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Battle At Po-Koro

Gathered friends, listen again to our legend, of the Bionicle.

The year is 2001. Pohatu, Toa of Stone, is fighting for his life against the fearsome Nui Jaga.
Turaga Onewa is guiding him through the Nui Jaga nests, teaching Pohatu all about the island of Mata Nui. And deep inside the nests a secret waits. A trap is set, and the newly awakened Toa of Stone is about to walk right into it.

What is this?
  1. This model is a small playset that shows parts of the Bionicle story.
  2. It is a depiction of Po-Wahi from the Bionicle story. It resembles the stone archways seen in the Mata Nui Online Game.
  3. It features Pohatu, Toa of Stone, and Onewa, Turaga of Po-Koro (the village where the Stone matoran live).

Why did I build it?
  1. I built this because I want to create previously unrealised parts of the Bionicle story for fans to enjoy.
  2. The locations in Bionicle (pre-2006) did not get any physical sets, and only appeared in comics and other media.
  3. I built this so that a fan-favourite location can be seen and played with in the real world.

Why I believe it will make a great LEGO set.
  1. This set has play features such as the boulder drop and the Nui Jaga scorpion figures, which are enjoyable to build and feature unique designs.
  2. This would make a great LEGO set because it is fun, compact, and every single brick used is used to further the function of the model.
  3. There is no excess, it is efficiently designed so as to be translated well into a real LEGO model.
  4. This is a fun set to build and to play with and display.

Before I post this, I have already planned an update. This is part of my move to take LEGO Ideas more seriously during my mission to become a LEGO set designer.
You can expect a matoran and a mode of transport to come in the coming weeks...

The return of Pohatu's rock. What a lovely little rock. A wonderful fellow indeed.

Ideally some new, Bionicle shaped pieces might be made for the figures, particularly the torso, but as I think printed minifigures look too chunky and disproportionate compared to Bionicle parts, and I found a way to customise the scale and posture with other pieces, I have used those other pieces. I know Hero Factory parts have been unpopular among a minority of supporters in the past, but for now, this is the best way to represent the idea in my mind. Use your imagination, and imagine minifigure helmets of the Toa's original masks, superimposed over these.

I plan to release twelve sets in this series. Each will depict a new Toa adventure. The Toa's own golden masks feature in each set, which is a convenience for set design. When it gets made into a series of small sets, I imagine there might be some crossover (Lewa might find Gali's mask in his set, etc) so there is an incentive to collect them all.

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