2016-01-29

MOC: Hands of Blue

Two by two.

Hands of Blue. 

 Superhuman Nazorak agents? Yes. Horror story material? Yes. Obvious Firefly reference? Pretty much. Actually more like Men In Black? I'd say. Hands of Blue, Nazorak units 019 and 020, (I'm not sure which one this is... Probably I should build another one) are known for their matte black armor and weird technology on their mechanical blue hands. They can swipe memories, move things telepathically and emit ultraviolet lights. This MOC is actually capable of the last one!

Hands of Blue have been in Klaanon for years, but somehow I hadn't managed to build them until now. The main motivator behind this was getting a grip of UV led technology. See gifs at the ends of this post! The hands have strong blinking blue leds. How?

INIKA Technologies!

I opened couple of Inika swords with blue lights with a small screwdriver, removed the electronics and built a little structured around them. They have little rubbery pieces that work as a switch. I placed them in the holes of 1x2 TECHNIC bricks, and they are operated by pushing an axle through the hole. The light makes trans-light-blue ball socket pieces illuminate very vividly. The frame is a bit fragile, as the circuits have no actual connection points, but they stay intact if handled tenderly.

Other than the arms, this MOC isn't groundbreakingly revolutionary. The bohrok head shell on the chest reminds of General 001's officer armor, but otherwise the shapes are sleeker and lighter. Additional ankle joint is used to enhance insect feel. I'm very happy with the head; Hands's faces are covered with black visors, and their eye sockets are empty; I think Slizer head represented that well. Mantibles are a bit less aggressive than on General and Chima spider legs are used again as antennae.

-Eero




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