Yes the Black Hordika necks and the Mata Green Chestpiece are both real Lego Pieces. As mentioned before I have combined my storyline with Cody G. Here is the character Cody hasn't built yet, Lakuva :) Enjoy!
About this creation
Element: Air (formerly) Now Light
Title(s): Theif, Scum, Trouble Maker, Monk, Brother, Peaceful Brute
Mask: Mask of Mindreading
Weapon(s): Fists, Mace
In the days before Turaga Vakama was a Turaga, around the time of the Dark Hunter war when Lakuva was simply a young Matoran, He refused to follow the rules. He simply wished to have fun. He would spend his days stealing, annoying elderly Turaga and showing as much disrespect for everyone as possible. Lakuva's delinquent behaviour resulted in him developing a reputation around Le-Metru.
The Turaga of the city were sick of Lakuva's behaviour and decided that something needed to be done to stop the tyrant that was Lakuva. A Turaga named Hangata set out on a quest to the mountains of Ko-Metru where the Monks that called themselves the “Guardian's of the Light” lived in peace. They were an order of Toa who believed that violence was never an option and keeping peace needed to be done in a spiritual way. Their goal was to find enlightenment through Mata Nui's Guidance.
Hangata entered the gates of the Monks temple where he was greeted with open arms by an old friend, Tiberis. The two walked to Tiberis's quarters and discussed the situation back in Le-Metru involving Lakuva. Tiberis was referred to by the other monks as “The Peacebringer” as he had a raw talent for bringing in new members to the order who were totally against the idea of joining. Tiberis was know to have even presuaded a Makuta to have joined the ranks of his order.
Hangata and Tiberis walked down a dark alleyway in the slums of Le-Metru. Water dripped from broken pipes falling to the ground with a thud as it did so. Before the two stood Lakuva, who was enjoying the spoils of his recent crimes. Trash littered the floor under Tiberis's feet as he walked forward and placed his hand on Lakuva's shoulder. Tiberis told Lakuva what he thought of Lakuva's terrible behaviour, telling him how impressed he was in him.
Lakuva was shocked to hear that someone appreciated what he did, as everyone in the whole of Le-Metru hated him with a passion. The two really hit it off as they exchanged stories. Tiberis spoke to Lakuva about the fun that could be had back at the monastery where he lived telling him of all the important sacred items there that he could steal. Lakuva was in awe of how this monastery sounded, it sounded like a thieves dream to him!
Lakuva and Tiberis entered the monastery and headed straight of the Temple of Light, the most sacred building in the entire monastery. Lakuva's fingers where itching, he couldn't wait to get his hands on everything in the temple, he wanted it all! Lakuva laid eyes on a golden idol, it depicted Mata Nui and Seven stars around it. The light reflected off each star in a different way, it was beautiful … Lakuva needed it. With a sharp pounce Lakuva grabbed the idol, his fingers wrapping around it like a snake to its prey. Lakuva lifted his hand to take a closer look at his trophy, only to see that the idol was gone. Tiberis had the idol in his hand and placed it back on the altar it sat on previously.
Lakuva was speechless, no one had ever stolen from him before. Tiberis looked down at Lakuva and stated how he was going to train him, he would be a Monk, a member of the “Guardian's of the Light” he would change his ways and stop the foolish acts he committed. Lakuva accepted Tiberis's offer, however, he only wished to learn what he could from Tiberis to ultimately use it for thieving.
Lakuva and Tiberis trained and learnt side by side for years together. When Lakuva's training was complete Lakuva had lost all interest in his past ways, he could care less about thieving, he only wished to bring peace through the guidance of Mata Nui, he was a changed Matoran. In celebration of the completion of his training Lakuva was awarded with a Toa stone. Lakuva was not only a changed matoran, he was a changed Toa. Lakuva would spend the rest of his time living as a Monk.
When Makuta rose to power, The Guardian's of the Light's monastery was overrun by Rahkshi who killed all the Toa insight. Lakuva and Tiberis fought side by side defending their home at all costs. Soon the Rahkshi were too much and far outnumbered the two brothers. They were captured and brought back to Makuta.
