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MOC - Lewa Marama - My Tribute To Bionicle MOCing by Alex-Darkrai MOC - Lewa Marama - My Tribute To Bionicle MOCing by Alex-Darkrai
This MOC started off as a way to show off the new special colored nuva chest armor, which I got from bricklink. Further information can be found within the description of this deviation.

After some playing around with the parts, I came up with the idea of using the trans-neon green Miru, which I got from bricklink as well, some time ago.
Then the development of this MOC went further and further.
I wanted trans-neon green to be a main color of this MOC, but green as well, in order to present the Miru and the chest armor in the best possible way.
Slowly, I included more and more parts. I wanted to keep a usual Toa Mata structure, he even still has the functions of a normal Toa, but I also wanted to give him better shapes than the original Toa Mata. Using the basic look of the Toa Nuva armor helped greatly. Using the glatorian heads for the shoulders and the Av-Matoran heads for the lower legs helped the color scheme and the shapes and are kinda a symbol for the smaller sets of the bionicle world.
Using the Slizer foot on the lower body is a look back to the first day and the ancestors of the bionicle, while the use of Hero Factory armor on the arms and feet is a look to the future after bionicle.
Including parts like the half sphere for the back of the head and the parts his swords are made off, intends to show the various ways of using non-bionicle parts for Bionicle MOCing and still making it look bionicle-like. This is also supported by the single stud plate part within his chest armor, the core of lego; the stud.
Using tran-neon green as main color symbolises the transcendence between different generations of parts, showing that you can create MOCs with parts from any generation.
Lastly, I chose to give him the name (and look) of Lewa, because, even if Tahu was the leader, as set Lewa has been my first bionicle I ever had and I heard the same from many other guys who love bionicle as well.
For me, Lewa does mean more to me than Tahu ;)

Hopefully this whole text wasn't to philosophic for you guys xD
I just really wanted a to create a MOC which shows my devotion to MOCing and my private history with it :)


Also, part list:

Green:
2x 32475
2x 43559
2x 6536
1x 32489
1x 43558 (only available at MAGICBRICKS as far as I know)
1x 32553
1x 32014
1x 6553

Black:
6x 43093
5x 32062
2x 48729
2x 2780

Light Bluish Gray:
4x 4519
3x 32270
2x 32269
2x 30552
2x 3713
1x 3706
1x 32034
1x 4274

Trans-Neon Green:
4x 41669
4x 90641
2x 30407
2x 60901
2x 64262
2x 4588
1x 30208
1x 4073
1x 32554
1x 32565

Lime:
2x 32474

Dark Green:
2x 32482
2x 32476
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:iconlegorulez49:
legorulez49 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
That mask is actually a rare promotional piece.

They go for around 8-10 bucks on eBay.
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:iconforgeta:
Forgeta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Could you possibly give me a list of the piece numbers? I'd like to build one of these myself, not copying you or anything, but it'll sure be inspired by you! (I'm planning on using the model I'm making in a stop motion series, if you'd like me to credit you I'd gladly do so) :)
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, that's no problem:

Green:
2x 32475
2x 43559
2x 6536
1x 32489
1x 43558 (only available at MAGICBRICKS as far as I know)
1x 32553
1x 32014
1x 6553

Black:
6x 43093
5x 32062
2x 48729
2x 2780

Light Bluish Gray:
4x 4519
3x 32270
2x 32269
2x 30552
2x 3713
1x 3706
1x 32034
1x 4274

Trans-Neon Green:
4x 41669
4x 90641
2x 30407
2x 60901
2x 64262
2x 4588
1x 30208
1x 4073
1x 32554
1x 32565

Lime:
2x 32474

Dark Green:
2x 32482
2x 32476

I'm also gonna include the list in the description ^^
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:iconearthbound555:
Earthbound555 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
My first bionicle was Tahu so I created Dark Toa Tahu (or simply Dark Tahu) still have them :D
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:iconszymhero:
szymhero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Dude this is epic
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:icontoachronix:
ToaChronix Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really like the idea of Lewa having a translucent mask like Gali, considering he is a Toa of AIR.
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:iconxdprokoks:
xDPROkoks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
From which set you have a green chestplate?
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From no set, it's a prototype part which was never included in any set.
I've got mine from Bricklink.
Further information can be found in this deviation ^^
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:iconxdprokoks:
xDPROkoks Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2014
Wow, can you give my link to buy this parts?
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well ... it really only would have taken you two clicks to get there yourself to get there by yourself from the link I gave you ... but well ... here ... have fun ...
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:iconxdprokoks:
xDPROkoks Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconharuaxeman:
HaruAxeman Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh! Glowy.
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:iconsoltakama:
Soltakama Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
those transparent parts...

