This is my entry to The 2012 Game of Riddles! Potu is a Po-Matoran investigater, and Grokk was another Po-Matoran, until he was transformed into a Segway. I don't really know what to else say...
About this creation
"The first was strong, though not the way you think
The second gave the questions, thought right out of the brink
They were a small team, some would say
These little ones were the loompas in there own way."
Potu was an inteligent Matoran who helped people in the village. Grokk was a Matoran who worked in the farms. He was strong, and not very bright. Although Grokk was very kind and selfless. The two became friends very quickly, and started helping eachother out.
As April 1st approached, Potu formulated a well intended but flawed plan. He told Grokk that on April 1st, he was to steal the Ignika. The idea was that the Toa would panic, Potu and Grokk could jump out and yell "April Fools!" and everyone could have a jolly good laugh about it. However, things didn't turn out as expected. As Grokk stole the Ignika, Mata Nui became angry and transformed Grokk into a living Segway.
Potu and Grokk swore an oath to Mata Nui that to make it up to him, they would go out fighting crime for the next 1000 years. Mata Nui agreed, and said if they made it through the 1000 years alive, he would lift Grokk's curse and he would become a Matoran again. They have currently been doing as Mata Nui said, with Potu rooting out the evil, and Grokk fighting the villain.
Here they are! So, here's how it fits:
"The first was strong, though not the way you think"
A vehicle does not have muscles, or could compete in hand-to-hand combat, but it is powerful enough to kill someone by ramming itself into them.
"The second gave the questions, thought right out of the brink"
I took this one as it seems. Potu is a detective. Sorry for that, hope it doesn't to badly effect my score :)
"They were a small team, some would say"
They're small. Combined, the MOC is only 15cm tall and 15cm wide :D
"These little ones were the loompas in there own way."
Not sure what "loompas" Means, but I get the context. It's not something I can demonstrate, but I guess their effective :P
A view of the back...... eh... MOVING ON!!!!!
The two guys separated. ;)
This is Grokk as a Segway. BTW I forgot to mention Grokk became more grumpy since becoming a Segway :P
Where Potu stands.... It is a bit bare, I know, but the whole thing works when the two are together. A corny representation of the Unity they share! Both would be nowhere without eachother!
Handle bars. Last minute stuff :P
Grokk's face: Those orange bits behind the eyeholes are ment to be eyes :P
The bit underneath Grokk's head! The red bits are headlights.
He has guns. WOWZA!!
Sadly, I couldn't find a way to make these wheels spin without making the Segway SUPER long. So folks shall have to use their imagination. ("More Imagination Please!!")
Now for Potu! All is custom exept the hands, feet and head. The legs look a tadd messy, but that was the only thing I could do to cover up two massive holes in his legs!
The Back. It's bare, buuuuttt.... yeah.
Matoran: Help! Somebody help!
Voodoo: None can save you. Prepare to die!
???: I don't think so.
Potu: Let her go...
Grokk: And you won't get any nasty pains in the morning!
Matoran: Nope. No way!
Potu and Grokk: What?!
Matoran: I wan't to be rescued by real men. Besides, what kind of Dork rides around in a Segway? It's okay, mate, carry on with your death thing.
...I would find it much more satisfying to kill these two!
Teenagers BEWARE!!!!! (Somebody should make a poster out of this and give it to LegoFreak!)
I doubt I'll get through, but if I do, then I hope the riddles are much more broad, It would be easier to do something like this...
I'm happy to be doing MOCs again, and not those reviews! Speaking of which, I have ordered Speeda Demon online, and he will arrive at some time next week, so expect his review sometime next week :D