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Axelford

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  1. Nice, that is amazing that every major Bionicle set has been archived. I hope to see Knights Kingdom Figures in there some time!
  2. Man, those are some awesome recolours. Wish I had the connections to find stuff like that Seeing the amount of test colours that are documented and the gaps in years represented makes me think there must be so many more out there. Edit: Also idk how to quote people once I've already posted, but one that Skrall Blade and GiTD Torso are cool, those would be so useful for Mocs!
  3. Looking at the games mentioned, I surmise that I am much younger. I didn't have any consoles growing up, nor many toys other than Lego, so www.lego.com was my one stop spot for Gaming, I have fond memories of many games there: The first I can remember is the Dino Attack game-in which you drive a car with instant acceleration (sounds fun but it makes it real hard to drive) and run away from insta-death mutant lizards. Some very fractured memories of Aqua Raiders games, although I think I played that on a Flash Game site a bit later. THE GOAT, CRYSTAL ALIEN CONFLICT (Okay, well MNOG is great in a story-telling way!) is really up there for me, little me had never heard of a live strategy game so it was quite the challenge and in the end I enlisted my dad's help to pass some levels. The Power Miner games where mainly just small ones, such as the rock monster long jump game, that was more my skill level. Whilst I wasn't into Bionicle back then, I do remember playing the Phantoka Battle for Power games and once again needing dad's help especially on the pursuit one. There was also the Lego City/Agents free roam game across several years, that was a weird one as it was the first time I'd seen a game that crosses over themes. It had a mixture of things to do such as time trials or item collecting, even some Agents shenanigans. There was also a plethora of Racers games over the years, one, likely back in 2006 was terrifying for me, you drive around a city and cops chase you (I guess like Smashy Road huh), that was the height of adrenaline. Then there was the Space Police games, I don't really remember them much, they weren't as interesting. Other time I think TLG realised it wasn't worth their time making flash games or at least, challenging ones, as older kids would just graduate to other stuff. Thankfully there was that library of old games to play so I would revisit Crystal Alien Conflict etc. Although even that would eventually get removed. However, as games dwindled on the Lego site, there would be a brief renaissance: The Pharaoh's Quest Game and The Dino Game. These were awesome. Both were side-scrolling, multi-level games with collectibles, bosses, puzzles and unique environments. After that I would slowly stop visiting the site and eventually the game archive would disappear but those games were a great send off to the flash era. Great memories. Footnote: You know, I think I remember coming across the name 'MNOG' in the index but for little me it just didn't sound interesting, if only I did play it then, that would have been cool.
  4. Ah so you are the man behind the slaughter...or should I say behind the legend? Really cool stuff here and that's quite interesting seeing the behind the scenes work. I'm sure like many, I've been considering making a mask for years now. Do you have any future costume ideas planned?
  5. Indeed! Also just wanted to randomly say, your sig is my favourite one on BZP, cracks me up every time! Edit: darn it I meant to make my comments all one post, welp
  6. I laughed but then I remembered my name is similar, axel is my middle name and ford my brothers middle name, originally this name was for a shared Minecraft account that eventually became solely mine and by the time I started wanting to engage with other Bionicle fans, this was sort of the only name I could think of. Also ironically axel was going to be my first name (My mother had read Journey to the centre of the earth around that time and Axel is the protag's name) but my parents chickened out and instead relegated it to a middle name, however now lots of people online shorten my username and call me by Axel so yeah! If I had a nickel for every time I knew someone who's initials spelt JAG I'd have two nickels, which isn't a lot but it's weird it has happened twice.
