Site Administrator & News Manager
Staff member since August 2001
Andrew finally realized that his bio was horribly out of date and that it needed to be updated.
You may know him as Black Six, or Bossman, if you're a part of the
staff. As an Administrator, he runs the day-to-day operations of BZPower
and manages the goings-on of the site. He started way back in August of
2001 as a Moderator and slowly worked his way through the ranks before
achieving his current position on the top of the proverbial dog pile.
It's been a long and interesting journey, and he wouldn't trade it for
anything in the world.
When he's not running BZPower, he works as a Computer Engineer for
the US Government. When work and BZP don't take all of his time, he
listens to a lot of music, occasionally plays videogames, and possibly
watches too much TV. He tries to get out every now and then to hang out
with his friends from home, college, and, of course, BZPower too -
because they're all supremely cool people.
Site Administrator, Staff Writer, and Official Product Reviewer
Staff member since Day 1
Also known as Dimensioneer, Jon created the first successful Bionicle community on the Internet back on July 20, 2001. That community was BionicleZone, and eventually it grew to be the largest LEGO-related message board on the Internet.
Jon initially served as the Forum Master of BZPower.com, meaning he was in charge of the inner workings of the forum, from its design to the wonderful ranks everyone enjoys, and played a large role in setting policy and enforcing it. However, he has since settled into a more behind the scenes role. Jon now serves as the manager of BZPower's Premier Membership program, Staff Writer for the news section, and has developed into BZPower's official product review person through his series of great reviews he has completed on many different Bionicle products.
Staff member since July 2003
Depending on what side of the story you listen to, Tufi Piyufi is either a human, puffin or some kinda twisted puffin-human. Tufi came to the site in late 2002 just to say some things about some other things, most likely Bionicle-related. However, she wound up saying some things about some sets instead, and she was never the same after that. She got a few months of relative normalcy... then was pulled forever from her sane little puffin-world to join the staff.
She was made an ST amidst somewhat traumatic events. She was further pranked in increasingly strange ways as an ST. She was scared half to death just prior to becoming a moderator. She got pranked the very night she became a moderator. And so on. If she hasn't sought help yet, she really should.
But if you must know, she's not going to go on a crazed screamy rampage anytime soon.
Premier Global Moderators
Staff member since August 2012
A badger born in the icy lands of Wisconsin, GSR first came to BZP in early 2003 a few months after stumbling upon an Onua figure buried in the dirt where he planned his next home. Enamored with the setting and storyline of Bionicle, he was eager to contribute to BZP. Unfortunately, a young internet newb's definition of 'contribute' is well different from everyone else's, and that period is best forgotten by all. In early 2004, he left in pursuit of new interests and ground-nesting birds.
Seven years later, he returned to his old home, a chance conversation having resparked an interest in the mysterious islands and biomechanical elemental beings he once so loved. He had just enough time to catch up on the story and wonder what in the world happened to the whole 'mysterious island' thing before BZP entered a Great Downtime. Fortunately, he was able to take shelter in his burrow, emerging in the fall to clamber over the now-fallow grounds of the grand forum. He soon found this new environment was easier to get involved in, and over the next few months established a small sett in a corner of the Library. In August 2012, he was hired as a Forum Mentor in recognition of his helpful attitude, positive contributions, and ability to forage for pocket gophers and bees.
Rumors persist that "badger" is in fact a colloquialism for a person from Wisconsin, and that GSR in reality spends his days attending university or working in the tech industry, and his free time reading, writing, playing cards, biking, gaming, and just generally hanging out with friends. These rumors are unsubstantiated and should be paid no heed.
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Staff member since August 2005
Rayg is one of the odder staff members. He tends to be emotional and incoherant, cursing your mother one second, and then asking you to be his friend the next. One can only wonder if it's all a clever ruse used to hide inner genious, but most people tend to doubt it. He will joke around with you, so be sure to take everything he says with a grain of salt.
