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2nd Bio Build Off Athon Round 1
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Welcome to the first round of the Second Bio Build Off Athon!
Here are each of the contestants and their respective opponents:

|Sgt.Will Smith|-Vs-|Porcratus|

|Kai Heffernan|-Vs-|Cheesy Q|

|Johann Dakitsch|-Vs-|Infrax|

|Rakashi Party|-Vs-|Toa Atraks|

Ok,for this round you all are to build a custom multi-limbed titan.That's right,just because this is the first round it does not mean it has to be easy,I want to push you all to your limits and take the best out of you!
Now for the rules:

-Your titan has to be at least 25 cm tall,and at maximum 45 cm.

-Your titan has to have at least three of at least one kind of limb:Ex:Four arms,Three legs,two heads(only exception).The more the merrier.

-Your titan must be enterily custom,from head to feet.Though you can use a ready limb to build one of his parts.The more custom the better.Ex:You may build a torso using an Inika torso,but your titan's torso may never be only the Inika torso.

-Your titan must look like a titan,not like a toa with long legs.Though he can have long legs,obviously.

Well,I belive those are all the rules.I'm posting this to give you all one more day to build,since this is a pretty tough theme.Post only your entries on this topic.For further rules and questions please use this topic: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=28&topicid=68345

I think you all have the potential to build something in this category,otherwise I wouldn't have made it in such ways.
I wish you all good luck,and I hope you have fun!I'm expecting to have some pretty amazing $hit coming from each and everyone of you!

And remember:Only the worthy shall pass!
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| June 4, 2011, 10:24 pm
Here's My entry
INSANITY!!!
The Dark Ex-Ruler of MAGNUS EDGE!

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/273555

hope you enjoy it.
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| June 8, 2011, 7:57 am
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I officially forfeit this round and thus, this competition.
I've tried to build my creation over the last couple fo days and it is simply to much for me. The idea in my head is to big for my skills to build currently and it's too late now for me to change my idea and try soemthing different (wedding to go to tomorrow and job all day Sunday)
It was fun being part of the contest I created and I hope to be able to try again at it =D I'll be sure to see everyone whoe ventualy doesn't make it in the free for all topic!
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| June 10, 2011, 11:13 pm
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Why is everyone giving up? Maybe the theme is too harsh for a first round, os maybe everyone is having lots of thing to do... Such a shame, I hope this doesn't happen in future contests.
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| June 10, 2011, 11:35 pm
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I'm just not used to build things of that scale to be honest and I think that was the problem. But building large is a test of ones bionicling skills so I say it was a fair theme to try at =D
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| June 11, 2011, 12:20 am
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Quoting Porcratus Finch
I officially forfeit this round and thus, this competition.
I've tried to build my creation over the last couple fo days and it is simply to much for me. The idea in my head is to big for my skills to build currently and it's too late now for me to change my idea and try soemthing different (wedding to go to tomorrow and job all day Sunday)
It was fun being part of the contest I created and I hope to be able to try again at it =D I'll be sure to see everyone whoe ventualy doesn't make it in the free for all topic!


What heck?Wow,although I do reckon that the theme I picked is a bit difficult,I think it is not THAT difficult.Well,at least I know what to do when I am to pick another theme for a first round:Toa.Yep,if I'm ever going to pick another theme for a first round again,it is certainly goin to be a Toa kind one.At least that way no one should give up.
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| June 11, 2011, 9:53 am
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Quoting Berial .

What heck?Wow,although I do reckon that the theme I picked is a bit difficult,I think it is not THAT difficult.Well,at least I know what to do when I am to pick another theme for a first round:Toa.Yep,if I'm ever going to pick another theme for a first round again,it is certainly goin to be a Toa kind one.At least that way no one should give up.

Building bigcan just sometimes be to much of a challenge for those who arn't familiar with it. Also it doesn't have to be 'Toa' try a theme that is idea based only without physical paramiters to build within.

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| June 11, 2011, 10:40 am
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Quoting Porcratus Finch
Building bigcan just sometimes be to much of a challenge for those who arn't familiar with it. Also it doesn't have to be 'Toa' try a theme that is idea based only without physical paramiters to build within.


