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#1 Offline tahu3.0

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 09:30 AM

i was amazed 


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 09:51 AM

I smiled like my avatar and half-expected Greg to pop out at any moment involving romance and say "By the way, romance is non-canon."


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 10:20 AM

I smiled, said, "Yes! They didn't forget it!" and was satisfied with the movie just from seeing the Toa Mata.


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 10:33 AM

I said, and I quote;

 

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 11:05 AM

I thought it was a cool shout-out. I can tell a lot of other BIONICLE fans liked it as well.

It bugged me how often people misheard or misquoted Wyldstyle and thought it was supposed to be an insult to the themes in that scene, though. Her quote was "a bunch of others we don't have time to mention", not "...we'd rather not mention" or "...that aren't worth mentioning". And considering that some of the themes featured in that montage remain wildly successful, such as Ninjago and LEGO Friends, it's clear that it was meant as a good-natured shout-out to themes a lot of people would recognize, not an insult.

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 12:41 PM

I wasn't all that surprised at the cameo since I'd heard that there was one before I saw it. It was still nice to see the Mata, though.


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 01:10 PM

I was watching the movie along with some other BZPers/WAMALUG members, and I think those of us that were bonkle fans miiiiiight have yelped a bit? Or maybe that was just me :P


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 04:40 PM

I smiled.


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 04:54 PM

Cool, Toa Mata.

 

*two seconds* 

 

WHAT did you say about my favorite toyline? <_<


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 07:19 PM

Before I watched the movie I was hoping to find some kind of Bionicle reference at least and when I saw them I was satyssfied. 


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 07:51 PM

Cool, Toa Mata.
 
*two seconds* 
 
WHAT did you say about my favorite toyline? <_<


That there's not enough time to explain it in a one-minute montage? Aanchir went over this very misconception several posts ago.

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 09:15 PM

 

Cool, Toa Mata.
 
*two seconds* 
 
WHAT did you say about my favorite toyline? <_<


That there's not enough time to explain it in a one-minute montage? Aanchir went over this very misconception several posts ago.

 

Yes, I know. Bionicle doesn't fit into the story of the Lego movie, and that reaction wasn't very logical. But the topic asked what my reaction was as I saw it, and to say that the latter sentence didn't enter my mind as I watched the film for the first time would be a lie. 


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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 10:19 PM

I thought it was a cool shout-out. I can tell a lot of other BIONICLE fans liked it as well.

It bugged me how often people misheard or misquoted Wyldstyle and thought it was supposed to be an insult to the themes in that scene, though. Her quote was "a bunch of others we don't have time to mention", not "...we'd rather not mention" or "...that aren't worth mentioning". And considering that some of the themes featured in that montage remain wildly successful, such as Ninjago and LEGO Friends, it's clear that it was meant as a good-natured shout-out to themes a lot of people would recognize, not an insult.

Wow. I've never heard of anyone who took that quote as an insult. I mean, really, why would Bionicle, Ninjago, or any of those other themes even be in there if not to pay respect to Lego's long and storied past?

 

Anyway, I loved it. The Toa Mata are still darn good-lookin' sets even today.  


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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 11:16 AM

I smiled, said, "Yes! They didn't forget it!" and was satisfied with the movie just from seeing the Toa Mata.

 Yeah, basically the same. I was expecting something, and while it was essentially a very small cameo, it made the movie worth it for me.


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Posted Aug 02 2014 - 08:39 AM

I felt pretty happy they decided to include it even tho it was a canceled line and is structurally different from lego. My Mom and I saw it together and she actually noticed it and was surprised.


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Posted Aug 02 2014 - 07:55 PM

Had my heart skip a beat and was sad afterwards that the cameo was over afterwards (I remember hearing there was a small, reference so up to that point constantly had it in the back of my mind :P ).


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 12:29 AM

I died a little.


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 12:35 AM

I accidentally got it spoiled for myself when scrolling the #bionicle tag, but it was still great to see it myself in the theater. My little brother was with me so he got really excited about that :)


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 12:37 AM

I accidentally got it spoiled for myself when scrolling the #bionicle tag, but it was still great to see it myself in the theater. My little brother was with me so he got really excited about that :)

I was next to one of my friends, and he was like "wut" when I was like "ERMERGERD." I don't think he got into it as early as I did. To not recognize the Mata... that's just sacrilege.


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 12:42 AM

Anybody thought that maybe bionicle could have a bigger role in the sequel coming up due bionicle's possible return in 2015?...


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Posted Aug 04 2014 - 06:45 PM

Anybody thought that maybe bionicle could have a bigger role in the sequel coming up due bionicle's possible return in 2015?...


Even if Bionicle weren't coming back I would have said yes—the sequel will likely have much more room to explore more obscure themes now that The Lego Movie laid the groundwork for folks who don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of the brand. I think the main difference is that if Bionicle weren't continuing we'd be more likely to see the classic sets or minifigs in a suitable context (like the Forest of Obsolete Products on President Business' map), whereas now that it is we're much more likely to see the new stuff and it's more likely to show up alongside more modern themes.

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Posted Aug 07 2014 - 03:16 PM

"Oh, look, BIONICLE! LEGO didn't forget it!"

 

Pretty much my thoughts. It was nice.


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Posted Aug 07 2014 - 03:51 PM

I was wondering if they would actually show old and succesful themes in The Lego Movie as a cameo and they certainly did. I was very pleased at the sight of it and it kept to my mind until the end of the movie. I find it funny they show Bionicle in a cameo, one year before it's supposed to be returning. :D


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Posted Aug 07 2014 - 10:51 PM

I was pleased they included Bionicle, even though it went by quick. Found it fun, though, and I wish there could have been more instances in the film. 

 

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Posted Aug 08 2014 - 05:34 PM

I was pleased they included Bionicle, even though it went by quick. Found it fun, though, and I wish there could have been more instances in the film. 

 

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Posted Aug 10 2014 - 11:36 AM

It so cool seeing them! It made wish they actually had a more prominent role in the film. The aren't minifigs, but it still would have been cool.


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Posted Aug 12 2014 - 11:40 AM

I was in a theater, so I only let out a brief, pleasantly surprised laugh; but inside I was soaking in nostalgic satisfaction.
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Posted Aug 15 2014 - 01:51 PM

"Heh Bionicle. Wait how many little kids in this theater will get that reference?"
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Posted Aug 15 2014 - 02:11 PM

I smiled, said, "Yes! They didn't forget it!" and was satisfied with the movie just from seeing the Toa Mata.

I knew about Bionicle being shown in the Lego Movie because I saw a video that showed them saying that


My reaction was "The Bionicle reference shown in the Lego Movie is/was true."


i was amazed 

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I was shocked, when I got it on DVD I kept pausing it to look at it lol


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Posted Aug 20 2014 - 08:02 PM

I was glad to see the Toa Mata but had expected to see Bionicle have a larger role in the movie. :P


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Posted Aug 26 2014 - 02:30 PM

*silent cheer*

 

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Posted Sep 18 2014 - 03:51 AM

I thought it was an awesome shout-out to Bionicle fans. I always used to say before the movie was coming out "If they don't have a Bionicle reference, I will be ticked!". Was pleased to see it and left a smile on my face. 

 

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Posted Sep 30 2014 - 09:36 PM

At first since it went by so fast, I didn't really notice it, but then my cousin started to fanboy all over me that when I bought the DVD, I was shocked that I didn't notice it and was kinda sad that it wasn't included even more. Hey! I heard they are coming out with a Lego movie 2, and imagine it! Duplo monsters against the Toa!


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I just smiled and looked at my brother who rolled his eyes. :P


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