Hey, everyone! Here is another MOC, that I built not too long ago. I went with a more simple approach when I was building this guy, since I wanted to focus on a solid color scheme and a unique weapon without an overly complicated build. Anyways, here is Ahi, the Guardian of Lava.
I guess one of the ideas behind this MOC was that less can be more in terms of visual appeal.
The concept for this build began with the sword. I really wanted to build a beam blade that could feasibly (maybe) exist. The idea was that it used plasma and magnets to create the two edges. I also wanted to revamp an old MOC that I made in 2009 that used my trans-orange Kaukau. During the build process, I wanted to incorporate the aesthetic of the 2005-2006 years of Bionicle while using my own style of building.
The cylinder on the back was meant to resemble the gears from G1.
And now, the backstory:
Often called The Silent Flame, Ahi is being whose origin is an enigma. Blessed with control over molten rock, Ahi is mysterious warrior of a bygone age who guard's Okoto's greatest volcano. Ahi's body is partially composed of lava, giving him an undying radiance. Ahi wears gold armor to commemorate his many victories. He has control over all lava and magma, and can transform solid rock into lava at any time. Ahi wears the Great Kanohi Kaukau, mask of underwater breathing, which allows him to skillfully fight in aquatic environments, which would normally be dangerous for him. Ahi carries a double edged plasma sword and a throwing blade. It is rumored that Ahi was once a great leader of an all but forgotten race...
I hope you all enjoyed this MOC. As always, comments and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks! For more pictures and info, check out the full Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8fJb6s