Big?25 cm is not big.At all.25 cm is a toa with a big hat.It's almost not a titan,but since I reckon that there are people who have problem building big,that's why I left the minimum size at 25 cm,which is a very averege size for a moc,and to me no one should have had a problem on building that big,but it turns out that half of you had.And after seeing that last moc of yours I thought that you especially shouldn't have had a problem on building something with 25 cm enterily custom,since tha last moc of yours was around 15cm to 20 cm and was enterily custom.
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| June 11, 2011, 11:03 am
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Quoting Berial .

Big?25 cm is not big.At all.25 cm is a toa with a big hat.It's almost not a titan,but since I reckon that there are people who have problem building big,that's why I left the minimum size at 25 cm,which is a very averege size for a moc,and to me no one should have had a problem on building that big,but it turns out that half of you had.And after seeing that last moc of yours I thought that you especially shouldn't have had a problem on building something with 25 cm enterily custom,since tha last moc of yours was around 15cm to 20 cm and was enterily custom.

Yeah that Matoran Mech was my largest creation as of yet. Also I aimed too high with my idea for the round so that is my fault in any case.
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| June 11, 2011, 11:36 am
Funny how this ALWAYS fizzles out.
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| June 11, 2011, 3:05 pm
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Screw it I slapped something together in the few hours I have today. My only hope is that my opponent doesn't build 'anything'. Pics will be up soon.
Also what you mean fizzle out?
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| June 11, 2011, 3:48 pm
Quoting Porcratus Finch
Screw it I slapped something together in the few hours I have today. My only hope is that my opponent doesn't build 'anything'. Pics will be up soon.
Also what you mean fizzle out?
The last Bio BuildOff-ATHON
Had enough people, but screwed up. This one has too little people, but even then people are quitting, thus making the contest fizzles, and eventually dies. This is the way of the Bio buildOff-ATHON. (Bionicle Movie Reference)
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| June 11, 2011, 3:53 pm
Quoting Porcratus Finch
Screw it I slapped something together in the few hours I have today. My only hope is that my opponent doesn't build 'anything'. Pics will be up soon.
Also what you mean fizzle out?


Mine will be uploaded in about the time it takes to upload something so, sorry.
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| June 11, 2011, 4:12 pm
Mines up but i couldn't add it to the group so here goes the link

<a href=http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/274165>; Bane </a>

If the link doesn't work then just search bane dark hunter of the forge.
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| June 11, 2011, 5:13 pm
Quoting Rahkshi Party
Quoting Porcratus Finch
Screw it I slapped something together in the few hours I have today. My only hope is that my opponent doesn't build 'anything'. Pics will be up soon.
Also what you mean fizzle out?
The last Bio BuildOff-ATHON
Had enough people, but screwed up. This one has too little people, but even then people are quitting, thus making the contest fizzles, and eventually dies. This is the way of the Bio buildOff-ATHON. (Bionicle Movie Reference)



You've got that wrong.
The last BBOA had 4 people entering.
and it didnt screw up we had three good rounds and Overlord Galaxus defeated me in the finals, im not sad to say it, his moc was better than mine.
Anyway, It was fun last time and it will be fun this time, There has been no fizziling out from BBOA, The judges and organisers have made sure of that.
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| June 11, 2011, 7:21 pm
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http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/274221 <_<

Sgt. Will Smith you are going soooo down!
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| June 11, 2011, 11:57 pm
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There's mine:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/274222

And please, lets continue this conversation in the discussion topic....
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| June 12, 2011, 12:18 am
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Ok judges,judge!

Post your votes here friday,so either of you can start next round in the next weekend.Also,you both seem to be busy enough,so if you want to pass this contest full responsability to me,it's perfectly fine.I promise I'll go easier on all of you next round if I'll be the one to choose the theme.
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| June 14, 2011, 8:31 pm
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Quoting Berial .
Ok judges,judge!

Post your votes here friday,so either of you can start next round in the next weekend.Also,you both seem to be busy enough,so if you want to pass this contest full responsability to me,it's perfectly fine.I promise I'll go easier on all of you next round if I'll be the one to choose the theme.

