Posted Nov 14 2012 - 09:07 AM
The site's heritage as a BIONICLE site grants it a very unique perspective among LEGO fansites. I've hardly found any other LEGO fan sites where LEGO themes' chapter books are even discussed unless I bring them up myself. Though sadly, that's sometimes still the case here... I'm surprised that with all the people so desperate for Greg Farshtey to come back, so few seem to have taken an interest in what he's been doing in the meantime for the Ninjago and Hero Factory themes.
BZPower members have a very special type of nostalgia. Bring up Knights' Kingdom II on a lot of AFOL forums and you'll get a lot of responses about how awful the "Jellybean Knights" were and how good it was that LEGO went back to releasing "proper" castle themes. Bring up Exo-Force and while you'll find a lot more supporters (it is, after all, TLG's most dedicated mecha theme), you'll also hear a lot of criticisms of the manga-like aesthetic and flimsiness of the battle machines. Even BIONICLE and Hero Factory can be controversial topics, with many AFOLs of the opinion that the sets have been repetitive since day one and are simply kid-oriented junk. On BZPower, any of these themes is likely to be remembered with a certain fondness, even if it means people will sometimes look at them through rose-colored glasses.
Furthermore, I think I have valuable things to contribute here on BZPower, like on any other site. Because of its unique perspective, BZPower is also a unique forum for ideas, and so there might be things I can share that would be more welcome here on other sites, or alternatively things I can share that BZPower members might not encounter otherwise due to the site's fairly isolationist linking policies.