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The Nagrath, golden serpent
my 5 feet in length articulated cobra like snake creation.
About this creation




The Nagrath is a very terrifying yet unique gigantic snake rahi which measures around 50 feet in length. It has a tough metallic greenish gold snake skin, bright round red eyes and a unique purple fangs that inject poison which dissolves the inside of its prey. Despite its size, the Nagrath is able to slither and move at lightning quick speed which makes it among the most deadly predator. Like a cobra, it can quickly lunge and bite or coil around its prey and applying tremendous deadly pressure. In addition, it can also use its tail to slice and attack. The Nagrath is so rare and terrifying that it has somewhat attained like a mythical status.

Creator's Comment:
Recently, one of my employees showed me a 5 feet snake he caught. This eventually got me thinking if it was possible to make a cool snake made up of purely bionicle parts. I did some research and studied the different kinds of snakes, how they looked and how they moved and posed.

I built first the head of the Nagrath. I made it to look really like a snake with the cobra as my guide. However, as I wanted to make it special and unique, I intentionally used a striking color(red/orange) for its fangs and a unique white/red as its nose. As cobra have this neck wing with a black marks, I also gave the Nagrath a neck wing design with two distict black triangular marks on and below its head. To make it more cool I made the Nagrath with the ability to open and close its mouth like a snake and a unique black movable tongue.

Next, I particularly picked the skopio threads as the Nagrath's upper body scales because of its multiple parts. To improve strength and to give it articulation, I used a flexible but tough GI wire embeded inside a black urethane tubing. At the very ends of the black urethane tubing I added technic pins which fit properly. This "skeleton" is attach from neck and runs in the middle of the body and up to the tail of the snake. Lastly to hold this "flexible skeleton" multiple connectors lock it between the skopio thread. This unique design style not only gave me a beautiful snake body but also a stronger yet poseable body.

All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with this ground breaking design and how it stand out from the rest of my creations.

Here are some more pictures of the Nagrath without color:















Thank you for your time and I appreciate people leaving comments....



