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In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream...
Posted by Purple_Dave on March 16, 2002 at 09:08 PM CST:


Well, there you have it. The NOAOKE BOHROK. Based on H.R. Giger's design for the ALIEN movie series, this is my interpretation of what would happen if a BOHROK were, well, infected. The inspiration for this concept was merely the fact that I was curious as to what the all-black face-plate would look like on a NUHVOK. The whole 'pod-bursting' thing that the BOHROK have makes this design all the more appropriate.

I'm mostly pleased with the result, though there are three light grey parts (the snap-attack gear mechanisms) and five dark grey parts (the brainpan, arms, and legs) that I wish LEGOŽ made in black. I managed to replace every other non-black part with some sort of black substitute, however, and I got rid of the eyes in the process. Losing the fangs was an unfortunate side-effect, but I don't mind the loss in light of how much better it looks this way.



Here's a shot with it elongated to show off some of the cooler aspects of it.

As you can see, it has a special articulated tail that I designed. This is the third MOC that I have used it on, though the other two are not finished at present. I also managed to figure out a way to elongate the head to more closely resemble Giger's design.

Also, there's a much better view of exactly how the head is shaped. I had to build an extension onto the thumb trigger to be able to reach it with the head retracted, but the snap-attack mechanism does still work. I also used one of the large black rubber-bands so I wouldn't ruin the look with the bright green one that came with the set, though I really wish LEGOŽ made that style in black as it seems much more durable. This one will be all dried out and starting to crack within a month, from past experience.



The arms and legs can still tuck in like on a regular NUHVOK, but between the tail and the head-extension, the result is decidedly very un-ball-like, and just barely fits inside the BOHROK pod, as can be seen above.



And here we have a shot of the NOAOKE swimming, with legs and arms tucked out of the way, and using the tail as a means of propulsion.



Finally, there is one piece that I don't mind having in dark grey. I chose the JA KRANA for this one as the radar power is probably the closest to how the Giger ALIENS actually 'see', and it also reminds me of the face-huggers. EVIL TAHU, um, got drafted to demonstrate this aspect for everyone. Fortunately I was able to remove it quickly and I expect him to make a full recovery with no negative chest-bursting side effects.



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