fun of it! can you check it and see if its acceptable? I might enter. its just my self moc.
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| June 13, 2010, 6:46 pm
Quoting Gondabuggan Draconfell the gnome arcanist
oh- hey I just pimped my toa for the fun of it! can you check it and see if its acceptable? I might enter. its just my self moc.

oh, I didn't realise it was actual toa only. sorry!
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| June 13, 2010, 6:48 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
I'm glad.

Thanks a lot for being so nice to me with all the comments and all. Also, are we allowed to change the color of the Toa's framework?
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| June 14, 2010, 7:59 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
4 - add stuff to it without disassembling it. You can replace weapons with better stuff, but you can't touch the basic structure.
-You can replace SOME of the arms/legs plating ONLY if it's intefering with your modifications.
-Power suits/mechs are cosidered vehicles, not modifications.


Here's an Idea, What about the Phantoka/Mistika? They had little Motoran friends that rode on their backs. Could we Revamp them too, and count them as "Vehicles"?
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| June 15, 2010, 9:28 am
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Quoting Baron Von Ben ~

Here's an Idea, What about the Phantoka/Mistika? They had little Motoran friends that rode on their backs. Could we Revamp them too, and count them as "Vehicles"?

IIf you wish to add a little texture to your entry, there's no problem with that.
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| June 15, 2010, 9:43 am
I'm in but would extending the legs count and by extending I mean place another ball joint lower than the ankle
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| June 15, 2010, 12:34 pm
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Quoting Hank Hansen
I'm in but would extending the legs count and by extending I mean place another ball joint lower than the ankle

Nope. You need to find another way (look at previous questions for inspiration).
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| June 16, 2010, 7:16 am
I assume you are aloud to use additional pieces and not just those from with in the set? if i recall you said only limbs and accessories? I'm jus verifying, prob was in the directions, jus don't remember, cause finally, here's a contest i actually have enough pieces to compete in lol, that's if i can find em lol, I'll look into it
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| June 17, 2010, 3:45 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Nope. You need to find another way (look at previous questions for inspiration).

you don't disassemble them you take the feet off and put them lower that's all
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| June 17, 2010, 3:50 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Nope. You need to find another way (look at previous questions for inspiration).


I'm in, but does it have to be a good guy? I'd much rather revamp, say, Ehlek :)

If not I'm fine with it.
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| June 17, 2010, 5:05 pm
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant

I'm in, but does it have to be a good guy? I'd much rather revamp, say, Ehlek :)

If not I'm fine with it.

:) :) :) yay!
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| June 17, 2010, 5:10 pm
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Quoting Gringat the Repugnant

I'm in, but does it have to be a good guy? I'd much rather revamp, say, Ehlek :)

If not I'm fine with it.

Only Toa or Glatoran. We're saving the others for next time we need to relax with an easy contest after a tough one :)
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| June 17, 2010, 7:21 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Only Toa or Glatoran. We're saving the others for next time we need to relax with an easy contest after a tough one :)


Personally, with so many restrictions and limitation, I find it kinda moderately hard contest, not on the build aspect but more on the how to make to make it very cool and still unique.
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| June 18, 2010, 10:33 pm
This is gonna be hard cause when I pimp one of my MOCs i remake the whole thing..... WAIT! How would I pimp up a Stars set, cause I might, without doing new arms and legs? And Can i pimp up a Stars set, cause u said inika and newer and it has to be a canister set, and the stars are in canister sets...


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| June 21, 2010, 12:56 am
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Quoting Aaron Tran
This is gonna be hard cause when I pimp one of my MOCs i remake the whole thing..... WAIT! How would I pimp up a Stars set, cause I might, without doing new arms and legs? And Can i pimp up a Stars set, cause u said inika and newer and it has to be a canister set, and the stars are in canister sets...


Says Toa type, so probably not.
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| June 24, 2010, 4:57 am
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Quoting Aaron Tran
This is gonna be hard cause when I pimp one of my MOCs i remake the whole thing..... WAIT! How would I pimp up a Stars set, cause I might, without doing new arms and legs? And Can i pimp up a Stars set, cause u said inika and newer and it has to be a canister set, and the stars are in canister sets...
Chris is right. Stars are matoran-type. And they suXX.


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| June 25, 2010, 10:54 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Quoting Aaron Tran
This is gonna be hard cause when I pimp one of my MOCs i remake the whole thing..... WAIT! How would I pimp up a Stars set, cause I might, without doing new arms and legs? And Can i pimp up a Stars set, cause u said inika and newer and it has to be a canister set, and the stars are in canister sets...