I'll vote later tonight when I get home from work.
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| June 14, 2011, 9:01 pm
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Quoting Berial .
Ok judges,judge!

Post your votes here friday,so either of you can start next round in the next weekend.Also,you both seem to be busy enough,so if you want to pass this contest full responsability to me,it's perfectly fine.I promise I'll go easier on all of you next round if I'll be the one to choose the theme.

1. Are you changing the start and ends of the rounds on a regular basis from "Start theme monday, cut off is midnight on friday and judging on weekend" ?
2. There has to be 3 judges. That is how the voteing is set up. This isn't changeable.
Please keep to how the contest is structured.
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| June 14, 2011, 10:39 pm
Guys, it is TUESDAY NIGHT! I am going camping next week, so I need the new theme NOW!! JUDGE ALREADY! PLEASE!!!
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| June 14, 2011, 11:55 pm
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Quoting Porcratus Finch
1. Are you changing the start and ends of the rounds on a regular basis from "Start theme monday, cut off is midnight on friday and judging on weekend" ?
2. There has to be 3 judges. That is how the voteing is set up. This isn't changeable.
Please keep to how the contest is structured.

Well, from the date this was started, it seems over a week has passed already. We should have actually done any sort of voting in the last weekend, however that would have invalidated 3 of the entries. Which is why we extended it to a few extra days for any stragglers to bring their entries. And they have been given fair warning.

Yeah, I like structure too, but sometimes you can't push people too hard or they'll fall over. Need to understand just how far their potential goes and the amount of resources available... geez, I'm bringing in production methodologies into here now lol
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| June 15, 2011, 5:27 am
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Quoting Berial .
Post your votes here friday...


Hope you don't mind, but I will post my votes now. There's no more entrants to wait for. I think some of us are anxious for the next rounds, and well to be fair this round has gone over nearly a week already.

I've decided to add context to my voting. Hope you don't mind the reading. :P

Sgt. Will Smith - Good sized Titan. Quite like the usage of older parts never used anymore combined with new stuff. The build itself however seems quite thin, lacking bulk around the limbs. Colour placements unfortunately gives me a hard time discerning the overall shape. Now I can understand lack of parts usually ends up being an issue when building things bigger than usual, so I do take that into account as well. Good Job! 11/20

Porcratus Finch - It was indeed amusing, I'll give you that. Sorry man. 9/20

Cheesy Q - An interesting take on the Titan build. The custom cyclopean head is reminiscient of Keetongu; a godly omniscience, ever watching. Regarding the actual build, it's OK. The multi-limbed component could have been a little better, perhaps more noticeable as a separate limb as opposed to an attached weapon. Good attempt at creating a Titan sized MOC. 14/20

Kai Heffernan - Imposing, tall, menacing. All these words and more apply, aided with excellent photography to create the towering feeling. The intricate details are impressive. 18/20

Johann Dakitsch - Great build and great colour scheme. Peculiar thing about the head, you either loved it or loathed it. I loved it. It is difficult in getting that balance between poseability and sturdiness, and you managed to find something that worked. Great job. 17/20

Infrax - Excellent build, you really captured the basis of a Titan-esque character in this MOC. The strikingly contrasting colour scheme is a great choice. There's very few areas which I can fault. The only thing I can nitpick is that the upper arms appear too thin in comparison to the rest of the body's build. 16/20

Rahkshi Party - Nice concept in the Titan field. The slender, insectoid feel was there, however it did feel it lacking in the bulky, immense, presense that comes with being a Titan. There is also the dispute that you say it's a mech that Kraata control as opposed to being an actual Titan, but i'll give that a miss this time. 13/20

To reiterate, my votes go to:

Sgt. Will Smith
Kai Heffernan
Johann Dakitsch
Rahkshi Party by default

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| June 15, 2011, 5:51 am
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Quoting Kai Heffernan
As far as judges go ^ , I think we are looking at one of the best! I've never seen a judge write so much for each entry before, nicely done!

Gotta have constructive criticism where possible. Always aim to improve continually is what I go by.
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| June 15, 2011, 6:52 pm
Quoting Chris Yee
Gotta have constructive criticism where possible. Always aim to improve continually is what I go by.
can we have the new theme now.

