Hello, fellow Lego fans! Here is another MOC which I have built.
This is Bireos, the Conduit Hunter (but you already knew that because you read the title.)
As his name indicates, Bireos is a hunter, and he uses his crossbow and Kanohi Huna to attack targets unseen from distance.
And when shooting energized bolts doesn’t do the trick, Bireos can fold his crossbow into a spiked club (thing?) or use his trusty broadsword.
The main feature if this MOC is the crossbow. Using a custom spring trigger mechanism, the crossbow can actually launch bolts a decent distance. A video demonstration can be found here: https://flic.kr/p/yYk6WT
The whole crossbow wielding hunter concept of the MOC was developed after I designed the crossbow. I added elements such as extra bolts on his back to go along with the theme. I picked the color scheme since I wanted the character to use the Huna for camouflaging, and I thought the yellow contrasted nicely with the white and red.
As far as backstory goes, Bireos is a mercenary who was hired by the ancestors of the mask makers to hunt down the leaders of a race of multi-elemental warrior known as Conduits. Although almost all Conduits fled Okoto, Bireos still roams the wilderness in search of Ahi, the one charge who escaped his grasp.
As always, comments, questions, and constructive advice is welcome.
For a more in-depth look at Bireos’s backstory and abilities, additional photos, and detailed shots of the crossbow’s construction, check out the full album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsknq3ckW
Thanks, and happy hunting!