Chris is right. Stars are matoran-type. And they suXX.


They don't suck, they're just.... different. :P
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| June 25, 2010, 11:11 pm
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Would the level of System usage be minimal/hidden or non existent? There are a few things I want to try to incorporate.


Forgot I could moderate my own messages everytime I accidentally said a questionable word lol
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| June 25, 2010, 11:52 pm
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Quoting Chris Yee
Would the level of System usage be minimal/hidden or non existent? There are a few things I want to try to incorporate.


Forgot I could moderate my own messages everytime I accidentally said a questionable word lol

Many official sets incorporate some system parts. Try not to go too far...
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| June 27, 2010, 10:07 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Many official sets incorporate some system parts. Try not to go too far...

Well it was more to do with parts that aren't usually found in Bionicle sets. And going too far is silly. It will always be a Bio-Moc lol
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| June 28, 2010, 9:27 am
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I've finally finished my entry for this contest theme after spending 5 hours of my free time. lol. I hope moderators and other admins of Bionicle Display would participate as well for this pimp my toa contest. I'll post mine after I see more entries.
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| July 4, 2010, 11:23 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu
I've finally finished my entry for this contest theme after spending 5 hours of my free time. lol. I hope moderators and other admins of Bionicle Display would participate as well for this pimp my toa contest. I'll post mine after I see more entries.

I'm happy to see you came out of you retirement for this! Of course mine is on the way (I have a new MOC that I want to let season for a while first), and I expect to see more soon! Still 10 days left!
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| July 4, 2010, 6:34 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I'm happy to see you came out of you retirement for this! Of course mine is on the way (I have a new MOC that I want to let season for a while first), and I expect to see more soon! Still 10 days left!

I was about to ask you to recheck the deadline date you set about for this contest. It should read July 15 and not August 15. Two month is way too long.
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| July 4, 2010, 8:05 pm
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There was some previous similar comments to this, but I didn't get full certainty. So... are triple-jointed legs allowed? Meaning, the toas feet pieces being in original place and new-made feet with new joint being placed lower?

I'm taking a little time off from Treads for this contest. Building Treads takes longer than I thought =P
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| July 6, 2010, 5:22 pm
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Quoting Dacheronar Grahen
There was some previous similar comments to this, but I didn't get full certainty. So... are triple-jointed legs allowed? Meaning, the toas feet pieces being in original place and new-made feet with new joint being placed lower?

I've always base on the original given rules. No more no less. I think the rules only state that you may not dismantle the original toa(including the head,body,hands,feet,limbs, major armor with the exception of weapons) but just add on parts as to "pimp" it up. So I suppose your statement does not technically break any of the rules if you DO NOT dismantle the original set.


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| July 7, 2010, 12:55 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu
I was about to ask you to recheck the deadline date you set about for this contest. It should read July 15 and not August 15. Two month is way too long.

Ooops! My bad.
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| July 7, 2010, 5:11 am
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Deadline has been corrected! Check it out! (I might still allow late entrances because, let's face it, it's my fault. But only before judging.)
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| July 7, 2010, 5:13 am
Erm im making perditus but i cant find the Black new glatorian arm pieces (kiina has em in blue)
so can i use the inika top arm pieces please
and if i can a part rahi perditus is on its way
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| July 9, 2010, 1:40 pm
I'll probably do one... lets hope so, eh? Returning MOC.

EDIT: When is the deadline?

EDIT 2: Saw it! Don't worry...
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| July 9, 2010, 4:24 pm
Why can't we use anyone older than Inika?
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| July 13, 2010, 4:20 am
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Quoting Das Destroyer
Why can't we use anyone older than Inika?

What do the rules say?
Seriously, even on "pimp my ride" if the car is too old they don't accept it.
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| July 13, 2010, 4:38 am
What if it's an antique? :D
But then I guess it wouldn't need pimping...
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| July 13, 2010, 4:41 am
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Quoting Das Destroyer
What if it's an antique? :D
But then I guess it wouldn't need pimping...
I'll take a chapter from the great Indiana Jones:

"It belongs in a museum!"

:P
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| July 13, 2010, 6:30 am
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Quoting Ehlek 3297
Erm im making perditus but i cant find the Black new glatorian arm pieces (kiina has em in blue)
so can i use the inika top arm pieces please
and if i can a part rahi perditus is on its way

The Black fin like arm pieces are on the Atlantis Sea turtle set. I remember seeing them at the store. Though if you're talking about the light blue sockets then I don't know lol
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| July 13, 2010, 6:47 am
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