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Toa Lewa: Spirit of Air
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So this goes along with the Onua MOC I made a few months ago. I'm slowly working my way through all the Toa, and this is Lewa!

One of my goals with these is to give them forms that represent their elements a bit more. Onua had that industrial-punk, mole vibe, and I've tried to give Lewa a spritely, trickstery, agile, flighty look to represent a lot of traditional characterizations of air elementals in fiction. He's a young, jovial, agile guy with big hands for swinging through forests and jungles.

This one was far more challenging than Onua, as Lewa uses as a main colour basic LEGO green, which, as we all know, has been absent in constraciton sets for a very long time. This made his colour-scheme much harder, so I had to improvise with black and grey. Think of the black as a cloth wrap covering parts of his limbs.

The slight hunch is due to the MNOLG. In his first appearance, Lewa comes out of the shadows and his head moves sideways and forward almost unnaturally. This image of Lewa has always stuck with me, and it really seems to fit the more lemur-y or monkey-ish vibe parts of the MOC were going for, and was really the key to the whole MOC.

That is a makoki stone piece around his neck in the picture with the golden miru. And the infected mask is indeed painted, I did that probably a good 12 years ago now (wow).



Comments

 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
IT kinda pains me to see Lewa look so monstrous and creepy, but that's not to say I don't like this MOC. But after you explained the Monkey look to him, I totally understand what you were trying to do. He does look very agile. I think this MOC looks best with the infected mask though, because he does look mutated and evil. AND WOW, I did not know that was painted. It's soo well done ! Great stuff :)
 I made it 
  July 15, 2014
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant There is no picture of Lewa with the golden mask and stone. You've added two of the image with the infected kanohi instead! D:
Frustrating, the proper images showed in the preview. Should be fixed now.
 I like it 
  July 14, 2014
Orginal look for sure, but i think body and posture would look better on Pohatu or Onua. Btw Its for new Chima Ty.
 I like it 
  July 14, 2014
An exceptional reimagining of Lewa; you absolutely nailed the air elemental feel. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the blade for the axe? I've never seen a piece quite like it.
 I like it 
  July 14, 2014
There is no picture of Lewa with the golden mask and stone. You've added two of the image with the infected kanohi instead! D:
 I like it 
  July 14, 2014
Wow! This is an incredibly original take on Lewa. I love it! =)
 
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