My entry to my MOC off with Gringat! Good luck buddy ;)
Big thanks to all the MOCist's on Skype who helped me with this! Anyway, the topic was two Toa who are different but yet alike, two opposites that attract.
About this creation
... “I’ve fought every Glatorian on Bara Magna and won... but what for? The thing I’ve gained is knowledge! I’ve leant that stealth is the best weapon to fight an opponent with! And I’ve also learnt that aimlessly fighting Glatorian for resources is pointless! I now wish to teach what I’ve learnt to the future of Bara Magna, you!”
Mossdeep to Glatorian trainees
Element: Water and Air
Title(s): Glatorian, Warrior, Brother, Friend, Ninja, Master, Teacher
Mask: Kanohi Ruru: Mask of Night Vision
Weapon(s): Dual Katanas, Wrist Rifle
Story: Mossdeep was a Glatorian who was an expert at stealth! He won most battles he fought because of his many methods of stealth! He even won at Atero one year. However he grew tired of winning every battle so he stopped and decided to train rookie Glatorian. Once Teridax took over and the Rahkshi invaded, Mossdeep killed off as many as he could using his stealth strategies, however many of them ganged up on him and he was wounded, just before the Rahkshi were about to deliver the final blow Tahu activated the Golden armour and the Rahkshi were killed. A little while after this Bryder came out of Teridax’s body and he nursed him back to life with the help of a Toa of Water and the two immediately had a brilliant friendship! When he was nursed back to health he was given a Ruru. Since that day Mossdeep and Bryder became great friends and together helped train future Toa!
Mossdeep is very well known for being an extremely smart Glatorian, sometimes even Turaga ask him of knowledge and advice. Mossdeep mostly uses his great mind to make weapons and repair hurt Toa
Here he is! Do you like it?
A back shot :D
Lower legs :)
Back of the legs.
His upper legs with the sand green greebles :)
Back of the upper legs, love how they have turned out :D
Back of the waist, I'm so pleased with these sand green greebles :)
His upper waist and his heartlight :D
His mask with...
...A custom head >:D
His back with his Katanas.
No Katana's and his back :)
The whole back.
The upper arms which the same Rahkshi feet he had before.
...That's like the same shot -.-
Eh a bit of a close up :P
His wrist gun.
Another look :D
His other arm.
The inside... Oh by the way, thanks Adam Toh ;)
Mossdeep: Stand back! Things are about to get ugly!
Mossdeep: Come at me bro!
Mossdeep: One with the sword...
Fourth Wall Commentary:
My aim with Mossdeep was to keep him similiar the original (The shoulders) But make him more custom and add sand green. I also kinda based him off this guy
No idea why, but I did XD Also since the old one had a gun arm, I kept that, but upgraded it :D
On to Bryder!
”I’ll be back!”
Title(s): Toa, Warrior, Brother, Friend, Fatty, Greeble-legs, Iron fists.
Mask: Kanohi Pakari (Carved into the space of a Kakama)
Story: Bryder, worked as a blacksmith for many years in Po-Koro, crafting many great weapons for many great warriors. He worked so hard on every weapon he made. Shorty before Teridax took over, Bryder had a freak accident! He forgot to put his gloves on when he was heating up an axe and accidently burnt both of his hands. So after this he wasn’t able to do blacksmithing. However once his wounds healed and he was able to use his hands for everyday purposes, Makuta Teridax took over and imprisoned him inside his body.
Once Teridax was defeated Bryder left his body and immediately found Mossdeep wounded on the floor in front of him. He nursed him back to life with the help of a Toa of Water and the two immediately had a brilliant friendship! Since that day Mossdeep and Bryder became great friends and together helped train future Toa!
You like him guys?
A back shot... GREEEEBLEESS!!!
Lower legs, very happy with this :D
Back shot, more greebles :)
Back of the thighs, a little blurry :/
His waist ;)
His whole torso, credit to Awesomeness ;)
His heartlight and his mask :D
My upgraded upper arm design (Like on Nuxen)
Buff lower arms :)
Greebled inside of the arms, I'm so happy with that greeble there >:D
His back :)
Another look at the back :D
Another look at him!
His axe :)
Bryder: Look up into the stars!
Bryder: I shall have his head!
Fourth Wall Commentary:
My aim with Bryder was to keep him buff but also have him be a "little" skinny kinda like this dude
I was originally going for a Sumo look, but I prefer this look :D Hope you like it ;)
Epic duo shot!
