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Prandlas Crab
For the 2012 BioCup, Round 2, against Toa Phosphorus, in the category Abyssal Rahi... the Prandlas Crab.
About this creation

The 2012 Bio Cup can be found here.

My opponent's entry, the gruesomely magnificent Krothak, is here.



















Inspired by both the fiddler crab and the Japanese spider crab.


So it went like this.

I get back from camp.
I find out that my family vacation actualy begins two days before I thought it did.
So I quickly build my PBC entries (Lowig and Balard).
I post them the morning I leave. I take a small amount of parts with me. That's fine.
The next day I find out the categories and such for the BioCup.
That's fine too. So I start building in a Seattle hotel. Then I realize that the parts I need to complete it are at home. Okay.
So yesterday I finish up most of the MOC on the plane from San Fran, with the exception of the aformentioned parts at home that I still needed.
And last night I get home really late and finish the MOC.
Then I take pictures. When I go to upload, oh look, the battery's dead. Damn.
So I charge the camera and upload my entry. At like 12:45. Whew.

On top of that the Krothak was just plain awesome. Nothing I could build under circumstances and with what parts I had could allow me to beat that.



So like I said, Phos built a great entry, and (although under normal circumstances I think I possibly could've beat him,) this time I had no chance against the Krothak. I didn't expect to win, and looking at the comments, I see that I didn't. Good luck in round three, Phos, and everyone else participating. :)



Thanks for leniency on deadline, judges.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
I really think this is way better than your opponents.... sure he took more time and used more peices, but you created a very awesome MOC that has an awesome look to it... Instructions would be AWESOME
 I made it 
  July 23, 2012
Quoting Daniel Janči Sweet crab. I hope that you will win!
LOL, I'm already out. Thanks though. XD
 I like it 
  July 23, 2012
Sweet crab. I hope that you will win!
 I made it 
  July 22, 2012
Quoting Darren .Y I feel truly gutted. I feel horrible. And I feel....terrible. While I am moving on to the next round due to a forfeit by my opponent I can't help but feel that you show waaaaay more potential to win this whole comp than me and I totally think you deserved a spot in round 3. This moc is brilliant! The claws the body an that HEAD!! It showcases what's great about you and I feel that it should be you moccing in the next rounds rather than silly old me. Sigh....
Ah, don't think like that. My opponent had a better entry; what could I do? Besides, even though your opponent forfeited, I bet you'd have beat him anyway. Who cares that you think you don't deserve the spot- you got it, and you're there. Make the most of it. Win. :)
 I like it 
  July 21, 2012
I feel truly gutted. I feel horrible. And I feel....terrible. While I am moving on to the next round due to a forfeit by my opponent I can't help but feel that you show waaaaay more potential to win this whole comp than me and I totally think you deserved a spot in round 3. This moc is brilliant! The claws the body an that HEAD!! It showcases what's great about you and I feel that it should be you moccing in the next rounds rather than silly old me. Sigh....
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  July 20, 2012
Good Luck and great job on the moc!
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  July 20, 2012
Good Luck and great job on the moc!
 I made it 
  July 20, 2012
Quoting The Texan Bionicle Builder Good Luck and great job on the moc!
LOL thanks, but, uh... I'm already out. XD
 I like it 
  July 19, 2012
Fantastic job on the torso and claws! Sorry about your busy week, but I have to admire you for getting anything done at all.
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Carter Heald
  July 18, 2012
Awesome Bionicle crab! I really like the color scheme you chose.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
EPIC
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Oh Man!! I always look forward to your creations, actually more than anyone else's. Unfortunately I was out all day and forgot to check for new stuff here. Anyway I would like to say excellent moc, as usual for you. You are what inspires me to keep mocing. Thank you for owning it again :)
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
nice build to him, good work
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Nice I like the head a lot, but I can see parts worked against you here. I would have liked to see some pre-made bionicle spear-type weapons incorporated into the legs though. Admittedly I would not have brought those parts either, and didn't on my own journey XD
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Well awesome work I really like the claws and the head.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
very cool! I like how you made one claw bigger than the other, really realistic! I'm glad I didn't pass, i suck At rahi. good Luck!
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
A big crab. Excellent.
 I made it 
  July 18, 2012
Well, thanks, guys. :)
Quoting Johann, Harvey, Yuri
Ah, that's alright. Better luck next time I suppose.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Veyr cool one. I like the assymetric claws, and the head is great. However, your opponent really made it hard for you, my vote is his.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
cool
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  July 18, 2012
Excellent design but it lacks the complexity of your opponent entry. Sorry.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Excellent entry! I think it's a bit cleaner than Pho's entry, so you have that going for you. Excellent claw designs as well. Good luck!
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
OMG good job but yeah, pho entry was awesome. It's gonna be a tough fight. Good luck
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Cute little crabby. I like those legs and that face is actually pretty cute. I wish you luck!
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Very cool, I like how it has a bigger claw, just like a real crab. I'm still going to vote for your opponent, though.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
It's very nice for being a quick entry. Good luck!
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Great work!! I absolutely love it! Truly magnificent. I don't mean to be a bugger, but could you make a poster for my new version of Talon? You did such a good job on the last one, I thought maybe u could again. Anyway, not the end of the world if u can't, just thought id ask. Again, great MOC, I hope u get far in the contest!!
  July 18, 2012
Nice. I love the eyes. I'm in for a tough fight.
 I made it 
  July 18, 2012
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant Compact, well built, and obviously taking cues from nature. The face is especially cool, even if it's the least crab-like part of the MOC! My only qualm is that it lacks those little antennae that most crabs have.
Thanks Gat. Yeah, the head isn't all that crabby, but I was pressed for time and brainpower. :P Antennae would've been nice but I was going more for an armored shell kind of look; antennae and other stick-outy type, vulnerable-looking parts didn't really fit that, IMO. Thanks again. :)
 I like it 
  July 18, 2012
Compact, well built, and obviously taking cues from nature. The face is especially cool, even if it's the least crab-like part of the MOC! My only qualm is that it lacks those little antennae that most crabs have.
 
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