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I Totally Called It

From the new LEGO mag (no, I don't have it; I got this from a scan and transcript): » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «  Discuss.

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Oh Dear. I've Started A Fad.

Check BIONICLE Artwork I if you dare.   PLEASE, people. The caption to my Gelu drawing was meant to be a harmless lolcats reference. It was NOT meant to spawn a fad of sloppy edits and disgusting drawings focused on the BIONICLE fast food industry.   In all honesty, it would be best if this stopped now. My drawing was popular enough, but I am beginning to regret ever bringing my art back to BZPower. The dignity of the BIONICLE Artwork I forum is falling into question, and I'm ashamed that my w

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Toa Mata Nui Revealed!

From the new PICTURE REVIEW IN THE SETS FORUM (No link! Quick, everyone, make haste!), the titan-sized Mata Nui met all of my expectations. Overall decent color scheme (except the gold, which seems from pics to irredeemably clash with everything else), BEAUTIFUL build (except the shoulders, which would have been questionable on Takanuva and are really pathetic here), and an ingenious piston style.   But as I predicted, the gold is possibly the set's biggest flaw. I wish so dearly that the Ignik

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Mata Nui's Personality-- A Rant

Ever since Mata Nui appeared before our eyes for the first time in 2008, there has been a lot of complaining regarding his appearance. You know, how in my mind/your mind/Bob's mind, he was this glimmering god in armor that seared your flesh off with its shininess, wielding some weapon that only a god would carry and wearing armor in white and gold, which are the only colors a greater being is allowed to wear. (I always personally thought white and brown, maybe with gold-- after about 2007 this c

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Speculation_fail_

I have a lot of respect for BZP's news staff, especially when they make publicly known a huge influx of movie info, but in all honesty... » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «"Metus's Revenge" really doesn't make me think that he's the traitor. Now, don't get this wrong, he is still a candidate for the traitor-- after all, he seems to be the master of wheeling and dealing, and is in my eyes quite capable of getting Tuma to eat out of his hand as the traitor did in Empire of the Sk

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New Arts!

Here. First time I've posted art in some time. If it gets any attention, I'll consider posting more of the stuff that I've done recently-- as of right now I've been mostly posting it on other sites, where I can more easily keep track of it.   Yay for Gelu!

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Ackar Set Review

Ackar was the first of my new Glatorian Legends I opened, for no reason in particular. This review was typed up after the fact, but I still tried to preserve whatever emotions were attached to the opening, building, and playing.   Presentation From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.   The Glatorian Legends canisters intrigued me a fair amount. The first thing that caught my attention is obviously their shape. Although

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Glatorian Legends

I has them.   Or rather, we has them. My two brothers & I. I'm thoroughly impressed with all of them, although I will not deny that there are minor flaws in some of them. I'll probably end up writing reviews, which given my laziness will probably be pictureless. But oh well.

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Summer Set Thoughts, Part 3

Anyone remember Part 1 and Part II? Well, I figured since I haven't lately done a compilation of my feelings on the sets, and since better pics have shown up of so many, I might as well present one last statement before I actually obtain the sets.   Wrapping It Up There is only one new set to critique here, and that is of course the much-discussed large boxed set that goes by "Toa Mata Nui". He will be hard to critique, since he did not appear at ToyFair and thus has only been seen from one an

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Awww, Man...

So Kiina's the only character this year named after a person. Pity, it would have been mighty ownage had Gresh been named for Greg, even if it might have spawned dreadful and premature character shippings.   Also, Certavustime:   Now to figure out what to do for Surel...

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Bionicle: Tlr Trailer

Beautiful. Did you hear that music? It's brilliant! It's like a blend of the very rhythmic Cryoshell stuff we've been treated to for the past few years and the MNOLG and animation music from the days of old!   I liked the old movies' music, but daaang. This right here... this is BIONICLE at its finest.   Some of the clips and concept art would seem to foreshadow that the BIONICLE of the past should not be discounted as a future plot element.   Also, the Mata Nui render seems to stylize the wa

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Exo-force Lulz

Here   Takes a long time to download, but totally worth it. Watch for the scene near the very end: "This team won't let you down!"   Perfect example of storyboard artists having too much fun (and yes, this is a mock-up of what would become the official Exo-Force animations).

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Much Awesome To Be Had

Today's awesome is brought to you by: ...or something to that effect.   Anywho, today I got a chance to take a closer look at some Binkmeister Brickmaster scans we internet folks were offered. Spoilers are to follow, so I'll tag the following for your convenience:   » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «Mmm, I love the smell of convenience in the morning.  Anyway, the scans (which you've probably seen if you're bothering to read inside these spoiler tags) included an image of

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A Little Side Project

Not sure how far I'm gonna go with this, but several pieces are going fairly well as of right now, so don't be caught off guard.

