Archive for March 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
[Source: Kopaka's Ice Engineering ,Roa Mctoa, Papu: Great Being of Unity]
Don't let the title fool you, this is a real deal. This bit of info was discovered only here at Brickfest PDX in a TRU pamphlet showcasing upcoming sets in August and September of 2007. There was one item listed under Bionicle, which is set #8940 Karzahni. However, it isn't just him that comes with the set.
Friday, March 30, 2007
BIONICLE Encyclopedia 2 for preorder
You heard right. BZPower member jetslandingboard has managed to find listings on both Amazon.com and Amazon UK
. For those of you who have yet to see the description of volume 2, it is as follows:
An encyclopedic look at the entire Bionicle story line, featuring new and updated entries. Want to know more about the Piraka? They're all here. And what about Nidhiki or Makuta? The Toa? The Toa Inika? The city of Metru Nui? And the watery world of Mahri Nui? It's all here: everything you ever wanted to know - and some things you may never have asked. The answers to your questions are inside this book. A must-have for fans of all ages whether they are new to the property or think they know it all.
The book will retail for approximately $6.99 and will be available in October
Looking for something to do this weekend? Well this Sunday, Brickfest will hold an expo for the public. If you always wanted to see awesome Lego MOCs, then this is where you need to be. BZPower shall be represented as well there, and is also a good chance to meet some members. Read on for more details.
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Thursday, March 29, 2007
2007 Mini Books Preorder on Amazon.com
BZPower Reader Rojaz
reports that Amazon.com for the UK has three mini-books for 2007 available for preorder. One for the Toa Mahri
, one for the Barraki
, and one for Mahri Nui
. Each is £1.99. There's no information on when they will be published yet, but you can still get your preorders in now!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
This past Monday, Greg Farshtey held a short contest
in the S&T forum. Members had to match the Toa Mahri with the Kanohi powers he listed. Almost a day into the contest, only one members was able to match them correctly. Who wears what? Well read on.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Vote In RPG Contest #5
The final poll for RPG Contest #5
is up! Go vote for the Text-Based RPGs you
want to play on BZPower. But do it soon, because voting ends Thursday, March 29th at midnight!
[Source: BZPower Readers]
Early 2007 Instructions on Bionicle.com
If you've misplaced your 2007 set instructions, aren't quite ready to get rid of them, or never got the Lego Club magazine, then Bionicle.com's here for you. As was the case with previous sets and models, the instructions for the early 2007 sets (and the occasional magazine model) are now online
. They cover everything from the Barraki to the Hydruka to even the Pit War Tortoise, so you should find it a handy resource.
Monday, March 26, 2007
[Source: Ziv, Rojaz]
Walmart Build-Your-Own Two Pack
If you head over to Walmart.com you may find an interesting deal
. For $15, you can pick one "Evil Bionicle" and one "Hero Bionicle" at a pretty good discount. You don't really have to pick one of each, which is good, since the good guys only consist of Kongu and Jaller Inika while the bad guys are five of the Barraki (no Kalmah). While the choices don't make a lot of sense, especially as far as the story goes, it's still a good deal you should pick up if you need the sets!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Looking outside I can see that it's once again Sunday, checking the calender confirms that--but something's missing, something that makes every Sunday whole--something...Bloggy. Then I realize that's because I haven't written the article yet. So here it is, take a look and see who got it this time!
[Source: Legodude 935, 55555, Vash Toa of Storms]
Toys 'R' Us BOGO Sale
Members have pointed out that Toys 'R' Us
is having a Buy Two Get One Free on all Lego sets. This of course includes Bionicle sets, making Barraki $6.67 each if you buy three. This is a pretty good sale, and it's only going on for a week, March 25th until March 31st, and is available both in stores and online
, so take advantage while you can!
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Quench Your Barraki-Sized Thirst
BZPower member Upaa has found
a new piece of merchandise coming out this year. With a shape similar to a Barraki canister, this water bottle will help keep you refreshed wherever you may be. So far it has only been spotted in England, but I'm sure with time it will show up elsewhere.
[Source: Takia, Tomdroidser]
4Kids TV Bionicle Downloads
4Kids TV has put up a webpage
with some Barraki downloads. There's not much there right now, but hopefully in the future content for other Barraki will be added. Go check it out for some Wallpaper, Screen Savers , and Buddy Icons.
Friday, March 23, 2007
BIONICLE World Available
You heard right, the BIONICLE Atlas (otherwise known as BIONICLE World) is now available all over the place! Its been spotted not once, not even twice, but thrice! Known locations are Tennessee and Florida, however I'm sure there are more to come. If you didn't put this bad-boy on pre-order, go out and check your local bookstores!
