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Say goodbye to the Nexo Knights TV show. :(
Lenny7092 posted a topic in LEGO DiscussionHi, guys. I kept asking a guy named Tommy Andreasen, the creator of certain Lego TV shows, Ninjago, Legends of Chima, and Nexo Knights, about Season 5 for NK, and then he answered in Twitter on this July 27. He said that NK’s Season 5 and Season 6 have failed to happened because of the funding for some reason, so they are sadly cancelled. Oh, crud! Why?! Not another Lego show to have a cliffhanger! This is as bad as the Hero Factory TV show and Bionicle G1 having unresolved cliffhangers because NK is another show with that such fate. It was very unfair for what happened. We would know what happens after the events of the Stone Monster madness in 2017. I mean, I wanted to see the Nexo Knights fight against Monstrox for the last time and restore Ruina Stoneheart back to her old good-hearted self. This is getting ridiculous. Well, the show is not my favorite, but it is a good show. Not as great as Ninjago, but a good show. NK is like Ninjago’s technology equivalent to Hero Factory, which is a technology equivalent to Bionicle. Anyone want to share some condolences? It’s a sad thing to witness. I miss the show now. (crying in tears)
Nexo Knights Cancelled
Pohaturon posted a topic in LEGO DiscussionBrickset just reported from the Nuremberg Toy Fair that Nexo Knights is getting axed. The current wave is the last, with no new sets coming this Summer. A disappointing amount of schadenfreude could be seen from AFOLs in the comments... I'm sad to see Nexo go, I loved the mashup of fantasy and sci-fi, and the theme had fantastic sets. I really wish they'd at least let it live through the year... What are your thoughts on the cancellation of Nexo? Sad, or "glad" to see it go like some others?
Your sad speech about Bionicle G2's end last year :(
Lenny7092 posted a topic in Bionicle DiscussionHi, guys. Noticing my topic and having nostalgic feelings about Bionicle G2's end last year (Link: http://www.bzpower.com/board/topic/25062-its-been-a-year-since-bionicle-g2s-end/?do=findComment&comment=1132118 )? Well, I would also like to use another way to remember that horrible by making this other topic, which is about making sad speech about the terrible cancellation. So, what would you like to say to remember the cancellation last year. For me, I said this in Instagram yesterday: "Last year, on July 29, 2016, a franchise, and primarily a Lego action figure toy line, called Bionicle 2015-2016, or Bionicle G2 as many Bionicle fans would like to call it, had been cancelled suddenly by Lego after two years of running for some strange reason. This is the second time it happened, as the first was in 2010, when G2's predecessor, Bionicle 2001-2010, or G1, got cancelled. G2 is the reboot of G1, and it is about a group of six bio-mechanical and heroic warriors called the Toa, who have powers based on elements of natures, saving the island of Okoto from a villain named Makuta and his evil helpers, including Skull Creatures, Umarak, and Elemental Beasts. The Toa are Tahu, Gali, Lewa, Kopaka, Pohatu, and Onua, and their powers can create and control Fire, Water, Jungle, Ice, Stone, and Earth (as in ground), respectively. The Toa also have to collect magical golden masks called the Masks of Power, which can enhance their powers, awaken the island's good-hearted ruler named Ekimu the Mask Maker, find magical and legendary creatures called the Elemental Creatures, and find legendary masks called the Mask of Creation, Mask of Control, and Mask of Ultimate Power during their adventures. Many fans, including me, felt extremely sad to see Bionicle get cancelled again. We were also extremely sad about Bionicle on its first cancellation, and waited four-and-a-half years for its return. We were so happy, as it was a big part of our childhoods. When Lego announced Bionicle's return on September 2014, during my birthday, I considered it to be my birthday present. I went to the New York Comic Con 2014 convention to see it happen, and it was one of my greatest moments of my life. I liked G2, and it got some neat stuff, like new builds, artwork, and a TV show in Netflix. It broke my heart when the second cancellation happened. Man, this is like The Amazing Spider-Man movie series in 2012-2014 all over again. There may be no replacement coming this year, but hopefully next year. I hope Bionicle will come back again, too, maybe next year as well. R.I.P., Bionicle, again. You are missed. Long live it, too." (crying in tears) Here's the link for this speech: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKB696FiyT/?hl=en I also made a post showing the Toa Uniters and Ekimu putting their masks on their chests to show their sadness about the cancellation. Here's the link for this, too: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKCI0alMsY/?hl=en Well, there you have it. What speech would you like to say to our dear Bionicle G2's cancellation last year.
