Upon voting in each poll for the recent Nikila contest, I was a bit disappointed by the sheer amount of rough, bulky, macho designs that the majority of entrants had drawn. IMO, Greg's rule regarding the addition of female attributes really hindered the potential of some artists. Don't get me wrong, there are some great pieces out there, but most of them are, in my opinion anyway, nothing like what Nikila should look like. My personal favorites? Good luck to everyone, and I look forwa
Unbelievably, there appear to be 10 snapshots of my BZP profile in the Wayback Machine, but all of them display a board message. Supposedly due to the fact that you can't view profiles while you aren't logged in. But people certainly must've made the snapshots while logged in and while looking at my profile particularly. Does anyone have any idea how to make these snapshots work?
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that 2005 was the only year we got 14 canister sets instead of just 12? While we've gotten canister-sized sets on more than one occasion throughout the years, we never actually got bonus canister sets outside of the Toa Hagah, and that is super special when you think about it.
I read some complaints recently as to how the Toa Hagah are an "incomplete series" and were also clearly meant to be Toa Dume and Toa Nidhiki. The former statement is d
LEGO Preliminary Press Release, Oct 2008. As 2008 comes to an end, so does an eight year-long chapter in the BIONICLE storyline. Makuta Teridax has obtained the ultimate weapon the Matoran Universe, and imprisoned the Great Spirit within the Mask of Life. Cast ouf of his own body, Mata Nui must set off on a long and distant journey into the unknown space. No one can fathom what awaits him there... "A remote and forbidding planet, filled with strange inhabitants and creatures, that
- - - First of all, I'd like to point out that I don't really see this proposal as a theory, but rather as a discovery. Most aspects of it have been hinted at since the very beginning of BIONICLE, but have never been clearly explained. What this proposal aims to do is to unravel the grand scheme, if you will, and redefine that which has been there all along. I've divided the theory into several basic parts, each raising and answering a question that I believe to be pertinent. So, starting
Christian Faber was kind enough to share a piece of concept BIONICLE artwork with me over email: Something else that might be interesting is, he'll soon be launching a website, entirely dedicated to his work with LEGO during the past 25 years. As I suspected, he was also involved in the making of the Slizer/Throwbots series, so it's quite possible that we may finally obtain some form of official canon for the guys.
I'm gonna keep this one brief. A full set of mint-condition 2001 Matoran for $64.99. That makes less than $11 a piece. Sweet deal, right? Add $7.50 for shipping to a friend in the States, because the seller doesn't ship overseas. Add $48.00 for shipping to me, because I am not having the affordable service with a 75% success rate in delivery. Still a sweet deal, right? Add a 20% VAT on the entire total at customs, then several small "service" fees for retrieving and releasing my "goods
For the past several years, I've been doing what I could never do as a kid—namely collecting BIONICLE sets, collectibles, pieces and merchandise online. I recently came to a very grim realization that had somehow been eluding me since mid 2011. Shipping overseas (in my case from the US to Bulgaria) without tracking is absolutely unreliable. I went ahead and made an extensive revision of every online purchase I've made from the US since mid 2011 and arrived at the following numbers: 5 US eBay p
My very first topic (or post, for that matter) on BZP was in BIONICLE-Based Creations and featured... an MOC with a very vague description and literally no photos, as I hadn't yet heard of Brickshelf. The MOC was called the "Ko-Defender." On a seemingly unrelated note, I had no idea about the distinction between "light gray" and "light bluish gray" until yesterday; I only knew about "dark gray" and "dark bluish gray" as the pieces in those two colors tend to be bigger. So obviously, I had to g
Sent to bonesiii, who'll pass it on to the BSS for reviewing. UPDATE: Read this entry, it contains the updated concept. - - - As we're all aware, there's been a recent outbreak of complaints as to the overabundance of elements and their seemingly random addition to the BIONICLE storyline. Most members now are strongly against the addition of any new elements within the boundaries of the MU, with the grounds that there are "just too many" of them. And they've got a good point, if the add
I was supposed to go to the movie theater with a friend today, but it turned out he had some other arrangements so I ended up going by myself. I didn't mind, really, it rather contributes to the experience when you're alone. The movie of choice was none other than Inception. The room was pretty empty, and I was at the backmost row, so it felt decent enough. The movie itself was astonishing. I found it well-paced, innovative and with just the right amount of action, effect and intrigue. Christo
I'd have ended the story in 2008 with a cliffhanger and a "to be continued," then made Bara Magna the proper Generation 2 after a year's hiatus. Let's face it, BIONICLE had two reboots: a minor one and a major one. Both failed. IMHO, Bara Magna had promise but was handled poorly. The fact that it ran for only a year is still just surreal to me.