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"MOCking About": Set Alternate: Rahi from Atlantis
This time, playing with the pieces of the Atlantis Scorpion Guardian set.
About this creation

I recently bought this set, and reviewed it. Afterwards, I decided, there are tonnes of useful bits in here. Hell, that's why I bought it. And so I fiddled, played around, and MOCked about with these marvellous bits until I had only seven parts which were stored away accordingly. What you see here are the parts left behind.

And here's a song, for no particular reason, from Waterflame.


The first guy I shall call... hmm... I'll integrate these creatures into my story. Why not? So this is a Cinder-Flea. Classic Ta-Wahi Rahi. Sort of half snail, half pheasant in appearance. Very good in stews if you scrape the mucus out.




Hirrahurra are viciously-dispositioned birds originally created by Makuta Deciphus, before he became Nivorn, the Nightlord. The birds walk on their clawed wings, using their feet to manipulate items, and their bright red tails to attract mates. Their feathers have been modified into heavy knives which are good for digging, and their beaks can crush a matoran's arm.



Fiercely territorial, when angered they sound like a combination of a rusty saw on a nail and an irate coffee-machine.



Sound-Striders were made by Makuta Raximoras. They are sensitive to sound, being able to detect it with the entirety of their shells. They see via echolocation sometimes, which can compensate for their poor eyesight. They feed saprophagously, meaning they spit digestive enzymes onto food and then macerate it with their mandibles before injesting. The spikes on their side deliver a horrendous buning sting if touched, and the strange filaments at the end of their abdomens can be rubbed together to produce strange noises.



While looking ideal as mounts, the prescence of stingers makes this risky. Sound-Striders are also incredibly noisy, and are rendered almost blind when a matoran sits on them.



He is by far the largest of the three rahi, the first I made, which I am very happy with.



As you can tell, it's based primarily off species of the order Dermaptera, or earwigs, in layman's terms. I have recently gotten several books full of details of many sorts of organisms, and that may be reflected as I use said books as reference for many of my MOCs. Ngangana, for example, is based off a hatchetfish.



Remember that the three MOCs here were made only with parts from ONE SET. My parts were severely limited, which is part of the fun, sometimes.
In fact, I encourage you lot to try the same with one of your sets! Just MOCking around with sets like this is a great way to get the creative juices flowing, especially if you're in a bit of a building rut.




Comments

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  November 12, 2010
It is 11/12/10 when does the contest start?
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  November 10, 2010
Cool MOCs considering the restriction of the pieces, I'd say they get better as you scroll down. I especially like the body of the Sound-Strider. :)
Gringat the Repugnant
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L. Nguyen
  November 9, 2010
gringat u are awesome ur advice on embedding music on MOCpages was really helpful thank u!
  November 9, 2010
Interesting answer, I actually build quite a bit with system myself, but was reluctant to post it on my MOCpages account, because I've always posted Bionicle only. Would you suggest that I post system MOCs on my MOCpage? I know, odd question, but I'm extremely fickle in small matters like these, and wanted advice from a friend.
 I made it 
  November 9, 2010
Quoting MacLane Mars Very nice MOCs, and I have a question for you Gringat. Due you MOC with system Lego often? And if you do/did would you post it on your MOCpages account, and perhaps Youtube?
Not too sure about YouTube (I really don't see the point of MOC videos if I have MOCpages, although normal stopmotion videos will definitely have any number of MOCs in), but on MOCpages I ALREADY post all of my MOCs. I use system parts constantly, if you look at my MOCs. I mix system with everything now - useful habit, perhaps. All-System MOCs are a rarity from me, just as All-Technic MOCs are.
 I like it 
  November 9, 2010
Very nice MOCs, and I have a question for you Gringat. Due you MOC with system Lego often? And if you do/did would you post it on your MOCpages account, and perhaps Youtube?
 I like it 
  November 9, 2010
amazing I like them all ,,,bravo
Gringat the Repugnant
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L. Nguyen
  November 8, 2010
excellent job on these guys gringat! i especially like the sound-striders
Gringat the Repugnant
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Brick Motion
  November 8, 2010
great mocs. all of these are from one set? thats pretty impressive. especially when they are all bionicle sized beasts. nice work!
Gringat the Repugnant
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Matthew B
  November 8, 2010
brilliant idea i hate ear wigs but you make them seem cool
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  November 8, 2010
I love all 3 of these, and I saw your reveiw on youtube and figured you would have gutted all the good parts from it and used it bionicle mocs! (like I do sometimes) But nontheless awesome creations! :D
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  November 8, 2010
amazing. what wonders can be made from only one set. you should keep doing this, like making many mocs from only one or two sets, its really cool.
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  November 8, 2010
Nice work, I like them all!
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  November 8, 2010
i like it
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  November 8, 2010
That's you brits version of veterans day right?
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  November 8, 2010
Cool! Now you just got me thinking of buying a lego set! XD
 I made it 
  November 8, 2010
Quoting Hank Hansen great builds I don't quite get the first one though! the music fit and the sound strider was very nice but do you have any info on your self moc contest?
That is something I will begin once Armistice Day passes. I still have to think of the contest :S
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  November 8, 2010
great builds I don't quite get the first one though! the music fit and the sound strider was very nice but do you have any info on your self moc contest?
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  November 8, 2010
Nice I like the sound striders alot. This is a very cleaver idea. Please look at thishttp://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/234055 Thanks! ,Shadow
 
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