Mossdeep: Well see ya guys...
Mossdeep: What are you doing?
Cossy with his bling :P And Chilling with these guys ;)
Thanks for viewing!
Hope you like it ;)
Good luck Gringat :D
Don't forget to rate and comment!
Till next time ;)
Hey Ben, awesome models you have here, big fan of your creations. Keep up the good work. Any tips on how to make a Bionicle great looking if you have limited pieces? Hope to see more epicness from Cossy :)
Hey Cossy, do you remember the Self-MOC Contest created by Nick the Remaining? Yeah, he says that it's time for you to judge, but he was too lazy to tell you himself. So if you get around to that, please do. :)
I can talk in a half hour... my sis is using the computer and I'm using her's. I can't talk on her's for certain reasons... like she doesn't like it when I sneak onto her computer.;) I'll be building something till then.
Awesome Ben! I very much like the new Mossdeep, he's always been a liked MOC of yours to me. The red guy (I forget his name :P)... He's okay, but not your best. The lower legs are epic, but the lower arms don't really fit his buff look. They are too buff for his lower arms. Well, thats what I think :) Anyway, again nice work! they both have their strong and week points. Keep 'em MOc comin! :)
I'll take a look :) Well actually it's a mix of two things, I very rarely buy massive lots of Bionicle off Ebay but not too much these days. I also do buy from Bricklink, but from whatever store has what I want and also I basically bought every Bionicle set they made :P
Nah Nathan it's not so bad, just let me know when you need me to look at something, otherwise that'll be fine ;) I'm alright Red-Eyes, I don't want to enter, plus I don't have the time :/ By pictures do you mean the reference ones Dragonax? Anyway, I've already commented ;)
I just finished the toa version of my self MOC!! it's not up yet but it will be up by the end of the day!!! thanks for every thing Ben!!!!! (if you don't like me giving you updates then I will stop just tell me I wont be affended)
Thanks for the reminder Nathan, I'll take a look. Well JP you would be correct :/ Like I said last time, I plan on completely revamping my homepage so when that happens it'll be done :D ... If I put a friends list in the new one.
Well if your meaning a Toa of phoenix's then no (since it's not possible for that to happen) But if you mean have phoenix qualities then knock yourself out. Well thank you Nathan usually I just come up with them in my head, but I do sometimes base MOC's off pictures.
Cheers guys ;) Looking forward to it Nathan, let me know when it's up please :D HAHA Cheers Jan ;) Glad you like them ;) Looking forward to seeing your new stuff ;) Well Popcorn, "Giant Carnivorous Beast" sounds cool, is it possible that we can slighty change it to "Carnivorous Demon"? With this project I'm work on it would be a lot easier, glad we are having this MOC off :3
Hey, Ben! Have we started the MOCoff yet? If not than here are a few other ideas for what to build. A titan suit for a tiny toa that wants to be big, a giant carnivorous beast, a toa of darkness, or what I said before. Anyways I just had a few more ideas that I thought I might share. P.S. Whatever we don't build in the MOCoff out of all these things than I'll build them later.
Finally I found a moment to comment on your amazing new things.I really like both of them.They have the Cossy style ;).I have tons of new creations here but I dont find the time to upload them.I was away from Mocpages for 2 months or so.I definetely missed something.keep up the good work Bro.
me to! any way sense this is my first attemt at making a self MOC I made it a motoran just to kind of get the feel of how it would look like. it is pretty cool but not the best so don't expect much. I plan on puting it up today so please go look at it and comment that would be awesome! thanks Ben!
Cheers guys! Thank you Dr. HappyBaboon, HAHA funny how most people like Bryder more :P I'm glad you like him ;) Thanks Mr. Created ;) Glad you like him ;) I don't know what you mean by choppy Steve? Could you explain in more detail please? Well I would have given him a green mask but it is a revamp of one of my older characters so. Oh I'm glad you like them Cyborg ;) Will do Nathan.
Hey Ben just wanted to let you know that im working on my self MOC so please keep checking my MOCs till it shows up! while your waiting you could comment on a few MOCs that would be awesome!!!! thanks!! :D
Great job man! I love the green guy, the only thing is I think the head seems a little bulky, but thats just me, and since its a remoc I see what u mean by keeping it the original. :D And I love his weapons!
Both of these are very good, but Bryder comes out a little ahead of Mossdeep in my opinion. Mossdeep is just a little on the skimpy side for my tastes, but I LOVE Bryder's lower legs and arms. Their thickness coupled with his torso is what really brings across the "brawn" factor. Great job, good luck, and keep on brickin'!
