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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Hot Bionicle News New Nexo Knights Trailer Promises Eight Online Short Films
Over on the LEGO Nexo Knights website, a new trailer has appeared titled "Knight is Coming". In addition to highlighting the five Nexo Knights, it also announces that eight short films showcasing the knights' adventures will be coming to Follow the link above to check out the new trailer, and keep an eye on the Nexo Knights website for the release of these webisodes! Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
BZPower Robots Versus Ninjas
Okay, so that title might be a bit of a misnomer, since the beings in Bionicle aren't completely robots, but it's the best way I could think of to sum up Bionicle X Ninjago Mafia II: Ninjago Strikes Back, the latest mafia game on our forums being hosted by Lucina this time around. The entry period is already over, but that doesn't mean you can't sit back and watch as twenty-five members plot and scheme as they try to figure out who one another are and stay alive as long as possible. Plus, if you pay attention you'll know when the game ends and be in a prime position to sign up for the inevitable next Mafia game that comes around. Good luck to all the competitors! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Twitch Tuesday is Tonight
Yep, that's right - the calendar says it's Tuesday and that means we'll be streaming some LEGO videogame action on our Twitch channel. What we play is up to you - go vote in our poll to help us decide what to play. The action will begin at around 7:30 PM Eastern, although if you follow our channel or our Twitter account you can find out as soon as we go live. It should be a fun time and I look forward to seeing you all there and hopefully chatting with you! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Bionicle Facebook Page Shares 2016 Poster/Key Visual
If you've been following LEGO Bionicle news this year you probably remember an interesting poster displayed in the background of some of the Bionicle Mask Maker Challenge videos. Today, LEGO shared a clearer version of that poster to the LEGO Bionicle Facebook page. It's still not high enough resolution for you to print and hang up on your wall, but in the very least, it's clear enough to appreciate the image of the Toa and Great Elemental Creatures united against their enemies! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, November 23, 2015
You've waited a long time, folks. Now, finally, over eighty official, non-watermarked, high-resolution images of the twelve new LEGO Bionicle sets for January 2016 have been added to! These images reveal the functions and features of the new Toa, Great Elemental Creatures, and Umarak the Hunter, as well as how you can combine the creatures with the corresponding Toa or Umarak for even greater power. Read on for links, then share your thoughts in the Talkback topic! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News New Ideas Project Blasts into Review Phase
That's right, there's another project from LEGO Ideas that will be reviewed and considered to be made into an actual set. This time it's the Apollo 11 Saturn-V by saabfan and whatsuptoday, a 1:110 scale model of the ship that first took human beings to another world. It includes a lot of details, like separating stages, a miniature Columbia command module and Eagle lunar module, and two astronauts in a little moon landing vignette. At 1179 pieces, I think the likelihood of it being made into a set is slim, which is unfortunate because I would buy one so fast. What do you think of the project and its chances? Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Flickr Contest Deadline Approaching
We thought now would be a good time to remind you that there's only one week left to enter BZPower Flickr Contest - November 2015. You have until Monday, November 30th at 11:59 PM Eastern to build an awesome constraction MOC and add it to the BZPower Flickr Group and contest topic. The winner gets a copy of 75112 General Grievous for their troubles along with their MOC being featured on the front page. Speaking of which, I'm not sure that the winner of the September contest ever made it here, so congrats to Lord-Oblivion and his Eyesaur creation! You can check out the full results here and the BZPower topic for his awesome creation here. Good luck to everyone entering the November contest! Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Here at BZPower, we're always looking for ways we can improve the site and make things better for everyone. To that end, we're kicking off a survey to pick your brains about what you like about BZP, what you don't, and some background so we can better understand who you all are. You can read on to take the survey without leaving BZPower or head right here to give your responses. As a thank you to those who participate, we'll be holding a raffle to give out some New York Comic Con 2014 Bionicle swag at the end. It's been just over a year since the return of our favorite theme was officially unveiled in New York City, so it seemed appropriate. Thanks for helping make our site better! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News New Target-Exclusive Minifigure Cube Released
