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Bionicle MOC - Popao by Alex-Darkrai Bionicle MOC - Popao by Alex-Darkrai
YAY a new MOC!
Has been a while again and it's the first 2013 MOC!

Creators Note:
I build him on one weekend, had an idea for using the dark purple parts which I got sometime last year through bricklink.
As always, I tried to realize many ideas which I had for some time now.
-> using color scheme with purple & dark purple
-> creating a gravity elemental MOC WITHOUT using the Pakari (started to annoy me, seeing it on every gravity MOC!)
-> using Kraata and Krana on a MOC
-> using Kraata as fingers (was inspired by a MOC once, but forgot about where I saw the MOC)
-> experementing with creating armor to look like cloth
-> using actual cloth parts in an inconspicuous way
-> starting with creating the limbs ahead of the torso
-> training for creating the Gringat MOC

There are some nice details about this MOC which can hardly be seen on the pictures:
- the eyes have color, I used some minifigure hand construction to create red pupils
- the arms can be bend forward despite what it may look like, there is enough room to accomplish that, took me some time to get that working
- the legs are moveable, but they're nothing special, the character isn't intended to walk much anyways



The Creation:
Popao is a religious priest. He believes that gravity itself is god. It binds everything to earth and thus is almighty and omnipresent.
He has powers to control and manipulate gravity which was given to him by his god (what he believes), because he follows his rules.
He detests everything that defies gravity, like flying creatures, especially every Toa of air.
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:icondoreikuplz:
doreikuplz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like a legiones from runescape's ascension dungeon img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A few similarities are visible ^^
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:icondoreikuplz:
doreikuplz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
regardless, this is a really impressive piece, and it's a testament to how possible it is to make "robes" with lego
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:iconjedder7:
Jedder7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Very cool!
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:iconszymhero:
szymhero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Dude this is epic
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:iconlolbotarmy:
lolbotarmy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
popo
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:iconsilver-wing-mk2:
silver-wing-mk2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME ! He looks like the guy from dark souls
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, which one? Haven't played th game myself ^^;
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:iconsilver-wing-mk2:
silver-wing-mk2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
first one, uuuh, cant recall his name... but hes in the first belltower after you kill gargoyles 
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:iconcissuperdroid:
CISsuperdroid Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Greetings. I am Oswald of Carim, the pardoner. Thou art a friend. For thee, a warm welcome. Cometh thou to confess? Or to accuse? For indeed all sin is my domain.
(all from memory because failed plan to cosplay for Halloween)
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:iconsilver-wing-mk2:
silver-wing-mk2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HA! Nice!
I was trying to go as solaire! So close, but far
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:iconxdprokoks:
xDPROkoks Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Very nice MOC, i really envy you purple kraata :'(
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They were all included in a single set ^^
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:iconxdprokoks:
xDPROkoks Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I know, i know, but i can't found this set anywhere :(
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just an awesome MOC and guess it doesn't has much of an articulation, right ?
Still, cool !
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the arms have some articulation and are quite flexible: alex-darkrai.deviantart.com/ar…
The legs also have some articulation, but it's not really needed all that much ^^
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, alright. Still very cool.
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:iconlugia61617:
lugia61617 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I LOVE the use of the Kraata as fingers! Genius!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
It's not my original idea, as I mentioned in the description.
But I just can't remember on which MOC I saw it first xD
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:iconlugia61617:
lugia61617 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Either way, you've inspired me to do that sometime. 

Not that it matters, I never put fingers on my MOCs because I can't find that T-piece which you need to start them off _ 
I know I have them, I just can't FIND them.

Oh, and might I note that your work inspired my Belzarael MOC I recently uploaded? They seem like an odd match - the priest and the reaper.
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's always nice if my work inspires people ^^
I had only a few T pieces in the past as well, but through some newer set and buying some pieces only, I have now at least enough of the to work with :)
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:iconchaoticumbra:
ChaoticUmbra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
A priest MOC. Can't say I've ever seen one of those before! I really like the way you designed Popao. He looks like an alien priest. ^^
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconchaoticumbra:
ChaoticUmbra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconninjere:
Ninjere Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
you have no idea how much i want a shadow kraata let alone 6 of them
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got all six of them from this set www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.…
It's rarely sold, so I was happy to find a complete and cheap one on ebay one day :)
Oh and don't trust that inventory list too much, mine neither had dark gray shoulder armor nor light gray technic axles, but it did have all the other parts, including those Kraata :)
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:iconninjere:
Ninjere Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
cool. something to look into
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:iconmaxxor501:
Maxxor501 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! THAT'S A LOT OF PURPLE!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was part of my intention when creating him :)
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:iconyamithetrixter:
YamitheTrixter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this x3
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:iconvictorpvu:
victorpvu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
XD im' sure he hates lewa
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Especially him xD
His personality is totally different as well :)
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool design!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I wanted to do a purple MOC without relying on too many secondary colors. The two purple colors had to be the main colors in the color scheme :)
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
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:iconlordxerro123:
LordXerro123 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THATS AWESOMELY PURPLE
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:icon123-kitsune:
123-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An ominous figure clad in flowing robes of purple & black, cool.
This is an awesome design. :)
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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:icon123-kitsune:
123-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:icontyxerus:
Tyxerus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
wicked design, caught my eye instantly. very cool
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconnazgul4:
Nazgul4 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
>Yay! Someone who hates all of my favorite Toa!^^

Congratulations for finally using Krana AND Kraata in a useful way! My biggest respect for that.
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>It suited his character xD

Thanks ^^
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:iconsoulofjerx:
SoulOfJerx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Well can he bend his arms and stuff or is he stuck in that pose?I just thought that because the armor on the legs looked so strange but kool.
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The arms are pretty flexible, as stated within the description ^^
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:iconsoulofjerx:
SoulOfJerx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So is he just kinda stuck in that pose?
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean?
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:iconlightninging63:
Lightninging63 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! That's different.
The build looks solid, but I worry that there isn't much flexibility in the arms due to those plates. Perhaps it's just the pose.
The hands are very interesting- haven't seen many use Kratta that way before this. The Krana on the face make this being appear more fleshy than mechanical, but it would be believable as a mechanical being, and I rather like that about this.

I really like the look of this guy's 'robe'. Being a priest(according to the description) that would make sense to wear one. The effect made by the Technic Beams for the front of the robe is very appealing, and The Nuparu-Mahri armor parts help with the effect well. I do like that there is actual fabric in the robe, but being tattered it does look a little out of place with the rest of the robe.

It's got a lot going on with it, and it's a feast for a MoCer's eyes. I think you've done great work with this creation :)

...And I really like purple too, so that's something :P
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank yo very much for the critique :)
Trust me, the arms are quite flexible enough xD
Took me some time to figure out a way to get it that way.
I'm already used to getting comments related to the flexibility of the limbs of my MOCs, mostly because there are really some problems, but also because my armoring is so tight that everyone thinks that there have to be some problems xD
I do see your reason for not liking the cloth, my basic idea didn't use it as well, but I just didn't have enough dark purple and purple beams to get the whole rope done and I wanted to use cloth parts on a MOC anyways, so it was a good reason :)
There are quite a few details which I could do better on this MOC with enough part supply, so maybe I'm gonna improve him someday :D
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