The Naho Bridge
This set has 691 pieces, 5 minifigures and is part of the mid to large range of sets so includes opposing minifigures, from Motara we have 3 forward scouts. This set’s design was changed based on information from Oomatu’s art and some suggestions on the set group topics, so I have revised my ideas for the region of Naho during the war. So in this newer version, Naho primarily uses wood built structures and from materials of similar nature, thatch, leaves, large lily pads, ropes although they use some metal bracings and nails. This can be obscured by some of Naho’s painting choices on their boats and other structures.
However Naho has trade with many other regions which occasionally use their own transports to get supplies to and from the cities of Naho, to do this the Naho, along with their traders, constructed stone roads and bridges. However the stone on the bridges was only a foundation, they mainly used wood planks crossing the stone of the bridge as this was easier to replace by the Naho in the event of repairs. The Naho used this to their advantage by damaging the bridge by guardboats whenever enemies attempted to cross them.
Here we can see the mechanism that lets the pieces rotate or “fall”, they fall outwards or can fall inward, they may be difficult to set up but they add to the play features as perhaps you need to walk a minifig down the bridge without any pieces falling.
Here we have 5 minis, 2 Nahoans and 3 Motarans. The Nahoans are the boat captain and gunman, fairly basic as I imagine that the captain was a fisherman and the gunman doesn’t really need armor, there are detachable spears they can use in the event that they do enter hand to hand combat, or in case they need to get some lunch.
So I decided to create a boat similar to the design @Sokoda (Check out his Naho boat), althought this design is smaller and has a turret with a fair amount of articulation, the canopy can lift up and the captain and gunman can be moved. The design also uses Bionicle pieces, from both generations.
If you have requested a battle pack It will not be available for quite some time now I’m afraid and if you want one I reccomend you request on my G3 civil war sets topic and I will respond when I’m designing it. The Naho bridge set details will be updated on that topic shortly after this being posted.
As always comments and criticisms are welcome