It's been a year since Bionicle G2's end
Lenny7092 posted a topic in Bionicle DiscussionHi, guys. Today is the day when Bionicle G2 ended last year. The date for that is July 29, 2016. In that day, Lego announced that G2 ends in 2016, at the same time the final two episodes of a TV show, Bionicle: The Journey to One, aired. These two episodes were about the Toa Uniters and Ekimu fighting against Umarak the Destroyer and his new minions called the Elemental Beasts. Then, the Toa fought against Makuta for two minutes at the very end to end G2's story. It's rushed. Bionicle G2 lasted for two years from 2015 to 2016 instead of continuing in at least 2017. Lego had a planned third year, which is 2017, so it never happened due to the cancellation. Lego hadn't told us why they made a business decision to cancel G2. We always make a lot of guesses, and I think that Lego was having trouble with priorities with other themes, like Ninjago, Nexo Knights, Mixels, DC Comics, Marvel, Lego Dimensions, and Star Wars, which would explain how G2 wasn't doing as well as G1. (Plus, I kind of blame Nexo Knights for G2's cancellation). Aw, man. It's like The Amazing Spider-Man movie series in 2012-2014 all over again (See the comparisons between the two franchises: http://www.bzpower.com/board/topic/23229-bionicle-g2-and-the-amazing-spider-man-movies-are-alike/ ). Anyway, Bionicle G2 was the latest constraction theme with an original story by Lego. Now, this year, without that kind of theme, constraction is doing poorly because there is no constraction theme with an original story by Lego this year. It's just at least eight Star Wars constraction sets. (Here's the link about it: http://www.bzpower.com/board/topic/24467-the-dark-agegreat-depression-of-constraction/ ). To be honest, buying sets from a constraction theme with an original Lego by Lego is the only hobby that I have other than Lego Dimensions (It's not doing well nowadays and people say that it's going to be cancelled this this as a theory). Without the constraction theme or Lego Dimensions, I have no other Lego sets to want to buy. Bionicle G2 was the only thing to keep my constraction-based-hobby alive, since it got cancelled, that hobby of mine is gone. Also anyway, well, we could hope that Bionicle could come back again somehow. We may get G3, and hopefully, it would be very great like Spider-Man: Homecoming this year, much better than G2, and like G1 or better. Also hopefully, that would bring the golden age of constraction again. We all miss Bionicle again. (crying in tears of sadness) Anyway, how's things since that day? For me, I'm still depressed and feel like that I sort of don't having a purpose in buying Lego sets without Bionicle G2 or a constraction theme with an original story by Lego other than Lego Dimensions.
What do we do now that Bionicle G2 is cancelled?
Lenny7092 posted a topic in Bionicle DiscussionHi, guys. Since the Makuta contest is over this week, I have a question that you guys may think about: What do we do now that Bionicle G2 is cancelled and the Makuta contest is over? It's a sad question, and I don't know the answer. I mean, there are no updates about G2 after the contest so far, and we don't hear what will come after it. We got 9 days of October and two months after it left. Do we know what to expect next for Bionicle G2. Do you hope any? For me, I hope that Lego could someday celebrate Bionicle's 15th anniversary and released the Ekimu's Falke polybag in the US (I live there) before this year is over, because Bionicle is one of our favorite things, so Lego should do these things (well, the anniversary at least). What do you think 2017 onwards would be like before G3 would theoretically come in the future? Boredom without the Bionicle set line running? Moving on to a new theme (a new constraction line, Hero Factory G2, or something else)? Make Bionicle MOCs? Make BZPower projects that would, I don't know, honor Bionicle G2 for its good things and/celebrate Bionicle's 15th anniversary? Make new official stories by Lego for G2 that take place after the events of The Journey to One Netflix series, like serials or more books? Officially re-continue and perhaps conclude the G1 story? What will the future of Bionicle be like without the G2 set line running and for us? I know these are also sad questions to think about. For me, I would move on to another theme, make a fan-made project that celebrate Bionicle's 15th anniversary in my way, play with my Bionicle sets, and perhaps talk about Bionicle to my friends through Instagram. Other than these, well, I can't think anything else. Have any thoughts and/or ideas about this?
