Translation: THE BIG GUN.
Probably my most intricate creation to date, but incredibly fun to design and build. This little project started because I couldn't find one of those little bionicle blasters, and decided to make my own. It... kinda got out of hand... yeah...
About this creation
"Hi! This is a powerful and ancient device known formally as the High-Velocity Matoran Projectile Device. I like to call it Big Bertha..."
The main mechanism at work here is, in layman's terms, "Smash-the-stick-into-the-ball". Overall, quite a simple one, but it was surprisingly hard to implemement (not to mention aesthetics).
Pull this pin to release the elastic-bound ram, which then slams into the projectile, sending it soaring anywhere from 10-20 feet in one shot (I really want to make a handle for this, and make a pistol someday).
The loader arm was a minor aesthetic choice: absolutely useless, but it sure looks like it's not (at first glance, anyways).
Genious! It's been a while since last time I saw some gears with real function in Bionicle...I only see warriors(or something like it) and ridiculously modified sets in this site, it's good to see good old-fashion MOCs again...