Nikila, Toa of Lightning

My take on the setless wonder. I’m still hoping one day some soul will model a mask based more on her original 2D art than the later 3D one. But thanks to KhingK for the latter.



*Some more images here

For those interested I also have instruction videos on the body and staff. I’d rather they not be in two separate places, but it just happened that way. Fair warning though, there’s a lot of paint here and I have no idea what parts come in what colors officially. Also, the twintails are optional and super not accurate; I just felt something really needed to fill out the back of the head.

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Love this. Nikila may be my favorite piece of art in the canon.

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This looks fantastic!

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Absolutely amazing!

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Well the twintails, and the rest of the build for that matter, look really good. Absolute excellency in your execution here :+1: :+1:

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This looks absolutely amazing. You managed to translate the artwork into an actual MOC pretty accurately! That must have been a very challenging task, yet you pretty much nailed it!

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The color blocking on the actual moc could use a bit more work, or perhaps the color layering since it seems that the blue is armor on top of the white. in most cases.
However, you did an amazing job in recreating the artwork, which is a commendable feat all on its own. Well done!

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Nice job forming her more organic trident with traditional pieces.

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Looks amazing! :smile:

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Thanks. The coloring isn’t my favorite among my finished mocs but I want to say at least some of that was from the trouble I had making full sense of the artwork, which seems to alternate between blue and white layers more frequently than your typical moc. Aside from that, there are two points I would color differently if I could do it again: the white liftarms on the side of the upper arm I would turn blue, and the entirety of the lower leg above the ankle guards I would also make straight blue.

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beautiful, love it. despite her minimal coverage in the series she is one of my favs.

in my bionicle reboot pitch, she was the leader of the toa mata :slight_smile:

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The paint work on this Moc is phenomenal.

10/10 best Nikila Moc

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