Thursday, March 22, 2007
[Source: Night Terror]
Foam Takadox Sword, Squid Splasher Images
As a followup from this report
on Squid Splashers, BZPower Reader Night Terror
reports that S@H for Europe has the squid water toys available
here, as well as a new foam Takadox sword
. For those of you in Europe, have fun with 'em--for the rest of you, you can go to the pages to see what these items look like!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
[Source: Legodude 935, Ochenmiller, and 55555]
Word has come in of a squid launching contest that has been going on at Lego stores across America. It started last weekend, but fear not, it will keep going until the end of the month! Read on for more information.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
BBC Contest #41: Have It Your Way!
With the new month came a new BBC contest to the forums, and this month, the challenge was to make a MOC or MOCs (or a whole year's worth of MOCs) based on what the sets should look like.
Almost three hundred
of you answered the call, making for a total of 284 entries to choose from in the preliminary round of voting! If that number seems a bit intimidating, fear not: it's been scaled down to 31 in the semifinal round, which is going on right here in the BBC Contest Voting forum
until 11:59 PM EST tomorrow. Get in there and cast your votes!
Monday, March 19, 2007
[Source: Fikou Pest Control]
Bionicle Sale At Woolworths
For those of you in the UK, get ready to head on over to Woolworths. A sale they're running takes 25% of Barraki and Nocturn, lowering their prices to £5.99 and £11.25, respectively. These appear to be the only sets on sale, and it won't last forever, so take advantage before it's too late.
Brickfest - Last Call
This shall be the final reminder for Brickfest MOCs as the event looms around the corner. If you are interested in sending a MOC to have it displayed at Brickfest, please see this article
for specific instructions. It is important that you read this topic
as well if you plan on sending MOCs. Also if you haven't noticed, the event is next Friday, so it would be wise to start sending as soon as possible. Any further questions or concerns should be forwarded to both
Omicron and Kopaka's Ice Engineering.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
[Source: Kohaku, Kahu Rider 13]
I'm sure you were all eagerly awaiting the second Blog of The Week last Sunday, anticipating my report from the big apple itself, and probably a big blog too--why wasn't it there? Why didn't I fill your life with bloggy joy? Blame the airports. As it is, the Blog of The Week has returned (And I with it) and while I am regrettably merely from jolly 'ol...BC, the content hasn't changed. Who gets this one? Check it out
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Bionicle Heroes On Your Cell Phone
BZPower Member Murtagh points out a press release
on Traveller's Tales', the makers of Bionicle Heroes, website. If you live in Europe and have a cell phone that supports J2ME games, check it out to find out how you can enjoy Heroes on your mobile phone. Please note that this is a different game from the ones mentioned in this story
. No word yet if there will be a US release, but if we hear anything we'll let you know!
[Source: Toa Kratana Protodax]
Zyglak Instructions and Other Magazine Scans
As we mentioned last Friday
, the new Lego magazine is shipping. Contained within the Brickmaster edition is a lot of Bionicle content, most notably building instructions for Zyglak and a Bionicle Timeline. You can check out a lot of this information in this topic
courtesy of Toa Kratana Protodax.
Friday, March 16, 2007
[Source: Toa Macku]
As a followup from a story Long Ago
I bring you this: More information on BIONICLE Legends 7 as found at Amazon.com
(Along with a cover image of Pridak..with red eyes.) Read on to see what lies within the description of the watery world of Mahri Nui!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
[Source: Iruini Nuva]
Four Million Posts
That's right--BZPower has now passed a new milestone. Altogether, BZPower members have posted four million posts
. Wow, do we like to talk! Many thanks to all of you, the members, who have made this possible. Keep 'em coming!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
[Source: Toa Caspian X, Legodude 935]
Lego Club Goodies
The Lego Club on Lego.com
features some new stuff to purchase with your club points. You can buy stickers of all six Barraki, as well as the Matoran and Hydruka of Mahri Nui. There is also three new backgrounds featuring the settings of this year: Mahri Nui, The Pit, and the DeepDeep Sea. Check them out!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
[Source: BZPower Readers]
"Creeping in My Soul" Lyrics & MP3 Available
If you don't think you've been singing along to the song in the Barraki mini-movie quite right, despair no longer. Both lyrics and MP3 are now up on Bionicle.com
. Even if you're confident in your knowledge of the song, it wouldn't hurt to look at the lyrics: the pictures that come with them might make for some nice avatars and banners on the forums.
