Protoss Warrior . En Taro Adun! . A few weeks ago I discovered a thread about a Protoss Zealot in LDD made by -N13OS- (here on MOCpages, his name is Artemiy Karpinsky).
Since I liked the design of that MOC a lot, I decided to build it in real. Of course, since LEGO doesn't provide all the pieces in the proper colours (or have the pieces which are available in the right colours, like gold), I used a different colour scheme.
While working on it, I also decided to alter a few other things about him, so he became eventually not a Zealot, but some sort of original warrior.
Similiar to my version of Cheesy Q, the Protoss Warrior features a pair of 2.0 Hero-Shields on his forearms, and his weapons are attached to those shields. On his left arm, he wields a pair of powerful warp blades (btw, the blades are originally from Fire Lord - I never bought the original Furno)...
...and on his right arm, there is a laser cannon to take out enemies out of a greater distance.
But that doesn't mean he never runs into the heat of the battle!
Since I'm not used to build MOCs with a leg design like this, it was kinda hard for me to find good poses for him.
His back, which is also armoured. If you compare my Protoss Warrior with the LDD-Zealot, you'll notice that my Protoss wears also less armour on his thighs due to a lack of pieces.
A (unfortunately blurry) picture of his back, showing how the armour is attached. It uses two of the smaller limb pieces and a piece of shell armour. It fits also surprisingly well with the shoulder armour from Nitroblast (which is a piece I really love, by the way - I hope LEGO uses it in future sets again).
His head and his ponytail. His hair is translucent, mostly because the only alternative I could offer would had been silver tubes.
Another dynamic pose.
"Adun Torridas, humans!"
And that's it. All in all, I'm really happy how well this guy turned out, and once again, I must give -N13OS- kudos for this fantastic design. He did a great job with that.
Maybe if I got the time I'll try to build more Protoss MOCs, simply because the overall design works so well.
So anyway, comment and rate!