He tends to draw things, a lot. He is a Freshman at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Premier Forum Leaders
Staff member since June 2006
Makaru is a prominent Canadian of many film, music and professional accolades. He is sadly without relations and great personal fortunes to which are in dire consequences. It would be of the utmost gratitude if you could transfer a sum of $47,000,000.00CAN to your private bank account in Nigeria. As a reward to your kind nature and understanding, he will offer you 17% of the total sum including 20% of interest earned. It is absolutely crucial that you keep this business deal confidential! Please send him your bank account number as well as a color photocopy of a Nigerian passport so he is certain you are a real resident. He waits to hear from you. May you be blessed by Celine Dion.
Staff member since April 2010
Nuju Metru, known by friends as Aaron, known by enemies as Eyeball Eater, joined BZPower in 2008. Since that time, he has achieved much infamy and amassed dark forces to his will, and somehow become (doubtless against everyone's better judgement) a staff member. But Eyeball Eater's ravenous appetite for power did not stop there; he was also handed the keys to the kingdom of the "BZPRPG," the site's official text-based roleplaying game. Eyeball Eater has, since the start of his rule, run the BZPRPG with an iron pinkie, following in the great footsteps of its former master, Mr. Meteor Masher (who is known by friends as Friar Tuck).
When not overseeing the fictional realm that is his domain, Eyeball Eater may be found singing and dancing - at the same time - on a raised platform in front of a lot of seated people. Eyeball Eater finds a bizarre thrill in such strange escapades. He also enjoys stacking little plastic blocks, brightly colored ones with squat cylinders on top, in various ways. Eyeball Eater amuses himself, as well, in reading and writing about imaginary things, in eating, and in couch potatoing.
So next time you see Eyeball Eater, don't just cover those vulnerable seeing apparatuses in your head until he passes. Say hello to him! He is, at heart, a nice guy; besides, he might not even be hungry that day.
Premier Forum Assistants
Staff member since February 2012
Sumiki is the guy that always ends up in the middle of insane happenings. In the above picture, taken at BrickFair VA 2012, his head is garnished with an impressive pile of hats, and he is surrounded by other BZPers who might just be as insane as he is.
Sumiki joined BZP in 2006 and was a complete noob. Later in the year, he got lifetime Premiership and began his long campaign of terrorizing the blogs. He matured (somewhat) over the course of the next two years, culminating in his achievement of OBZPC status in 2009. After about a year in copper, he started becoming known as "the guy who's never promoted." Various members tried to start movements to draft him into the ranks of the staff, thought none gained significant traction - much to the relief of both BZP and the Internet as a whole.
But this peaceful existence was untenable. One fateful day he received a terrifying PM from a certain Administrator asking him to serve the community as a staff member, and was subsequently made a Forum Mentor. He patrolled the forums, seeking out spam, which he enjoys with a side of Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and a fried egg on top. After about six months of doing this, he was apparently so good at it that Black Six decided to make him a Forum Assistant, which sent chills running up the spines of the members.
Outside of BZP, Sumiki enjoys a wide variety of creative endeavors, from musical composition to MOCing to writing and nearly everything in between - save for drawing, which he can't do to save his life. He enjoys learning new things and likes games which have a mental aspect, such as baseball, fencing (épée), and chess. In addition to these, he likes taking long road trips - after a 28-day, 25-state, 8355.4-mile excursion in 2012, he's busy with the planning of an even longer 2013 sequel.
he also dreams of farm animals
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Staff member since April 2014
Dashing. Brilliant. Tall. These are all adjectives that don\\\'t describe Zatth.
Colombian-born, Zatth was allured by LEGO when given a Space set in 1997. By 2002, Zatth was ensnared by BIONICLE after a purchase of Lewa, Lehvak, and Lehvak Va. Ever since, Zatth has faithfully followed the BIONICLE story and sets (to the chagrin of family and friends). After finally joining BZPower in 2007, Zatth, then known as Kanohi Zatth, attempted to become a larger part of the BIONICLE community in English and Spanish.
