>The World of BionicleMedia: https://biomediaproject.com/bmp/Story: https://wallofhistory.com/Wiki: https://biosector01.com/>Building with BionicleStudio: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/studio/download.pageGuide (also includes official and custom parts packs): https://bioniclerebuilt.wixsite.com/fallingstars/studio-guide-v2Previous thread: >>10115225
>>10146835I remembered the Toa sets from 2008 exist, so I changed my mind.
>>10147811Doesn't even look that bad. The other 2 Phantoka Toa are a lot better, and the Makuta are fantastic.
>>10147787>completly ruins your lore
reminder that roodaka is fat
>>10147811I liked the 08 sets. they were cool and had style
>>10147973>muh seethingYou have no counter argument. The build is mediocre.
>>10147996It's cool, creative and not boring same crap for lore autists.
>>10148023>cool, creative and not boringYou're right on all accounts which is why that build is suited for a dark hunter. All of the hahaha have similar build and then you have one guy that looks like he doesn't belong.
>>10148024It's not Double's fault rest of the builds are uncreative
>>10148029Yeah but it's his fault for fucking up the market for black torsos in America. But he also didn't need to reinvent the fucking wheel for the Toa
>>10147889I'd say it's pretty obvious, but if it needs to be explained:1.) Makuta is turned into a generic 'big bad' instead of being the omnipresent force of evil. Also, it was far more orginial to give Makuta the avatar of a small matoran than turing him into hollywood-satan-looking megatron wannabe.2.) Vakama abandons his team and joins forces with Makuta. Twist for the sake of twist even m.night shaman would find too retarded to use.3.) time-magic is a 100% guaranteed way how to ruin any fictional universe and Time Trap is one representative example.4.) also Whenua and Nuju get to do nothing
>>10148040Hey buddy I liked that the book was a Vakama solo book and the direction that was they took with Teridax. The time stuff was fine in time trap anyways. It's not like they went back in time and caused a paradox. Plus it featured my favorite version of Teridax in the book.
>>10148023It's not cool, and the creativity is at the expense of the gear funtion so it's a shit build. >muh balljoint for added frictionThe gear function sucked on the 2015 Masters and it fucking sucks on Bomonga. >>10148033This. Double is a tryhard fuckwit and I say this as someone who's only exposure to him is through /biog/. Seems to try too hard to push the envelope and piss off people for no reason. Just another limp dicked sperg strewn amongst the pile with barely any moccing skills beyond the basic shit.
>>10148054Permission granted to shill him https://www.flickr.com/photos/161000663@N04/
>>10148063Yeah, he mimmicks Djokson and Vee. Whoopdee doo. Derivative as fuck.
>>10148063He makes abstract mocs which are cool. I'll give him that
>>10148046I don't get it. How you can like this version of Teridax when it was shown to be true many times that Makuta as a character works better through a proxy. This is what puts Makuta on par with Mata-nui at the first place. Shadowed One being able to permanently harm Teridax's original body without any struggle is just lazy writing just to shock but not to astonish. G2 did the same mistake when they made Ekimu a simple elder dwarf instead of a Great Spirit.As for the Vahi - it's existence left permanent damage on the structure of the universe because it became an overpowered MacGuffin (because time powers are always overpowered) that everyone was chasing after but nobody could use properly. It makes zero sense Vakama would let the world to be destroyed rather than being ruled by Makuta, yet at the same time finds no problem with teaming up with him to get the mask.
>>10148101>Shadowed One being able to permanently harm Teridax's original body without any struggle is just lazy writingNo it's not, and Teridax was never on Mata Nui level. That's why he made the plan to literally hijack his body. Even then that wasn't his oriybidy since he was in the ultimate dune form which was a fucking Frankenstein monster of three beings fused into one guy
>>10148120>that wasn't his oriybidy since he was in the ultimate dune formYeah, Makuta actually looked like this throughout the whole book.I honestly found it hard to imagine Makuta's lines coming out of this thing.
>>10148040So what you're saying is that you barely actually remember Time Trap. Half of those complaints don't even have anything to do with the book.>>10148101>Stop liking what I don't like!!!