Monday, March 12, 2007
[Source: Toa Kongu Hagah, Takia]
New Bionicle Games On the Web
It appears some websites out there are bringing some new Bionicle content into ring. First, KidzWorld has a ten question quiz
for you to challenge your knowledge about the Barraki and Bionicle. Next, Bonus.com has a memory game where you can match Barraki and spell out the word in the shortest number of moves to get a high score. See how well you can do!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Considering a new BBC contest is upon us, this seems right to talk about. I consider myself an average builder compared to the masterful works that I see on all of the Brickshelfs, MOCpages, and web searches out there. Sadly many of us donít take enough pictures of the work in progress, or document it for that matter. Hereís a little story of one of the projects Iím working on, enjoy!
Saturday, March 10, 2007
[Source: BZPower Members]
Mahri Canister Images Surface
Recently, the Toa Mahri and other sets have appeared on Amazon. Though not yet available, there are some new pictures of the Toa canisters, which feature a very different design from the past. You can check out Jaller
, and Nuparu
. You can also find, without pictures, Gadunka
, and Maxilos and Spinax
. In time they should be available to order, just not now.
Friday, March 9, 2007
[Source: lavaside rahi]
LEGO Magazine shipping
Everyone signed up for either the standard LEGO magazine or the higher-end Brickmaster subscription should check their mailboxes soon! It seems they have shipped and are on their way. BZP member lavaside rahi writes in with this brief description
"I just got the March 2007 LEGO Magazine. In it is the first BIONICLE comic of 2007, which follows the Barraki as they look for the Mask of Life.
In the LEGO Magazine itself, there was some stuff on the Barraki and a "BIONICLE Comic Cover Contest", where you get to draw your idea of a BIONICLE Comic cover."
In addition to that, the Brickmaster comes with exclusive instructions for the Zyglak!
Thursday, March 8, 2007
[Source: BZP Members]
Brickset has listed two, small, promotional sets for 2007. Although they are not given any specific names, they are listed as 6945
. It is unknown as of now how these little critters can be obtained, but stay tuned for more info later on as the year progresses.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
[Source: BZPower Members]
Over the past few days there have been several significant updates to the Bionicle.com
website. These updates include a new gallery section, comic, and information on weapons. Also of interest is the re-activation of the Kanoka club, where collecting points can allow members to unlock exclusive Bionicle extras.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
[Source: Hewkii Inika, Iruini Nuva]
Lego To Make MMO
While not completely Bionicle related, I'm sure many readers here are also avid gamers. That's why you'd probably be interested in this article
on Gamespot announcing the upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Lego Game. The Lego Company is teaming up with gaming studio NetDevil to bring gamers the first chance to play with Lego bricks with others online. Check out more information on Lego's Site
Monday, March 5, 2007
Today we bring you some images straight from Lego of this year's upcoming Bionicle sets. They're not final, but they're pretty darn close, so don't expect many changes from this point on. The playsets, which are still undergoing some changes, are not present, but hopefully we'll be able to bring you some images of them in the future. Until then, read on for the pics!
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Sunday is again upon us, bringing tidings of joy, peace, laziness, and of course--blogs. However this Blog of the Week is very special--you see, this will be one of the only two Blog of the Weeks to be brought to you directly from the Big Apple itself. New York City. So will win this covetous award this time? Dive on in and take a look
Saturday, March 3, 2007
RPG Contest #5 Underway
At the end of March, we'll be one-quarter of the way through the year. That of course means we have to start the next RPG contest now if we want to finish on time! Once again, there is no theme, so you can enter any Text-Based RPG you have created. Be sure to read the rules
and then post your entry
before March 21st, when the entry period ends and the voting begins!
Friday, March 2, 2007
[Source: Visorak-kal, Vash Toa of Storms]
BIONICLE World available online
[Source: The Kanohi]
As a follow up to our story below, two BZpower Members (Visorak-kal and Vash Toa of Storms) have written in to let us know that not only is it available on Barnes & Noble
, but also at Amazon.com
. At both websites it only costs 6.99 (USD) so if you're interested in learning the mysteries of the world of BIONICLE you can pick it up today!
The Bionicle atlas, aptly named Bionicle World
, was sighted in Hong Kong in a bookstore called Page One. BZP member The Kanohi was able to get a hold of the atlas, and provide a non-spoiler scan of the back cover for us. Read on to see it.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
BZPower Member Avantul was at the Lego store today and has sent in a report of what may be another new Bionicle product in the vein of the foam swords and life-sized Zamor launcher of the past. He says he spotted two packs of sponge-like balls shaped like the Squid Ammo, designed to be reusable 'water bombs.' While it's still too cold in most of the northern hemisphere for water fights, if anyone else spots them or can take some pictures let us know.