He has a Sub-Element of Lightning, but that will be changed once HF 4.0 comes out and the Blue Lightning sword comes out :) Then he'll lose his Lightning powers and just be pure Blue Flame, the sword will be able to control some Lightning powers though :)
Sounds freaking awesome Popcorn! Yeah sure a month will be good I'll discuss more on your page ;) Me too Wertman :/ I got this one off Ebay. Thanks for clearing that up Shockster ;) Check you out? You worded that odd but I'll take a look at your MOC's but if you mean it the other way no thanks :P I still see no reason why people ask me this, of course you can Red-Eyes :) Thanks a million Vored ;) That means a lot ;)
Wow. These are surely very great MoCs! Mossdeep has some nice part uses, like all those sand green minifig pieces (cap on his back :D). The design gives him a look of a skilled and, as you described, silent and stealthy warrior. I think the silver katanas with the brown haft make them look like "real" weapons, cause they aren't the same color as the figure itself. And Bryder... he is so fantastic! The lower arms have this often used metru-body-design, but on him it matches very well! I think he would be more the buddy-toa to others :D. The leg, torso and arm design gives him the perfect made bulky look. Adn somehow he reminds me of Axonn, but in a much more detailed and better way :D! So, I Can't decide who is better, they both are so amazing!
Again, cool mocs! I jsut want to ask you something. Today, I biult my own version of your self-moc Cossy. I didn't post him online yet and I thought I should ask permission if I can post him online. Cause you know, he's basically your moc. Is that OK?
Very nice and you people got it wrong the show is called cyberchase
Not cyber space. I knew that because I was and still am a hardcore
Fan and im not being a hater I just want to prove a point. Anyway mind checking me out?
Quoting Ben Cossy
Hey mate, about our MOC off, I'm able to start it as soon as you are ready! I'd be able to post a MOC for it this weekend, but I don't know if you have the time to build something in that little time :P Anyway, my next MOC is a titan, that is half demon and half robot, is that helpful to you? Anyway, if you can post a MOC that is like that this weekend for our MOC off then I'll enter that, if not then we'll think of something for it soon. ;)
Sorry, mate, but I was actually thinking that we could have a month to two month time frame for building (considering that I'm a slow builder). If that's ok of course. Maybe for the building category we could do a titan with an element combo. I think that'd be cool. What do you think?
Wel its official. You truly are the best toa mocist EVER! You always biuld such great legs and great arms, incredible chests, etc. All just great biulds! And this time, you biult 2 toa/glatorian. As for the first one, I like the custom brain and chest. The second one pretty nice too! It has great hands (for bunny ears lol) and ecent chest. Both are great and in conclusion, I like the green one better.
Crud, uh. Maybe a Phoenix Toa? And what I mean is like a Toa, but with some Phoenix-ish looks, like wings.Feather tail, talons, ya know. Like that stuff :P But I don't want him to be 100% Phoenix, I want him to be 50% Phoenix and 50% Toa :P This one better?
Thank you for that Monarth, very helpful ;) I actually agree with you 100%! My next few MOC's are gonna have heaps of brand new looks and feels, it'll be great :D Thanks Pho, will do 12Lego ;) Cheers Tor ;) HAHA cheers At ;) Glad you like them ;) HAHA Cheers Galaxus ;) HAHA yes, He is fluffy Owl :] Thanks Jensen and Cody, Actually that reminds me Popcorn, we can have that MOC-OFF now :D You don't like Cossy's Bling Wertman? Oh well glad your happy to see Mossdeep back ;) S.T.S, from what I just read about "Destrin" I don't think it's possible a Toa could control that. Any other things/ideas you want?
Haha! Great work, Ben! They look AMAZING! The Pohatu Nuva mask fits him perfectly! This reminds me that I've been waiting to have a MOCoff with you. I think you'd win, but I can always try. Sorry for not being active. I've been in the woods hunting with my dad. Anyways, awesome job, buddy!
Nice ones! From the main picture, I originally thought that Bryder was the skinny one and Mossdeep was the buff one! Mossdeep's build is totally awesome! Bryder's build is awesomely greebled! Good luck!
@Toa Phos: So you don't like Shadow's mask or any other moc that has that mask?
@Cossy: Awesome mocs! I like both of them. I wish I could moc as good as you. On a scale of 1-10, I'm a 7 and you are a 50! Could you give me some advise on some of my mocs, but break the news gently?