  7. Hello, happy 810NICLE day USA people! Ran out of time to post this update on my project but as the Island is a build of it's own I'll just post it here: MNR_2022ISLAND1280×960 67.3 KB (Thanks to my brother, @eilrach for help with this, took us 2 or 3 days of work to get it like this, it’s not perfect but this along with 6 mini Toa Mata was going to be the final update) (Note: This was written just before it got 10k) Well, here we are, on the verge of 10,000 supporters. I won’t be able to update this once it hits the goal so some aspects such as the Island of Mata Nui won’t get seen here…although I will post a version of the GSR with that and instructions to Bricklink so keep an eye out for that! (I will stay true to my promise!) Gathered friends, thank you. When this started out, it felt impossible to get here, this was my first Studio build and I did not know if I would complete it. Once it was built, I did not know if people would be interested, but we did it, thanks to you, a Toa, a hero. Thank you all. Thank you Maskposting, thank you r/bioniclelego, thank you TTV Boards-my digital home, thank you BZP, thank you to all those who shared the message whether it be on “Biscord” or “Biogram” and thank you to all the people who gave input and advice-you were heard. And thank you to all those with other projects, who code and modify games, those with digital forges in which new masks and tools are made, who make mocs from worlds both strange and familiar, those who film stop motions, those who review and those who write new tales. You have ensured that Bionicle has never been gone. Whatever happens from here, Bionicle will continue to live on. I was brought into the fandom by fan works and I’m sure many more will be. I’ll end things off by quoting the lad himself: “All journey’s must come to an end, but this time, there is a new beginning as well. There will be challenges to face and enemies to fight, but I know you will overcome. All that has gone before, my friends, has only served to give birth to this new day. Let unity, duty and destiny be your guides. Be well, be strong, care for this world and for each other. Farewell.” - Mata Nui Greg Farshtey -Axelford
  8. Exactly my thoughts as the creator, the project is more symbolic if anything.
  9. For many, Ninjago was and is a great line. Within Lego there has been many lines that were popular in their own right and stuff like Monkie Kid seems to be going strong. Let alone other toy brands, we're all out of touch man! From memory there's mystery toys (LOL Dolls?) etc. which have been pretty popular and evergreen stuff like transformers is chipping along. So, upon thinking about it, Bionicle is not the last long running Lego range- Ninjago now takes that crown (or heck city/town if we're being nitpicky), nor the last robot action figure line- Transformers takes that crown, but maybe in terms of hype marketing and multi-media approach, it may be rare to see again when many consolidate effort into a digital product or an isolated physical product.
  10. Yup. Plus keep in mind, since Bionicle ended he only did some Ninjago books and Hero Factory stuff but other than that he seems to had been doing catalog, Lego Life and book material for TLG for a long time now. Such as the minifigure book that was his last project, so I think he would be fine with and hopefully happy with writing catalogs or magazines that promote the product through engaging writing.
  11. Yeah! I've seen them (the spines) too! Some are definitely in my headcanon
  12. Over at TTV Boards, he has announced that he'll start up an external blog to post chapters as it is unwieldly posting chapters as-is. Also he has a new job at another Toy Company, they make wooden blocks, junior tablets and playground stuff. Guess he'll be writing catalogs etc. for them.
  13. Yikes, now I see why Lenny is not active here anymore... Anywho. Yeah, making all 36 remaining types would have been unfeasible, however, I do think nowadays with 3d Printing and stuff, ordering a "pack" for a Rahkshi of your choice would be neat, would spare me the pain of painting parts. I'm sure the spines are out there so anyone can do it. Also despite them all looking identical, I ignore that and like to think there would be some variation, with some being more beast-like or maybe changing appearance as the kraata level increases. Idk.
  14. I messed around with it, but didn't comprehend that the chestplate was exclusive, nor that a creation could be ordered. Wish I had! I only know of a few of these Recon sets showing up secondhand. Your hero looks pretty cool, is that sand green he has there??
  15. A digital building tool, developed by Bricklink, called Studio, has changed the way a lot of people build. Now many people build entirely digitally and make Mocs with all sorts of colours not available irl and model custom masks and parts. Many people also simply use it as a way of planning a creation before buying physical parts. I think it wouldn't a bold claim to say between that and the Flickr Mocs, Discord servers etc. that the Moc making community is well and thriving! Sadly the YouTube stopmotion side of things is dead. There's plenty of review channels and commentary, which is thriving; but not many brickfilmers/biotubers making good old stopmotions nowadays.
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