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Fixes To The Mata Nui Island Model

Posted by xccj , in MOCs, Lego Conventions Jun 08 2012 · 683 views

So last weekend, we finally got to show our giant Mata Nui Island Model off at Bricks Cascade. In general, we recieved some nice comments about it. Well, except from the BZPower Staff, where the general consesus was that they felt sick every time they saw the island. (Does that count as constructive critisism?) And, as I kind of expected, it didn't win any awards. But it was there, people got to see it, and overall I'm glad I got to show it off. :)

But there were a few things to fix. Porportions, blandness of color, lack of a giant robot head underneith it. Since the island was up at Swert's place for the last few months, I was unable to help make any changes. (And so was Steven, apparently.) But there was one thing I could correct, based off the many, many complaints we recieved.

I could add in the Ga-Koro Kaukau Waterfall.

(Oh, and the Quarry while I'm at it.)

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Okay, so they're not perfectly porportioned. The Quary is alongside a cliff, and not inside its own special carved out mesa. The waterfall appears out of a small cliffside randomly. And the details were gained through a cheat; decals. Tough luck. :P

The decals, as I've mentioned before, were created by Nuju Metru, and they were awesome! Maybe most of the public and other AFOLs didn't appreciate this little detail, but I'm sure Bionicle fans do. I know I do.

And as always, the convention was a blast, and was over too soon. But this is not the last you've seen of the Mata Nui Island! It will appear again at BrickCon 2012, so if you're attending that, you'll get a chance to check this out!

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I wonder if there might be any pics of the island revealed in Faber Files that let you make the shape more accurate. Don't get me wrong, I love this island, but there are some parts of the terrain that kind of bug me, such as for instance the shape of the Mangai Volcano.
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Dude, if we're to do this again, I'm certainly going to use one of the earlier island images from the Faber Files. In addition to getting the volcano shape right, it would also allow me to build a more appropriate ridge of mountains.

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That is like,

the worst quarry I have ever seen

ever
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You should dedicate the rest of your life (and money) to getting this thing perfect.
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