HI guys, Silver August here! I heard about this place and decided I should share this MOC since it’s pretty important to me but FIRST some back story on the character!
Agnite’s name is a play on Ag, the symbol for silver in the periodic table and “ignite” because this character’s biggest trait is his speed and using his power of fire to allow him to travel with exceptional agility and nimbleness.
Fenke’s name is derives from Fenghuang, the Chinese pheonix and well… Falke, which already used Falcon + ke, and since Fenke is basically a fire version of Falke, I felt keeping the name pattern could help imply they’re both of a er “familiar” species.
For awhile I debated what mask to go with but I went with the Protector mask simply because the design best emphasized speed, plus in story one could imagine that this is a Protector who went on his own journey after the Toa left to keep the elements in check.
However the molten land was harsh and untamed, forcing him to adapt in order to survive. He would forge silver armor that would allow him to endure the intense heat but also countless attacks from various fire and lava beasts. In doing so, he himself adapted and dawned more animal like traits. This allowed him to stand on even ground with the fire based creatures and eventually “tame” them, Thus he would go on to be a Tamer of Fire.
His first and most loyal companion is this Fenke, a “Familiar”, a spirit of fire that has taken the physical form of a Falke like creature and helps extend Agnite’s ability to communicate with other fire elemental creatures.
Agnite’s main powers come from the fire that ignites from his burning fists, between these and the thrusters on his back, Agnite is able to propel himself at incredible speeds and deliver hard hitting fire punches
However if Melee combat is out of the question, he has his other weapons, hip mounted boomerangs that he can discharge intense heat from in order to turn a thrown boomerang into razor sharp fire disc.
Build wise, this MOC is special to me because when I discovered Bionicle was back and I picked up a Master Tahu, Uniter Kopaka and Umarak the Hunter, I thought to myself…I wanna build my own character. So I ended up buying more and more sets in an attempt to get as many silver pieces as possible and ended up keeping the fire theme because it looked sharp along side silver. The tail was an accident, it just looked cool to me so I kept it, But if I have 1 regret its the pieces I’m using to have the flames come out his fists…I dun think that piece comes in red so I can’t fake it and I dunno if there’s a way to get around it otherwise. I’m open to idea there though!
As for Fenke, as I was buying all the pieces to build a Falke, I thought to myself I might want more then one of these because it seems super easy to make other elemental versions of the basic build sooo…I ordered extra to make a 2nd…and a 3rd and attached a bunch of fire pieces to give it a big bushy back tail and…I love the end result!
I dunno if this is overly long winded but I just wanted to share as much detail as I could to try and give context for this guy’s design. I dunno if the build can be considered simple, but I kind of wanted to go with the mindset of this being able to fit in along side the retail released sets and since I’ve only gotten back into lego, I was limited to the pieces that came from these very sets.
…The green print on the chest might look weird too…but its the only silver chest piece I know to exist that isn’t an even greater clashing color >.<
Anyways… tell me whatcha guys think! I also have a Tamer of ice I could show off and soon a Tamer of Earth (who also has a Familiar of his own).
I feel like this pic is also worth showing just for the idea of the 2 dashing off together to deal with crisis at hand across the land
Edited for quasi-hextuple-post -legomaster