Posted Jul 24 2012 - 07:06 AM
Entries 3, 8 (my own), 9, and 12 were all ones I considered voting for, but in the end it came down to a choice between 8 and 12. And, shamefully, I tried and tried to come up with reasons I shouldn't vote for Entry 12. The chest lacked detail. The abdomen had too much detail. The facial expression seemed too Toa-like. The Hau had two vents on either side instead of three (believe me when I say this has always frustrated me about interpretations of the Hau, including Lhikan's official mask design).But overall, every time I flipped back and forth between my entry and Tohkann's, the choice became obvious. Tohkann's has vibrant colors, lots of personality, and a design that is both lifelike and true to the most consistent elements of Mata Nui Matoran set design. To put it another way, it maintains the values I tried to infuse into my own entry without blocking out creativity, as I tend to do with my very rigid ways of thinking.In the end there was no way I could vote for anything other than Entry 12 with a clear conscience. Best of luck, Tohkann, and I will be overjoyed if I see your entry at Brickfair.