meliug_ocan@Ironclaw3000 Price indeed went up some time ago and I did'nt noticed this item became so expensive. It was mostly because of the fact shapeways prints are more expensive when you print more than one parts that are not linked to each other. It is cheaper now but you'll have to manually cut the join clean before assembling
meliug_ocan@kmweaver064 You're right indeed, the point behind making a mask that exists already, as implied in the description, is to allow you to get it in new colors or materials that lego never used or released
meliug_ocan@Shakar In fact, I took a look at almost every version of the mask's variations, so you're right, that was intentional. Center front is obviously inspired from the original one, center groove and additional side vents comes from the G2 version, and of course side vents are inspired from the Phantoka/noble version like you noticed
meliug_ocan@Ironclaw3000 You're right, there's a lack of description : this figure is a miniature about the character, designed for boardgames or display, so it's tiny. The point making this figure was to recreate the entire Ga-Koro village on a reduced scale
meliug_ocan@Avak1827 Thank you for you feedback. I'm a bit surprised because I buyed one too and is worked perfectly, just friction enough like actual lego piece. My guess is, because you're not the first one to tell, that shapeways smoothing process is more random than lego use to do. Some people think about the same piece axle are perfect, or too loose, or too thight. I don't know if there's a solution about this. Only thing I can recommand in your case is to not force the piece, or else it could broke. Maybe you can carve it just a little with a sharp tool to make it more suitable for you MOC ?
meliug_ocan@D0ggyDj Thanks a lot for the chains review ! Couldn't hope a better information about this item, couldn't manage to print it myself. About the loose connection on the fourth chain, it is known that shapeways polishing process is sometimes a bit rough and vary from a piece to another (according to many lego modellers on the site). Some got the perfect friction with axles and axle holes, others are too loose and some just can't fit ! It is advised to use blu-tack or slightly sand incriminated parts. Sorry for this convenience, I still hope, you'll get fun with your new pieces :)
meliug_ocan@benjamin_collins_1995 Well, in fact I began making the bigger lightning sword and I was pretty satisfied of the design, so I tried to make it the staff of my Chain Lightning Rahkshi. However, it was way too big so I reduced the size and kept both versions : one as staff, the other as sword.
meliug_ocan@Dacca I'm pleased you like it ! In fact, this version of the Hau is an older version I never updated. In fact, this one of my first masks models. I just kept it like this and since made a new Hau mask, but since the HauXa hybrid seemed to work... didn't felt the urge to fix this.