Thursday, April 23, 2015

Turaga Files - Unboxing the Legend - Exhibit 023 - Video 1


From "the time before time". This video shows footage of the 1999 concept models called VooDoo Heads. As you probably all know this would later evolve into the Bionicle concept.
https://youtu.be/AjbiNuEv60c

Monday, April 20, 2015

Turaga Files - Unboxing the Legend - Exhibit 022


Much has been said about the size of the giant robot Mata Nui and what you see here is not canon or anything. It is the simple inspiration that I used when creating the outline of the Island back in 1999 and later on in 2007 when we had the task to make the giant robot come alive.
As you may know I use a lot of local inspiration mixed with foreign input to create my work and when it comes to Mata Nui I am quite sure the shape of my home country Denmark has played a vital role in finding the shape. We have a saying here in Denmark that our country looks like a giant head with a dripping nose and a pointy hat. So there you have it. Just turn the face to face upward and put an island on top.
If you blend the shape and size of Denmark with the features of hidden robot face and the yin yang swirling shape of a galaxy then you have the outlines of what created Mata Nui.
Following that line the size of the robot ends up being app. 3150 km.



Canon or not? Now you know the inspiration sources.
Denmark is small and very flat without mountains but almost an island. so I think Mata Nui is my secret dream of what Denmark would look like if it was mixed with Hawaii.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Turaga Files - Unboxing the Legend - Exhibit 021

https://youtu.be/Isuzfov350M

This is an old piece of preview animation made for fun to showcase the size relation between Mata Nui and Earth, given that a Toa was 2,3 meter high. Thak you Ghost for your great sense of humour through all the years of 3D production.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Turaga Files - Unboxing the Legend - Exhibit 018-020

This new exhibit shows some of the internal crew T-shirts I have done through the years. The first one "Water is for wimps" was too expensive and complicated to make because of the full color on black.




Thursday, April 16, 2015

A closer look at the design of Scraper

SCRAPER UNIT TX-34/02
MAITANCE SCRAPER UNIT,
DESIGN AND MATERIAL: EXTREME DURABIL/ALL
                   CONDITION FUNCTIONALITY.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
MAGNECTIC ROLL MECHANISM
MULTIFUNCTIONAL HANDS WITH MAGPADS
FULL UNDERWATER CAPABILITY TILL 3000M
(WITH SUBGEAR ATTACHED)

INTELEGENCE: SELFREGULATING
(SOFT REBOOT EVERY 5 Y. RECOMMENDED)
SOCIAL SKILL: HIGH
CONSTRUCTION SKILL: SUPERIOUR
FIGHTING SKILL: LOW TO MODERAT
LIFESPAN: LIMITED

I'm proud to present the 2 lead characters of Escape RIG21

Here you see the 2 main characters of Rebel Nature. They team up due to circumstances on the remote RIG21. Res grows up with Scraper as her single parent. A role that requires totally new skills from a robot who was build to do maintenance on the legs of an oil rig in the most inhospitable place on earth. Luckily Scraper has been build with some human skills and the ability to learn, but one thing is theory...
In this picture Res is about 11 years old and she is wearing her new power suit build by Scraper & Co. It has magnetic touch pads on hands and feet for climbing and diving gear and jetpack can be attached if necessary.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Turaga Files - Unboxing the Legend - Exhibit 014-017

The Bohrok launch key visual featured a triumphant Bohrok holding the golden Toa mask.
Tahu is on a ledge overpowered by the Bohrok swarm and a Krana is clutching his face.
Behind the scene the mixed Toa/Krana is symbolising the trouble of the heroes.

Below you see 3 examples of launch ads that both showed a piece of story, the product range and a promotional CD-rom that would be inserted in the canister.