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Nui-Ao: Rahi of Iron... PBC2012-EntryRd
My contribution to the Entry Round of the 2012 Periodic Bionicle Contest & built from exactly 59 pieces... Boy that was close!
About this creation
Don't miss the other pix after the link and the background info!

Link to the contest: ContestGroupHome

The Important Background Information:
Nui-Ao are Rahi that resemble Samurai Beetles. They are found in the Iron mines on Nippon Magna located near the venerated mountain Fuji Nui, so named because the inhabitants believe the mountain is alive. Nui-Ao feed on the oxides of Iron, commonly known as rusts, found near the upper levels of the mines. They are able to digest and decompose rusts using the resultant Oxygen for energy.
After the digestion/decomposition process, the scat the beetles leave behind is pure Iron! It is this scat that is ‘mined’ by the inhabitants. Blue Nui-Ao Rahi have a special ability that allows them to retain some of the Iron in their body and this Iron enters a cyanometalobiochemical pathway and is converted to the Iron-hexacyanoferrate dye called Prussianui Blue. This Prussianui Blue dye complex is what gives blue samurai beetles their exquisite color.

Top View with Wings Folded


Angled Front View with Wings Extended


Angled Rear View with Wings in Demi-Extension


Under Belly View




Comments

 I made it 
  April 24, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Nice bionicle bug! Just had to use the alliteration. Nice piece usage too. I love the legs. -LB Senior
Thanx! Ya, Yup, and Yessirree. I've been wanting to get a chance to use those hinges for some kinda leg for awhile now. :)
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  April 24, 2012
Nice bionicle bug! Just had to use the alliteration. Nice piece usage too. I love the legs. -LB Senior
Topsy  Creatori
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  April 13, 2012
Half plane Half Helicopter. Heck Yeah!
 I made it 
  April 13, 2012
Quoting The Texan Bionicle Builder Half plane Half Helicopter. Heck Yeah!
Hey, I'm so glad you made that comment! After I built it I had the same thoughts about it's looks too... that look was not intentional... it just happened! Heck Yeah! Thanx! :)
Topsy  Creatori
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Chris Melby
  April 11, 2012
I agree with Nick, it looks alive!
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Prussian-nui Blue, that's a good one! Cool build, and good luck in the contest!
Thanx... and yeeesssss... to be gramatically precise with the Matoran language... I suppose I should HAVE called it Prussian-nui instead of Prussianui! :)
 I like it 
  April 11, 2012
Prussian-nui Blue, that's a good one! Cool build, and good luck in the contest!
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby I agree with Nick, it looks alive!
Naturally... it's sporting a mask of power, hee, hee! Thanx for the comment!:)
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  April 11, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Looks realistic enough to fly into a kitchen bug-zapper. It'd be a shame if it did, though; it's very nice!
Thanx... I don't really know much about these guys, just have seen a few pix of them. I do recall getting mad about something one summer evening and pedaling off on my bike complaining and a June bug flew in my mouth! They are NOT too tasty! :)
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  April 11, 2012
Looks realistic enough to fly into a kitchen bug-zapper. It'd be a shame if it did, though; it's very nice!
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting L.A. Miranda Yes, Chronos, it is. I like that bug, this type of parts are usually hard to use with originallity. Well-done!
Thanx for dropping by. Ya know... I didn't even realize that the 'mask of power' was such a unique piece when I first found it in a lot of pieces I bought on eBay! :)
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting Chronos Omega NPU on this one... and isn't 'ao' Japanese for blue?
Yes it is! I was going to say that to someone in one of my comments, but now I don't have to! I really don't know why I am into this Japanese thing right now? Anyhoo, thanx for the comment! :)
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  April 11, 2012
Yes, Chronos, it is. I like that bug, this type of parts are usually hard to use with originallity. Well-done!
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  April 11, 2012
NPU on this one... and isn't 'ao' Japanese for blue?
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting Justin M Very creative Stove. Fantastic job on this, 5/5! Good luck:D
Thanx... I'm getting a bit scared 'cuz my fellow competitors so far are all making moc's with the 'cuteness factor'! :)
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . I really like this. Excellent part usage and back story – all very creative. I want those trans blue pieces.
Thanx... I really wanted the wings to also be able to rotate, but would have used tooo many parts! :)
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  April 11, 2012
Very creative Stove. Fantastic job on this, 5/5! Good luck:D
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  April 11, 2012
I really like this. Excellent part usage and back story – all very creative. I want those trans blue pieces.
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting Cody G Very well done! Interesting piece usage.
Thank you and ya know... there really are Samurai Beetles! And,I guess you know where I got that idea! Also... there really is a dye called Prussian Blue. and it really is an Iron-hexacyanoferrate! :)
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting Overlord Galaxus (Instant Noodles) Nice use of the mask of power! Great entry!
Thanx... hee, hee... there's alot of power going on in that region of his body with all the cyanometalobiochemical reactions! :)
 I made it 
  April 11, 2012
Quoting sniperray213 Ultimate Sniper nice look
Thanx... my favorite photo shot of it is the Top View with Wings Folded. :)
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  April 11, 2012
Quoting Michael Kringe I like the description! Nice design, too.
Thanx, Michael! One day I just might get an idea to do a story... you never know! :)
 I like it 
  April 11, 2012
Very well done! Interesting piece usage.
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  April 11, 2012
Nice use of the mask of power! Great entry!
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  April 11, 2012
nice look
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  April 11, 2012
I like the description! Nice design, too.
 
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