It's been a while, but I'm back again. This time, I have a ton of things to show you, so there are only a few pictures per item. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to...
Coldy's CCBS Showcase Extraordinaire!
Here we have a group shot, shortest in front and tallest in back. Eight models in total, built not all at once, but one-by-one over the course of the past three weeks or so as I built up my Bionicle 2015 collection. With the exception of one I'm saving for last, I will be going through these all in the order they were built, starting with...
The first three 2015 sets I got, in this order, were Pohatu, Protector of Stone, and Kopaka. I decided to fiddle about a bit, and this was the result.
His body design is based off of Skull Grinder, but with considerably more armour coverage. I also gave him double-jointed legs, which was the main reason for the name.
I actually had to use one piece of armour plating, with one of those small spike pieces, to hold another piece in place on his back, so I couldn't remove that one.
This next one was built immediately after Kopaka Hordika, using the remaining pieces of Pohatu, PoS, and Kopaka. I had no idea what I was doing until I had done it, and I took a moment to stare at this MOC. It stared back at me. I took in the head, the shoulders, the general stumpiness of the thing.
And I decided to call it...@Pot8o Hordika
This was a bit of an experiment; could I use the Gearbox and the PoE-styled chest blaster in the same MOC? The answer is yes, and for that reason, this is probably the second-most Technic-oriented build in this whole collection. I also used a Skull Spider as a backpack-looking thing.
I wasn't sure if the claw hand and skull spider should also be removed for the skeleton shots, so I took two of each view. Also, the back armour is actually a tail.
Realizing I'd save more on bus tickets if I got more than one set at a time, I decided to get Onua, Gali, and the PoE all at once, on the twelfth of February. I actually built a Warrior of Earth first, and I will be showing the pictures of that in a later post. After that, though, I built two more to join Kopaka and Pot8o. This is the second of that duo:
As I said above, Pot8o is the second-most Technic-intensive build in this collection; Smoky here is the first. He was built around two concepts - the use of the Ben 10 foot as a smokestack, and a custom head based vaguely off the design of the Mask Of Creation. He also sports a custom torso built around the gearbox rather than the standard HF Torso piece, and arms and legs that utilize Onua's shovel-claws. I even have a story for him, too; vague notions of being a robotic protector of the Ancient City before Makuta's betrayal.
I did make some slight alterations to his lower legs later on, using pieces from Lewa and the PoI.
The next set of purchases, on the 16th, consisted of Lewa, the Protector of Fire, and the Protector of Water. The latter two were combined into this next MOC, which I haven't found a good name for beyond Infected Water Villager
The giant blasters on her shoulders were actually inspired by another MOC I saw here on the boards; I unfortunately don't recall who made it. Due to limited pieces, I had to connect the blasters in different ways on each side, so the one on the right is a bit wobbly.
My most recent purchases, just two days ago on the 20th, consisted of Tahu and the Protector of Ice. I would have gotten the Protector Of Jungle as well, but both TRU and Target were completely out. Looks like I'll be waiting for them to restock before getting him along with LOSS. Forest River
Anyway, the next three were built in one sitting, as I took Lewa, Tahu, and the PoJ apart, then threw all the pieces left over from the other MOCs into the pile as well. Built using (mostly) pieces of Gali, Lewa, and the PoI, is...
(Suggestions for better names would be appreciated, by the way)
Pretty basic build for the most part, except for the shoulderpads and... what are those on her back?
Wings! (Had I had PoJ, I would have used those instead of the Ice Flames, but what can you do?) They connect to the back in a similar manner as Tahu's golden swords, and the axe-blades hook onto that so they can stay up when unfolded. Unfortunately, they make her rather unstable; I had a heck of a time trying to get her to stay upright for these pictures.
It wasn't worth taking a shot of the back unarmoured; nothing new back there.
Immediately following Forest River, I turned my attention to the warmer colors. Using Tahu and Lewa, I built... Fire Sage(Master Of Ketchup And Mustard)
No, I don't know what that thing in his hand is supposed to be. Anyway, the main concept was to have a sort of robe-like look; the HF 2.0 Torso Plates were originally going to go on his arms to give the impression of wide sleeves, but I ended up transferring them to his legs in a decision I'm starting to regret. Overall, he's pretty darn similar to Tahu, except for the Keetorange armour and having (gasp) actual back armour on his lower legs! (Had I had the PoJ, I would have used more keetorange back there, but this will do.) I considered using the G2 Hau, but I decided against it, given how similar he is to Tahu to begin with.
With the final few pieces, none of which were enough to carry a color scheme and give proper coverage, I decided to experiment with intentional asymmetry. The result was... Infected Ice Villager
This guy has clearly not adapted quite as well as his watery cousin, remaining normal on one side, but turning dark and fiery on the other. His feet have become sharp and bestial claws, and he's grown two jets of flame on his back that melt everything around him.
As the Fire Sage used up the last of the three-unit balljoint addon things, I had to use a Glatorian Neck to attatch his front torso plate instead, so it isn't quite as solidly in place as I would like. I also had to use the last two trans-purple pieces here; I figure they're something to do with the infection.
Finally, my personal favorite of the bunch for his character role, (Build-wise, Kopaka Hordika or Old Smoky would win) I bring you...
Toa Voriki, Master Of Lightning!
"I am Voriki. I strike like a bolt from the blue. I am here to battle evil. It is my destiny to claim my Golden Mask of Power and become... the Master of Lightning!"
Built right before Old Smoky, Voriki uses pieces from Gali, Onua, and PoE, along with Lewa's gunmetal axe pieces and PoS's elemental flames. Armed with his traditional staff as well as a pair of wicked shredder claws, the infamous Eighth Toa is ready to do battle with the Skull Army and other forces of evil!
Build is pretty standard, but whatever. IT'S VORIKI!
His weapons can combine into a pair of glider wings to take him into Adrenaline Mode.
Fun with posing with my personal favorites of the bunch. Sorry, Fire Sage and Infected Villagers; You just didn't make the cut.
Super awesome force team go!
Next Time: We take a jaunt back into Karda-Nui, though the experience may be... draining.