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Platinum Avohkii Video & Pictures From Owner

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#1 Offline Mask collector

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Posted Mar 13 2014 - 09:10 PM

Hey guys!

 

So, finally after about 1 months time since i purchased the Platinum Avohkii, the video and pictures are finally done! Sorry for the delay, the second half of the video was giving me some major problems, but its finally done, it was over 16 hours and had over 1780000 frames. along with the interview with Caleb Raff, Owner of "The Brick Hutt" the Lego hobby shop in Santa Rosa, California. So needless to say, this video and pictures, should really do some justice on the lack of documentation for the Platinum Avohkii.

 

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My official topic for the Platinum Avohkii, Posted Oct 31 2013 - 12:27 PM, was when I decided I would go for it, and if things weren't looking good after a little while, i would just give up. I knew about the Platinum Avohkii being for sale on ebay over a year ago due to this article from BZP: http://www.bzpower.c...shines-on-ebay/

 

luckily for me, the community of BZP was generous enough to help me out, along with some Parkour Classes and my job, the Platinum Avohkii was a feasible task. One of My best friends, and life long Bionicle fan, Mihai Cernetescu, stayed the night the day before. We were both pretty dang excited, Then our other really good friend Trenton Taylor, Who is also i huge Bionicle fan, and Fellow BZP Member(Dragoon973met up with us at my house the next day at 5:00 AM, We left my house at 5:15AM, The car loaded with a cooler for food and drinks, we were ready for the long adventure!, we stopped for gas in Salt Lake city at about 7:30 AM, Meeting the Final Person to join us on our journey, A Good pal, and fellow Parkour Athlete Scott Rowell. We hadn't seen him in a few months, he knew I was going to try to get the Avohkii and when I told him it was time, we both thought it was a good excuse to see each other and hang out again. So after Picking him up we didn't stop for almost 250 Miles, our next stop was just for some lunch and gas in Elko, Nevada. After eating for about an hour and getting back on the road, the Journey only had one final stop, our Meeting destination.

 

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Battle Mountain, Nevada. A small town almost exactly in the middle of Santa Rosa, and Roosevelt Utah. (Myself and friends are all from Roosevelt) It was ideal because weather conditions and the fact that it was only 10 minutes off of being the exact middle. So when we arrived in Battle Mountain, we were just excited to be out of the car. We arrived to BM at about 11:45 AM, What we all forgot and didn't realize was that after we got there, we still had to wait about an hour due to time zone changes, and Caleb stopping for gas and lunch as well. So anxiously we waited, and waited, and waited! It seemed to have gone by so slow, every minute taking what seems to be an hour, Finally the time had come. He was only about 5 minutes away!

 

Soon as his car rolled up to the gas station where we met, we all went up and said our hello's, after shaking hands with the man I had known over Email, Text messaging and Phone call's, he was just as awesome as I expected. So now the time came for the transaction, Slowly pulling the Legendary Platinum Avohkii out of his pocket, for the first time in my life, I laid eye's on what once I would call my Childhood dream come true. The Uncomfortable part came soon after, myself having $15000 Cash in a bank sleeve in my pocket, after seeing the piece, I pulled out the sleeve, gave it to Caleb's daughter, and we walked to the back of the car while he showed us the news paper article that he was featured in for the piece, the display case, all the paper work he had for the piece. Soon after, his daughter came and verified that the amount of cash was correct, and at that moment, Caleb looked over to me and said "Alright man, here you go, the Platinum Avohkii is yours" 

 

I never thought i would hear those words in my life. When i was a child, i knew about the Solid Gold Hau, and i begged my parents to buy it for me on Ebay way back in the day. I heard about the Platinum Avohkii and remember showing Mihai the pictures of chase and saying "Here is the rarest Bionicle/Lego piece ever made, we probably will never see it, or get to touch it, and we will never own it" and now here i am more then a decade later and it is mine.

 

So after signing the the bill of sale, we said our good bye's and left, to cut to the chase,we got home at almost 10:00 PM that same day, it was a trip full of laughs and good times.I couldn't have done it without all the people from BZP who gave me support in my trade topic. Big shout out to Huh, Takanuva1988, Kayru, Omega12, Gonny, Krana_Enthusiast, Xelphene, Tritoa, Nocturn701 and everyone else! Your offers were fair, and you helped me out tremendously, i cannot thank you enough! And of course, I couldn't have done it without support from my two friends, Mihai and Trenton, I wouldn't have been able to get the Platinum Avohkii without these two, there is always people in your life who will be your friends, no matter what happens, and you two are most definitely that!

 

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Youtube Video:

 

Official Santa Rosa Paper: http://www.pressdemo...icles/140219597

 

BZP Teaser Topic: http://www.bzpower.c...ohkii-teaser-;/

 

BZP Talkback: http://www.bzpower.c...bzpower-member/

 

My home town paper online article: http://www.ubmedia.b...1a4bcf887a.html

 

Picture of News Paper from my home town: https://scontent-b-s...781555597_o.jpg

 

My favorite headlining title: http://lego.gizmodo....iece-1528631074

 

The Brick Hutt Lego Hobby shop: http://www.thebrickhutt.com/

 

The Brick Hutt Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thebrickhutt

 

MaskOfDesiny cover: http://maskofdestiny...More_156708.asp

 

Original Owner Chase with the Platinum Avohkii, Clear back when he first won it:0004276.jpg

 

Thanks again guys, hopefully you enjoyed my story and pictures, I'll be updating the topic before the end of the week with the video.