We've been building the Toa, villains, and Rahi of the Biologic Chronicle for years. But now we've lost it all again. After an unfortunate end of the journey in 2010, a reboot last year, and it's end again this year, we've come a long way. Some may say there's no reason at all for the Bionicle line to not be selling to children in this day and age, but I disagree. I believe there's a very clear answer that would be easy for LEGO to whip up and make Bionicle a top dog in their repertoire! We've read and seen it countless times with movies/shows/books, and that's the world of Bionicle. What's truly special about Bionicle is mostly what's not built or in a set. I cannot fathom why this rich resource hasn't been tapped into for a LEGO building set. What I'm talking about, is that LEGO can release building sets for Matoran villages and ancient Matoran cities that have been corrupted by Makuta. (Not to mention the people that live there.) Imagine a child that's new to the Bionicle world, in a LEGO aisle, and knows nothing about the story behind it. You can say that all they have to do is read a book or watch one of the shows, but this is a child holding the hand of their parent/guardian walking down an aisle way that has no idea what a Bionicle is yet. They'll look at a Bionicle and think that it's cool! But at the end of the day, it's an action figure. Yes, an action figure without a build-able world around it. That's immediately a turn off for a bunch of kids. Instead, they'll look at something they know and love already, like a LEGO Star Wars set, or a Batman set. These things are familiar, because they'll most likely know these worlds already. Another big one is a normal LEGO set for making a building with a lot of average people going about their daily business. My point is, is that for the Bionicle line to be saved, it's necessary for the world of Bionicle to be a build-able set released by LEGO. Sets that will entrance children on the aisle way with their imagination. Sets that are littered with the normal people that live there, such as the Matoran. Some might make the argument that a building set wouldn't be Bionicle. You'd be partially right, as it's never been done for the line before, but here's a counter argument: Do you want Bionicle to survive? Also, it'd be pretty neat to finally be able to build the world. (Don't lie to yourself, you know you'd love to.) I'd love to submit this idea to LEGO Ideas, however, I'm not very good with LEGO building. It's required that you have a photograph of the set idea. If you're good at it, you like this idea, then please go for it. I'll be cheering for you. You may just save Bionicle. TL;DR: Making Matoran village/ancient city sets could possibly up sales for Bionicle. Tell me what you think in the comments below!
Reason of BIONICLE ending
Alphuga posted a topic in Bionicle Storyline & TheoriesI know you might say that it's because of the sales but why the sales were dropping? I know the story was complex but, I think it's that the story was based on the mask of life. The idea was good but it was the same thing each year. It might also be the build. It was the same body build and the same weapons each time! When BIONICLE started, it was a "Mask Hunt" for the Toa and the kids. In 2004, the story was more of "Disk Hunt". Then, it was just the same "Mask of Life Hunt". I think that BIONICLE's ending was supposed to be because of the same purpose of the heroes. What do you think? Reply to this post about your theories!
I'm gonna miss hero factory.