>>10148135>I honestly found it hard to imagine Makuta's lines coming out of this thing.That's one of the charms if the book. You have this fucking monstrosity saying all of these pretty cool lines. Like Ketongu fought this guy
>>10148120>That's why he made the plan to literally hijack his body.Nobody knew what the plan actually was until the very last year. Before that Makuta was widely considered Mata-nui's brother.>>10148160You have to be more specific otherwise it's you who remembers things badly and only nostalgia makes you defend this thrash.
>>10148101>It makes zero sense Vakama would let the world to be destroyed rather than being ruled by Makuta, yet at the same time finds no problem with teaming up with him to get the maskKeypoint here is the get the mask part. Without no world ending mask in your hands you don't get to make threats or demands unless you want to fight not one but two different partes (Makuta and the Dark Hunters).
>>10148442>Before that Makuta was widely considered Mata-nui's brother.Yeah back in 2001. By 04 at the earliest they scrapped Teridax being Matanuis brother. I feel like by 05 they made it official that Makuta is a race and not a name.
>>10148442>Nobody knew what the plan actually was until the very last yearThat's also not true since the plan was to always awaken the GSR from the start
>>101480401.) Time Trap isn't responsible for this. Mask of Light is.2.) Context is key.3.) First of all, Time Trap doesn't even feature time magic whatsoever. The alternate timeline is an illusion conjured by Makuta. Vakama claiming that destroying the Vahi would fuck with reality is basically conjecture. Is true? Who cares, we'll never know. But it amounts to a bluff.4.) You seem to be confusing Time Trap with, like... the Miramax movies, somehow? It's bizarre.
>>10148101>This is what puts Makuta on par with Mata-nui at the first place. Shadowed One being able to permanently harm Teridax's original body without any struggle is just lazy writing just to shock but not to astonish. Others have already sort of said it, but 03 and 04 already reduced Makuta to a single entity that, while a shapeshifter, is still only one guy. One that got manhandled by Takanuva and frozen in protodermis after knocking himself out with his own shadowhand with a pillar. You can't blame Time Trap when Makuta was being reduced to a Saturday morning villain well before that book was written.
>>10148033It's not the builder's fault that bricklink sellers are greedy little bitches
>>10148826Supply and demand, cause and effect, m8. If he didn't submit that build and have it canonized, every sped on the TTV forums wouldn't buy up all the torsos, and then bricklink sellers wouldn't start scalping. He's the first domino.
I like how every single promo and commercial says "IN-EYE-KA" but then Greg is arbitrarily like "nuh uh, its IN-EE-KA" and now every autistic YouTuber pronounces it that way.
>>10148876>if he didn't submit it torsos wouldn't be $20I think it's really fucking funny that it happened because anyone who wasn't a one step thinker should have known that even if that specific entry didn't win, the number of metru torsos is limited and would eventually be used somewhere. MOCs fundamentally break up real sets so it shouldn't even be a surprise.Better start hitting up those garage sales.
>>10147787Do Sentrakh, Voporak and The Shadowed One have 'canon' colors described in the books? Seems like a wasted opportunity to create renders of them and still color them like the combiner models. Somebody built a blue Sentrakh sometime ago and it looked good.
>>10148963I don't think there colors are even mentioned.
>>10148963Why would their colors be any different from the sets?Shadowed One is black and yellowVoporak is black and redAnd Sentrakh is yellow
>>10148878It should be "IN-EYE-KA" like "Igniter", but the Ignika should stay as "IG-NEE-KA" like "Ignition". That way it matches their respective story roles.
>>10148996>Should beEmphasis on should.
I hate was Greg did to Bionicle. All of the mysticism that was there in 01 was torn apart by shit writing and mountains of retcons.
>>10149329If you were smart you would separate 2001-2003 and 2004-2010 into two different series, you will enjoy both more this way
>>10149337That's a cope
>>10149329There was never any mysticism since the big damn robot was going to be the reveal from the start.
>>10149463>there was never any mysticism since [thing that hadn't happened yet]
i heard there's a new toa tahu next year but uses the new CCBS system is this true?
>>10149463Bitch. These are advanced biomechanical robots who have been stranded on an island and devolved into a tribal society. Their "visions from the great spirit" are just misinterpreted wireless communications. The turaga are distilling these complex technical things and history that nobody would otherwise understand into cryptic mythology and legends. This is the entire aesthetic of bionicle. It should be obvious. Get your stupid ass out of here.
