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The Cycle of Life...

Toa Ignika matoran mata nui

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#1 Offline Alto Magna

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Posted Feb 20 2013 - 06:31 PM

Ignika - life. From a simple mask, it became a number of forms upon the journey to save the Great Spirit.

 

Matoran(the one that appeared to Matoro)

Front

http://www.brickshel...matoranlife.jpg

 

Side

http://www.brickshel...atoranlife2.jpg

 

Back

http://www.brickshel...atoranlife3.jpg

 

Toa

Front

http://www.brickshel...fe/toalife1.jpg

 

Side

http://www.brickshel...fe/toalife4.jpg

 

Back

http://www.brickshel...fe/toalife3.jpg

 

Spear-readied

http://www.brickshel...fe/toalife2.jpg

 

Mata Nui (Bara Magna form)

Front

http://www.brickshel.../toamatanui.jpg

 

Side

http://www.brickshel...toamatanui2.jpg

 

Back

http://www.brickshel...toamatanui3.jpg

 

Riding

http://www.brickshel...toamatanui4.jpg

 

Head-on

http://www.brickshel...toamatanui5.jpg

 

 

Honestly, I'll be the first to admit that the Toa form is pretty gnarly from the chest-down. I was running pretty low on spare parts to work with by the time I built him - the Matoran and Mata Nui-renditions had been done for a good while by that point - but I still wanted to get it done.

 

I tried to show a progression through the forms here, where certain aspects were added-upon as the Mask carried on - this is mostly in the spear, the hips and legs, and the shoulders.

 

Thanks for viewing.


Edited by Alto Magna, Feb 20 2013 - 06:32 PM.

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#2 Offline Watcher on the Walls

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Posted Feb 20 2013 - 08:13 PM

You have an interesting way of building. The legs of the Matoran, especially. You added the 2004-08 heads on there. The Mata Nui shield, what piece(s) is it made of? One thing I have to make a comment on is Mata Nui's legs. They look kind of awkward with the Rahkshi backs sticking out, but that's not that much of a big deal.
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#3 Offline Aiwendil

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Posted Feb 20 2013 - 09:46 PM

iiiit's the circle cycle of life! aaand it mooooves us aalll...sorry. couldn't help myself :P but these things are cool. they show progression between forms n such. though the Rahkshi spines on the hips of the Mata Nui version look wierd. but after a second look, he looks like a samuri :D


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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 01:45 PM

Giant Sword = EPIC! May I have instructions on how to build that?


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#5 Offline Alto Magna

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Posted Mar 11 2013 - 05:17 PM

You have an interesting way of building. The legs of the Matoran, especially. You added the 2004-08 heads on there. The Mata Nui shield, what piece(s) is it made of? One thing I have to make a comment on is Mata Nui's legs. They look kind of awkward with the Rahkshi backs sticking out, but that's not that much of a big deal.

Thanks! By the time I built the Matoran, I had gone through a few different leg styles with other MOC's, in addition to the standard parts from the sets, so I wanted to pick something that would allow a new style without much hassle. The Toa heads worked great for that, since I generally had a good few stockpiled. They function pretty fairly as shoulders as well as ankles.

 

The Mata Nui sword is made of the following pieces(1x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=60917, 2x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=60923, 1x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=57572, 4x http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=4459, 4x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=6538b, 1x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=32039, 1x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=57585, 2x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=53585, 1x http://www.bricklink...841&colorID=11, 1x http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=4519, 3x http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=3705, 1x http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=3708 or http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=3737, and 1x http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=4265c. The last section, the four silver-tubes, were cut up from one longer one. I'm not sure of its part number and I can not find it at the moment).

 

The Rahkshi plates at the hips were a late addition. I thought it looked a little plain without something more, but I didn't know what to use from my inventory. Ultimately I saw the one at the back fo the head and decided that it might work again below, but eh.

 

 

iiiit's the circle cycle of life! aaand it mooooves us aalll...sorry. couldn't help myself :P but these things are cool. they show progression between forms n such. though the Rahkshi spines on the hips of the Mata Nui version look wierd. but after a second look, he looks like a samuri :D

 

Hehe. Thank you :)  I noticed that as well recently, but I'm thinking of just removing them altogether and trying something new in their place.

Giant Sword = EPIC! May I have instructions on how to build that?

Thanks. I'll see if I can whip up something right quick without images;

 

Take http://www.bricklink...Pic.asp?P=60917 and turn it upright, so the double-holes are toward the top. Place four of http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=4459 into those holes from the front/outside, then attach two of http://www.bricklink...Pic.asp?P=60923 using the bottom-most holes in them. You'll get some overlap at the top of the blades, but it should be fine.

 

Take one of http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=6538b and attach it to the bottom of http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=57572 and set aside for now.

 

Take one http://www.bricklink...asp?P=3737/3708(its either 10 or 12 long, can not recall) and slide it through the main opening at the bottom of http://www.bricklink...Pic.asp?P=60917 until it is at least halfway through. At the bottom of the axle attach each of the remaining three http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=6538b, using one of http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=3705 inbetween and finishing with one of http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=4519 or another of 3705 if you want.

 

Take the 10/12-length axle(3737/3708) and at the top of it try to fit one http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=57585 on, so that the base of the y-shaped piece is inside and the two edges are facing the air. Above that add one http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=53585, and add one 4-length axle(3705) to the opening, and then one of http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=4265c toward the middle of the 4-length axle.

 

Place the other http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=53585 at the opposite end of the 4-length axle to complete the handle/arm aspect.

 

From there, carefully push the 10/12-length axle the rest of the way through http://www.bricklink...ic.asp?P=60917, so that it emerges at the top with just enough axle left for the 6538b and http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=57572 piece from earlier can fit atop it.

 

Lastly, attach one http://www.bricklink...1841&colorID=11 to the first http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=53585 that you placed above http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=57585.

 

These pieces help to cement the position of the 10-length axle as I recall, but they also served for the combo with the shield.

 

(Should be nineteen days since the last post if my calendar is correct.)


Edited by Alto Magna, Mar 11 2013 - 05:18 PM.

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