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#1 Offline joev14

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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 04:56 PM

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Well, it would appear the last Exo-Force group died awhile back, so why not breath some new life into it? I'm Joev14, the owner of the Lego Exo-Force wiki, and creator of the Bionicle: Audio-Narration Project. I'm a huge fan of Exo-Force and would even argue that the series took up more of my interest during it's run than Bionicle did at the time, as I purchased every Exo-Force set during it's run, though I tried my hardest to keep up with Bionicle during those three years as well, I missed quite a few of the 2008 sets at the time.

 

I've recently recovered my love for the series, and have decided to start up a second YouTube channel where I will be reviewing every single set ever released in the series, plus a couple of sets that were never released, all in glorious HD! Alongside this, I will be creating audiobook version of the Exo-Force books, so you too can experience the joys of the series the same way I did. For those of you who are interested, here is a link to the Exo-Force comics that everyone is so fond of as well.

 

Please post any comments you have regarding these below, I'd also love to see some MOCs and Stories related to Exo-Force, or just hear about any memories you have growing up with the series!


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#2 Offline Master Inika

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Posted Jan 15 2019 - 09:22 PM

I thought Exo-Force was awesome. It always tore me up that it never got a proper ending.


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Posted Jan 15 2019 - 10:11 PM

I never had any Exo-Force sets (I made the opposite choice as you and ended up with all the 2006 titans for it), but I loved the comics and still re-read them all each year (well, not always The Golden City ones, but the rest).  I guess I'm just a sucker for stories about humans vs. machines. 


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Posted Jan 18 2019 - 11:45 PM

Exo-Force was a great line and instrumental in getting me hooked into LEGO in general. I remember ordering a collection of the 6 main mechs in 2006. It came with a poster that I still have in the very same spot on my wall to this day.


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Posted Jan 19 2019 - 01:02 AM

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#6 Offline joev14

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Posted Jan 21 2019 - 04:27 PM

I do very much wish Exo-Force would be given a second run, or if they tried something similar to it. Comic books and anime are all the rage right now and so rebooting a series or starting a new one would be a really good move. Ninjago has some similar elements of Japanese design, but they aren't quite as full into as Exo-Force was.

 

Incidentally, I just released my review of the Fire Vulture today. Check it out below!

 


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Bionicle: ANP aims to create audiobook versions of all the Bionicle books, with voice actors for each character, and music taken from various media to enhance the story. Check here for the chapters that've already been released!
Bionicle: USRO, is a list designed for immersing both new and old fans of Bionicle in the various pieces of lore. Whether you're a new fan wondering how to get started, or an old fan who's looking to review the series in chronological order, you'll want to check this out!


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Posted Feb 04 2019 - 04:46 PM

Reviewed what seems to be everyone's favorite set!

 


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Bionicle: ANP aims to create audiobook versions of all the Bionicle books, with voice actors for each character, and music taken from various media to enhance the story. Check here for the chapters that've already been released!
Bionicle: USRO, is a list designed for immersing both new and old fans of Bionicle in the various pieces of lore. Whether you're a new fan wondering how to get started, or an old fan who's looking to review the series in chronological order, you'll want to check this out!


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Posted Feb 07 2019 - 07:37 PM

Exo-Force and Knights' Kingdom 2 really should have done better than they did. If they performed well enough, we coulda had a true golden age of story-driven Lego themes. I think the primary weakness was the non-existence of CCBS at the time, which meant EF and KK2 had to use ratchet joints, which were just too awkward to play with compared to Bonkle's iconic balls and sockets. With a more versatile building system than what Bionicle offered, Lego could have streamlined the builds for playability. These lines just had to much potential and they were painfully squandered. At least EF had better builds for its figures than literal bricks with some buildable limbs attached.


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Posted Feb 11 2019 - 06:13 PM

Exo-Force and Knights' Kingdom 2 really should have done better than they did. If they performed well enough, we coulda had a true golden age of story-driven Lego themes. I think the primary weakness was the non-existence of CCBS at the time, which meant EF and KK2 had to use ratchet joints, which were just too awkward to play with compared to Bonkle's iconic balls and sockets. With a more versatile building system than what Bionicle offered, Lego could have streamlined the builds for playability. These lines just had to much potential and they were painfully squandered. At least EF had better builds for its figures than literal bricks with some buildable limbs attached.

 

I honestly think we did have a golden age of story driven lego themes, it just only lasted from 2006-2008, with Mars Mission, Knights Kingdom, Bionicle, and Exo-Force all being a part of that. I find it interesting you should mention ratchet joints. I actually prefer them when it comes to leg articulation at least, as I think it provides stronger stability. Lego nailed this in the final wave with the Deep Jungle sets, as the majority of the models had ratchet joints in places that were weight bearing, and ball joints in places that were meant to be more poseable. Sadly, Deep Jungle sold the worst out of all the waves. Some claim this was because people were already turned off by the Golden City Era, though I must personally say that while Deep Jungle did add a lot of nice parts and fixed a lot of the gripes I had with earlier sets, it just didn't jive as well with the two earlier years.

 

Incidentally, my Uplink and Sentry review launched today. I specifically bring up the very nice poseability included in this super bargain priced sets.

 

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Bionicle: ANP aims to create audiobook versions of all the Bionicle books, with voice actors for each character, and music taken from various media to enhance the story. Check here for the chapters that've already been released!
Bionicle: USRO, is a list designed for immersing both new and old fans of Bionicle in the various pieces of lore. Whether you're a new fan wondering how to get started, or an old fan who's looking to review the series in chronological order, you'll want to check this out!





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