HS01's full coverage of the 2012 LEGO Collectors Preview from the New York International Toy Fair is still forthcoming, but in the meantime Cholie has finished uploading our photos from the event! They can be found here! The LEGO Collectors Preview didn't extend to full Toy Fair admission unfortunately, so we couldn't see other exhibitors' displays. But Chols posed for this pic as we were leaving. I'm sure many BZP members will appreciate it!
This arrived in the mail today. I will be representing BIONICLEsector01 and its sister site HEROsector01, to which I will be reporting. I tried to see if I could obtain admission to the main ToyFair rather than just the LEGO Collectors Preview, but I don't have near enough press credentials. I suppose all those bronies BZPers out there will have to find other sources for their non-LEGO toy news. —
I take issue with your assumption that a person is not a fan of BIONICLE unless they want it back. I am a fan of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series of graphic novels. Those told a cohesive story in ten books. There have been occasional side-stories released since then, but I have no reason to ever want to see the original comic series come back, because it told a story as well as it could be told in as many books as it needed to tell that story. Likewise, I'm a big fan of the comic book series T
Soooo... apparently some weird rule is now in place against wet mane pony pictures. Now, I can put up with this just as well as I put up with other BZP rules that inconvenience me. Better, in fact, because it doesn't really affect me whether other people post such pics or not. But I do have to say I'm genuinely confused. Does people making joking comments about a non-human cartoon character being "sexy" really drift that close to breaking BZPower rules? If a lot of people posted comments about
Last week the internet speed at my college got ramped up considerably. Naturally, I had to do something to take advantage of this newfound power at my fingertips. So as of Saturday, I have watched every MLP episode released so far. And naturally, I love it. So much that I went through the trouble of reading this topic from the beginning, which is no small task in itself. Part of me wants to say Fluttershy is best pony, but another part of me clings to the belief that fat pony is best pony. M
Took me a while to come up with a title I liked. Not totally sure how long this one will last. It's from a poem I wrote; not sure if I ever posted it on BZPower. I should check sometime soon. Anyway, so the big news for me is that I am now staff on HEROsector01. I'm very honored to have this position; I hope my work on the site from here on out meets expectations. Other big news is that a bunch of non-preliminary images of 2012 LEGO sets have started appearing. Sweet. I can't find any sites
Not sure if anyone is still following this blog. Can't think why anyone would be; there haven't been any updates since 2009 (and the updates weren't that interesting even back then). But if you are, I'd like to update you on how I've been doing since I was last active on BZPower. I'd also like to offer a warning: Things are going to change here. I can't say how much, or how soon, but things are going to change. Where have I been since I was last active on BZPower? Well, I think I stayed active
Recently I embarked on a quest to identify LEGO's official RGB values for the colors used in BIONICLE. Yesterday, out of boredom, I took it upon myself to transcribe these as well as the color names on my BS01 Sandbox. Some observations:
First, BS01's Kraata Variations page is a fabulous resource for identifying official color names, especially metallic color names. The Kraata, despite their bizarre color combinations, managed to stick to colors that had previously appeared in BIONICLE. The fi
A new initiative in the BS01 forum has been established to decide which regions were governed by Makuta Antroz, Vamprah, and Tridax. Here's my take on the issue. Read my opinions if you like (I tried to keep them short ), then cast your vote!
Now that we've seen finalized images of all the BIONICLE Stars, it's opinion time.
First, a quick overview of the Stars. They're a line of canister sets, although they are sized more like the small sets of the past two years. I don't mind this, partly because it gives characters like Tahu more classic proportions, and partly because I don't really see what difference it makes.
The Stars contain exactly six new molds. It's considerably fewer than previous canister set lines, but about the s
I see a lot of discussion these days about whether 2010 is the last year of BIONICLE. Figured it's about time that I organized my feelings on the matter in a blog entry.
For starters, I do not care if BIONICLE ends in 2010. Why would I say this, when I've been such an approving fan of BIONICLE's story and set developments? The short answer is that BIONICLE has lived a good life, and is at a point where an end is possible.
The long answer is a lot more complex, and based in part on my obser
Why do people seem to think that it's EVER OK to say this or something remotely similar? I don't care if it's about an official BIONICLE product or an MOC-- to say this is to insult anyone who worked on this (unless, of course, they are less than five years old, in which case it means you're impressed).
