Also, I saw over on the LEGO Message Boards, in the Ask Greg forum, that he said something like "the MNOGs were entirely canon except for the romance elements". Why was the romance cut? I don't think it detracted from the story at all, so did LEGO just want to avoid opening up a potential can of worms?
My understanding was that Greg felt it was illogical for a species incapable of procreation. He has a good point. But by the same token, free-will and emotions (with the possible exception of fear) do not really make sense for nano-technology, and yet they are obviously canon, explained as the result of an anomaly in the system of the Matoran Universe. It seems quite possible to me that what little romance we saw, childish as it was, could also have been a result of said anomaly.
This... this is something I've wanted to bring up somewhere, but you did it pefectly for me
It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me - if, because of the anomaly, Matoran have emotions and feelings, why is love not among them? Obviously there is no reproduction, and thus no attraction of such, but why does this rule out the emotion of love?
I like to think that MU inhabitants are capable of love. Friendship is a kind of love anyway, so I don't see why romantic love is such a problem. A lot of people today engage in healthy, loving relationships but are celibates, so I guess it's not hard to believe that MU residents can value the same kind of love.
Non-canonicity aside, I still ship Macku and Hewkii.
This got weird very quickly.
On-topic. I know it's never going to happen (or not likely to) but I would love to see Shadow Toa Ahkmou as a set, especially after reading Nova Orbis.
Other characters who never got sets that I'd want would be Meldingverse Teridax, Helryx (even though her presence in the serials somewhat annoyed me), Tuyet, Turaga Lhikan (for the Noble Hau, preferably similar to how it is shown in LoMN), Artahka and Karzahni would make great Titan sets (and I'd love to see what their combo model could be), Varian (since we don't have any Toa of Psionics in set form, and a non-squishie Calix would be swell) and, above all, the Kestora. Why so much love for the Kestora? Think of the purple pieces!
Thinking more realistically though, if a much simpler new wave of BIONICLE sets were to come out, the kind of sets I'd like to see would be a wave of six 'villagers'. In the far future, the Agori and Matoran might regard themselves as one people with little distinction between them, and I always loved being able to buy the smaller sets (the Bohrok Va were my favourites).
I'd also quite like to see the Element Lords. They could easily be the new villains, and they were meant to be the 2010 villains anyway, and if you want to make things simple they require little introduction anyway.
Edited by Jam Pot, Jul 23 2014 - 04:08 PM.