Over on, this year's exclusive minifigure box has been released. Unlike last year's, it costs just $9.99 rather than $14.99, but it is still available as a free gift with a $50 purchase of City, Ninjago, or Super Heroes sets. The minifigures this year are a new diver from LEGO City, non-zombified Sir Fangar from LEGO Legends of Chima, Kai in his stone armor from LEGO Ninjago, and Lightning Lad from LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes. Needless to say, four exclusive minifigures for $10 is a pretty good deal, and four exclusive minifigures for free is even better! Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Hot Bionicle News New Nexo Knights Trailer
[Source: fishers64]
LEGO recently uploaded a new video to their YouTube channel advertising the upcoming Nexo Knights theme. Heroes Wanted is a short piece that gives a very broad overview of the story. Unfortunately we don't learn anything new about the characters, but the theme certainly looks to be action packed! I expect we'll see more clips and information as January gets closer and closer. Are you looking forward to it? Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News The Empire Gives Back Contest by BS01
[Source: Swert]
The folks over at BS01 are hosting a contest: Over the course over the next month, you'll get the chance to win one of the six new Star Wars constraction figures - signed by the team behind them! You'll be able to win Cody in a giveaway (the deadline is Wednesday!), Obi-Wan Kenobi in a meme contest, Jango Fett in a caption contest, Darth Vader in a theory contest for The Force Awakens and General Grievous in a photo contest. As for Luke Skywalker, you'll have to find out on BS01's Facebook - be sure to 'like' their page. All contest submissions are done via email and you can only win once. Check out the contest announcement for all the information you need to enter and win! Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, November 20, 2015
We've reached the 20th of the month, and that means it's time for a new episode of Bfa Plays: Racers! In Episode 4, he takes on Johnny Thunder, while learning some things about how the game works. See, this is an educational show! Anyway, you can read on to check out the episode or click the link above, and when you're done make sure you head over to the discussion topic to share your thoughts and maybe some secrets you might know about the game! Then it's back to waiting for the next episode in a month, but don't worry, there's only two weeks until the next episode of Bfa Plays: Bionicle! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News New City, Creator, Technic, and Disney Princess Sets Coming Soon
Over on, listings have been added for 24 sets launching on December 1, 2015 in North America. The sets, ranging in price from $4.99 to $59.99 USD, are from the City, Creator, Technic, Disney Princess, and Ideas themes. As of today, all the listings include prices, pictures, and full descriptions. The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters and LEGO Creator Brick Bank sets are also listed as Coming Soon, although neither of those is due for release until January 1, 2016. Click here for the U.S. listings or here for the Canadian listings! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Beagle Sails to Review Phase
Another project has achieved ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas! This time it's the HMS Beagle by LuisPG, the famous exploration ship from the early 1800s. If you don't remember your history and science classes, it was the ship that Charles Darwin sailed on to do research that would eventually lead him to write On Natural Selection, which put forth the modern theory of evolution. It's a great-looking model with a lot of detail, but it might be a bit too large to become a LEGO Ideas set. We'll have to see what the review board says though! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Aske Garling Presents the Skull Creatures in New Designer Video
A new designer video starring LEGO Bionicle designer Aske Garling was uploaded to today, following up on John Ho's Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder designer video which we reported on last week. In this new video, Aske shows off the four remaining Skull Creature sets: 70791 Skull Warrior, 70792 Skull Slicer, 70793 Skull Basher, and 70794 Skull Scorpio. Along the way he explains some of the thought process behind their color schemes, textures, builds, and functions. Follow the link above to watch the video! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Hot Bionicle News Nexo Knights Books Coming Next Year
Over on Amazon there are listings for four books related to next year's new Nexo Knights theme that are available for preorder now. If you're into exclusive minifigures, check out Nexo Power Rules, an activity book coming out in February currently retailing for $8.54 that will come with a unique figure. For something more story-based, there's the chapter book Fright Knight! and the reader The Power of the Fortrex, both coming out in April and retailing for $4.99 and $3.99, respectively. Finally, we have The Book of Monsters, which seems to be a reference guide of some sort and is selling for $12.99 with a targeted release of June. It looks like LEGO is going to be pushing this theme big time! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Hot Bionicle News Ninjago is Coming to LEGOLAND!