i want them
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconbioniclemaniac223:
bioniclemaniac223 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sveet
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:icondestroyah5000:
Destroyah5000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My first Bionicle was also Lewa. His mask looked like the cursed mask that follows you from Super Mario Bros. 2. Once the Toa Nuva set was released, had to get him first. Years later I was SO hyped to see him in (as far as I know) the finale of the Phantoka chapter chasing after whoever on those flying vehicles. I never got another comic after that cliffhanger. I wish I knew what happened to that quick-speaking high-flyer.
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was always a fan of the bionicle sets, for me they were like revolution in lego when they came out. Combined with technic parts, it was so easy to build quite original figures.
At some point I stopped collecting, because I was busy with school. I started building again later on and recolected most of the newer parts through ebay and bricklink ^^
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:iconchaoticumbra:
ChaoticUmbra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
My first was Kopaka. I actually never really liked Lewa that much because I was little at the time that I got him, and my mom had promised to get it for me if I was good that week, but instead I got my grandma to get it for me. I got in a bit of trouble over it and felt guilty, so there were some negative feelings attached to Lewa for a while. XD

This, however, looks hella cool.
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:iconmandojetii:
MandoJetii Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Would it be possible for you to come up with a whole series of Toa Mata remakes like this one? That would be awesome!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probably not. I'd have to keep trans-parts-theme up, but there aren't as many different colored trans parts to build every Toa, or at least it would insanely difficult ... and Gali somehow already is a little trans-like looking so the theme would work with her as good as with other Toa :/
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:iconblackknight708:
BlackKnight708 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
My first Bionicle model was the tiger rahi, and I immediately pestered my parents for more.
LOL
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe mind is failing me, but which tiger rahi? :)
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:iconblackknight708:
BlackKnight708 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I don';t remember, it was the series one thing that was the same build as the Kane-Ra bull thing.
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:iconbriodus:
brioDus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Muaka!
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:iconmandojetii:
MandoJetii Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
:iconclappingplz:
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:iconbionicleguy123:
bionicleguy123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I like the feets, normal bionicle feets with HF armor-shells
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, it's a nice combination to get some easy and good looking feet :)
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:iconbionicleguy123:
bionicleguy123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
and now that I'm looking closely, it also (at least) seems an easy-to-build MOC
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally xD
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:icontahuondeviantart:
TahuOnDeviantArt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. awesome.
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:iconcakatarn:
Cakatarn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Looking at this makes me feel that nostalgic feeling of excitement I would get whenever I first saw a new series. Congrats on making me feel something that I never thought I would feel again.
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It makes me happy that I got someone to feel that way :)
I just wanted to make an improved version of the basic Lewa without creating a whole new concept for the character himself. Especially, because I never liked that new versions of the first Toa team :/
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:icontahuondeviantart:
TahuOnDeviantArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cheer! Cheer! And cheer! AWESOME!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconpikachu02:
Pikachu02 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So.... GREEN!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is xD
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:iconwafoehl:
wafoehl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Oh my God, hes beautiful
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconsniperray213:
sniperray213 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WHY HAVENT I SEEN THIS BEFORE O.O!
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:iconmandojetii:
MandoJetii Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Where did you get that mask?! I've never seen a transparent Miru before!
This looks awesome!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, it was distributed in a few legoland.
But I got mine at bricklink, take a look: [link]
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:iconmandojetii:
MandoJetii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Yah, after I wrote that, I saw where you mentioned in the description that you got it at bricklink. I'm not a hardcore MOCer, but I might consider getting special pieces like that when I have the time & money.
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:iconnoobkid:
NoobKid Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ItS t3H l3wA (wAs M3h FaVoRaT3 iN bIoNiCl3)
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:iconbioghosty4:
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
toa of radioactivity
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:iconmetalomnicron:
MetalOmniCron Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Where did you get the lewa see-though mask
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From www.bricklink.com
They have once been sold/given away within a legoland :)
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:iconuikri:
Uikri Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lewa's glowin'!
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:iconalex-darkrai:
Alex-Darkrai Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah xD
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:iconmrkillzo:
mrkillzo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think i dreamed of this guy a night ago....well, something similar.
all the parts were see through like that.

the helmet was that, but with the slightly newer one mixed with it. it was like a helmet that slid over the face like a knights visor.
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