"Swords are overrated these days. If you'd like to suggest otherwise, why don't you have a go at my shield and see how far that gets you?"
See what I did there?
It seems the message of both this month's (don't get your hopes up) Featured Creation and Featured Quote share some common ground: shields are pretty cool too. BIONICLE has a long history with shields, progressing from the moderately-sized shield of Kopaka to the mega-sized shield of Nuparu. Had Bratler been a set (which I'm sure he should be), I'm sure he would've earned his rightful place as the King of All Shield-Wielders. But don't let the shield alone fool you.
Though the function of a giant shield like this is to protect its user from harm, thus concealing it's target from all manner of danger, here at CBW, we like to look past the big, scary metal barriers of our Main Page victors. Bratler is not your average, run-of-the-mill, Inika-style Toa. The design is completely custom (or at least it seems that way in the picture. If he isn't somehow custom, congratulations Vorred, you have fooled us all), and really serves as a representation of the tough, immovable object with enough stopping power to halt the collision course of an astroid.
All-in-all, another great MOC from Vorred. If you didn't love shields beforehand, then I guarantee you'll have a passion for them now.
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