The MNOG Project: Biowave & Bonus Content Wrap-Up
Aaaand it's done...
Thanks to everyone who has followed and left comments for the project. I'm glad that my work has paid off.
In this final main entry, I'll be reviewing a few side-builds for the project that didn't fit into any previous entries. I'll also be showcasing new sets for my next big project (the Biowave Project).
Follow the links to view the other entries into the project:
22/07 - Ga-Koro Boat
03/08 - #1: Kolhii Players & Primary Characters
06/08 - #2: Ta-Matoran
10/08 - #3: Ga-Matoran
13/08 - #4: Po-Matoran
17/08 - #5: Le-Matoran
20/08 - #6: Ko-Matoran
24/08 - #7: Onu-Matoran
27/08 - #8: Biowave & Bonus Content
12/09 - Onu-Koro Elevator
The full build for the Onu-Koro elevator will be released once I have the funds to construct its frame.
Aside from this, there are no planned follow-up entries for the project (though I wouldn't rule out the possibility of one).
Every large prop in the project (minus Kokkan's stall as I forgot about it).
I can confirm that a total of 90 Matoran have been made for the project.
The more astute of you might have noticed that the named Matoran above don't account for the entire sum.
There's a reason for that...
The Misc Elemental Matoran (a.k.a. MEtoran)
I thought it'd be interesting to create 2003 Matoran designs for the miscellaneous elements not featured in the MNOGs.
Let me know which of these is your favourite.
Disclaimer: some of these Matoran have different colours than what may be seen in canon. This was done to enhance their diversity or to fit their elements better.
Shadow Matoran don't have an official prefix for their name, so I thought I'd name them Kra-Matoran after the Mask of Shadows.
This is a 'half-Matoran, half-Rahi' design I made a while back. I've made some modifications since then and thought I might as well share the updated version here.
Alongside the other printed disks, I also made disks for the Three Virtues.
During MNOG II, Hahli learned about the Virtues of Unity, Duty and Destiny from Shasa (if I'm not mistaken), Kalama and Jaatikko respectively.
TTV as Matoran
After @Hutere mentioned that Talvi looks like Var, I decided to 'Matoranify' some of the cast.
This was a recent idea so I didn't have time to make everyone (sorry, Prpl).
Had to get creative with this one.
Biowave Project Entries
The Biowave Project has been running parallel with the MNOG Project for quite some time. Since these sets are relevant to the theme of the MNOG Project, I decided to showcase them here.
Head to the bottom of the post to learn more about the Biowave Project.
The Matoran Rebuilt
These revamped Matoran were originally part of the MNOG Project but later moved over to the Biowave Project.
You can read more about the new Matoran and their story relevance here.
The Turaga Rebuilt
You can read more about the new designs here.
The Toa Valda Revisited
Many months ago, I chose six Matoran to be rebuilt as Toa. Recently for the Biowave Project, I've made some modifications.
You can read more about the new Toa and their origins in the Biowave story here.
The MNOG Project stash (Takua gets no lovin').
I may live to regret this
Thanks again for staying tuned to the MNOG Project. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
The Biowave Project - a Community Initiative
I and a few other members of the Bionicle community are currently developing content for an expanded G1 storyline, which includes MOCs and a webcomic series covering events following the defeat of Makuta Teridax.
The Biowave Project Website is now live.
All of our work for the project will be archived on the site.
Along with project and set overviews, you'll find several new entries into the Story section:
- Learn more about the Story.
- Learn more about the Webcomic Series.
- Learn more about the Island of Valda Nui
- Sneak peek of the webcomic's first episode (a movie-style introduction by Turaga Vakama).
Looking for an Artist
Our previous lead artist was unable to continue working on the webcomic series due to a lack of free time.
If anyone is interested in producing the first episode of the series (i.e. drawing and writing each frame), please contact me.
Whether you're set on fulfilling the role or not, please don't hesitate to ask about the project and the work required.
It is highly desirable that you:
- Have existing artwork to show to us,
- Have a reasonable amount of free time to commit to the project,
- Can utilise an art style that closely resembles the following (or that is simple, such as the MNOG style):
Our previous artist's style: inspired by the movies' aesthetic, and by the MNOG art style.