Andre: AKA MC


Edited by Mask collector, Mar 14 2014 - 09:14 PM.

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#2 Offline Artakha's Nephew

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Posted Mar 13 2014 - 09:20 PM

I'm glad that you were able to post those pictures, and that the video is coming soon! This is a great thing for you to be sharing with BZPower. Just out of curiosity, approximately how much does the platinum Avohkii weigh?

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#3 Offline Mask collector

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Posted Mar 13 2014 - 11:22 PM

Three troy ounces of solid platinum, or about 93.31 grams.

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 06:38 AM

Three troy ounces of solid platinum, or about 93.31 grams.

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Is that heavy? I'm not good with weight measurement.


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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 09:16 AM

It's nice to see the one of a kind piece in the hands of a true collector. Great work man.


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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 10:05 AM

It's nice to see the one of a kind piece in the hands of a true collector. Great work man.

Thanks! It took a long time to get, but it was easily worth it. A lot of people think I'm rich or something now, haha. The only rare pieces I'm missing now are the VMKK, GPKK and the ever elusive SSKK. I had all 8 VMKK, but I sold them to help fund the Platinum Avohkii. You wouldn't be willing to sell or trade yours anytime soon though I'm guessing?

Mc

 

EDIT: I'm gonna upload the video tonight after I'm off work! Stay tuned!


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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 03:31 PM

 

VMKK, GPKK and the ever elusive SSKK

I feel a little silly asking this, but what are those?


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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 03:54 PM

 

 

VMKK, GPKK and the ever elusive SSKK

I feel a little silly asking this, but what are those?

 

 

Vacuum Metal Krana-Kal, Gray Plastic Krana-Kal and Sterling Silver Krana-Kal.  All of them are linked by the Silver Krana-Kal that were featured in the comic Bionicle 12: Absolute Power where the Bohrok-Kal's Krana-Kal turned silver and created a forcefield around them so that they could complete their mission to free the Bahrag and unleash the Bohrok swarms again.

 

In 2003, there were 5000 WMKK (White Metal Krana-Kal) and 72 SSKK randomly packaged in Bohrok-Kal canisters.  The VMKK were originally going to be released instead of the WMKK and SSKK, but were replaced by them and so were never officially released.  The VMKK were GPKK that had gone through a vacuum metalization process that gave them a chrome-like appearance and the difference between them being that the VMKK were "shiny" for lack of a better word and the GPKK were just solid, light gray colored Krana.  Both were given away to Protosquad members throughout 2003 and are some of the hardest to find Bionicle collectibles out there.

 

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 05:00 PM

From looking at the photos did you convert the hau in to a neckless?
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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 05:40 PM



From looking at the photos did you convert the hau in to a neckless?

 

Actually all 14 karat Gold Hau's were distributed that way.  They came with a case, chain and holes through the back of the Hau so that it could be worn as a necklace.

 

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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 06:42 PM

 



From looking at the photos did you convert the hau in to a neckless?

 

Actually all 14 karat Gold Hau's were distributed that way.  They came with a case, chain and holes through the back of the Hau so that it could be worn as a necklace.

 

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Who needs money signs when you have a solid gold mask that won't fit on your nose?


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Posted Mar 14 2014 - 08:45 PM

Here it is guys! the video is finally done!

 

Link:http://youtu.be/xcpjfhwsRX8

 

MC


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Posted Mar 15 2014 - 01:37 PM

Here it is guys! the video is finally done!

 

Link:http://youtu.be/xcpjfhwsRX8

 

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Posted Mar 15 2014 - 11:44 PM

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Posted Mar 16 2014 - 06:50 AM

Guy, your story is just awesome. It's a true dream to cross the country for a Kanohi Mask.  Every real BIONICLE fan would do it if the occasion arises. 

I can't just say that you're my heroes, but it's kinda the same thing I feel right now. 


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Posted Mar 16 2014 - 10:11 PM

Congratulations on achieving your goal and thanks for sharing the details with the BZP community. If someone else had bought it off eBay, we might never have known what happened to it. I really enjoyed the interview with the seller in which he described how it came into his possession. I appreciate the shout out and would do business again.


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Posted Mar 17 2014 - 09:43 AM

Wow. So shiny. Glad to know it's in safe hands.
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Posted Mar 17 2014 - 10:10 AM

Congratulations. Thanks for the pics, it was interesting to see  :) 
Maybe even ever decide to sell it, I'll wait for this, thanks again.


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Posted Mar 17 2014 - 11:49 AM

Three troy ounces of solid platinum, or about 93.31 grams.

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 Thanks; I was just curious.


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Posted May 05 2014 - 11:48 AM

Are you planning on making a moc for it?


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Posted May 05 2014 - 02:35 PM

The only set I have ever put this on, and shall probably ever put it on is Takanuva from 2003. Maybe I would put it on Makuta or any other set that has an Avohkii, but other then that, I don't have any plans for putting it on a moc. I feel like my Mocing skills aren't good enough to display the rarest lego piece ever made, LOL

 

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