>>10147783Way too top-heavy.
>>10147811I wonder why they took away their shoulder plates
>>10148040>instead of being the omnipresent force of evilThat's literally what he ends up becoming, though.
>>10148101>Shadowed One being able to permanently harm Teridax's original body without any struggle is just lazyMakuta's whole problem is that he always underestimates people, and TSO was always meant to be an extremely powerful rival to Makuta.
>>10148442>Before that Makuta was widely considered Mata-nui's brother.Only if you weren't very familiar with the story. All the nerds knew it was metaphorical.
>>10149329He was never really the head of the story team at any point. Also, what do you mean by "mountains" of retcons? Can you name more than a few?
>>10149329>All of the mysticism that was there in 01 was torn apartHow so?>>10149563Nobody knows for sure, but there are some leaked photos. It's not CCBS. But they might be fake anyway.
>>10147831Most Bionicle fans back in 2005 thought it was the best book yet. Makuta went from a generic schmuck who talked shit but lost every fight, to a mastermind playing 4D chess.
>>10149422I prefer coping over whining
>>10149563I wish, didn't Lego stop using CCBS after those shitty SW constraction toys.
>>10147741>be me, 22y/o Bionicle-obsessed retard>looking for Bionicle threads on 4chan>never considered /toy/ because i care way more about the lore than the sets>realize that /toy/ probably has a Bionicle general>go to /toy/>”Makooti: The Bionic Man”>close out and kill myself
>>10148023there is no valid criticism against someone liking a project’s lore
>>10150399Still funny how those figures completely buried CCBS and got entire line canceled
>>10151183Yet here you are >>10151242Lego put their faith into the wrong I.P.
>>10151183>makooti: the Bionic Man>John Dark Soulreally loved their appearance in Smash bros
2005 was a goated year.
>>10151368Probably the best Miramax redesign idea was to give the Hordika only 1 tool each. Makes it more impactful to carry a crazy mutated weapon in your quasimodo arm when everybody is not dual wielding them.
>>10151242I'm sad to see those pieces gone, but I'm kinda glad that while they existed Lego gave them multiple translucent colors.
>>10150399>>10151242Really fucking stupid. We hate star wars folks
>>10151435As an anon who knows almost nothing about SW I'd say they should've focused on android/mechanic beings.I loved K2S0 and Grievous as sets but honestly I didn't give a single crap about human or humanoid characters like Rey? or the clone soldiers. At least I appreciate the cloth pieces on some as well as recolors.
>>10151447I do agree on both points. Grievous is still one of the best figures they've released.
>>10151664>brick builtYikes, that shit is going to snap in a week. Lego's piece quality has been down the crapper for years.
>>10151668That's already strange enough, since even if this is real you're gonna get "this isn't technic, it sucks" and then "well it's bonkle anyway so it's good" which doesn't really gauge interest in a revival very well. But then it's strange why they would gauge interest in bonkle right now with a gift set ($50 or more on lego store purchase) instead of just some little polybag purchase on the side too. It seems like it could be a real leak but it sure is a retarded decision.
>>10151673I think it's just some sort of a memento gift for those who liked Bionicle. It's half-assed and lame but just a random polybag nonetheless. I agree that I'd preferred a Bionicle piece/mask but no way in hell Lego would waste money creating a mold for a single piece in a gift polybag. >it sure is a retarded decision.Classic Lego.
>>10151183Honestly, if you can't appreciate the silly marketing of early Bionicle, you're probably not that obsessed.Also, we've been here on /toy/ for literally over a decade, so welcome.
>>101513682005 is a major gap in my bionicle nostalgia because I think that was the year my dad was unemployed and so my parents wouldn't buy me any bioniclesI still somehow got a Keetongu though which was pretty cool.
>>10147811>wrong colored eyes>lens on the wrong eye>no shield>"weapon" is a shitty little bayonet on the seasonal gimmick shooter God this piece of shit couldn't have been more disappointing.
Is liking 2007 bipartisan? I've noticed both pro and anti-Greg posters admit that it was good shit. Granted, a lot of the legwork for that is done by the Barraki short film.I think it's my favorite year personally, something about the designs just works. Everyone has a unique build, the designs are great, and the Mahri look/feel truly robotic. It also appealed a lot to my kid respect for edginess.Granted, Bionicle lore is a lot cooler on paper than it is in action. The comics/books/movies/etc always seem to have these lofty mysterious ideas that they ruin with corny dialogue and flat characters.
