Tuesday, November 30, 2010
LEGO Bionicle MOC: Lorne, Self-MOC
My latest, arguably Bionicle-themed creation is Lorne, my first ever "self-MOC." For this creation I had minimal inspiration. I only knew for certain that I wanted it to be tall and not too thick & bulky. Oh, and I wanted to use some sort of translucent color. Since I had already made good use of orange in my Shadowed Vengeance MOC, I went ahead with the opposite side of the color wheel.
Lorne is an intergalactic law enforcement agent. Imagine the most elite member of Interpol, in a universe of which Bionicle is only a small part. He travels, a lot! He may have only one hand, but who needs two when you're equipped with a MARC-12? That's a Macro-Atomic Re-Configurator device, 12th production series. It briefly suspends ionic & covalent bonds in its target and changes the arrangement of all atoms in any object to create something new. The device is always used in a non-lethal way per agency policy, usually to disable key components of criminals' weapons or getaway vehicles.
This MOC was built over the course of about 4 weeks with a lot of gaps between building sessions. For around two weeks of that time it was standing on the coffee table all complete except for the feet. I had some temporary duds on it but wanted to make something custom. I attempted to start several designs but kept hitting a brick wall. Late one recent evening, I sat down with a good mood and some good music blaring out of the computer, and it suddenly all went together! Here's his little unveiling video: