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TwistLaw posted a topic in LEGO Action FiguresSome of you may remember that last fall there was some sort of dicussion concerning a blade piece, which at the time was going to debut in a 2018 Ninjago set. While it clearly looked like a piece designed with constraction in mind, it made its first appearance in a System set. Some of us, me included, thought it could be a hint that something was about to happen in the constraction departement. As we all know, it wasn't the case, but simply because we were looking in the wrong direction: it wasn't a hint about constraction's near future, but about its near past. Infact, once I got my hands on the piece thanks to Bricklink, I immediately noticed a tiny detail... (sorry for potato quality) As you can somewhat see, the piece was trademarked in 2016, and yet we get to see it only in 2018. But why? Because it was a piece designed for BIONICLE G2's third year. Since development of new sets usually happens at least 12 months before they hit stores, it's highly possibile that in late 2015 designers were already working on 2017 sets, and this blade piece was on of those that was fully designed before the decision to axe the line was made. Since it already was in their pool of "trademarked pieces", why not using it? And there we are. Sure, this is not a 100% foolproof theory, but because of the year printed on the blade and the fact we first saw it only in 2018, I don't think there are many other alternatives. Chances are that we might see more "unreleased pieces" in the near future, since it's safe to assume a huge chunk of G2's third year was already designed when the reboot was canned.
I was going to wait until Cyberhand finished the final version of the Titan Scale MOUP but that doesn't seem like it's going to happen anytime soon. So I'd figure I would show off the Moc now and add more pictures when I got the final Titan Scale MOUP The idea behind the moc was to somewhat recreate G1 Makuta's Shadow Titan build (2003 Makuta) Yet also keep aspects of G2 Mask Maker Makuta. I really like how it turned out. But one problem is with the massive hammer I gave him. He's a bit top heavy due to the small feet. But I like the design to much to change it and its not hard to get him to balance. Pictures (Will resize if needed) No Hammer or Cape His weapon. Which I've dubbed the Corrupted Crystalline Hammer Figured I'd also try to see what he looks like with my Metal MOUP. Its not fully attached so it won't get stuck so I only have one picture And one last picture of what he looked like with the gold G1 Mask of Shadows Finally an LXF file of his build. Most of the G2 parts aren't there but it should be easy to create him using the LXF file http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/takanuinuva/Bionicle2015/Makuta/makuta_master_of_shadows.lxf
I came up with the idea for this character while brainstorming Ideas for continuing bionicles story. Velika in G1 was a great being that chose to stay in the matoran universe to keep an eye on things in the guise of a humble matoran. He was rather sinister it turns out, and I liked the idea of a morally ambiguous character training Makuta and ekimu. based on the mask maker/protector build, but taller with longer limbs. Uses a shapeways mask in addition to the original mask of time. Velika gave Makuta the mask of control to curb his ambition, and Ekimu the mask of creation to boost his creativity. Thus, the masks weren't bestowed to his favorites, but to compensate for his students flaws. The figure is pretty well balanced despite the odd proportions. That hammer turned out beautifully, took longer to design than anything else. The right shoulder is geared. Facing off against his one-time student. There's a 3dprinted mask adaptor on his back to allow the old vahi to be used by the other characters. I will be changing the eye color to light trans-blue as well, waiting on the eyepiece and head. Thanks for looking! Hes a fairly simple moc, but it has a lot of personality. The shapeways mask makes a big difference too, gives him a really unique head. You can find it here; https://www.shapeways.com/product/8L3Q9QPW6/vahi-mask-of-time-upper-half?optionId=61153284
Basically, this is intended as a general topic for MOCs and concepts of G1 sets redesigned to match the CCBS aesthetic that G2 uses, as suggested in the G2 Bohrok Concepts thread. For the sake of not having duplicate threads, please post Bohrok revamps over there.