I'm new here so i'll just like to tell a short story on what makes me want to build this MOC.
I had my first bionicle set (Tao Mata Pohatu) in 2001, and from that day on, I fell in love with bionicle due to it unique design and built. I also knew that you can build your own bionicle from the get go and always wanted to build my own MOC, but due to the limited parts I have at that time. I couldn't really build my own MOC (either that, or it's really ugly).
In 2003, the Makuta set was release and I fell in love with it (I literally dream about it all the time when i was young). But it was too expensive at that time and my parents wouldn't get it for me. A few months later and they stop selling the Makuta set. At that point I kinda gave up on bionicle (as a hardcore fan) and only get a bionicle set for fun every once in awhile.
A few months ago, I discovered bricklink. It was at this moment when i realize that I can finally relive my childhood dream. I quickly bought all the parts and started building the Makuta I always wanted 14 years ago.
This is the very first MOC where I put full effort into making it. So Yeah........ here it is!!!
This MOC is about 14.5 inches tall. While making this MOC, I went for a more humanoid figure and proportion, not too buff and no over the top spikes and all.
Instate of giving Makuta his iconic staff, I decided to give him a large sword because I feel that this build of his suits a sword more compare to a staff.
Here are some pictures of his front and back view.
and here are some pictures of him posing with and without the sword.
Water bottle for scale
I haven't really thought of a backstory for my MOC yet, but he's just my revamp of the 2003 makuta, the big bad guy. So I don't think that he needs a back story.
However I like to imagine that this Makuta is in his suppressed form, not revealing his full potential yet. I have no plans on making Makuta's final form, but i imaging that it will be something similar to G2 Makuta.
But who knows, I just might make it in the future.