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Bionicle MOC: Toa Niyyan by Rahiden Bionicle MOC: Toa Niyyan by Rahiden
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Bio: Not much is known about his background - whether he was an Ice Toa or not, he now chooses to use only his staff in combat. He is the kind of Toa to remain mostly silent, and spends a lot of time meditating.

This is Toa Niyyan, my current OC, and also my favourite personal creation xD While I would otherwise consider myself a Purist builder, I felt that having a mono-white head would throw off the colour scheme. The black marker pen I used is removable (otherwise I wouldn't have used it).

His colour scheme and his name are based off the Yin-Yang duality.

Bionicle (c) Lego
All designing, building and photography (c) Me
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Toa Niyyan is a creation that rivals those of many well-known Bionicle creators like Edictarts and Kylernuva. First of all, the easy visibility and complimenting color scheme of black and white gives the creation an overall finite appearance; every piece has a set reason to be on the creation.
The first thing easily noticed is the interchanging colors between the set of limbs. Even though it has a color scheme used tens of thousands of times before, you can easily notice each limb on the body due to its contracting nature to the body itself.
Next, the pictures displaying the creations many forms of motion was a great idea. It shows that if instructions were released with this creation, it would show the forms of motion and poses one could make this character perform.
The last statement I would like to make is the originality. Very little inspiration for the creation is shown; in some cases this is a good thing. You wouldn't want to be called for plagiarism for a creation you worked your sweat and blood into, correct? The reason why this great creation has low impact is that the creation itself can only truly be impacted to a Bionicle creator like myself.
Overall, this is a great creation and work of art!
What do you think?
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36 out of 36 deviants thought this was fair.

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Critique by starkirby12 Sep 5, 2012, 1:01:58 AM
Pros:

This guy is awesome and unique. Looks pretty flexible, too.

I like how the staff is made. It's also cool how it can be pieced apart to make skis. (Btw, I made Meleka's 32-inch staff (never posted it yet though) based on this.)

Cons:

However I dunno how those tiny feet hold him up. Doesn't make much sense. (-0.5 Technique)

The colors are a bit limited. Looks like the only color other than black and white is green, at the back of his head. (-0.5 Vision)

The personality does good, and I like how once the helmet was changed to express the surprised look.


Overall Niyyan is awesome. Though a few tweaks might be found.
What do you think?
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:icongreen--october:
Green--October Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
Finally, a Bionicle character name with substance!
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Metalknightrider Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
crazy legs and feet
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:iconblueart14:
Blueart14 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fnaf the puppet lol
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:iconmaster3foamy:
Master3Foamy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:icondeathshadow945:
DeathShadow945 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I don't think I could make something like this on my own 
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:iconmsatsoshi:
msatsoshi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I've decided to start uploading pics of my MOC's starting Tuesday ^w^ as your MOc's have inspired me to do so
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msatsoshi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
man I wish my MOC's were this cool x.x
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This guy is emanating pure awesome. Wish I had the chance to get the older sets, never even seen masks like the Akaku in person...
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OrionbeltOFFICIAL Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Wow. Great job! You're an amazing MOCist.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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:iconmasaruherrera:
MasaruHerrera Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why don't you upload good ol' Niyyan to the Bionicle MOC wiki?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't bother with websites outside of deviantArt, Facebook and (sparingly) YouTube. Just one more thing to worry about :P
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:iconmasaruherrera:
MasaruHerrera Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, it's more like a place to upload your headcannons and stuff, I don't use it myself, but I think it's really good. also, I'm kind of new with my... MOC Building, if you may, so... care yo see my deviations and tell me if I could do better? I'm not telling you "you HAVE to do it!", but I'd like an opinion on what I've done so far.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, I'll go have a look. :)
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Herotothecastle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember me and my friend doing this for hours on end, and then playing with them then taking them apart, I wish i still had all my pieces...sadly i do not
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BurgrungySaph Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool! Love how this one is done. Its well done

And may I ask Meow :3 ? Mind if I make a human version of Toa Niyyan? If not, that's okie. 
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, go ahead :) Make sure you let me know when you upload it.
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:iconbioniclezx5:
BionicleZX5 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I love the color scheme of his armor and the way you design his staff.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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:iconsharperofthefew:
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toa Nyan?
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:iconbioghosty4:
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the nyan cat
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:iconjagglekinz:
jagglekinz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
badass
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:iconbioghosty4:
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
our old friend niyyan
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:iconbioghosty4:
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
f**k that's awesome
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lauritz2001dk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
i dont now why i didnt faved this before i like the moc
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:iconundeadhead65:
undeadhead65 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
freakin boss
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:iconnoblemike12:
NobleMike12 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
How big is Niyyan? Compared to...... A toa nuva?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that Niyyan's slightly taller than a Toa Nuva - he's about 20cm or so in height.
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:iconnoblemike12:
NobleMike12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Does he have a mask power? Or is it just the Akaku power?
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never really been one for special powers... what I've gone with in the past is that even if he does have powers, he doesn't use them. Niyyan is also a Toa of Balance, not Ice.

Don't ask me too much about the background of any of my MOCs - they're never set in stone, hehe ^^;
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NobleMike12 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm just naturally curious :P and mask powers can be technical things like binoculars or thermal vision, so Niyyan wouldn't necessarily be using powers
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, um, okay. In that case, let's say that Niyyan's mask has the power of super awesomeness to make him like totally the most superest awesomest Toa in the whole universe.
But he doesn't use his powers.
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NobleMike12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Clearly its working! :D
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Pahrak-Kal Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Asymmetry is astounding. Love how you used those Toa Terrain Crawler Takadox weapons!
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I actually saw those Takadox weapons while browsing Bricklink, and I knew they'd suit Niyyan perfectly =P
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Pahrak-Kal Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So he's your Self-MOC? I'm currently building mine. Will have MASSIVE System parts use :D Trying to make him full custom, too.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear! :D
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darkemperor82 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
could you make a how to on him cause it would be amazing to have my own on my moc shelf
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, I don't do instructions. There are, however, countless photos of Niyyan in my gallery from multiple angles, so if you're able to work out how he's built then by all means, display him on your shelf.
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darkemperor82 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
thanks do you mind if i review it on youtube cause i know you have a youtube account
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you mean a MOC review like this?
I guess I can't stop you, but make sure you give credit where credit is due. Oh, and tell me what you upload, please. :)
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darkemperor82 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
it was a struggle to build but i finished it
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear!
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darkemperor82 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
only thing i havent do is the mask because i dont have one nso i used solek's mask
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:icondarkemperor82:
darkemperor82 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
abit but it would go though all specs such as height amount of piece used and so on and so forth
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:icondarkemperor82:
darkemperor82 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
dont worry your the original creator so you will recieve all cridet for it
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Banjax2077 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Man this is a pretty cool moc.
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:iconwilliamtrausch:
WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Loving the color coordination- it reminds me of Seed from Rogue Galaxy.
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, you're right! I guess I wasn't the first, then ;)
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Zerron-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Agent Y meet Agent Z." =D
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