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Instructions for 2003 Inspirational Models

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Almost a year ago, in this topic, it was discovered that a few combiner models of uncertain origin had actually been featured on the Bionicle website in late 2003.  For those unfamiliar, these are the four models:

 

inspiration_1.jpg

inspiration_2.jpg

 

inspiration_3.jpg

 

inspiration_4.jpg

 

The first model was comparatively well-known, since it was featured on the back of one of the comics from 2003, but the other models seemed like they had been mostly forgotten.  Months ago, I tried to reverse-engineer and rebuild some of these models, and inspired by all the more timely Makuta-replicating topics, I finally got around to photographing a series of steps needed to construct these models.  I wanted to share what I'd done:

 

Onua Nuva + Pahrak-Kal / Pohatu Nuva + Nuhvok-Kal: http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Inspirational_Model_3_Instructions.pdf

 

Tahu Nuva + Kohrok-Kal: http://biosector01.com/wiki/images/a/a3/Inspirational_Model_4_Instructions.pdf

 

I think that these reconstructions are mostly accurate, at least as far as I can tell from a single image.  If anyone notices a discrepancy, though, please let me know.  The Onua Nuva + Pahrak-Kal model does use one extra #2 axle, but I couldn't find a workaround that matched the photo as closely.

 

Also, I'm curious if anyone is interested in trying to reconstruct the second model, built from Lehvak, Panrahk, and Kurahk.  I don't have any idea how to rebuild that torso, but if someone else figures it out, I'd probably be willing to create a similar set of detailed photo instructions, if nobody else does.

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 ^               Often lurking, occasionally writing about sets on BS01.                     


L     This link is a bit old, but there's still some good info about combiners there.


 

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Almost a year ago, in this topic, it was discovered that a few combiner models of uncertain origin had actually been featured on the Bionicle website in late 2003. For those unfamiliar, these are the four models:

 

inspiration_1.jpg

inspiration_2.jpg

 

inspiration_3.jpg

 

inspiration_4.jpg

 

The first model was comparatively well-known, since it was featured on the back of one of the comics from 2003, but the other models seemed like they had been mostly forgotten. Months ago, I tried to reverse-engineer and rebuild some of these models, and inspired by all the more timely Makuta-replicating topics, I finally got around to photographing a series of steps needed to construct these models. I wanted to share what I'd done:

 

Onua Nuva + Pahrak-Kal / Pohatu Nuva + Nuhvok-Kal: http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Inspirational_Model_3_Instructions.pdf

 

Tahu Nuva + Kohrok-Kal: http://biosector01.com/wiki/images/a/a3/Inspirational_Model_4_Instructions.pdf

 

I think that these reconstructions are mostly accurate, at least as far as I can tell from a single image. If anyone notices a discrepancy, though, please let me know. The Onua Nuva + Pahrak-Kal model does use one extra #2 axle, but I couldn't find a workaround that matched the photo as closely.

 

Also, I'm curious if anyone is interested in trying to reconstruct the second model, built from Lehvak, Panrahk, and Kurahk. I don't have any idea how to rebuild that torso, but if someone else figures it out, I'd probably be willing to create a similar set of detailed photo instructions, if nobody else does.

Well, time to get building. I don't have Panrahk, but the rahkshi are pretty much identical anyways.

 

 

And done

 

After struggling with Makuta, this one was relatively easy.

The actual model isn't very good, though. There's a reason the torso was obscured.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0po4RbFJEpXZ2xtSzlYby1xTlcydnRiQWtQV0E1SFMwaW1F

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Did you go to the 2002 'The Power Lies Beneath' tour?

If yes, PM me. I'm looking for something that was only distributed during that tour.

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And done

 

After struggling with Makuta, this one was relatively easy.

The actual model isn't very good, though. There's a reason the torso was obscured.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0po4RbFJEpXZ2xtSzlYby1xTlcydnRiQWtQV0E1SFMwaW1F

 

That was fast!  Looks pretty close, too.  Thanks for the photo.  I think I'll try to build a version myself with all the right colors.  Would you be able to share a side profile photo of the model?  That could come in handy, although I can probably make do with what you've already uploaded.

 

And yeah, that thing turns out to have a stick for a torso.  It falls far short of its Turahk-Vorahk-Guurahk counterpart.


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 ^               Often lurking, occasionally writing about sets on BS01.                     


L     This link is a bit old, but there's still some good info about combiners there.


 

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And done

 

After struggling with Makuta, this one was relatively easy.

The actual model isn't very good, though. There's a reason the torso was obscured.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0po4RbFJEpXZ2xtSzlYby1xTlcydnRiQWtQV0E1SFMwaW1F

That was fast! Looks pretty close, too. Thanks for the photo. I think I'll try to build a version myself with all the right colors. Would you be able to share a side profile photo of the model? That could come in handy, although I can probably make do with what you've already uploaded.

 

And yeah, that thing turns out to have a stick for a torso. It falls far short of its Turahk-Vorahk-Guurahk counterpart.

I know, right? I've gotten good at reverse engineering. I build what I know is correct, then work on what I'm not sure about.

 

I was disappointed in the torso, too. It looks dinky and mine kept flopping loosely, though that might be due to wear. Was also a bit put off by the asymmetry displayed on the upper arms and the waist greebles.


Did you go to the 2002 'The Power Lies Beneath' tour?

If yes, PM me. I'm looking for something that was only distributed during that tour.

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