HEY GUYS! This MOC has been one I have been wanting to build for a LONG time. In the first round of the 2012 BIO-CUP ELIMINATORIES , I knew I had to build an original toa. Its between Pohato and Onua for what my first bionicle set was, but it doesn't matter. The contest said to make a "gritty" version of an actual character, so I made him very beefy. I feel like I can relate to Pohatu, because he was not the fighting type, yet he was a friendly guy who happened to like kicking stuff! Pohato uses the mask of speed, and is the original toa of sand. He is a friendly toa, who is always trying to keep the group from fighting. As you can see, I added the Kicking things that the original had on his feet. Well, I hope you like it!
I AM NOT A BIO BUILDER!!! I don't own much brown for that matter either, but I tried to do the best I could with this MOC. I know the contest says use a limited amount of system pieces, but I couldn't resist it with this MOC. In my opinion, a MOC should be judged by the way it portrays itself, whether or not its 100% bio parts or not. Hopefully you guys can like this for what it is, and not what you typically think makes a great technic/ bio MOC.
Thanks for checking this out! I hope you like it, and as I said before, please se this for what it is, and not what it typically could have been. and with that, this has been Brickunion758, with my lego MOC, POHATU!!
Cool. I like the flow and integration of system elements, altough there is really too much of them. Also, could have a better SNOT on the arms. Anyway, 7/10, would give more if it wasn't for the excess of bricks.
This is quite good, I love how poseable he is! I must say though there are too many bricks. I'm going to allow it this time because this is a fine entry and we're only at the eliminatories, but keep the bricks to a minimum in the rounds to come. 7/10
June 1, 2012
IMO this doesn't really capture the feel of the original pohatu. he should have bulky legs and hips with smaller proportions up top.