>>10152160>"We are evenly matched">"Not so. My side has nothing left to lose."Hey, fuck you, that was awesome.
I think it's somehow even funnier that Nuju spoke like fucking R2-D2 back in 2001 and then we found out he's just a fucking dick and he just refuses to speak English because he's an asshole.
Can we talk about birds?
What's the program people use to make bionicle MoCs in 3D? I saw people posting caps of some 3D program posted here before.
>>10152253it's in the op dawg
>>10147783I refuse to believe this is cannon, disgusting. I choose to believe they are robots just like the Toa.
>>10152273the toa aren't robots either retard
>>10152223What kind of birds ?
>>10152274>toaI choose to believe they aren't not robots as well, faggot
>>10152280do you also choose to believe your life has any value despite all the evidence to the contrary?
>>10147741I got this for $25 on kijiji it came with a bunch of books and a big box of random bionicles
>>10152285damn that's awesome, nice find
>>10152284no, but I also chose to do your mom despite all the evidence to that hole being rank
>>10152273I mean Rakahi are just slugs inhabitantng a robot body and in the image you see...a slug with a robot body. Just in a different light
>>10152160The best song came out of 2007 "Face Me"
>>10152328What even is this take? Face Me kinda sucks compared to most other Bionicle themes.
>>10152357>What even is this take?A based take>>10152357>Face Me kinda sucksNah man Face Me fucking rocks. I honestly prefer it over crashed. But both songs are very thematic to the story as a whole
>>10152573The gucko birds. Nivawk birds. Ya know bird rahi
>>10152273But Rahkshi are basically power mech suits controlled by Kraata.
>>10152863It's amazing how furries are literally incapable of designing anything that looks pleasing.
>>10152865sadly it's the only people willing to draw Bionicle.
>>10152865I was going to say he is probably not a furfag but he is close.
>>10153073>nonbinarydoxing him to putin as we speak
>>10153175excellent b8, here's your (you)
>>10153073he's not a furfag he's worse
>>10153073>>10153158>>10153232Pretty sure Demi is some fat Asian? femoid mutt, not a guy.
>>10153073>>10153238Ya demi is an ugly woman IRL which explains why all her bonkle art is just buff dudes that vaguely resemble the characters they're supposed to be. Nonbinary femoid is basically the woman equivalent of an incel
>>10147783I always find it funny when people put digitigrade legs on characters that clearly do not have them
>>10153255I don't see what's so weird about it. It seems appropriate for a weird feral hunter creature with really long legs to begin with.
>>10153261It is a lot of top heavy weight. I can't see them being able to move quickly without having some balance issues
>>10152285unbelievable luck you got, anon
>>10152584Cutest bird Rahi right here. Imagine getting shagged by a rare Pokawi.
Does it ever make you guys feel sad to realize we're all basically the last vanguards of something no one will ever give a shit about again?It genuinely saddens me sometimes to realize that something as cool as bonkles will never be expanded on/concluded/revitalized. At best we might get another run of shitty hero factory figures with crap lore.Bionicle could only be made in the 2000s, with how lego was at the time, with how edgy shit was at the time, with the cool grungy CGI.
>>10153520Its better to have experienced Bionicle and lose it than not experience it at all.
>>10153518>Imagine getting shaggedwhoah whoah take it easy
>>10153520that's an interesting take on his gimp arm, bending backwards like that
>>10153368came with these lads too
I've heard about some long running weird finnish bionicle fanfic or something that's a meme up there, what is that about?
>>10152285>>10153949>$25 on kijiji>Vezon and Fenrakk is not the only setare you fucking for real
>>10153949You're a lucky duck
>>10153985these too plus the books in the background. I got really lucky and picked them up immediately. He knew their worth too, very nice seller.
>>10154002Now that's what I call a haul
Lemme see your best mocs do some team poses. Unless you're chicken, of course.