A new section of LEGOLAND California will be opening in 2016 - Ninjaland! Based on the popular Ninjago theme, Ninjaland will bring a bunch of new things to the park: a ride, building stations, a game to test reflexes, spinners to test balance, Asian cuisine, and a new shopping venue. The ride sounds like it will be quite advanced, allowing the riders to affect the outcome and featuring 3D imagery and wind, smoke, and fire effects. You can learn more about the new area on the LEGOLAND website and LEGOLAND California blog. It sounds like it will be a blast - are you going to start planning your trip? Talk Back in our Forums

We missed this when it first appeared on YouTube, but LEGOLAND Malaysia has posted two behind-the-scenes videos of their Bunraku-style puppet show "LEGO Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows" (which we first reported on back in August). In the first video, some of the show's creators and puppeteers talk about the experience of putting on the first ever LEGO Ninjago live show, such as the decision to use puppetry to give the characters life and learning how to manipulate the puppets. In the second, they talk about creating the characters and the visual effects. Follow the links above or read on to watch the videos! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
BZPower Tune-In on Twitch Tuesday
We'll be launching our Twitch stream once again tonight to entertain you with adventures in LEGO games. What will we be playing? That's up to you! Head over to this poll and select one of the options listed. The stream will kick off around 8 PM Eastern (a bit later than usual) and you can follow our channel or the BZPower Twitter account to get notified right when things kick off. I look forward to seeing you all tonight! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower A Heavy Dose of Digital
It seems like there's been a spike lately in outstanding LEGO Digital Designer creations here on BZP. Today we're shining the spotlight on Schwerekraft-Gerat by Sergei Rahkmaninoff and it really highlights the things you can do when colors and gravity aren't a part of the equation. The color scheme is simple, with the transparent pink really popping against the white, and I like how it makes it seem as if the limbs and body are being held together by some sort of force field. There's something to be said for creations that can exist in real life, but removing those restrictions can also result in some fantastic and creative MOCs. Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Enter the November Flickr Contest
It's been two months since our last building contest over on the BZPower Flickr group, which means it's time to begin the cycle again! Head over and check out BZPower Flickr Contest - November 2015 for your chance to win a copy of 75112 General Grievous! All you need to do is build and submit an awesome constraction creation between now and Monday, November 30th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time - what could be easier? Check out the topic in the group for all of the rules and details. Good luck everyone! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Congratulations to BBC Contest #71 Winners
Tufi Piyufi recently announced the winners of BBC Contest #71: The Witching Hour! Congratulations to Kakaru, Disty says hi, and Mohamed Marei whose creations, The Groundskeeper, The Dentist's Chair, and The Headless Horseman, won first, second, and third place, respectively. There were a lot of amazing creations, and these three really stood out above the rest, with some great parts usage and well-done color schemes. I particularly like the use of rubber band holders in the dentist chair. Make sure you check out all of the finalists, and thanks to everyone who submitted an entry! Talk Back in our Forums

Two months ago we reported on the LEGO Ninjago fireworks show that LEGOLAND Windsor Resort would be presenting on select weekends in October. Today, the resort shared video footage of the eleven-minute sound and light spectacle on their official YouTube channel! Whether you didn't make it to the event while it was running or wish to experience it again from home, you can follow the link above or read on to witness the show in its entirety! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Monday, November 16, 2015
Most of us have probably heard the cliche that there is little more painful than stepping on a LEGO. A number of us may have even experienced it, though it may or may not have lived up to its treacherous reputation. CNET reports that LEGO has partnered with French ad agency Brand Station to produce a highly padded slipper designed to protect your feet from those insidious stray bricks. 1,500 pairs were created and will apparently be given out to random participants who fill out a holiday wish list on Read on to watch a video of one of the slippers being assembled! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Sunday, November 15, 2015
