This is a sketch of the faces and name ideas of some of the villagers on Mata Nui. I tried to combine robotic design with organic shapes and primitive native masks. The idea was that all the islanders were different in design and character shaped by their age and the tough life on the island.
Were these pictures from before or after it was decided that there would be toys of some of the villagers? They're definitely a much different style than the finalized BIONICLE masks, but then again they do kind of resemble some of the prototype masks shown in a 2001 LEGO Club article.ReplyDelete