Matau model ripped directly from the OG Xbox Bionicle 2 demo. Use it well brothershttps://mega.nz/file/ZqgnmRwD#gebmJCZkmfc-ylmMxmhIddg0SdWEBxZ_h297qDfAelE
>>10154328Post-2003 Bionicle games are such shit
What are the conditions for Toa being able to seal targets in an encasement? Could a group of five Toa Inika do that or would six be required?
>>10153518Is this FONNA be the next Roodaka tf?
>>10147741Do they still make new bionicles?
>>10154443Sadly notGen 2 in 2015 died in the next year. And they seem to be moving away from CCBS as well. So realistically you'd get more technic-y sets again or more likely, brickbuilt (like the leaked Tahu GWP)
>>10154328How the fuck have I never heard of this? I had no idea they planned a Metru Nui game.
>>10155064Nobody really talks about it, despite four different builds being available now
>>10154002Whatever is in front of Gali makes Gali look like she's fat or pregnant, not sure which...
>>10155259This nigga doesn't even recognize Voyatorans
>>10155262Yeah. I'm weird, I didn't get into G1 until after G2. G1 was during my lego dark ages.
I love Bionicles!
>>10155562No you don't fuck off.
>>10155288>Hands with different thumbsYes you are weird
>>10153520It's better this way. Look at how all the other old franchise revivals are turning out, look at the kind of people who are most vocal in the Bionicle community and who would be most likely to be hired to write for it, and you will be visited by visions of the future that could be and which I for one want no part of.
>>10153232>he's not a furfag he's worse>worse than dogfuckerNo such thing
>>10153520I'd rather have it fade into obscurity than be remade and malformed into whatever shit it would turn out to be. Sometimes you have to be thankful the Bionicle G2 was made in 2015 and not 2020
>>10155908At most either here or a bunch of furfags would be our best hope unless a sudden tranny purge happens and some of the worse post added stuff gets wiped off
Would lightning be able to act as the sixth element for five Inika (or 1 Inika + 4 others) trying to seal something or would they need six Toa like the Metru did?
>>10156090Honestly just have Takanuva Join them. Boom full team of 6. Unfortunately the 5 Toas were hypnotized
>>10155903https://youtu.be/e9xG7TNVwdw>Saves your dead franchise
>>10156197Ew. Animated like a capeshit cartoon. Vrahno or bust.
>>10156211You can keep your soulless ugly source filmmaker weeb
>>10156230>vrahno >soullessFucking retard lmao
>>10153520Bionicle inspired a lot of my own personal writings in terms of themes, character choices, stories, and tropes. I don't think I'd have developed my books to the point they're at, with space dragons, elemental knights, and an immortal shapeshifter in love with an immortal clairvoyant without Bionicle giving me that inspirational push. Maybe it's gone forever, maybe it isn't, but either way it'll live on in some way through what we all took from it.
>>10156090The Lightning the Inika were imbued with wouldn't amount to a full Toa's Power combined. You need at least six Toa to make a Protodermis Cage. Fundamentally opposed elements (Light and Shadow) cannot be a part of that union.
>>10156092what piece is being used for the shaft of the axe(?) held by the guy in the back?
It still pisses me off that Gresh and Skrall were Stars. Should have been a Visorak or Vahki. And Nuparu or Lewa.
>>101565092001 - Tahu Mata2002 - Lewa Nuva2003 - Rahkshi2004 - Vahki2005 - Visorak2006 - NuparuThat way it's three mindless armies of Makuta. Tahu gets redemption against the Rahkshi, Lewa avenges Rahi against the Visorak, and Nuparu faces against his own creations.
>>10151684If they actually cared, the MoUP would be a polybag
>>10147783Somethin looks a little off with the proportions but i really like it! and like where youre going with it. good job
>>10156520They finally gave us a Mask of Creation long after G1. It would interesting if they finally gave us a MoUP long after G2.
>>10151368ngl ive never cared a ton for the hordika. the matoran (?) with the spinners were AWESOME and i liked the visoraak a lot too
>>10156525I just want to put something on my Makuta combiner that isn’t 3-d printed
>>10156496Boat, Mast 2 x 2 x 20 with Holes and Axle Hole
>>10156509I think the Vahki and Visorak might have gotten shafted due to their thightly integrated launchers. In a wave without Kanoka and Rhotuka, that would have required design changes.Then again, didn't stop them from making a Kraata-less Rahkshi.