In 2014, Zatth was tapped to become a Forum Assistant, and takes pride in forming part of not only a wonderful online BIONICLE fan community, but being trusted to help other members. And maybe along the way, he might learn some things too (like writing better Epics and Comedies, and shortening his name from Kanohi Zatth to Zatth).
Outside of BIONICLE, Zatth is known as Pablo. A college student living in the US, Pablo aspires to be a teacher and writer, but will still go with his jack-of-all-trades mentality for now. He loves reading, building with LEGO, and helping out those around him.
He is not always serious. So disregard all of what you just have read. Or don\\\'t. You do you.
Premier Blog Assistants
Staff member since April 2009
Ambassador of Love
Staff member since August 2008
When you mix equal parts 'sexy' and 'ultrasexy,' you get this guy.
Pat (Known as "DeeVee" around the forums and "Darth Vader" on BrickFair 2008 badges) is a beautiful individual. He is also a curmudgeonly old resident of the BBC who probably invented whatever cool
building technique you're ogling right now on someone else's MOC. He has won way too many BBC Contests to count and has nabbed the "Best Bionicle" award at every BrickFair to date. When The Deevs says he is better than you, it's not arrogance - it's just truth!
But there is so much more to Pat than just MOCing. He has been known to wear a top hat; besides that, he has quite lovely photography skills, the fruits of which are often displayed in his blog. He is gifted in the art of bribery, managing to secure a staff position here in exchange for a Fikou spider. But most of all, he is a staunch advocate of love, endeavoring to share that with those around him. Love wins.
He should also get on IM more often and talk to people who love him. <3
This bio was written by a secret admirer
Premier Blog Assistants
Staff member since January 2010
>Try another name, you cool dude.
Your name is MADDISON. As it was not previously mentioned, you are a BLOG ASSISTANT. You almost didn't get this job, because you initially thought the message from Andrew was FAKE and a SCAM. You have a number of INTERESTS. You really like ATHLETICS. Specifically, you can POLE VAULT REALLY HIGH and RUN REALLY FAST. You are gifted in the ARTS and specifically excel in PHOTOGRAPHY. You like all sorts of MUSIC and don't care WHO KNOWS. You are an AGENT OF AWKWARD INTERNET HUMOR which you talentedly use in the wrong situations. Several times you have been called FANTASTICALLY AWESOME and in short, THE PERFECT WOMAN by a NOT-SO-SECRET ADMIRER, who you just happen to ADMIRE IN RETURN. You are also a HYSTERICAL NORTHWEST DAME who lives in the LAND OF TREES AND PORTS, where you sometimes like to CONSUME SPIRITED DRINKS because you like to use your ADULTY ABILITIES.
What will you do?
>Maddison: Think really hard about boredom and go retrieve arms from blog.
Premier Blog Assistants
Staff member since July 2008
TMD, or Josh as he's more commonly known, is one of those weird guys who you begin to think are making up their life history.
See, he was born in Singapore but moved to live onboard a ship, the Logos II, when he was 10. He lived onboard for four years sailing to around 80 ports in over 40 countries (he tends to lose count, which is something you think wouldn't happen). After that he moved to the US and lived in South Carolina for four years. After graduating high school he went back to Singapore to serve two years in the military. There's another story in there about having heart disease and then not, but that's too long for a quick staff bio.
After that he moved back to the US where he currently lives in South Carolina.
For now, anyway.
Josh joined BZP when he was in Peru in the Christmas of 2003. These days you'll probably find him in the Lego discussion forums or the blogs (where his, y'know, staff responsibilities are).
His hobbies include writing stories and essays, making videos, watching movies, playing video games, reading, Lego, long walks on the beach (ladies), and getting up to odd shenanigans with his friends.
He also seems to think that having a metal bar put in his chest to save his life somehow makes him Iron Man.
