Monday, September 21, 2009

Bionicle MOCs: Hordika (not Toa)



The latest from Zeyek tells the story of the Hordika in an alternate reality.  Technically it does start with the Toa Metru and quickly breeze through their Toa Hordika phase, but it really focuses on the fully-devolved Hordika who are no longer Toa in any way.  Haven't you ever wondered what real Hordika would look like?  There was an official LEGO fully-mutated Hordika Dark Hunter built by a fan, but I don't at all agree with the direction he took it.  From proud upright humanoid Toa Metru, the mutation seen in Web of Shadows takes our heros to a shorter, slouched-over form that clearly suggests that they're mutating into 4-legged animals.  With my Hordika MOCs I just tried to follow the progression to a natural end.

To let you in on a little secret, this whole mini-project came about because I had way too many large claws and wanted to figure out a way to use up a lot of them at once by inventing a claw-bearing species!  I guess it worked, because I used up 24 claws.  I still have too many extras, but at least now I can close my "feet" drawer a little more easily.

I don't recall how or why I came up with the idea of Great Hordika, but I was really happy with how Vakama turned out.



Great Hordika Onewa was the last of the series that I did, and I think the body is a pretty decent up-scaling of the original, but I feel like the head is way too small on the enlarged body, especially viewed from any front quarter.



Can't win 'em all I guess!  At least it's not so bad from this angle though.


10 comments:

  1. wow seriously post some instructions for the mini ones there AWESOME!

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  2. i also agree that the head looks a bit to small. saying that i think they turned out great. is it just me or does hordika onewa look kind-of like the bear rahi in the first movie?

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  3. dude you totally rock my socks off how long does it take you to build these things!?!

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  4. @Anonymous May 25th, thanks for your kind words. A small MOC usually takes a couple hours in the evening, winding down from a day. Bigger ones usually take 3 to 4 build sessions 'cuz I don't plan things out too carefuly beforehand, I just dive right in. My biggest builds, which I haven't published yet, took a couple weeks apiece!

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  5. post some instructions for the small ones man, these r amazing!

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  6. VERY cool! please post instructions, & I don't care that savage looks completely different, they would still be good MOCs even without stories. Please post instructions!

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  7. looking at the torso of the larger, it bears a striking resemblance to the torso of a dragon I made a while back, guess great minds think alike, like the brown one, makes me think of a bear

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  8. This is amazing! I really would have liked to see Whenua, Nokama, Matau, and Nuju as Great Hordika. Regardless, they are amazing!

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  9. please please please post the instructions! they're totally awesome!!!!!!!!

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