Makuta imprisoned them together in a cell with other Toa. They were used for experiments to test out Makuta's various creations and experiments. One of the experiments, a female Rahkshi even joined them in the cells after failing to pass one of Makuta's tests. The Toa became friends with Josan, a Toa of Red Lighting who was imprisoned in the same cell as them and they vowed to help each other stay alive as long as they could.
One of Makuta's tests began and a Blue Toa entered the arena with them, Lakuva and the others were shocked to see a new Toa, as they assumed they were the last of their kind on Aqua Magna. When one of the other imprisoned Toa went to greet the new Toa, he was stabbed right through the chest. This Toa was no Toa, he was a Makuta, He was the experiment they had to face. They fought long and hard against the Blue Makuta but could not defeat him, he killed all the Toa in the stadium leaving only Josan, Tiberius and Lakuva. Makuta Teridax called off the fight, having seen enough.
The three Toa bruised and beaten from battle returned to their cells and spelt, hoping to re-gain their strength. Lakuva awoke to Josan banging on his Cell in anger. The Blue Toa stood there before them. He told them he had betrayed Makuta and wished to help them escape. None of the Toa believed the Blue warrior, who now identifying himself as Cossy. Lakuva asked Cossy to step forward and let him use his mask of mind reading to see if he was speaking truth. Lakuva's mask grew bright as a wealth of memories and words entered his head.
Cossy was telling the truth, Lakuva knew it. Rahksanne, Makuta's failed experiment joined Cossy, Lakuva, Tiberis and Josan as they escaped the prison. However before they could escape, they were met by Rahkshi guards, their escape plan had failed. The prisoners were taken to Makuta, he was furious to see that Cossy had followed Rahkshi and betrayed him. Makuta's fist slammed down beside Cossy, obliterating Tiberis in the process. With a scream of anguish Lakuva feel to the ground, his master and best friend had just been killed before his eyes. Makuta imprisoned the band of Rebels inside his Mechanical body in the hopes they would die in his fight with Mata Nui on Bara Magna.
Months after Makuta's death the band of 4 rebels, Cossy, Lakuva, Josan and Rahksanne, were tasked by the Toa Council to form a Toa team, they were known as, “The Sentinels”. In there last mission together they were sent to investigate the disappearance of a Toa named Zethlin. However, this mission would not end well as it lead to the death of Josan. When the trio returned to the Toa Council, Lakuva and Cossy were tasked to a new team, the Toa Lotem. Rahksanne was not trusted, since she was a Rahkshi, and she left the Toa order to wonder the Spherus Magna alone.
Lakuva took Cossy under his wing and trained him to resist the Makuta side of himself, which was causing issues for him. Lakuva felt at peace knowing that he was doing what Tiberis did for him all those years ago to his new student Cossy.
The Toa Lotem's third mission together was to investigate a disturbance in the Canyon deserts of Spherus Magna... Little did Lakuva know that this would be the last mission he went on...
Fourth Wall Commentary:
So, Lakuva ... Funny I started with the feet on him, I had a design in mind that used the Hero Factory Shell armor thingy and I had his foot design. Originally Lakuva was gonna be silver and Mata Green, but I didn't like how the silver looked, and I recon the black reflects his past, so I like it.
Normally I don't like using easy to recognise masks like Lewa's but I feel this worked so well here, I had to ... and I had no other green masks hehe.
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I really don't have an plans on putting the Makuta Destro into my new storyline, so revamps are unlikely but in future I could revamp them. If you want to keep talking rather do it in a group. If you wanna just make one and invite me that would be better than heaps of comments on one MOC.
Okay dude. Can we be friends though? So gringats. Okay, i don't have a camera. But if you revamp them put them on lego cusso. Also if you can revamp the Destro. An idea for Septerra is, if he fell in energized protodermis and he got 2 legs, but his former leg/root thing got warped into a claw that goes on his arm. Also i personally LOVE Infernike, he's just so, fun. For Infernike if you revamp him i suggest giving him articulated fingers or, keep them how it is but take off the bohrok eyes so you could put them on his mace tail. The absolute one thing i don't like about Infernike is the thornrax launcher pieces where they are, the mask i can't tell that it's a face, but i actually like the usage of the Kalmah head but i would put a rahkshi head or jaller mahri kanohi. But that's my opinion. I am just a fanatic for rahkshi heads and every kanohi except the normal kaukau.