>>10156509Na, the lack of a Stars Bohrok is what pisses me off the most.I know that's asking a lot out of the shitty Av Matoran bodies but those stupid balls are way too iconic to leave out of a literal all-stars toyline.
>>10156509If they went with 6 heros and 6 villains it should've been>Skakdi>Visorak>Skrall>Exo Toa >Rakshi>I remember there was one more person on Terdidaxs team but I can't remember For the Heros >Tahu>Takanuva>Gresh>Lariska (the dark hunters formed a truce with the Toas during Terdidax reign last time I recalled)>I want to say either Gali or Pohatu > Another Hahaha
>>10156679I would have it be:>skakdi>Vahki>Rakshi>bohrok >some kind of rideable rahi>skrallI remember being disappointed as fuck by bara magna and stars even as a kid.Even megabloks neoshifters were cooler.Speaking of, are those cheap bionicle bootlegs any good?
>>10156840>cheap bionicle bootlegsWatcha mean? The Aliexpress G2 bootlegs? Or something else?
>>10156908No, I mean invincibility robot and other shit. The chinks and russkis basically made entire runs of most bionicle sets, and with decent accuracy.
>>10156935>>10156938>>10156940But do they have joints that don't crack?
>>10156935>they added pistons to the legs and gitd thigh shields on the kneesDamn, quite the improvement. Wonder how those glowing pieces fare in bootleg.
>>10156840Stars sucked. Agori sucked. Av-Matoran sucked. But the Glatorian were great.
>>10156840Bohrok and Vahki wouldn't make sense since they weren't apart of Terdidax team. I'm only using members and rahi that were apart of Terdidaxs Reign
>>10147741Got Boxor? I been lusting for that kit for almost a year. Almost got lucky once, but it got away and I haven't seen a single piece of it for sale on my locals which is where I usually get my parts. It must be some kind of fetish for orange+black but I think these three would look badass together and work well as a team. Tempted to say Boxor is really underrated and overlooked, From what I seen it's a very solid kit.
>>10157461It's a good build for me. A piece of advice though, when you get one try not to put the Tohunga arm in the back as the instructions say; that shit snapped after some time and it still hurts.
>>10157379The Vahki were unquestionably evil and under Makuta's control though. He could have reasonably mass produced them as the GSR just like Rahkshi for the 2010 story.But yeah, Bohrok wouldn't make sense.
>>10156509The character choices don't bother me so much as how weak that wave was. It really should have been proper sendoff for Bionicle with full-size revamps of all the most iconic characters from across the years. Can't really blame the set designers though since they were probably the ones who had to fight for a final wave in the first place.My ideal version of Stars would have been a proper wave with the standard 6 canister sets and a few titan/vehicle sets. The golden armor gimmick was actually pretty cool so I would keep that. My choices for the canister sets would be:>Tahu Nuva - His mask would be the Nuva version (possibly redesigned? it's adaptive armor afterall), but the gold one would be the original Hau. The gold armor would replace the Nuva silver once you collect all the pieces.>Hahli Mahri - With a new non-aquatic version of the Faxon. Dope mask already but it would be cool to see a new version of it. Alternatively, keep the mask mold but make the set in her OG Matoran colors.>Gresh - 09 still needs a rep and he's one of the main characters. Have him be transformed into a Toa and/or granted elemental powers in the story. His mask would be a combination of his original helmet and a classic Kanohi.>Rahkshi - This was already a good choice so nothing to change here. Yellow was a good pick but it could be used to fill any color that's missing from the Stars lineup.>Piraka - Same as above. Any color is fine. Possibly a female one?>Shadow Toa Ahkmou - Something that was already hinted at in the story but we never got. Also one of the most iconic villains so it would be a shame not to include him.>Wildcard - Really any of the other villain sets could go here as long as it's not Skrall, considering those fuckers already got a whopping FIVE characters in 09. Maybe a Vahki with the disk launcher replaced with the Thornax launcher? It would basically have the same mandible look.
