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Lately, we've been seeing such great concepts and behind the scenes from Bionicle and it got me wondering. If they were to ever produce an Art of Bionicle book, would you get it? Now I know that would never happened, but we can only dream. Would you get it and what would you like to see in there? How many pages should it be?Personally, I would love to see sketches and pencil drawings from the comic artists, storyboards from the movies and also if they exist, drawings of the designs of the parts and masks. :)


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I don't usually buy books like that, but I think I'd be willing to for Bionicle.I mean, after all, I did end up buying a lot of the reference books even though I always have access to BS01. :P

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It it were anything like the Faber Files I would buy it in an instant.~B~

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If it was just a compilation of the Faber Files ... maybe. If it included exclusive material, then yes I'll buy the entire warehouse of them thank you very much.


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As others have said, if this art book had concept art from the Faber Files in it, I'd most likely buy it. (Especially if it had information on said concept art.)


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I think something that goes through the design and planning process for every year would be a very interesting read. Like have it divided into a chapter for each year, and each chapter is loaded with images from the planning stages to the final product, with descriptions of what the process is like.Not only would it provide some really good art and stuff, it would give some really nice insight into what exactly is behind the story that we read.


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I'd get it if it had exclusive art of characters that don't have canon appearances, such as Lariska and Helryx.


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I could be wrong, but I think this is something of a 'What If?' topic. ;)Anyway, honestly speaking? No. Not because I'm not a fan of BIONICLE, but depending on the price. If they were asking anything over $10 for it, I'd rather use my money for going to buy beads and whatnot for jewelry, considering I can make money from making bracelets and selling them. Just a better deal to get the jewelry instead if they did release one for $10 or more in price.


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I'd love such a thing, and would buy it even if all it had was art, but I'd appreciate if it focused not only on the art, but also on the other aspects of the theme's development. Some more detail on how BIONICLE was first conceived, including how they came up with the Polynesian-derived names (many of which later had to be changed after the Maori controversy). And it would be nice if it featured other production materials, such as pictures of prototype sets. Development materials for games like the MNOG would be great, too. Or even a primarily-text summary of how the band Cryoshell was formed to do music for 2007's commercials, and how they've grown since then.BIONICLE's branches spread wide, and the theme took the form of many types of media. An book detailing how all this was created would be the ultimate retrospective of what remains one of LEGO's most ambitious and spectacular themes.


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Possibly, but it depends on what's in it. I'd have to check it out before I'd buy it though. The idea would be great though, and I'd love to see one be released.


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I recently worked on a video project for English with some classmates. We communicated through a group on a certain social networking site. Reading back through those posts was more entertaining than the lackluster results. So if Bionicle is so great, the concepts are going to be far more interesting.


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Oh yes. I would buy it.I am fasctinated with all the art that was created for BIONICLE.


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I would buy it if it were more than just a compilation of random original sketches; Bfahome's idea is a bit more in-line with something I would buy. A compilation of storyboards, evolving character designs, and so on would definitely interest me.

I could be wrong, but I think this is something of a 'What If?' topic. ;)

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I think something that goes through the design and planning process for every year would be a very interesting read. Like have it divided into a chapter for each year, and each chapter is loaded with images from the planning stages to the final product, with descriptions of what the process is like.Not only would it provide some really good art and stuff, it would give some really nice insight into what exactly is behind the story that we read.

This would be much more appealing to me as well. Artbooks are nice and all, but getting a look at development and the like is always fascinating.

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I would love a book like that.If it was sort of like the Faber Files, but art from all the artists.Concepts, unfinished sketches...Plus I'd buy anything with new Leigh Gallagher Bionicle art.


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I -love- art books. I would definitely purchase one, especially if there was a good mix of sketches and colored art, and some (but not a whole lot of) input from the artists.

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I'd be all for that! I love looking at art books and seeing where a concept started and how it progressed to the final design and product. Like other's have mentioned, it would be neat to see how each year was planned and the work that went into it. Being an illustration/concept design major, I'd personally love to see tons of the earliest drafts for different characters and settings, and even "scrapped" ideas as well that never made the final cut. The one concern I'd have is the price-to-content ratio. I don't mind paying a bit more for an art book so long as there is an adequate amount of content to justify the price. (Which is saying a lot coming from me. I tend to buy my books second hand & used, but I'd buy this new if I felt the content was worth the price,)


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They wouldn't sell it where I live, as it simply wouldn't be profitable, so I'd likely have to buy it online.But even then, who would buy it?Bionicle stopped being a thing for a reason, and not every Bionicle fan would even want that book. Remember how well the last Bionicle books line went? Not very well.


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You know that picture of Fry from Futurama? The one captioned "Shut up and take my money!"? Yeah, that would sum up my feelings on the matter.

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Depends. Movie concept art and such, maybe. Fan art, probably not.


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I'd buy it over 1000% I thoroughly enjoyed the concept pictures already posted by Bionicle and I think I'd absolutely love it XD

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