Premier Blog Assistants
Staff member since March 2011
Upon joining BZPower in February of 2007, Takuma Nuva spent most of his time playing around with the Offline MNOLG 2 and the MNOLG-style character creation kit. Shortly thereafter, he decided to make an entire comic series using the MNOLG kit. It was through this that the well-known and likeable character "Steak Boy" was given life. After making a name for himself in comics, Takuma Nuva started splitting his
time between Artwork III and Comedies. His most popular comedic works were the "Steak Boy Buys A _____" series and the episodic comedy-epic known as "Toast Busters".
Takuma spent the majority of his next couple years on BZPower in these two forums and became a lifetime premier during the July of 2008. As "real life" took over, Takuma Nuva slowly dropped out of the forums and was active almost exclusively in just the blogs and NM Q&A.
On March 4 of 2011, Takuma Nuva joined the staff as a Blog Assistant and has been loving his job ever since. He hopes to one day regain his place among the comedy and/or comic-making elite when time allows.
In the real world, Takuma Nuva is known as [subject name here] and dreams of one day becoming a radio announcer/DJ or possibly even a voice actor (though far less likely). He was homeschooled K-12, could read when he was 4, and, much to his dismay, is viewed as rather intelligent which causes people to constantly ask him for answers instead of learning the answer themselves.
I also enjoy sudden changes from third- to first-person.
Staff member since July 2008
ChocolateFrogs is an Adult Fan of LEGO to the highest caliber. An active member of his local LEGO Users Group (LUG) since 2007 and enthusiastic attendee of LEGO conventions in the Washington, DC, area (and West Coast too!) since 2004, there is no LEGO genre he will not contemplate building--or eagerly report on the front page.
He is a full-fledged geek, with notable interests in Doctor Who, Firefly, comic books, reading a hearty amount of sci-fi and fantasy, and building LEGO.
If ChocolateFrogs can brag a bit, he can not help mentioning that he won the 2006 LEGO Mag contest to build a fusion of two Piraka that would appear in the comic, leaving his mark in the Bionicle canon.
Staff member since July 2008
Okay, so who is this dude?
Contrary to what people might expect from an online account, this is not a dude, but two dudes. Two brothers of ages 20 and 19, to be precise, who shall henceforth be referred to as subjects T and G respectively (to people who know them in real life, L and A). Half German and half Spanish, they live in Berlin (capital of Germany) where T studies physics and G studies mathematics in their fifth semester in Freie Universität Berlin.
You could say Gatanui originated when the two brothers decided to create a common account to play the famous and timeless Mata Nui Online Game in 2001, but it wasn\'t until July 2005 that they joined BZPower and Gatanui was born. Gatanui was promoted to the position of Forum Mentor in July 2008 as one of the first four, a position he held from day one of the team until he was transfered to the news team exactly five years and three months later in October 2013. Things Gatanui is known for in the community include the hightest number of news reports listing him as source totaling in 187. Outside the forums, probably the BIONICLE Online Games Archive (BOGA) which he closed down in October 2012 due to lack of time. Apart from that, Gatanui feels nobody really cares about him on the forums anymore but he still comes to the site regularly despite his dramatically decreased activity, which is mainly due to being busy with university. However, Gatanui knows he owes quite some knowledge and good times to this site which is why he stays loyal to it. You\'ll mainly find only G around the forums these days but don\'t let that fool you, Gatanui is still G and T together and can never be only G or only T and there may be some places where you will find Gatanui and it\'s actually mostly only T pulling the strings. In a way, that serves as some kind of bond between them.
If you should ever feel the urge to PM Gatanui for whatever strange reasons, his interests include LEGO, BIONICLE (obviously) but also Hero Factory and apart from LEGO topics, computers, science and any kind of philosophical or political discussion (pssh- political discussion is not allowed on BZPower!).
Staff member since July 2009
Xccj is a reporter. He reports stuff that is report-worthy. His name is not an acronym; it doesn't stand for anything. Somehow this makes it cool.
There have been reports that Xccj has a life, but they're vague at best. He has been known to enjoy hiking, writing, and complaining about schoolwork. His favorite color is green. He also procrastinates. He'll add more details later.