>>10157599As for the titans/vehicles:>Takanuva and Ussanui - You didn't think I forgot about him, did you? Should be similar to picrel.> Boxor - Could be piloted by a Matoran or an Agori.>Dark Hunter - This would be a good opportunity to make any of them that haven't been represented in set form. Plus there isn't really any other villain titan set I can think of that would work here (except maybe Roodaka).Rahi - Any 01 Rahi would be dope. My pick would probably be a Nui-Jaga. Story-wise, could either be under Makuta's control or ridden be a Matoran.I'm not really sure what I'd do for the smaller Agori/Matoran sets. Most of the iconic Matoran characters either became Toa or wouldn't really benefit from an Av-Matoran build. Maybe instead you could just have small Technic rahi? I'm sure that could be fit into the story pretty easily, too.I also wouldn't call it Stars because that sounds retarded and not very Bionicle-like at all. "Legends" would have been perfect but they already used that. Possibly "Bionicle: Legacy" or something like that.
>>10152273It's literally fan art. It's not canon. Stupid freak.
>>10152280But you just said "I choose to believe they are robots just like the Toa"
>>10148963>Do Sentrakh, Voporak and The Shadowed One have 'canon' colors described in the books?Don't need them. Set designs are always canon.
>>10151368I just wish the official sets had arms that were more even. Doesn't even have to be perfectly symmetrical, keep it weird for all I care, but fuck their left arms were so bad.Luckily it was easy to mod them with a Nuva shoulder.
>>10152865...as they make tens of thousands of dollars each month
>>10153520>something no one will ever give a shit about againWe're in the middle of G3, you stupid moron. The Bionicle community is in a golden age. Did you forget to watch the 810NICLE Day stream or something? Didn't read the rest of your post.
>>10157627>Plus there isn't really any other villain titan set I can think of that would work hereGreat Spirit Robot (Teridax)
>>10156520>>10156528Oh you tell me anon, I'd cream myself if the madmen delivered a MoUP polybag but that's never gonna happen.Lego's not caring for Bionicle is one thing, but G2 flopping hard also contributed to them not making it to 2017 as it was hinted first. Sadly, the best way to have one is either by 3D printing or building your own like this >>10156673
>>10157662>this is bait
>>10157677I didn't pick that one since obviously the scale would be way off, but then again so was Ultimate Dume, and the weird titan Toa Mata Nui which isn't even based on anything. The GSR face as a kanohi would actually be pretty dope.
>>10157661>810nicle day streamYou mean that tranny circlejerk stream? Shut the fuck up, faglover.
>>10154212He's since been disassembled because I needed parts for other builds but this was the first thing I've MOCed in a long time.
>>10157747I don't think a single trans person spoke in the entirety of the event.
>>10157715I unironically think Toa Mata Nui was supposed to be the GSR in silver and soulless higher-ups at Lego went "KIDS WON'T GET IT" and forced them to make it yellow and orange.
>>10157811>>10157765Autists were going on about gender and LGBT bullshit multiple points during the stream, and it was hosted by well known community leftoids. A faggy hugbox stream is not a G3 by any stretch of the imagination.
>>10157715>>10157841That said though, thanks to the laziness of Sayger you're allowed to pretend Toa Mata Nui is the GSR.
>>10157841Damn that looks way better than the official set. I don't mind pearl gold personally, but the lack of contrast between the gold and keetorange just made the whole thing look like piss. >>10157862That's really funny considering the GSR from the 08 animation would have been much easier to draw.>>10157852>A faggy hugbox stream is not a G3 by any stretch of the imagination.Which is exactly why the original post you replied to was obviously bait
>>10157599>we'll never get a reboot like thisDestroy lego
Hey, I've never interacted with the Bionicle online community and wanted to ask: What's the deal with Red Star Games?Is there also any other weird drama/stuff I should know of?
>>10158018>>10157599The masks suck. Rest is okay.
>>10157852I'm not saying that the stream is G3, but rather the MASSIVE amount of fan-made projects that were showcased during it.
>>10158029They have their own headcanon about stuff that they try to push on everyone, like their made-up specie names.
>>10158040The Hau and Pakari are great imo, rest aren't just ok.
>>10158155I just had a quick glance at their elemental powers pdf and sweet Mata Nui... I'm appalled. It'd be better for them to just straight up create their own setting instead of tiering elements, adding powers that were never shown in the comics or books, and Lord knows what other sorts of bollocks in their materials I haven't checked out yet.But I guess brand-name recognition rakes in dough more quickly, huh?
>>10157658I always saw it as their right arm being for vertical slashes while their left is for horizontal. Either way, they were cool.