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| June 16, 2011, 11:48 am
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We have to wait till the judges have they say. And where are they, btw? I mean, I was hoping to get the new theme this weekend, so we can build till the next... By now only Chris have showed up.
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| June 17, 2011, 12:06 pm
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Well,I've been kind of busy this week,but if Doc doesn't show himself tomorrow I'm taking hold of the second round,or perhaps I'll leave it to Chris.Anyway,my votes are the same as his so we have our winners.
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| June 17, 2011, 6:56 pm
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Alright, I'll put up the second one, while people are waiting for the results. I know some of you are quite anxious to start on the next round. So give me a moment.
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| June 17, 2011, 7:35 pm
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Quoting Berial .
Well,I've been kind of busy this week,but if Doc doesn't show himself tomorrow I'm taking hold of the second round,or perhaps I'll leave it to Chris.Anyway,my votes are the same as his so we have our winners.

I'm going by the last one's set up in that each judge ran each round. So I'm just gonna go with it. This was undoubtedly an awesome first round.
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| June 17, 2011, 7:38 pm
I KNOW!! KRAATAS ARE EPIC ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY BUILD MECHS/TITANS!!!!
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| June 17, 2011, 9:03 pm
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Quoting Porcratus Finch
1. Are you changing the start and ends of the rounds on a regular basis from "Start theme monday, cut off is midnight on friday and judging on weekend" ?
2. There has to be 3 judges. That is how the voteing is set up. This isn't changeable.
Please keep to how the contest is structured.


Ok,I replied to this 2 days ago and since now it hasn't been posted,so I'm gessing that the use of the word @-$-$ here is forbidden.

First off,I'm not going to keep myself to how the contest is structured,since that isn't working.What I'm trying to do here,is to adapt the contest so it gets more suitable to everyone who's in it.People here seemed to be having trouble with deadlines and stuff,so I ADAPTED it.You see,that's what we humans do since the beginning of times.That's why where're here anyway.I would like to stick to the rules,but if I did so we would have half of the entries,and some of the contestants just wouldn't be able to keep competing on the second round.

Now,any simple mind could have realized that.What I can't realize,however,is what do you care anyway,since you're neither a contestant nor a judge.I'm goin to stop here,because maybe mocpages will censure my comment,again,and then I'll be just more pi-$$-ed,and that's just not good for my heart now,is it?
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| June 20, 2011, 12:34 am
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Quoting Berial .

Ok,I replied to this 2 days ago and since now it hasn't been posted,so I'm gessing that the use of the word @-$-$ here is forbidden.

First off,I'm not going to keep myself to how the contest is structured,since that isn't working.What I'm trying to do here,is to adapt the contest so it gets more suitable to everyone who's in it.People here seemed to be having trouble with deadlines and stuff,so I ADAPTED it.You see,that's what we humans do since the beginning of times.That's why where're here anyway.I would like to stick to the rules,but if I did so we would have half of the entries,and some of the contestants just wouldn't be able to keep competing on the second round.

Now,any simple mind could have realized that.What I can't realize,however,is what do you care anyway,since you're neither a contestant nor a judge.I'm goin to stop here,because maybe mocpages will censure my comment,again,and then I'll be just more pi-$$-ed,and that's just not good for my heart now,is it?


1. Starting on a monday, ending on a friday, voteing on the weekend was agreed apon in a previous discussions topic. Because a 2 week time period for rounds was simply too long and intrest per round was quickly lost in the previous contest as contestants were bored waiting for the next round to start. For the next contest I may alter for 7 day rounds, no matter what the days roudns start or end on *taps chin*

2. You said "Also,you both seem to be busy enough,so if you want to pass this contest full responsability to me,it's perfectly fine." Which to me said all judge duties which meant you would be the sole person to judge creations and decide who wins of each paring.

I also care because I made this contest, and I care about how it operates and performs. I created and designed it with the intention for it to be the ultimate bionicle contest on moc pages as it will keep getting altered after each contest until it accomodates and pleases anyone who participates.

