About the MOC
- Updating her photo set(that Mirrors Aumangea's.
- Tipuna no longer has her turaga robe thing made of corrugated tubing. It was kind of a fail and made her too bulky.
- Updated information.
"Tipuna" is a Maori word.
(noun) ancestor, grandparent, grandfather, grandmother - eastern dialect variation of tupuna
Maori is the language Lego used for many of the names of early bionicle characters, some taken directly from a meaning. In the spirit of classic bionicle, I chose to use Maori for her and Aumangea's name(Aumangea means Be strong, persistent, brave, resilient, etc).
Tipuna is part of two sets, one with Aumangea
and the Reta-Sarka-V12
Then her and the other two figures comprise half of a 6-piece set
Turaga Tipuna marks my first ever Turaga build
She is also the second part to a three part set. Featured in this Deviation Bio
Tipuna, also known as Mahri-Nui's lost Turaga. Tipuna was the Turaga of the coastal village of Vuya-Nui-the village that later became Mahri-Nui when it broke off and sank to the ocean floor. However, she was away in a Turaga counsel meeting when the disaster struck. The loss of her village and Matoran was devastating and left her incredibly traumatize. Other Matoran and Turaga had to put Tipuna in "protective custody" to keep her from diving down to The pit, which would have resulted in her being mutated. After many years of being kept on Voya-Nui, The other Turaga sent her to the northern Continent to reside there. She then re-assumed her responsibilities as a Turaga there.
Tipuna is a Strong-willed and resilient Ga-Turaga. Having faced terrible hardships and living on made her so. This also makes her what some Matoran view as "insane." Tipuna has been known to face excessive dangers without so much as batting an eye, like crossing the Tren-Krom Peninsula by herself, only armed with her staff. She's also been known to kill dangerous Rahi that attacks her village, rending the need for a toa almost non-existent. While a Turaga, she displays more characteristics of a Toa.