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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Apr 11 2012 - 09:54 PM

As you likely already know, famed Bionicle artist Christian Faber has started a blog, where he's been posting concept art and thoughts from the development of Bionicle. Today, Faber posted a special thank you to the BZPower fan community. As always, the post includes more behind-the-scenes artwork. <a href='http://faberfiles.blogspot.com/2012/04/tribute-to-all-bionicle-fans-and.html' target='offsite'>Read it in all its glory</a> here, or click through for the text.

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#2 Offline Makuta_of_Oz

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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 03:25 AM

With Bionicle over for the time being, maybe Christian can join us now? :biggrin:
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 04:04 AM

This is brilliant! Wait! Metru Nui is directly UNDER Mata Nui?!!
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 04:17 AM

It's great to finally get an idea of what the locations were originally called. I never pictured Karda Nui as a power plant, even though it is the 'Great Heart'. XP

This is brilliant! Wait! Metru Nui is directly UNDER Mata Nui?!!

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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 07:48 AM

We are the ones to thank you, Mr. Faber. :) Are Metru Nui and Voya Nui really so tiny compared to the island of Mata Nui? Great how you can see the body of the Great Spirit lying beneath the surface. Impressive. The Giant Vortex has become more of a 2007 location in the end, though.-Gata Posted Image
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 09:29 AM

Seeing the MU robot lying beneath the surface of Aqua Magna in this map is so cool! Thank you for showing us this, Mr. Faber! http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.png
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 10:19 AM

That is so cool. I noticed the island over Mata Nui's leg in the concept art, maybe they were recycling that concept for Bara Magna's Knee Island? And seeing what would become Voya Nui, Mahri Nui, and Karda Nui (though they were later moved to be on top of each other), including the leak flooding the core... that was awesome.
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 10:42 AM

This blog overall is great! The latest image is really eye-opening. How much they had planned out at this stage is truly amazing.TAK
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 11:15 AM

I've been really enjoying all the pieces Mr. Faber has been putting up - they're all really impressive, and hearing the story behind their development has been great.
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 04:36 PM

It's a pleasant surprise to see that BZP can still have some Bionicle news - and even be recognized for it. It's an even more pleasant surprise to see that Bionicle is still viable for something - even if it is just a blog, but nonetheless a cool one. The images are amazing. The blog is good enough, Mr. Faber, but you might consider joining us someday - if you can handle the barrage of questions and PMs that will herald your arrival.
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 08:10 PM

They really planned this stuff out ahead of schedule. The Mata Nui robot beneath the water giving a sense of scale to Voya Nui and Metru Nui really shows just how massive their universe is. Just incredible...-Ced
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 09:05 PM

Wow, the amount of planning for Bionicle is amazing! I still can't get over the fact that the giant robot concept existed from the very beginning, I always thought the idea was brought in after some time. Even in this concept art, the following 2 years after 2006 were planned. Thank you for sharing this Mr. Faber. :biggrin:
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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 04:24 PM

Wow, Voya-nui and Metru-nui are so small compared to Mata-nui?
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Posted Apr 14 2012 - 01:24 PM

I never realized how close Voya Nui was to Mata Nui.
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Posted Apr 14 2012 - 03:01 PM

Wow. Definitely a great tribute-it's cool to see stuff labeled "Floating Island" and "Giant Power Plant". I'm also glad he takes notice of BZP, though it might be hard not to if you're part of the LEGO community.
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Posted Apr 14 2012 - 08:51 PM

That is quite a few views in under a week. You're welcome?
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Posted Apr 16 2012 - 06:00 PM

So...so awesome...They planned ahead so much without even a hint.(Besides the voice in the crowd in MoL saying "He's a big machine"....but no one heard that until 7 years later! :lol: )
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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 10:22 AM

It´s been five days since the latest update. I hope it isn´t the last. Before he would post several in one day, but now? Then again, most of the concept art should be somewhere in the Advance DK studios and he might have to ask for permission to show them. :unsure:-Gata Posted Image
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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 02:20 PM

It´s been five days since the latest update. I hope it isn´t the last. Before he would post several in one day, but now? Then again, most of the concept art should be somewhere in the Advance DK studios and he might have to ask for permission to show them. :unsure:-Gata Posted Image

Several in one day might have just been to get the website started. I'd rather updates were spaced out more so that they last longer, personally. Lord knows this site will probably be BZP's only source of BIONICLE news for a good long while.

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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 04:54 PM

Wow. Definitely a great tribute-it's cool to see stuff labeled "Floating Island" and "Giant Power Plant". I'm also glad he takes notice of BZP, though it might be hard not to if you're part of the LEGO community.

Eh, we're a comparatively small site, and there is a absolutely vast amount of Lego fansites out there. . .Anyway, I have a load of tabs open looking at this stuff. It'd pretty cool seeing how the story elements changed between the concept art and final product.

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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 08:35 PM

What a tribute this is. It's so awesome, and it's incredible how virtually the entire Bionicle story was planned from the start.Also, the giant vortex looks like Mata Nui's belly button. Of course, it's a little high.
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