The second I saw the new Lewa set sitting amongst all the new toa on that plastic shelf at Target, I knew I wanted to make a revamp. I built the set first, of course. I played around with it a bit, studying the themes and functions. The next day I disassembled it and started to find all of the leaf-related pieces in my collection.
I strived to create a fluid, jungle-like look. He is purposefully asymmetrical; I feel like that feeds more into the idea of nature. I turned his right arm into a vine because... I dont know, I thought it was a cool idea. I took his axe weapon and edited the construction a bit, too. On his legs, I used gun-metal grey plates to simulate armor, with those HF 3.0 spike add-ons to keep the flow of natural colors.
I got a lot of inspiration for this revamp from the "Kulgai - Master of Vine" MOC by Nick V. on Flickr. In all, I am very proud of this MOC, and I hope it does justice to the Lewas of the past.
EDIT: Thank you all so much for your feedback! I would like to clear up a few things. First off, A lot of users had issues with the bulkiness of the MOC, and felt that it didn't fit into the agile form of traditional Lewa. I would like to clarify that, for this MOC, I went more towards the theme of a jungle character, and less towards a nimble Toa of Air. I wanted him to look like he was one with the environment. Secondly, I know alot of you dislike the choice of gun-metal grey on the legs. I used this to simulate armor, and I personally think it works out quite well.
Once again, thank you all so much for the feedback!
All photo edits were done with Photoshop CC 2014.