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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 04:35 AM

Today I am pleased to announce that BZPower has made its first acquisition since Bionicle Zone and Kanohi Power merged all those years ago. Over time we have been investing some of the money we receive from ad revenue and Premier Membership donations, and recently some of those investments yielded impressive returns. With such a large influx of cash, the only logical move was to buy The LEGO Group in its entirety. As the new owners of the company, the BZPower Administration looks forward to bringing you all the quality building toys you've come to know and love over the years. There are still many details to be worked out, and for now both groups will continue to run business as usual until the buyout is completed. As we have more details to share, you can be sure to find them here. Thanks so much to everyone for all your support over the years - we couldn't have done it without you.View the full article
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#2 Offline ShenanAgain

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:26 AM

Well, this is surprising news indeed! I would have never thought that all those premier memberships would have yielded that much but I guess I was wrong. Wow!

 

So what are your plans for the LEGO company? I think you should start with some name changes; no one has nor ever will understand what a LEGO is. Call it "Super Bloks" and I think everyne will get what you're selling. But, of course, that's not my call. I wish you well with your future!


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:35 AM

As an official employee of The Lego Group, I can assure you that this is false. We have bought BZPower instead, and will be implementing some drastic changes. Look forward to it!
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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:41 AM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]@Dralcax: Well, you aren't an official employee anymore. You can't talk to under 13-year old people, and I'm sure there's a few that shall read this. So, you just got fired, probs.[/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]On topic, this appears to be great news. Perhaps this could mean the revival of all the great themes that didn't need to end, like Exo-Force, Mars Mission, and of course Bionicle. [/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]Heh, BBC Contest 6-something: Create a Model for Bionicle's Return! Winner gets to actually make their figure into a set! [/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(255,240,245);]WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH APIRL FOOLS IS AWESOME AHAHAHA ALSO NOBODY WILL EVER SEE THIS SO WORLD DOMINATION![/color][/font]

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:45 AM

[color=#4b0082;]The only way that this could be funnier is if it actually turned out to be true.[/color]

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[color=#4b0082;]I feel a little like this isn't going to fool anyone. :P[/color]

 

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:48 AM

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:49 AM

I actually wish this was true, since the idea of BZP buying the intellectual property of LEGO known as BIONICLE has crossed my mind multiple times.

 

Nice try though! :nahnah:


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:52 AM

[color=#00ffff;]So I woke up this mourning to see this. Okay.  :blink:[/color][color=rgb(0,255,255);] [/color]


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:52 AM

fooled me for a while, until my mother told me to look at the date. bravo!


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:53 AM

All I can say is 'if only'. Then again, I'd be happy just buying the molds and machines that made the bits and making bionicle bits in every colour I ever wanted.

But in all seriousness, TLG under the control of BZPower would be devastatingly awesome if it ever actually happened. Too bad the former is a multinational multi-billionaire organisation.

 

 

I actually wish this was true, since the idea of BZP buying the intellectual property of LEGO known as BIONICLE has crossed my mind multiple times.

 

Nice try though!  :nahnah:

 
I'd love to see that happen, especially if Greg came along with it. They could say "Well, you're not doing anything with it"

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:57 AM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]@Dralcax: Well, you aren't an official employee anymore. You can't talk to under 13-year old people, and I'm sure there's a few that shall read this. So, you just got fired, probs.[/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]On topic, this appears to be great news. Perhaps this could mean the revival of all the great themes that didn't need to end, like Exo-Force, Mars Mission, and of course Bionicle. [/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]Heh, BBC Contest 6-something: Create a Model for Bionicle's Return! Winner gets to actually make their figure into a set! [/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(255,240,245);]WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH APIRL FOOLS IS AWESOME AHAHAHA ALSO NOBODY WILL EVER SEE THIS SO WORLD DOMINATION![/color][/font]

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=rgb(128,0,128);]Zakaro[/color][/font]

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I still think "LEGO Renews BIONICLE as Line Reoriented Toward Girls" would've been 10 times better.


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 07:58 AM

April Fooled!! I can't believe I was pranked!!!


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:06 AM

Oh, very funny joke. ^_^ It'd be fun to hear if they did for real, though.


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:06 AM

Dudes, no, you're all massively making the wrong assumption here. This is the actual April Fools-prank!


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:14 AM

Is this it? The April Fools Day pranks are usually a lot better than just telling people they bought LEGO. That's like going into the street and yelling "I bought all of teh Walmartz!" and then going back inside.
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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:16 AM

[color=#990000;]I saw this coming from a mile away. With BZPower's growing success in the past months, it was bound to happen I'm proud of BZPower for achieving this move. Huge congratulations to the administration! I look forward to seeing how this turns out for both BZPower and LEGO. :)[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]
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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:27 AM

Doesn't this mean the staff can never post again because they're now restricted by COPPA? Oh what fun that will be! :PI, too, look forward to seeing what new fruit this will bear.~|ET|~
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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:32 AM

Oh my word, I almost forgot it was April Fools today until I saw this.


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:33 AM

Well, many congratulations to BZPower!  :) The highest goal has finally been achieved - Would it now be possible to bring BIONICLE back? :P

 

 


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:34 AM

Excellent! Will the massive argument whether or not to bring Bionicle back flare up again, with new found realism and possibility?


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:34 AM

Oh I was fooled :P


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:35 AM

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:36 AM

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:51 AM

[color=#0000ff;][font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"]Right, and next you'll say that Greg Farshtey is bringing Matoro back from the dead. =P[/color][/font]


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 08:56 AM

CAN YOU BRING BACK BIONICLE PLEASE??? !!!   :begging:


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:09 AM

I'm going to assume that this is the result of a diabolical plot by Hapori Dume, Kim Possible, and Tufi Piyufi to finally overthrow the admins and take over the website


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:13 AM

It's not as subtle as some, but I love the audacity of this year's prank.

 

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:14 AM

[color=#006400;]You had me for about 5 seconds until I realized what day it is. Nice try.[/color]

 

[color=#006400;]You should have seen my reaction! :D[/color]

 

[color=#006400;]And I kinda wish the prank was true. :([/color]


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:20 AM

And LEGO stock just skyrocketed! Woah!


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:23 AM

This is arguably the best news report on BZPower since Day 1. What better news could B6 possibly bring us? "Brand M" was shutting down?

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:40 AM

I was expecting an obvious prank(changing the site name) until I saw this. Nice try.
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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:43 AM

[color=#ff0000;]I was hoping for a KimPower repeat.[/color]

 

[color=#ff0000;]Or maybe HFPower. Even worse! =P[/color]

 

[color=#ff0000;]Anyway, this would have been great because then I'd have several years to see the LMB get ravaged by actual rules. >:-D[/color]

 

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:44 AM

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha I woke up in my barely conscious state and saw this and was like mother of god what's gotten into Black Six this time. Then I remembered it was April Fools' Day. :P


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 10:08 AM

Well, that escalated quickly.


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 10:14 AM

I'm having trouble telling if other users are going along with it or believe it or what. It's *almost* making the rest of us look like skeptics.


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 10:16 AM

I'm having trouble telling if other users are going along with it or believe it or what. It's *almost* making the rest of us look like skeptics.

Do you believe it, then?

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 10:21 AM

Fantastic news! I expect to see BIONICLE back on our shelves by Q1 2014. :) :)

 

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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 10:24 AM

Oh. yeah. That's today isn't it?


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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 10:34 AM

All hail the new LEGO owners! As we all are a part of BZPower, that means we are all part-owners of LEGO! Bravo to BZP and LEGO for both seeing that this was the right decision to make.

 

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