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    Discuss This Story Hot Bionicle NewsSunday, July 17th, 2022 at 4:57am by Jason, BZPower Reporter

    Bio-Cup 2022 is now on its third round as we enter the semi-finals. Still, while we wait for the next builds, let's take a look back at Round Two. For this round, the builder's themes were numbers, and there were some clever interpretations. Read on to see the first batch, focusing on the subthemes 1 through 5.

    E Pluribus Unum by ~J6Crash~
    Subtheme: One

    E Pluribus Unum

    I really like the execution of this one, with the various Matoran designs trying to escape the black tentacles. I like how you can even make out other Matoran who have already become one with the entity. The colors of the newer victims do a nice job of popping out too.

    All I Wanna Be is Everything At Once by Just Torp
    Subtheme: One

    All I Wanna Be is Everything At Once

    This guy has all sorts of animal limbs! I'm not familiar with the song it's based off of, but I can recognize many of the animal limbs coming out of this single individual. I think my favorite is the bear claw, which uses the printed Chewbacca pieces very well.

    First Place by Vohdoff
    Subtheme: One

    First Place

    It may be arrogant for the winning entry to name itself Fist Place, but it's hard to argue with such a sleek bike design, and the textures on the rider work well too.

    Duplicity by Konstantin T
    Subtheme: Two

    Duplicity

    This guy seems to have two sides to him. The shadow arms are nice and creepy, with more good tentacle use here. The gold crown of Exo Force arms is a nice touch.

    Boiling Frogs by Max Howell
    Subtheme: Two

    Boiling Frogs

    Two frogs getting cooked or enjoying a relaxing hot tub? It could go either way. The two frog designs are quite clever, but using the upsidedown diamond pieces to texturizing bubbling water is ingenious.

    Judge, Jury, Executioner by MySnailEatsPizza
    Subtheme: Three

    Judge, Jury, Executioner

    These three portray an interesting concept, and I like the repeated use of the scales on all of them. IMO the most impressive part is the beast's arched back with the green ball joints inside of the trap pieces. (And since it looks like this MOC was unopposed, its win was a foregone conclusion. Case closed!)

    Mother of the Singularity, Queen of the Superficial by Gengo Builds
    Subtheme: Four

    Mother of the singularity, Queen of the Superficial

    I really like this concept of space (and time, since it's all four dimensions). The gold and black color scheme is fitting, and the colorful planets and stars intermingled in the arms and torso is great. And legacy Bionicle fans can recognize the solar UDD symbol in the head.

    On the Fourth Day by Iggs
    Subtheme: Four

    On The Fourth Day

    This one is quite colorful, with the dragon wings making an excellent robe for them. The many flowers at the base are also appealing.

    LORD 50555255534841 by Ivan Martynov
    Subtheme: Four

    LORD 50555255534841

    Some of this one doesn't even look like LEGO, with the four distinct robots sitting on each other's shoulders. In addition to keeping their balance, each one has fun designs that make them all unique characters. The fully robed figure is also impressive.

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Aiden Builds
    Subtheme: Five

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    This was a great concept with the nursery rhyme. The monkeys are all well done, similar enough to be siblings but also differing expressions and poses to tell them apart. The Rahkshi heads as the pillows are also a fun touch.

    The Five Visitors by Axelford2
    Subtheme: Five

    The Five Visitors

    I like the interesting geometry going on for this one, with the appearance of the Skrall blades as heads of creatures we probably don't want passing through the portal. It also must be said that usage of the teal brick separators was ingenious.

    Kami of the Five Elements by Eero Okkonen
    Subtheme: Five

    Kami of the Five Elements

    This is another fabulous scene and worthy of the win. The combination of the five elements is simply but recognizable, but it's the warrior himself who has some great textures built in, especially the scaled skirt. The black tree is also impressive.

    We've got some more MOCs to feature from the Bio-Cup Round Two, so make sure to stay tuned to BZPower to see the rest of them. There are a lot of impressive MOCs being entered this year for sure. I wonder who'll win the top spot?

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