Comments

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  October 15, 2014
Amazing! I like your technique!
  October 15, 2014
Brilliant! Fir me it's hard to beet a serpent of any type, so naturally I like this. Great job! :D
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  October 15, 2014
I'd love to see some toa go up against this monster! Great job, and congrats on a well-deserved MOTD
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  October 15, 2014
Congrats on MOTD. It's a very well deserved :)
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  October 15, 2014
Amazing!
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  October 15, 2014
Cool. Neat design with NPU. Congrats on MOTD.
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  August 8, 2012
Thats awesome, just amazing. PS, would it be possible to get instructions?
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  March 30, 2012
Pretty impressive. I like how you designed the head, although I would have made it a bit smaller and more compact, though I probably wouldn't have been able to make this at all.
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  March 30, 2012
Pretty impressive. I like how you designed the head, although I would have made it a bit smaller and more compact, though I probably wouldn't have been able to make this at all.
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  February 10, 2012
i love the idea of a bionicle snack
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  March 16, 2011
GOD!!!!! THIS IS AWSOME!!!!!
Harvey Cu
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Cheesy Q
  January 2, 2011
I WANT!!!!! YOU MAKE THE BEST STUFF!!!!!
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  October 19, 2010
The krika head on the top of his head make him more like he is controlling it XD
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  October 19, 2010
Holy mac and cheese! That thing's AMAZING! Would you mind checking out my self moc, Callan? I'd love some tips from a master like you! Thanks if you can! http://mocpages.com/moc.php/215520
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  September 20, 2010
did your hands fall of when you finished building that wwwwwooooowwwww!!!!!1
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  August 23, 2010
Amazing! I don't think even Tahu or Matau would have rushed into a fight with that thing!
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  July 10, 2010
This is one of the coolest rahi I've seen in a while. It is extremely inspiring and in a way it is beautiful. Good job.
  May 30, 2010
as the french say: inspiree! as I say: inspired! cool
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  May 28, 2010
Quoting Calum O'Halloran look at the pic fourth from the bottom. it doesn't close properly, does it?
It will close if I just remove its tongue which unfortunately cannot retract. The upper fangs goes outward when the mouth is closed.
  May 23, 2010
look at the pic fourth from the bottom. it doesn't close properly, does it?
 I made it 
  May 23, 2010
Quoting Calum O'Halloran how come the mouth can't close fully?
Itdoes CLOSE.
  May 23, 2010
how come the mouth can't close fully?
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  May 19, 2010
you always seem to make the most amazing creations how is this possible?!
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  May 4, 2010
awsomest snake ever its like from one of my nightmares XD lol ( i love the detail)
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  April 22, 2010
Personally, I wish it really did have all those gold pieces, that would be very cool. But photoshopped or not, this is a fantastic build with fantastic techniques, just as always. :) Great job!
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  April 22, 2010
cool
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  April 20, 2010
Very unique. I built a snake out of Bionicle once, but then it turned into a dragon, which turned into a Titan, which turned into a pile of broken pieces. Anyway, nice job. But stop saying unique, please.
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  April 20, 2010
Wow. That is sick! Awesome fangs.
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  April 20, 2010
Amazing! Although I have to admit I thought it was a Goa'uld Symbiote from Stargate at first >_<
Harvey Cu
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Toa Eloy Proliater of the 77th floor
  April 19, 2010
Holy cow! that thing could compete in length with real life snakes!
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  April 19, 2010
Beautiful. I might venture to say that the head is a bit large for the body, but still a fantastic build. Love the pose-ability that is attained with the internal skeleton. You've got great MOC's here!
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  April 19, 2010
Beautiful. I might venture to say that the head is a bit large for the body, but still a fantastic build. You've got great MOC's here!
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  April 12, 2010
Quoting Dylan B This is a very cool design. I'm not a fan of the colored pics, preferring the actual colors the snake had with the pieces. I really like the realistic movements of the snake too. Great last pic and nice maltese. -Dylan
Thanks. The photoshop is for what I envisioned this monster would look like and not necessary my complete liking as the original uncolored looks very cool already. Oh the dog is not a maltese but a puppy bichon frise. I had to cut most of her face and head hair after a sticky fly paper stuck to his face recently. hehe
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  April 12, 2010
This is a very cool design. I'm not a fan of the colored pics, preferring the actual colors the snake had with the pieces. I really like the realistic movements of the snake too. Great last pic and nice maltese. -Dylan
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  April 11, 2010
Gotta love that last pic :)
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  April 11, 2010
Nicely done, I haven't seen it before, great technique for the flexible body, good job
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  April 11, 2010
epic creation, eh Harvey, would you be interested in being permanently or temporally (which ever you choose) admin of my bionicle group and adding bionicle builders to it until I start a contest for the members to earn being admin? if so, here's the link http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/11366?message=edited, you can tell me your decision in the group's topic new admin, if it's a yes, I'll make ya admin, thanks
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  April 11, 2010
OMG!!!!! that tail looks so awesome!
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  April 10, 2010
thats amazing!
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  April 10, 2010
This is awesome!
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  April 10, 2010
Cool best serpent ever!
Harvey Cu
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Dave and John Xandegar
  April 9, 2010
We think "groundbreaking" is putting it mildly! This may be the most original use of the parts since the series inception! Incredible!
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  April 9, 2010
This is a really cool and creative moc,i like it!
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  April 9, 2010
This is so cool, if you had the time I would be honored if you told me what you thought about this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/196822
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  April 9, 2010
This is Amazing! Very colorful and detailed. Excellent, excellent work!.
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  April 9, 2010
Nice work! A great job but in my opinion I actually prefer it without the colour, so using the original brick colours!
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  April 8, 2010
I Love so can i please learn how to build it piece by piece.
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  April 8, 2010
super snake, your creation a world record for me...the tread idea is realy super i'm have build (circle of doom) see plese on my page and comment good or not good is,,,i dot no...
Harvey Cu
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L. Nguyen
  April 7, 2010
awesome job!
Harvey Cu
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Blake Buehl
  April 7, 2010
This one really wowed me harvey! I absolutly love the head, but I wasn't sure if the body is purist. You said something about wire and tubing. You always impress. Keep it up!
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  April 7, 2010
The amazing rahi, perfect cable implementation.
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  April 7, 2010
Croikey! He's a big one! Lol, I love the head design, and you captured the snakelike body in LEGO very nicely! well done!
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  April 7, 2010
Great creation, but the editting bothers me. I have never liked 'shopped stuff. Isn't that what Flickr's for? Anywho, based on the non editted version, it is an excellent moc. And I think the tail beats Ozhakura's.
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  April 7, 2010
Thats great! Amazing job, I'm astounded at his posing abilities.
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  April 7, 2010
Amazing. Just amazing.
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  April 7, 2010
That last image is funny.
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  April 7, 2010
Cool, I like it. With Photoshopping it looks really cool, although by itself it's just meh. Nice, but not your best. (It's still amazing, just not to your standards is all)
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  April 7, 2010
I say pooh pooh on purism because all that purism does is detract from the future of LEGO design and it also kills some potentially cool future LEGO designs, too. With that being said, I hope that LEGO will actually see something like this and make an actual set of LEGO that has a similar apparatus in it, too. Keep up the good work, Harvey.
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  April 7, 2010
That is very cool, I like the inventive use of so many pieces such as Malum's claws as the teeth and the tank tracks for the body. Also, I love that pic of it scaring the living daylights out of your dog. :P
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  April 7, 2010
Excellent
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  April 7, 2010
Epic and cool!
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  April 7, 2010
Wow Harvey, that's such a simple yet ingenious design for a snake! I love how natural it seems, and the head is well done, too. Beautiful!
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  April 7, 2010
I don't care if this is purist or not, because that is AWESOME! Your mocs never cease to amaze me!
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  April 7, 2010
What a great design and build...the dog cracks me up, great look on his/her face!
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  April 7, 2010
Nothing to say, people just LOVE those treads... and excellent head too!
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  April 7, 2010
awesome moc man. 5 feet?!? that way big
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  April 7, 2010
This....this is just.... indescribable.... it looks (at least the head) like the baslisk from harry potter. The technique is simply a work of genius. ~Waff
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  April 7, 2010
he lo9oks deadly !
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  April 7, 2010
This is pure dose of awesomeness!!! Wow, the technique alone is amazing. But the final product is just impressive!
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  April 7, 2010
I have never in my life seen a decent snake rahi. This one is no different - It's MIND-BOGGLINGLY AWESOME! ...And such a deceptively simple design when you look at it critically.
 
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