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Hey Bionicle community! I’ve been watching & reading BZ Power content for a while now but as this is my first post, I just want to say it’s an honor to be here & it’s a great community to be a part of with so much great content! So based on the title of this post I’m sure you all can figure out what it’s about. Like the rest of us, I’m super hyped about this new TTV canon contest, and I really want to participate. However, I’ve never been the most phenomenal at Bionicle MOCs, so I thought I’d take a different direction – the canisters! Obviously canisters, at least in Bionicle G1, were a big part of the Bionicle universe, & I think as we’re doing this canon character contest and having things verified as canon, it would be cool for them to come with canisters (lots of words that start with C I know). I’d really like to design & create these canisters, & I’m willing to do it for each & every contest that will be held. (Just a sidenote: I’m also open to creating boxes if the “set” requires it, but I’m more passionate about the canisters) The reason why I like to do this is two-fold - 1, because of my passion for Bionicle, & 2, because of my passion for design. From a young age I always loved to build and create, & that’s actually what I went to college for! I’m proud to say that I have a degree in product design with a solid skill set around CAD and 3-D printing, sketching, model making, & general design principles. I’d really like to utilize the skills & sort of give back to the Bionicle community. As far as how this would work, personally I think it would work best to design the canister after each character is finished, just to help me tie it in together (to the character/mask) and also let the original MOCist do their work without me influencing it. I would love to even make the actual canisters & gift them to the winners & maybe even send some to TTV to review on their YouTube channel as a set. And obviously I’m open to any ideas the community might have for how I could go about structuring/creating these canisters! So long story short: I’d like to join the TTV cannon contest by creating canisters for each character & then sending them out to the winners & TTV. I would love to get in contact with Greg & the cast members to make this official, but I’m not sure exactly how (if anyone knows, please let me know. Update- I did send Eljay a message). I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of working with such a great community. Anyways, that’s a lot of text. But please, let me know your thoughts & comments about this idea! I'll be using this thread to post my progress photos, which are also on the TTV message boards (obviously lol), Reddit, & Instagram (all with the same username). My first round of sketches is posted below. Please please please give feedback! I would love to know how I can improve this design as I go through the process. I’d love to hear from you guys & I would value your input greatly. Let’s continue to keep the legend of Bionicle alive! #Unity #Duty #Destiny
So I've recently been acquiring some of the 2008-2009 sets I didn't get back then and didn't think I'd want the original boxes and that it would be cheaper, but I changed my mind and am trying to hunt some of them down now as well as the instructions. My primary concern is the boxes at this point. Message or comment if you have any you're willing to sell and we can start talking price privately. Thanks for looking! Here's what I'm looking for: Original Boxes and Canisters in useable condition: 8992 Cendox V1 8990 Fero & Skirmix 8989 Mata Nui (and instructions if you got them) 8973 Agori Raanu (and instructions if you got them) 8974 Agori Tarduk (and instructions if you got them) 8977 Agori Zesk-possibly just the cardboard middle would work as mine got destroyed (and instructions if you got them) 8698 Vultraz Original Instructions not listed above: Agori Berix Agori Metus Glatorian Gelu Kaxium V3 Bonus items: Kanoka 175 Kardas Dragon with box and instructions
While I know not each and every one had to do with the story or was indeed in anyway compatible with the actual pieces, can someone provide me with a full list of canisters that did either of these things? So far, I think it goes something like... Toa Mata - Story: What they famously washed ashore in. Compatibility: Technic pin holes and head piece. Bohrok/Bohrok Kal - Story: Resting chamber. Toa Nuva - Compatibility: Same as Toa Mata, but with two more pin holes in place of the head piece. Rahkshi - Compatibility: Resting place for the Kraata? Kraata Collectibles - Compatibility: Resting place holes for the Kraata and Technic round peg hole. Toa Metru - Story: Two lids could make a Matoran Sphere, as seen in the story a few times. Compatibility: A disc could be placed on top of the lid side and in the middle exists a Technic round peg hole. Toa Mahri - Compatibility: Technic round peg hole connections (and more?) exist on top of the plastic part of the box. Thanks in advance if you can help me out!