There is also no reason to be mad about this.
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| June 20, 2011, 3:50 am
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Quoting Porcratus Finch

1. Starting on a monday, ending on a friday, voteing on the weekend was agreed apon in a previous discussions topic. Because a 2 week time period for rounds was simply too long and intrest per round was quickly lost in the previous contest as contestants were bored waiting for the next round to start. For the next contest I may alter for 7 day rounds, no matter what the days roudns start or end on *taps chin*

2. You said "Also,you both seem to be busy enough,so if you want to pass this contest full responsability to me,it's perfectly fine." Which to me said all judge duties which meant you would be the sole person to judge creations and decide who wins of each paring.

I also care because I made this contest, and I care about how it operates and performs. I created and designed it with the intention for it to be the ultimate bionicle contest on moc pages as it will keep getting altered after each contest until it accomodates and pleases anyone who participates.

There is also no reason to be mad about this.


1.Don't you think I would prefer it actually worked like that with every theme and contestants we have?It would be simpler to me and to everyone else involved.But we got one contestant that just can't fallow the rules,two that droped out,and another two that don't have the time,along with an absent judge.All I was trying to do was to make my way around the situation so we wouldn't lose any more contestants,since the contest itself just couldn't afford that.

2.Then you got it all wrong.I would take the responsability of making the other rounds,run things,and find other judges.Luckly Chris showed up and now things are running as they are ought to.

3.Well,that's commendable,but it's also a bit surreal.The contest will hardly ever accomodate everyone who participates on it,wich is way sometimes we will need to adapt it,as I tried to do here.Of course it will come a day (at least I hope) where this will have more people joining,and the contest will be able to support himself up even without three or four contestants.

Now,perhaps I miss interpreted your comment,got a bit carried away with mine,and for that I apologise,but still,I think you're not being as malleable about this as you should be.
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| June 20, 2011, 3:52 pm
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Quoting Berial .

1.Don't you think I would prefer it actually worked like that with every theme and contestants we have?It would be simpler to me and to everyone else involved.But we got one contestant that just can't fallow the rules,two that droped out,and another two that don't have the time,along with an absent judge.All I was trying to do was to make my way around the situation so we wouldn't lose any more contestants,since the contest itself just couldn't afford that.

2.Then you got it all wrong.I would take the responsability of making the other rounds,run things,and find other judges.Luckly Chris showed up and now things are running as they are ought to.

3.Well,that's commendable,but it's also a bit surreal.The contest will hardly ever accomodate everyone who participates on it,wich is way sometimes we will need to adapt it,as I tried to do here.Of course it will come a day (at least I hope) where this will have more people joining,and the contest will be able to support himself up even without three or four contestants.

Now,perhaps I miss interpreted your comment,got a bit carried away with mine,and for that I apologise,but still,I think you're not being as malleable about this as you should be.

If A judge has disapeared I would be glad to come back as a judge.
I know it hard for me to bend beyond a set structure, how about this, I alter the contest rules now for this.
Each round is 7 days long from the start day. After 7 days a day for voteing from the 3 judges, the day after a new round starts for 7 days. Currently set up allows for only 5 days which I admit is very little. This may give the extra room contestants may need.
This way this contest can run more smoothly and regular and not have to wait for the edit for the next contest.
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| June 20, 2011, 3:59 pm
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Quoting Porcratus Finch
If A judge has disapeared I would be glad to come back as a judge.
I know it hard for me to bend beyond a set structure, how about this, I alter the contest rules now for this.
Each round is 7 days long from the start day. After 7 days a day for voteing from the 3 judges, the day after a new round starts for 7 days. Currently set up allows for only 5 days which I admit is very little. This may give the extra room contestants may need.
This way this contest can run more smoothly and regular and not have to wait for the edit for the next contest.


I think that would be better for everyone.And we could make the final round nine days,since it's ought to be the toughest.
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| June 23, 2011, 5:53 pm
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Quoting Berial .

I think that would be better for everyone.And we could make the final round nine days,since it's ought to be the toughest.


I'll assume position as Judge number 3 and when the current round is done I'll set up the final round with this round length and see how it goes.
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| June 23, 2011, 6:01 pm
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Quoting Porcratus Finch

I'll assume position as Judge number 3 and when the current round is done I'll set up the final round with this round length and see how it goes.


Terrific!
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| June 23, 2011, 6:07 pm
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