So, I’m thinking of doing a weekly update where I focus on the builds and/or writing that I’ve put into a team of characters in my “Project : Ignition” stop motion project about the Voya Nui plot.
We’ll start with the Islanders of Doom themselves, the Voya Nui Resistance Team. Their builds are nearing completion but, like a lot of my builds for this project, I’m still waiting on a couple pieces to come in from either my friend, or perhaps bricklink.
Luckily, it’s not too much of a setback with this group because they’re Straight Outta Karzahni, looking fly as… well, some kind of worm or flightless insect.
Basically, I’m working on roughing up their builds, which is especially important since I’m not interested in roughing up my pieces. But one things for sure, these squirts are tough and scrappy, so they gotta look it. I’m stripping color here, “remodeling” parts there, and just making them about as frustrating to look at as their lives probably are to live.
I have yet to touch up Dalu and Kazi, or is it touch them down in this case? I’m so proud of their builds and I hate to ruin them, but they need the mark of Karzahni’s hand, or they wouldn’t be holding those kickin’ weapons.
One thing going on with the writing side of these characters is I’d like to go deeper into their past, personalities, and relationships than official media ever did, but it might mean wedging in a whole episode, or even two, dedicated to the stories they share. I’m thinking it could turn out quite worth it, because I would probably get to talk about the other matoran in their lives, which could either really flesh out the setting, or really take up too much time on irrelevant stuff. While I’ve already lined up some fun and spunky scenes for them, I have no idea how much more I’m gonna try and roll in. A recent finding is that the scripts I’m writing right now might wind up twice as long as I’d like, which might mean putting out twice the episode count in the end! This actually excites me, but it also calls for a Major ■■■■■ in the whole plot outline, so it’s good that I’m still so early in my process!
Any questions about these guys or anything else with this project, feel free to look at my “‘Project : Ignition’ Stop Motion Introduction” post for more info, or simply ask me here!