Endymion posted a topic in Hero Factory DiscussionI personally prefer BIONICLE, but its kinda sad that Hero Factory is coming to an end now, probably to never return. While Bionicle is unique in its own manner, with the absence of ALL OTHER constraction aside from it from here on out (No Chima Ultrabuild, no Superhero Ultrabuild, No Hero Factory, etc) might impact how useful the pieces we get will be. Building organic creatures will be harder, due to the lack of themes that have them, as well as strictly mechanical beings, since BIONICLE's elements are much more specific to its own biomechanical aesthetic. As a result, we won't be getting many new parts of these types to work with in the CCBS system. Another reason I will be missing it, is the fact that more sets like Invasion From Below from here on out could have been pretty cool! Sure, it probably couldn't have co-existed with bionicle, to avoid it cannibalizing bionicle's sales. But I think with some creativity and freedom with Hero Factory being less story driven then something like BIONICLE, they could have started making sets that could continue the Kaiju VS Mecha theme of Invasion From Below. But, alas, it is gone. Oh well. Now to get all the Bionicle 2015 sets.
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Aanchir posted a blog entry in A Golden-Red HorizonActually, in 2002 (according to TLG's Annual Report from that year, page 23), BIONICLE was TLG's top-selling product line, immediately ahead of LEGO Harry Potter. LEGO Explore (the rebranding of LEGO Duplo at that time) was TLG's third-highest-selling product, and LEGO Star Wars was only their fourth-highest-selling product. The 2001 annual report doesn't give an organized list of top-selling product lines, but it does treat BIONICLE, Harry Potter, and Bob the Builder as some of the lines that were especially influential in the overall sales for the year. But of course this may be skewed to favor product lines that were brand-new in 2001. In 2003, "LEGO Company’s own BIONICLE® range performed better, although sales fell by up to 20 percent." However, it was still their top-selling product, immediately ahead of LEGO Sports, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Racers, and LEGO Creator. In 2004 and 2005 it remained top-selling product line, but "sales did not live up to expectations in 2005." Star Wars once again advanced in relative popularity, becoming the second-most-successful product line in terms of sales. LEGO City was introduced in 2005 but had not yet reached its peak success. LEGO City and LEGO Star Wars are both mentioned as more successful than expected in the 2006 annual report, while curiously, BIONICLE is not mentioned at all, even though BIONICLE-related images appear throughout. The 2007 annual report reported an increase in sales. "The sales increases are still driven by the classic product lines LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Creator as well as LEGO Star Wars, which is well on its way to become another classic line," the report says. "BIONICLE is still one of the LEGO Group’s best selling product lines, although the line did not show any growth in 2007." The report also mentions an agreement that Tinseltown Toons will be producing three BIONICLE movies to be released between the years of 2009 and 2011. Increased sales in 2008 are attributed to the same four themes as in 2007, with no mention of BIONICLE. Likewise in 2009, Duplo, City, Creator, and Star Wars are listed among successful product lines. BIONICLE is not mentioned. Needless to say, BIONICLE was never mentioned in the 2010 annual report, although it is mentioned that new lines like Atlantis and Hero Factory contributed to the company's growth along with the unmatched sales of City and Star Wars. I have no intent of denying that BIONICLE was quite a phenomenon in its early years, and it certainly helped them regain their success, but I just feel that BIONICLE's impact on TLG's fiscal success is often exaggerated on BIONICLE fansites, just as LEGO Star Wars's impact is exaggerated by many LEGO Star Wars fans. As I understand it, TLG's return to glory was a process of many facets and many stages, and there was no product line or decision that can be treated as TLG's "saving grace" during this time period. The exaggeration of BIONICLE's success led to a lot of misconceptions when the decision to cancel the theme was made. Some fans were confident that TLG would learn their lesson after cancelling "their most successful product line" and suffering an obvious loss in sales. Some people even were so bold as to suggest that cancelling BIONICLE would undo all the economic recovery that had been accomplished during the theme's lifespan. But BIONICLE's success did not remain consistent, unlike the success LEGO Star Wars and LEGO City would later be able to maintain. If TLG's success had depended as heavily on BIONICLE as some fans thought, then its lack of growth from 2007 onward would have been reflected by overall declines in TLG's success. But instead TLG continued to grow throughout this entire period, defying these predictions. Replacing BIONICLE was not a foolish risk or a decision taken lightly, but a well-planned response to the trends of the previous several years. Source: Unpopular Opinions?