The Great Scorpion - Nui-Jaga Revamp

My trans-yellow barraki eyes arrived in the mail today, so I figured I mine as well post the Nui-Jaga today. If this is the first of my models that you've seen, I recommend you take a look at my Nui-Rama and Tarakava Revamps. This model was probably the most difficult to add to out of all of them, mainly because the Nui Jaga really is just a scorpion. Regardless of that, I tried my very best to give it a new spin, mainly in giving it a fully articulate tail and arms, as well as adding pincers to the claws. I really enjoyed making the pincers while still managing to keep the original masks. Working with purple was also difficult, and it meant a lot of bricklink orders to get enough purple mata hands. Please comment, and upvote if you like it!


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New and Old Comparison


Nui-Jaga vs. Pohatu!


The Battle Continues!


The Great Scorpion vs. The Master of Stone!

Next up is the Kane-Ra. I chose to do this instead of the Muaka for two reasons. First, it fits better with my set colorscheme (all the models have black, then secondary colors are lime, then purple, then blue, then red, and lastly, yellow). I also chose to do this because I feel as though the Muaka has gotten a lot more attention. And don't worry, you'll still get an iconic scene with Kane-Ra vs. Kopaka, taken from Tale of the Toa.

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Yet another very well done revamp. Great job sir. My one gripe would be the simplicity of the legs, which seem bare. However, I feel it is a very faithful interpretation of the Nui Jaga. =D

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My one gripe would be the simplicity of the legs, which seem bare.
However, I feel it is a very faithful interpretation of the Nui Jaga. =D

Shhhhh. I'm totally not copying the guy above me because he already said my opinion.

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I'm no stranger to scorpion MOCs, but this looks pretty cool. I particularly like the jaws/face structure and pincers, the rest is pretty simple, but then the Nui Jaga was never the largest of the original rahi sets.

Great moc! Though, it looks a bit... spider-y.