When I first got 2015 Tahu I was a bit disappointed. The box art we had seen up to that point portrayed him as being a tall and imposing figure, somewhat like a fire-ninja. However, Tahu ended being more of a fire-samurai than anything else, with a very wide frame and bulky armour.
I still love the set–it’s probably my second favourite from the 2015 wave–but I’ve always wanted to create the set I imagined that I would receive (albeit with a few more extravagances than Lego would likely ever include). So I created Tahu, Master of Fire: Deluxe Edition.
The goal with this build was to retain all of the functions and play features of the original but make him appear more like how I first interpreted him.
The sword design comes from MrBoltTron’s revamp of 2015 Tahu, with a few of my own alterations.
The gear function remains! Building a body around this piece was an incredible challenge that took several iterations but I’m pretty pleased with the result. The function actually works surprisingly well, despite the fact that I kept the same amount of friction for the arms used in the original set.
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