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  1. Salvus, you might want to scroll back up and read Lyichir's most recent post. Clown Town is a running joke between the directors. There is no Clown Town theme, so it cannot be compared to Bionicle.
  2. As a trans person, I can confirm that this reads as empathetic, respectful, and understanding -- not patronizing at all. As a songwriter, I can tell you that this is waaaaaaay better than my first attempts
  3. nah, had to be online somewhere. I don't really watch any TV in general, much less adult swim this one's cool too though. makes me think of a desert at night 5/5
  4. I've heard this band/artist before and I cannot remember where, that's gonna bug me. they do a good job here of switching things up right before it would become monotonous. Love the weird voice at the end, I just wish it had come in a little sooner 4/5 EDIT: switching songs, don't mind me. I like to think of Glass as an early ambient composer, even if he's technically minimalism
  5. aw peas my bad, by the time I'd scrolled down to that point in the OP I got distracted by the brightly colored Youtube embed Oh well, consider this confirmation that it is indeed possible
  6. If you trim flex tube to a little bit shorter than a 2-axle -- about 1.5 studs -- you can also do this with McToran. It doesn't do much to improve their neck articulation, but it at least gives them eyes and allows them to bring their arms further forward.
  7. No, it certainly doesn't. I suppose I should have made it clearer that I no longer subscribe to the theory I posted earlier. In any case, if anybody still wants to ponder the issue, there's a line I found while replaying MNOG1: I think that pretty solidly rules out teleportation of any sort. There's no reason a broken bridge would present you any difficulty if you can teleport.
  8. Bit disappointing not to see Hafu in here, but I threw in a vote nonetheless. Good luck to all the finalists!
  9. 5/5 Love it. Sounds a little bit like a smoother version of RATATAT, especially at the beginning
  10. Bionicle is a significant and well-advertised part of LEGO. It is, however, no bigger than City, Star Wars, etc. and you are fooling yourself if you believe otherwise.
  11. ?????? That's literally what I said. We are just as important as the fans of any other individual theme. But we cannot claim credit for "saving LEGO" or w/e, and acknowledging that =/= underrating ourselves.
  12. Actually this just made me remember a theory I used to have. IIRC Vakama's visions were confirmed to be the result of a programming quirk that allowed his mind to move forward in time or something like that -- Kapura, on the other hand, experiences a programming quirk of the same nature, but with space instead of time.
  13. No, they'll never take us seriously if we inflate our importance contrary to actual literal facts.
  14. But LEGO is mostly bricks, and the bricks have been around longer, and they're more popular to boot. Yes, maybe LEGO purists need to acknowledge Bionicle as a theme equal any other. However, and more pressingly, we as Bionicle fans need to collectively understand that we are a niche community, and that is okay.
  15. I fail to see how explaining basic economics is in any way equivalent to "berating" Bionicle. Like I said, we're fans too, or we wouldn't be here in the first place.
  16. Except our reward for keeping LEGO alive with our financial contributions was Bionicle. We don't get another reward for that because it simply wouldn't be a rational exchange of goods and services. Allow my to refine my previous analogy. Let's say I run a cafe and you buy a sandwich from me. You can't say that I owe you a cup of tea on the house because you supported me by buying a sandwich -- you paid for the sandwich, not for a sandwich and tea. If you want tea, you'll have to pay for it too. That is to say, we've given LEGO our money in exchange for Bionicle. We haven't given them anything in exchange for specific parts in LDD, so they have no reason to give us those.
  17. Why do you feel we deserve it? LEGO doesn't owe us anything just for being fans of Bionicle -- that would be like if you came over to my house and I gave you a sandwich, and upon eating it you said, "Gee, I really enjoyed consuming that sandwich, and because I liked it so much you now owe me a cup of tea as well" kapura'd
  18. This exactly. Bionicle is, and always was, a niche theme, no matter how much it helped LEGO financially. Also, Bionicle is not an individual sapient entity, so saying that it deserves to have priority by virtue of selling the least bad of any theme in the early 00's, as though it were something Bionicle itself did is...kinda strange. Realistically, saying that "Bionicle saved LEGO" means understanding that the people who wrote, crafted, and designed Bionicle saved LEGO, and they knew and know that they were and are working to appeal to a niche audience. plus, whether it was Bionicle or Star Wars that ultimately kept LEGO from going under is still subject to debate it's because it is. Nobody here is "berating" Bionicle. Do you really think we'd be on a Bionicle fansite if we didn't love it too?
  19. good ol' early 00's when they introduced Sand Purple as a color in Life On Mars and then never used it again
  20. For perspective's sake, this is the piece that was used as a windscreen in the Classic Space sets. It may be out of print, but an updated version also exists. So to say that "kids won't know about it" is not tterribly accurate, as it's been in near-continual use since its introduction (except for maybe the early/mid 00's when super specialized parts were all the rage)
  21. I mean...Axonn really wasn't that impressive. He was only taller than the Inika because of the spire on his mask. but yeah, the HF titans looked pretty solid to me. I've never seen one in the flesh plastic, but based on images, I'd say most of them were about Brutaka-sized maybe
  22. If by "skeleball" you mean CCBS, yes indeed it can do titans. Hero Factory had some pretty impressive-looking titans in its run
  23. They don't have to mirror gen1's release patterns for the point to stand. This is one of Lego's most popular themes ever, so many fans have been hoping for its return for years, and now that it's back, we know we're getting quality products. What does Lego have to gain by pulling out all the stops at once? If we have titan sets right out of the gate, where does the theme progress to from there? idk, to assume that because gen2 doesn't currently have titans, it won't ever have titans seems wicked illogical
  24. There's no reason to assume that we won't get more titan sets. Don't forget that gen1 didn't have anything that one could describe as a "titan" until halfway through its second year, and nothing that matches the concept of "titan sets" that we had by the end of the run until halfway through its third year
  25. Matoro's mask was blue in "Challenge of the Rahi" -- it was just a very light blue. Presumably, the artists realized their mistake from the first comic, and in "Challenge" wanted readers to be able to connect Matoro to both the set depiction and his earlier comic depiction. doesn't excuse reverting him to all-white in "Divided We Fall," though
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