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Old Man Gringat
Years pass, and even legends age. The trick is to do it gracefully.
About this creation
So, I was wasting some time on youtube when I stumbled on THIS nice video called a History of Gringat. The narration felt so nostalgic that I sort of saw Gringat as an old man, recalling his glorious past.


In his old age, Gringat the Goblin retired from adventuring, and returned to his first passion: tinkering. He retired in a mine, and started to turn the raw minerals in all sorts of marvels.


One of his first creations was the Battle Rod. This awesome weapon can be used with one or both hands, and it's also a great help for Gringat's bad leg.


Though but a shadow of the Storm Lord of old, Gringat is cunning, experienced and well equipped. Even in his retirement, he's not to be trifled with.


GET OFF MY LAWN!


Blacklight. Just saw I forgot to give him a heartlight, but I won't do it all over for that.


Gringat's head was in the first Bricklink order I made from my new place, and I couldn't wait for my other stuff to get here before making a version of him, so I had to make do with my 9 d-green pieces. Thus, I decided to make him mostly black, more appropriate for a creature living in the dark tunnels of a mine, and I even cut out the silver (too shiny).
Instead of his trademark head wings, I used the same "V" shape to give Old Man Gringat a superb handlebar moustache. I think it really brings out the age factor.








Bonus: a little experiment with all those glow-in-the-dark pieces. The guy is irrelevant, so he doesn't have a name.



Now, off to play some Torchlight II. Comments are welcome :)



Comments

 I like it 
  March 29, 2013
very nice ,, great Torso
 I like it 
  March 26, 2013
Very cool idea.
 I made it 
  March 24, 2013
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant Unexpected, Yuri! I really love the spin on the old 'Gat you took, fits him well :) I'll let you in on a secret, too... most of the "official" Gringat is black :P
I would have still preferred more d-green, because it was mostly inspired by your first "Gringat the Goblin", and that was completely green. But I really wanted to make him the moment I had that mask.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2013
Unexpected, Yuri! I really love the spin on the old 'Gat you took, fits him well :) I'll let you in on a secret, too... most of the "official" Gringat is black :P
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  March 24, 2013
I liked that his back and shoulders are sorta hunched, suggesting being stooped from age. Bad leg, too, rotten luck. Ah, well... happens to us all. I'll just sit here in my Rocker for MOCers, rest my drink on my Walker's cup-holder, sip my Geritol while my dentures soak, and use the Clapper to turn out the lights when I can't keep my eyes propped open anymore. =) As Ludgonius says, it's a long uphill walk to the Battle tomorrow; both ways. Gotta Rest Up. (nice bit of nostalgia Yuri - cheers on the new place, and enjoy Torchlight II. (Holding out for BioShock Infinite, m'self. Could be awhile, eh?... =D)
 I like it 
  March 24, 2013
Looks great even with the limitation on the dark green pieces.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2013
Cool torso, great build!
 I made it 
  March 24, 2013
Quoting Ludgonious . When I was young, I had to walk uphill to the battle...both ways! Cool build.
Hahahaha!
Quoting Twilight Hunter Ooh, I like this. You really make the lack of Gringat's primary colors on a Gringat M.O.C really work(Something I didn't think possible).
Me too, I only posted because it seemed to work. I think it's the 'taches.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2013
Nice bionicle ol' man, good to see ya building ;)
 I like it 
  March 24, 2013
When I was young, I had to walk uphill to the battle...both ways! Cool build.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2013
Ooh, I like this. You really make the lack of Gringat's primary colors on a Gringat M.O.C really work(Something I didn't think possible).
 
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