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Glatorian Comic 2 Easter Eggs

Just was rereading Comic 2 of this year, and noticed something very intriguing.   By now I'm sure most people have noticed the sillhouetted weapons by each Agori bio in the centerfold. Atakus's has a Skrall shield, Tarduk's has one of Vastus's vinelike shoulder armor pieces, Metus's has one of Gelu's swords (I'd have loved it if in story those were some type of multi-crossbow, but I suppose it was not meant to be), Raanu has Ackar's flame sword, Berix has Kiina's trident, and Zesk has a Thornax

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Fero=retro

Recently (or really not-so-recently, but whatevs) someone discovered that the German bio for Gresh on BIONICLE.com called his weapon a "Jungle Shield" (actually something more like Dschungelshield, but we all know what it means translated). The BS01 Wiki rejoiced to have an actual name for this weapon to replace the article's previous name, "Razor-Edge Shield".   Out of curiosity I decided today to run some German LEGO S@H and BIONICLE.com product descriptions through Google Translate. And when

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Certavus

Still need to get a more reasonable set of categories for my blog. How long ago was it that these ones made sense? If ever?   Anyway, in regard to the title...   Gallery   Voting has begun! You can find my Certavus as Entry 2 in Poll 6!   As always, I encourage people who choose to vote in the contest to make the best decisions they can-- if you think another entry in my or another poll is the best, by all means vote based on your own choice. Of course I wish my own entry good luck, but I

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Inika/piraka Torsos: A Treatise

Here. I spent good time on this; please read it.   EDIT: Since it has become clear from this and issues in my personal life that I'm just a horrible, insufferable person who is rude and heartless to people without even realizing it, I'm locking this entry. Yes, locking a discussion that hurts you is a tactic which is pathetic for an avid debater to use. But I ought to have nothing but shame for whatever so-called "talent" I might have with words. There is nothing more to say but that.

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The Sand Stalker...

...is actually awesome somehow.   I just built an recolored one (I don't have Fero and Skirmix), and it works splendidly as a camel-like creature I imagine it would be even better with correctly-colored pieces. No gaping holes in its construction, and a surprisingly unified look.   There's half a Thornax Launcher sticking out of its mouth, and I can't figure out what it's supposed to be. A lolling or flicking tongue, perhaps? A bit like that which would be attached to a bridle? An oddly-posit

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Summer Set Thoughts, Part 2

First, if you haven't checked out Part 1, go ahead and do that. I'd love to hear where my first thoughts agree with or differ with your own.   Bara Magna Vehicles  The vehicle sets for 2009 prove impressively unique. Some of them have flaws, but all are nevertheless amazingly creative. This year's vehicles vary from most we encountered last year in that these tend to be land vehicles. As such, there are plenty of treads and wheels to go around. Overall there are some flaws, but the sets are n

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Summer Set Thoughts, Part 1

Glatorian Legends The Glatorian Legends are an interesting bunch. Certainly they can be regarded as more "generic" than the original Glatorians, but they manage to use innovative new weapons, masks, and combinations of old pieces to establish overall unique looks. I'll address them one at a time. Ackar Ackar is somewhat disappointing with his almost exact Toa Inika build. The Mahri blades which act as his shoulder armor are a neat idea, but sadly one that does not match any of his other arm

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Tarix Review Rebuttal

Well, I wrote this review rebuttal shortly after the Zesk Review Rebuttal revealed that this was now a possibility on BZPower. I find it's a wonderful medium in which to express one's opinions of sets. Sadly, although I e-mailed it to news@bzpower.com a few days after writing it, it was not published prior to the one-month cutoff date. Therefore, I have opted to post it here instead. I hope people of all opinions find they learn more about the set's flaws and surprises here.   This rebuttal is

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Special Edition Jetrax T6 Review

Thanks to money obtained from a summer job, I was able to provide my brother Lyichir with a very special Christmas present: The Special Edition Jetrax T6! He has given me permission to review it here in my blog.   Presentation From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.   Jetrax's box is, like Mazeka's, very similar to that of the Rockoh T3. If you want an in-depth look at the motifs of that box, visit my Rockoh T3 review

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Mazeka Review

Merry Christmas, BZPower! Or... a late Merry Christmas, anyway, if that's how you see it. Anyway, Lyichir was kind enough to give me two wonderful gifts: Mazeka and Makuta Icarax. A review of the latter should come soon. Sorry this will be pictureless, but I'm more comfortable with pictureless reviews-- with my sloppy photography skills, I couldn't really count on the pictures to explain anything by themselves, anyway, so hopefully the text would suffice regardless.   Presentation From the de

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