Short answer is no but what I don’t own I have access to through stud.io
Second rating/review here we go! Suggested by @Heyzorks
The first thing I notice when looking at 8945 Solek is the bright popping colors of his limbs and the joyful expression in his mask. It makes me just want to pick up the guy and give him a hug. However at the same time Solek is quite unremarkable on first glance
In terms of design this little bagger packs a bunch. It’s design has pretty clear indications of symmetry all throughout the build which makes it very visibly satisfying and it makes you feel calm. The white on this guy is pretty much the dominant feature of its design and it clearly indicates that this matoran goes with Kopaka of the same wave because of that but to me it maybe is a bit too much white which overshadows the silver and grey and while I can see an effort to counteract this it’s not really working that well. However I like the visual consistency in his joints to other Bionicle parts. Having them be molded like mini Vahki legs fused to Mata arms is a really neat concept for a limb piece.
The mask is probably the best part of this set though having it be symmetrical makes the build flow very well and makes for great consistency in its design. The mask also has a clear sense of scale in its mouth area that is also kinda patterned with the mata feet and its limbs making the design flow even better…
Overall while being simple Solek does have a really cool and happy design to him
Its build is so simple I almost fell asleep halfway through, What more can I say?
Well I guess I can praise the build some more. The stability of this guy is great and he’s practically weightless which is an impressive feat but don’t use the parts too much or they’ll break unfortunately.
The simplicity while a detriment to the build experience means that you can be done quick and get right into the action with this figure and for an action figure kid that’s a great thing. For a collector like me not so much but the effort was there and for a kid who doesn’t build much with lego the simplicity was probably very much appreciated.
To conclude this section, I don’t like that it’s so simple but I understand why it’s like that. It’s hard to find things to praise about this guy, at least the design is interesting.
In terms of believability I think solek does a good job while also not really… Let me explain I love that his components are made up of other limb designs from the MU and I like the idea of the Noble Akaku looking like it does it has some subtle hints to both the Akaku and the Noble Matatu which I think works well with making it look cohesive with the rest of the world of bionicle.
However on the flipside still feel it looks out of place and it keeps coming back to the build despite Solek being a “New” species of Matoran, he doesn’t really strike me as one and I think that has a lot to do with the build seeing as it aims for a more inika style of building than the traditional matoran building styles and it makes the figure stand out like a sore thumb next to other matoran and I can’t say I’m a fan.
So how believable is Solek? I would say just enough that you can copy paste him into the bionicle universe without much trouble.
Final score 4/10
This guy is alright, I don’t really care for the solekians cult. It’s probably the worst thing that has come from this set but as a toy for kids I think it’s great. However as a collector it’s not really worth your time unless you are a completionist. You can skip this guy if you want
Next up is Nidhiki suggested by @KitharaTheRider