Of course, it's worthy of note that people tend to say this of either official sets, or MOCs that LEGO has showcased somewhere other than BZPower. Why? Obviously, because if a person doesn't p
I recently have been spending a lot of time researching the origins of 2001-2003 BIONICLE names. One area I have nearly completed my research on is that of locations. Bear in mind that these are mostly 2001 names, so they are derived from various Polynesian sources. I intend no offense to those cultures where the words are still in-use, and do not claim to have confirmation that the cited languages are the actual sources for the names (if I remember correctly, many names were drawn by LEGO from
"Caught in the vortex of a reality storm, wayfarers from throughout time, myth, and the imagination converge on a mysterious inn at WORLDS' END. In the tradition of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, as the travelers all wait out the tempest that rages around them, they share stories of the places they've been, the things they've seen... and those that they've dreamed."
Nah, if only BIONICLE could get away with that sort of stuff. But the fanbase, the genre, and other things conspire
Lehvak Lah was there.
Lehvak Lah had the Kraata plushie.
I was there.
I didn't get to see/hug/steal the Kraata plushie.
Other than that, everything was pretty cool. But no plushie makes Aanchir sad. :[
Just was doing something I do for the BS01 Wiki on occasion: randomly googling names from the "Other LEGO Employees" page in hopes of finding more information.
I found something useless to the wiki, but pretty darn spiffy. Observe
Of course, not much to be found regarding everyone's favorite lead set designer, but nevertheless this was a pretty intriguing find.
-The following is copied shamelessly from my comment in ChocolateFrogs's blog-
I'll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Not sure what times. My family's registered this time, so hopefully some of the activities and such will be cool. And we're bringing several MOCs-- three Agents MOCs, a sort of Space Police III spinoff, and one that's either BIONICLE or System depending on your point of view. I haven't (yet) been able to convince Lyi that we should bring our Toa Nidhiki MOC, but if we do
Why is it that people who like one fantasy series tend to dismiss another as terrible?
I first saw this with Eragon. People dismissed it as a ripoff of various series, including The Lord of the Rings and The Dragon Riders of Pern. I haven't read the latter, but I've read the whole Inheritance Cycle so far, and it has a fairly unique plot with a heavy dose of fantasy-world politics.
Next came Twilight. People dismiss it as a bunch of teenage, hormonally-influenced emotions packaged up in a
I dislike making entries telling people specifically to vote one way or another-- while I sometimes ask people to vote for my entries, I think it's unfair for anyone to vote for anything without at least looking at the other options. However, the Surel contest final polls are making me anxious, and so I feel it may be appropriate to break from tradition.
Let me express that I am very much in support of Entry 2. It actually looks like a BIONICLE character who has been injured badly and forced
Does anyone else keeping tabs on the BIONICLE storyline and anticipating the movie find themselves spotting random BIONICLE pseudo-references everywhere?
I listened to the album "Tres Lunas" by Mike Oldfield today during my little brother's baseball game, and stuff jumped out at me.
Track listing: Misty** No Man's Land Return to the Origin Landfall Viper* Turtle Island** To Be Free Firefly* Tres Lunas Daydream Thou Art in Heaven* Sirius** *It's kinda a stretch to connect these at all with
Got them out today. All fours. It honestly wasn't as bad as some people make it out to be-- in fact, once it began it was inexplicably thrilling, perhaps because of the inherent knowledge that all of that surgical poking and prodding was for the sake of "fixing my mouth". So yes-- fairly exciting.
Before and after the operation, I spent time reading the remaining two The Sandman graphic novels (a wonderful DC Comic series by Neil Gaiman), and once I was back home I eventually went to work on
Let's begin with a quote:
"What happened next was a sight no one present would ever forget. From the depths of the ice rose a creature unlike any they had seen before. His armor looked as though it had been forged from the sun, and his very presence radiated power."
--BIONICLE Adventures #9: Web of Shadows
2009 is not the first year in which that shade of yellow-orange which MOCists and other BIONICLE fans tend to call Keetorange was used to depict what might have been imagined in gold. T