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Ngangana and Ikat
A species of deep fish which can be found in the deep areas of Spherus Magna's seas, which had glowing chin barbs.
About this creation
Name: Ngangana
Type: Fish Rahi
Element: "Bone"
Habitats: Deep temperate seas of Aqua Magna (Eg; The Pit) and later Spherus Magna
Natural Tools: Glowing barbs, fins and tail, unblinking eyes, vampiric bite.
MOC Status: Disassembled



(Doves - Firesuite)

((Imagine the voice of David Attenborough))
"The Ngangana are a species of deep-sea fish that are about twice the size of a matoran and are naturally bioluminescent, posessing a reddish glow across their entire bodies which is usually only displayed when mating. These creatures will gather in large commnities briefly during winter and fertilise their eggs in the water, before breaking away from each other again.

"The Ngangana doesn't blink, and can lie in wait for its prey for days on end, wiggling its two glowing chin barbs to attract an unsuspecting fish, or, their preferred prey, a Vampiric Squid. It is from these creatures' venom that the Ngangana gets its vampiric abilites - Bone abilities are not naturally present in the creature itself, which has led to much confusion. Its bite quickly drains energy from its prey, meaning less time is needed to be spent on chewing and digesting, for the Ngangana needs only enough protein to activy repair itself. As such, they only have one tooth, and a relatively small mouth.


"The matoran of Mahri Nui have found that the Ngangana are actually tameable. Ikat here is offering a large male a squid he has caught earlier.


"The Ngangana is generally 10 or so feet long.


"They cannot see straight ahead, relying on touch of their chin barbs, or detecting movement from the sides. The Nganana is far from the top of the food chain - especially in The Pit.


"Their tail is not powerful, as they do not need to persue their prey. When being chased, the Ngangana will often attack instead of fleeing, using its bite to drain energy from its assailant.


"Although this species, thankfully, does not regard ours as a threat."


OM NOM NOM OM NOM


"And if properly treated, will consent to be ridden by a matoran...


"...although the going is slow."

--- Fourth Wall Commentary ---

Before you ask, the body piece is this one right here. I've had it lying around for ages doing no good, and suddenly had the idea of doing this with it.

It's a return to the Mahri theme - my favourite out of all of them. Added to which, I am fascinated by the ocean in real life as well - hence this curious imitation of an Anglerfish.

And before you point it out, yes, the tail is broken. I got the piece from a charity shop. It wasn't in extremely good condition when I got it, and I cut the chewed part of the tail off. This, thankfully, allowed me to use some soft tubing to attatch the tail when I finally made this thing.

Oh, and now my Begraphah has a friend! ^^

Ngangana is the Maori word for red, scarlet and glowing. I thought it appropriate. Ikat is not a word as far as I know. It just sounds cool.

And here's something I tried, putting a blue lego dome over my camera lens. Since it's an underwater-themed MOC, I thought it appropriate, but it didn't exactly turn out as desired.




Comments

 I like it 
  January 28, 2012
WOW! Best use of that peice I've ever seen! And, possably the only other use ;P
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
Whoa Ya Harr! Das a beeg feesh dar mu boy!
  November 15, 2011
I know how to build Ikat!!!!!
Gringat the Repugnant
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Cheesy Q
  March 23, 2011
Woah! Awesome! I can't think of a better use of the T-Rex body.
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  January 21, 2011
Awesome! Nice use of the T-Rex body!
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  January 21, 2011
AWESOME use of the Dino attack T-rex piece! Both these guys look awesome!
  September 27, 2010
Nice beastie-thing.
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  September 1, 2010
Very cool. You could also try putting a blue filter with Photoshop or anuthing else for a better effect.
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  August 31, 2010
really cool creation and great design , good job man
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  August 31, 2010
awesome work, and amazing use for that t-rex body piece.
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  August 30, 2010
YAY FIshie thingy MOC rule<(^_^<), where did you get the pieces at, It's so BIG! I posted a new MOC, Would you mind checking it out?
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  August 30, 2010
Why do you list it as having an element? By the way how is the tailfin conected?
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  August 30, 2010
Creative!
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  August 30, 2010
really interesting design! my mind blanked out when i first saw it. i thought it was a toy peice from a completly different toy line. then i remember about lego dinosaur toys lol
 I made it 
  August 30, 2010
Quoting Scott Aldridge An awesome and ingenious idea, excellent use of that dino body. Is it your quest to use almost utterly useless pieces effectively? I guess it kinda if every MOCer's quest...:P
That's why I originally invented the 'Edz challenge line. That's old now, since I include wierd piecs in EVERYTHING now I'm a better MOCer ^^
 I made it 
  August 30, 2010
Quoting The Lego Obsessionist Wonderful! I'm usualy not a fan of altering elements, but if the body was already chewed-up then this is an ingenius way to use it. The mouth seems too... open to me, though. the fin are beautiful.
The Fins share the design I used for Makuta Juine's wings. The 2-stud-pinhole connection, though, was inspired by Cameron G. I take credit for the fin/wing design, but not the joint itself.
 I like it 
  August 30, 2010
Wonderful creation!
 I like it 
  August 30, 2010
An awesome and ingenious idea, excellent use of that dino body. Is it your quest to use almost utterly useless pieces effectively? I guess it kinda if every MOCer's quest...:P
 I like it 
  August 30, 2010
Wonderful! I'm usualy not a fan of altering elements, but if the body was already chewed-up then this is an ingenius way to use it. The mouth seems too... open to me, though. the fin are beautiful.
 I like it 
  August 30, 2010
nice use of the t rex body
 I like it 
  August 30, 2010
Great fishy :D
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  August 30, 2010
Yeah, took me a moment to figure out what the body piece was, being the upsidedown dino body. Cunning use. very cunning.
Gringat the Repugnant
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Peter Crasher
  August 29, 2010
Very cool. For some reason, those names sounds Fillipino-like.
 I like it 
  August 29, 2010
Nice build, I love the creative use of that body piece!
 
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