On other notes, I went to the mall to buy a calculator. I looked for new 08 sets, but only found a few 08 Matoran, of which I decided I didn't want to buy yet. I'll probably wait until I go home and go shopping at a Fred Meyers... they always have good sales on LEGO Bricks. Unfortunately, the closest Fred Meyers ot me right now is an hour's bus ride away, with two transfers and a location i don't exactly know of. Too much work for a simple set, especially with school and it all.
One last 07 remake, and this one is cool.
Yes, that's where Kalmah's body went. There's a story behind this one, and I'll tell it to ya. Yeah, suffer, young listeners.
Ehlek was the first set I started to redesign. Like Hewkii, I thought Ehlek had alot of potential but it didn't necessarily all come out from his set. Sure, he has cool colors and awesome spikes, but his spindly form wasn't appealing. First, I experimented with his weapons... what would happen if I made them shoulder armor? To beef out his shoulders and make him look better, I put his limbs on Kalmah's body. (And, as you might notice, I switched the upper arm and upper leg connection rods, to make him more proportioned) It certainly have him a more masculine and muscular look, but he needed a weapon. I'm not sure how I came up with it, but I attached his spine to his arm and spun it around, creating this wicked clawed hand. Sure, there's no wrist articulation anymore, put I fully plan to use said design in future MOCs. Now, he doesn't just look buff, but dangerous too. Furthermore, to cover up the bare back of the Barraki, I added a few pieces that allowed me to attach Ehlek's third spine piece along his back, resembling a Piraka. (Only his spine piece is so much cooler.) It was mentioned before that my Carapar redesign showed him more as he was pre-pit... well, I think this resembles Ehlek better before the Pit claimed him.
The colors on this one are off, so of course I can't call him a true redesign of Ehlek. I'm sure I could've taken a few more pieces and made his scheme less messy, but I was lazy. I was going more for form here than color. On the downside... alot of him is still lime green. I thought my Ehlek had avoided the curse of the lime green, but as I was taking him apart, I noticed pretty much all of his limb pieces had cracks in them... not broken yet but I'm not going to MOCing in lime green anytime soon. I was kind of disappointed, because I have already MOCed with Ehlek's lime green pieces before and hadn't noticed any wear and tear, but I guess it just catches up with you. (Although he lasted longer than Hahli).
Be aware of this eel now... because he has claws and teeth and muscles and spikey shoulder armor. Enjoy.