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Here's a way I found to connect classic 2001 heads to Av-Matoran bodies. It takes the following pieces:

  • 32062 - Technic Axle (x2)
  • 6575 - Technic Cam
  • 32174 - Technic Axle Connector 
  • 32553 - Bionicle Head Connector Block (Mata)
  • Any Bionicle Mask

Simply connect the pieces like this:

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Could I get a side profile of this? It looks good from the front, but I'd like to see how it looks on the sides. Overall I dig it. Good job!


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Does it work if the head has an eyestalk? I don't believe those things can be removed once they're "clicked" in.

No, unfortunately you cannot use the head with the eyestock inside. However I can look into a possible way for that to be compatible if you'd like.

Could I get a side profile of this? It looks good from the front, but I'd like to see how it looks on the sides. Overall I dig it. Good job!

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Does it work if the head has an eyestalk? I don't believe those things can be removed once they're "clicked" in.

 

Yes you can actually. My brother and I have done this many times. Overtime, they can get a bit looser, but I haven't had any issues yet.

 

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Could I get a side profile of this? It looks good from the front, but I'd like to see how it looks on the sides. Overall I dig it. Good job!

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Nice! This is one of the best methods to accomplish the task of putting a mata head on a newer age body (Av Matoran, HF, current Bionicle) that I have seen! It actually looks good from the side (which is the angle some of the methods don't take into consideration). You have my stamp of approval!  :bowdown:


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Does it work if the head has an eyestalk? I don't believe those things can be removed once they're "clicked" in.

 

Yes you can actually. My brother and I have done this many times. Overtime, they can get a bit looser, but I haven't had any issues yet.

 

Toa Han

 

 

Any tips? I can't get the things to let go.

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I might have a method! You use a thin bit of metal, small kitchen knives work, wiggle it between face and eyes, take another two, do the same, and then get some needle-nose pliers and basically, poke the eyes out while wiggling them for up to ten minutes. Mata heads are annoying to work with :/

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I might have a method! You use a thin bit of metal, small kitchen knives work, wiggle it between face and eyes, take another two, do the same, and then get some needle-nose pliers and basically, poke the eyes out while wiggling them for up to ten minutes. Mata heads are annoying to work with :/

 

Your method is similar to mine, but mine takes much quicker, and doesn't involve any pressure on the eyes.

 

I take my Swiss army knife, using one of the bottle openers (As it is thin, but gets thicker. this is quite crucial), I stick it between the eyes and head, and simply push it through. since my utensil gets thicker, it pushes the eyes out enough where I can now grasp it and wiggle it out. Only the most stubborn of eyes take more than 15 seconds or so.

 

Maybe I should make a video or take some photos....

 

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I might have a method! You use a thin bit of metal, small kitchen knives work, wiggle it between face and eyes, take another two, do the same, and then get some needle-nose pliers and basically, poke the eyes out while wiggling them for up to ten minutes. Mata heads are annoying to work with :/

 

Your method is similar to mine, but mine takes much quicker, and doesn't involve any pressure on the eyes.

 

I take my Swiss army knife, using one of the bottle openers (As it is thin, but gets thicker. this is quite crucial), I stick it between the eyes and head, and simply push it through. since my utensil gets thicker, it pushes the eyes out enough where I can now grasp it and wiggle it out. Only the most stubborn of eyes take more than 15 seconds or so.

 

Maybe I should make a video or take some photos....

 

Toa Han

 

Yes, video please! And thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

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I might have a method! You use a thin bit of metal, small kitchen knives work, wiggle it between face and eyes, take another two, do the same, and then get some needle-nose pliers and basically, poke the eyes out while wiggling them for up to ten minutes. Mata heads are annoying to work with :/

 

Your method is similar to mine, but mine takes much quicker, and doesn't involve any pressure on the eyes.

 

I take my Swiss army knife, using one of the bottle openers (As it is thin, but gets thicker. this is quite crucial), I stick it between the eyes and head, and simply push it through. since my utensil gets thicker, it pushes the eyes out enough where I can now grasp it and wiggle it out. Only the most stubborn of eyes take more than 15 seconds or so.

 

Maybe I should make a video or take some photos....

 

Toa Han

 

Here I'll help you out brother with that one.

 

 

Hope this helps even if it's kinda painful to listen to me.

 

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Ah, I remember when someone made the BrainPop mechanism to get those things out. This method does seem simpler though. Wonder if there's some other tool I can use.

 

Is it possible to get a sort of eyestalk effect in this new connection?

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Ah, I remember when someone made the BrainPop mechanism to get those things out. This method does seem simpler though. Wonder if there's some other tool I can use.

 

 

 Hanahtu and myself have never really tried using any other but I would assume you can use a butter knife or other thin peaces of metal.

 

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Just popping in to say that there is also this easy method to remove eyestalks that someone shared on BZP years ago. Credit to that person, whomever they may be.

 

As for the OP, I like this method of attaching the G1 heads to Av-Matoran/CCBS bodies. I was looking for a quick, easy way to do this on a test MOC, so thanks for helping me out. ;)

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Back to the actual topic at hand, I just take a single axel and use it to attach the socket connector to the hole leading into the mouth on the back of the head.

The extra peg in height doesn't actually bother me that much, I get to keep the eyestalk, and I mostly only use the old Mata heads for masks that require stud connections anyway. Still, nice find nonetheless.


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Does it work if the head has an eyestalk? I don't believe those things can be removed once they're "clicked" in.

 

Yes you can actually. My brother and I have done this many times. Overtime, they can get a bit looser, but I haven't had any issues yet.

 

Toa Han

 

It's definitely easy to slide a small knife behind the eyes and apply friction to release the parts


 

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