We're halfway through November and that means it's time to meet a new member of the BZPower staff. This time around Zatth interviews Kakaru, one of our Blog Assistants, about his involvement with the site and community as a whole. I believe it's the longest episode yet, but while it might take a while to watch it's definitely worth it. When you're done you should head over to the discussion topic to share your thoughts and let us know if there's anyone you'd like to see in a future episode! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Marvel: Avengers Reassembled Airs Monday
Coming to Disney XD Monday night, November 16, is a new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes episode: Avengers Reassembled. As Ultron gathers some enemies and takes over Iron Man's armor, the Avengers must stop this threat to the world. See a preview clip here, and then check your local listings for an exact airtime Monday evening. Here's hoping LEGO will soon give Marvel a full movie following in the steps of the DC Super Heroes line. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News New LEGO Friends And LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novel Details Revealed
We're still awaiting the December 29 release of LEGO Bionicle: Gathering of the Toa, the first graphic novel for this year's Bionicle reboot. But in the meantime, Hachette Book Group has released titles and descriptions for their second LEGO Friends and LEGO Ninjago graphic novels. LEGO Friends: Friends to the Rescue, which now has a finalized cover image, is due for release on January 26, 2016, and LEGO Ninjago: Ghost Ninja is due for release on March 29, 2016. Follow the links above to read the new descriptions! Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, November 14, 2015
BZPower Sabretooth Duck by Sergei Rahkmaninoff
Everyone knows of prehistory's fearsome sabretooth tigers, but paleontologists have only recently discovered their more imposing avian cousins, sabretooth ducks. Let us assure you, in all history there has absolutely never ever been a species more incredibly powerful, more immensely dangerous, more patently absurd than these fearsome waterfowl. This MOC by Sergei Rahkmaninoff goes to show (despite its reliance on non-existing recolours) that sometimes, you don't need dozens of tiny system pieces to make a rather detailed and effective recreation. It uses BIONICLE and CCBS pieces almost exclusively and I'm not exactly sure why but this MOC strikes me because it just works and there's no doubt that's totally a duck. With fangs. Unfortunately it's not quite the "Giant Killer Duck" Sergei was originally aiming for but I'm still keeping my hopes up for that one. Let Sergei know what you think! Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, November 13, 2015
Hot Bionicle News John Ho Shows Off Ekimu and Kulta in New Designer Video
Earlier this week on, a new designer video was posted for set 70795 Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder. In this video, LEGO Bionicle designer John Ho demonstrates the set's play features, describes its new elements, explains the reasons for certain design decisions, and even shows off the combination model with parts from set 70794 Skull Scorpio! Follow the link above to watch the video, and be on the lookout for other Bionicle designer videos that are still to come! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Hot Bionicle News The Center of the Universe is in Dallas
I never thought I'd be writing those words in the title, but this weekend it's true. BrickUniverse Dallas is taking place at the Irving Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th. There will be a ton of LEGO-related activities for people of all ages, including caricatures and airbrush tattoos by BZPower's very own InnerRayg. There will be a ton of creations on display from BZPower members and notable talented builders like Nannan Zhang. The event will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM, so make sure you come on by and sign the BZPower guestbook! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hot Bionicle News More Ghostbusters Firehouse Images Revealed
A little while ago, the official LEGO Twitter account shared some new images of the upcoming 75827 Firehouse Headquarters from Ghostbusters. They've also added the set to LEGO Shop@Home, so you can ogle at that ridiculous price tag. The set comes out in a little under two months - is it one you plan on saving up for? Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Month of Earth Announced on LEGO Bionicle Facebook Page
We're about a week and a half into November, which the LEGO Bionicle Facebook page has now declared the Month of Earth. As usual, the announcement post features new artwork by Matt Betteker, this time with Onua as the focal point and some of his Toa teammates exploring the cavernous Region of Earth in the background. Attentive viewers might also spot one of the Toa Nuva symbols from 2002 in the scenery, an easter egg we've come to expect in these paintings. Follow the link above to check out the new artwork and celebrate the Month of Earth! Talk Back in our Forums

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