Impressive work with all the greebles, colors and designs. Everything's good and stuff, but in my honest words, I'd like to see differently proportioned structures from you. I've seen that upward human structure perhaps a bit too many times to find your creations a bit too repetitive, were the designs variously different or not. Seeing the proportions so many times, I can't really tell do I honestly 'like'-like these anymore. I like the designs, but I fear that's all there is :( I fear I'm losing my interest, even though I don't want to, as you're a great mocer. I'm kinda realising here that I like more beastial mocs more. No offense.
Eh I would S.T.S but I have none at the moment :P Cheers Nick, thanks for your kind words ;) I have... I believe 3 or 4? Not sure, 1 or 2 might not actually happen :P And thanks Everox ;) It's not S.T.S, it's a Chibi Shadowflame.
both are great examples of your style, and have some amazing designs in them, I feel that bryder is more iconicly yours than mossdeep, mainly because he's more bluky, the red kakama nuva is a bit strange but he makes it work, mossdeeps color scheme however I feel is more balanced, by the way, how many moc-offs do you have to do?
Thanks everyone ;) Cheers Sniperray and Cyberfrank ;) I commented on him to tell you Brickguy. Thanks L. Cheers Chopperskull! That means a lot ;) Thanks for all that you said, very helpful :) Cheers Wolf, Unearthed and Banjax ;) Thanks for more helpful advice Crazy ;) Helpful as always ;) HEHE yes it is delete from Cyberchase Mr. Lego Obsessionist :P Thanks S.T.S, Carruaba and Dragonmaster ;) Thank you Aslangorge ;) Thank you for your scores Clockwork ;) I respect your judgement, thank you :) Oh well thanks Kenaz ;) That means a lot ;) and thank you Daniel ;) I got it from the Lego Shop Legofreak. If you spent over $75 dollars you got that for free :) Spending that 75 bucks was so hard *sarcasm* ;) The offer is over now though :/
Mossdeep: Looking at this MOC at first glance, it looks rather generic. However, upon further inspection, he really has some insane piece use. The shoulder connection is a good idea, but could give possible articulation problems. The color scheme is great! Overall, the build is nice and balanced. 7.5/10.
Bryder: My favorite of the two. The MOC looks very bulky and ‘bricky’ to say the least. I am truly in love with the legs and torso, the greebles are fantastic! The arms could have been better knowing your MOCing style. Overall, a 8/10.
Both did a fantastic job, but I believe Gringat is the winner. It was close, but I feel that Gringat had some better concepts, and filled out the theme of different Toa better. I love all the entries, and thank you both for letting me judge, great job!
Really nice job, you've almost certainly matched Gringat on this one! Mossdeep's construction is nice and I'm really liking those sand green greebles everywhere. I like the shoulder connection too, and the torso. The only thing about him is that his lower arms and knees look a bit weird...and then there's Bryder! He's much more eye-pleasing, especially those arms and that torso and his thighs and...basically everything :D He's greeblicious! :D Good luck to both of you, and great job!
I never knew Lego Sand green existed ! Awesome ! Oh and, that's the guy from Cyberchase, I watched it as a kid ! :D I love all the greebles on the first guy, and all the armor compacted does look like he's skinny ! Oh and, mind if I use the custom head idea (the eyes) ?
Anyways, skinny guy. 4.5/5
I Really love how you made the red guy, amazing piece choices ! especially the bottom of the legs, the arms, and the chest !Custom Legs are really amazing ! The axe is nice ! definitely love these mocs ! 5/5 :D Now go beat Gringat ! ;D
Ha nice to see Mossdeep again. The red guy is awesome and I love the mask. However, the red guy looks WAY too much like Nuxen. Buildwise, he looks and has a feel almost exactly like Nuxen. Not exactly a bad thing since Nuxen is awesome and this red guy is even cooler than some of your Toa Lotem, but I just don't know. If I was one person listed to judge this, my vote would go to Gringat. In my honest opinion, Gringat's looked a bit more unique and had a very detailed story as a bonus. This is my honest opinion Ben, so I hope I helped.
You've improved. The greebles on both these guys are more extensive than your other latest stuff and yet they both look much cleaner. The time spent on them was spent well definitely. The leg greebles on both are amazingly well done, and you used sand green! And they do look to have very different personalities even without looking at the backstories. I can see room for a little something to fit behind Bryder's mask, though.