Hello again, I can help you yeah, it would be easier to help once you have pictures though. But if you're looking for designs for female torsos, look up other female MOC's (Gringat's are great) and even female body aesthetics and proportions on google and try and match what you see. Well I'm glad you like Destro and Lotem. I'm not sure if I'll be revamping Destro, but I was planned on doing Lotem. Oh but Crutible will get a revamp. Anyway post some pictures and I'll help.
OMG YOU REPLIED TO ME OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Sorry about that but i am a huge fan. Anyway yeah i would think that should be a priority. Anyway wanna know something that would be cool? If you revamped the toa lotem or makuta Destro. Because if you revamped them with more posability then you could put them on Lego CUSSO they then would probably get approved(even if you didn't revamp them they would get approved). Then people can enjoy playing with your awesome mocs and you might become rich. Also i have a few questions about moc making. I am a very bad MOCer, like i have built a toa but it looks bad. Could you help me? I have yet to get a camera but when i do could you give me some feedback? You have inspired me very much to make MOCs. I am thinking about making a female makuta moc which will be based off of Deathchill, but i don't know how to make that "female" chest design. Could you help me? I am so excited that i can actually talk to you. I still can't believe i am actually talking to you. To me your a bit better than kylerklotz(no offense kyler). Because you use cool color schemes and don't always go the traditional way such as makuta needing to be only shadow, i love your style. Am i fanning out? I don't want to fan out but i am just so excited to be actually talking to you! I am SO SORRY if i am making you feel uncomfortable i am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SOOOOO SORRY!!!! But seriously if you were to revamp some mocs(like the Lotem and Destro) then put them on Cusso you would TOTALLY get rich! I think i will end this post now because it is getting long. If i am in ANYWAY making you feel uncomfortable tell me and i will change it! I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN EVER!!! I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN IN THE COSMOS!!!!!
Thanks all :) Good to hear from you Wertman thanks! Woah, Septerra, he's an old one. Well Wondering Person, since he is a very old MOC from me, I would say his posability isn't good. One thing I try to do nowadays is make my MOC's very poseable.
I think what Chro means is that is it evenly spaced. There is a splash of green on each section of the MOC, however this excludes the upper arms and legs. So that does make it evenly spread. Also thanks Alien Entity, glad you like the back :)
Excuse my obsession with color balance, but I think he needs a bit more green, especially on his upper arms and upper legs. That aside, he looks great. (Also, if only I had those black Hordika necks... then I might be able to rid my selfMOC of all dark grey.)
Thanks SuperAjXX glad you like him. Cheers Gringat, I see what you mean about the shaping around the waist... I think :P Although I love his foot design too much to change it :P Glad you like him though dude :) Cheers Toa Taile
Marvellous! Interesting to see you and Cody have teamed up. This new hybrid storyline is proving quite interesting. Excellent work on Lakuva, especially with the system elements on his back. Not such a fan of the size of his toes or the shaping around the waist joint though. There's ALWAYS a nit for me to pick! >:)
Thanks all! Thanks Maclane, I like your thinking on the mace, although the more I think about it, his fists are good enough weapons :P CODY! YOU LIVE! Hey man :D I've glad to hear you are still MOCing, oh good I'm glad I can live up to your story writing :P Cheers Robert B, I'll fix that now.
Excellent work, Ben! And I promise I've been building on occasion still. I actually have Lakuva built, just no pictures of him or story to go with it. You did an excellent job on the MOC, and the story was very well done, too!
Hey, a new bio MOC from you, and it looks awesome! I really like the backstory, it was an interesting read. The MOC itself is fantastic, the spine you created for him with the system pieces was a stroke of genius. My only complaint is that I think his mace looks off, I think a weapon in mata green and black would just unify the MOC. However, he's still a great creation, awesome work Ben, can't wait to see more from you.