Hey everyone! I present to you my version of Toa Dume, Toa of Fire!
Creating him was a tricky process compared to other MOCs I’ve made, since I wanted him to look similar to the usual Metru design, but also have a more archaic feel as well. Because of that, I tried to be more experimental with the torso build, and had to look for armor pieces that could both resemble ones from the Metru sets and pass as early versions of those pieces.
Because of this, the tube design felt right in order to give it a more industrial look, as well as extra heartlights (the pole in the middle connector piece is meant to be trans blue as well, but Studio was being annoying and made it look black instead).
While Toa Dume has no canonical weapon of choice, I decided to go with a disc launcher since BSO1 states that he used one on occasion. Like with the Metru sets, he’s able to hook it onto his back as well.
(Source: Dume - BIONICLEsector01)
Since my version of Dume resembles a prototype Metru build, his disc launcher also had to reflect that. The laser sight was inspired by Kopaka’s Phantoka design, and gives it an interesting flair as well. The silver wing pieces were added to give it a more interesting sillouette and to resemble a older model of Vakama’s launcher. My headcanon is that Vakama was inspired by Dume to take up a disc launcher.
Like with my previous MOC, his mask is a custom piece by galva_nize_. Also, the red shoulder armor are custom variants, and will require a red paint job. Besides those pieces, everything else is in their existing colors.
That’s about it. Thanks for reading!
To see the original post and other MOC, please check out my Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/cerulliabricks/.