>>10157862How is it lazy when that's much more complicated to draw? since Sayger isn't a lore autist he was either misinformed or he just liked the design better. Why is this general filled with drooling retards.
>>10157599There's some good ideas here but if you're going to give them all standardized builds you need to at least diversify the secondary colors.
>>10159119>unprofitableIf Lego actually knew how to market and make sets affordable without relying on a dying system like CCBS, as well as actually write a compelling story like early G1 something would be there. Either that or go the route of appealing to solely adult collectors with classic sets rereleased like what Hasbro and Playmates have done for TMNT and Transformers and people would eat that shit up. G2 was mediocre and nothing like G1, that's not a metric to measure by.>my declining G1 salesGee, almost like deviating from the Technic heavy gear function sets and giving Greg control over the story hurt the theme in the long run or something. Early G1 pandering/recreation is profitable. Prove me wrong.
You guys do realize that the bara magna situation is going to result in race war, right? There is no fucking way they just make peace with the glatorians, or don't genocide the skakdi for supporting robot satan.You have an entire race of hyper powerful soldiers whose god just died and whose world just got destroyed. There is no fucking way they get along peacefully with the much larger but far inferior glatorians.there will be reprisals.
>one BrickLink order away from a complete Bionicle collection>stuck in fucking Thailand customsAAAAAAAHHH.
>>10159804>complete Bionicle collectionbitch I better see not only every official set, but every combiner, rahi build, mask, kraata, and kraana too.
>>10159785Also there is no way Hewkii and Macku's relationship survives. Fucker is traumatized and like three times the size of her now.
>>10159818That's my fetish.
>>10157862You know, even the design of Toa Mata Nui alone, specifically the torso section with the pistons and the structure itself, made me think that they were at the very least thinking of the GSR
>>10159785Maybe if something went REALLY wrong. But after the literal God that just recreated the world gave them a speech about being nice and making their own life together, I don't think so.
>>10159881That's not going to stop people from having massive conflicts. The Glatorian don't have a reason to give a shit about mata nui in any broader sense, and they did not ask for mass migration from the GSR.The order of mata nui, remnants of makutas army, various other evil shit, and the dark hunters are still around. Along with several basically demi-gods, the elemental lords, the skrall, artifacts from the GSR that are essentially nukes or eldritch devices, etc.There is no way this shit ends well, I'm sorry. The Toa don't even have a reason to exist anymore, and no one is going to take well to the mass propagation of the knowledge that they are a literal pointless slave race.
>>10159885Compound all this with the fact that Takanuva literally admitted that The Kingdom timeline was the better one, btw.
>>10159885Literally why Marendar exists.
>>10159885Which is why something would have to go horribly wrong for it to happen first. The shit Velika was doing is what I assume would set up such an scenario.
new prototypes dropped, this time of the Toa Mata back when Bionicle was known as "B4"<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BtbjXcMw8hM" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
>>10160024Wanna just post a link you cryptic retard?
>>10160024Those mata prototypes look sick
Sets.>2001 / 2002>2003 / 2004>2007 / 2008 / 2009>2005 / 2006>2010Thoughts?
>>10159913>anti-MU faction of Agori/Glatorian wants the immigrants to GTFO, but can't really do anything because Toa are too broken>Marendar is running around eating Toa for breakfast, but the natives can't control it either>so their strategy instead becomes tricking and luring Toa straight into the path of the unstoppable killing machine
>>10160439is this an ARG?
>>10160504dont know yet but it's most likey a ARG
How would you rank / tier the sets/years?(G2, Slizers and Roboriders aren't mentioned in >>10160460 because I'd say I'm not familiar enough with those sets.)
>>10160465This is going to be made worse by the fact that the Toa are totally going to blame Marender ON the Agori/Glatorian. They're going to believe it's something they summoned intentionally.
>>10158788It's lazy because he didn't do his research.
>>10159281>giving Greg control over the storyNever happened. After Bob Thompson stepped down, the Marketing Head was the leader of the story team.https://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2013-2017/page775#post13199938-line10
>>10160460eat shit faggot
>>10160508Has to be unless its some out of context joke. The vague wording in the description is a big red flag for this sort of stuff.
>>10160581>channel description>only capitalized letters are A and Rseems like this might be an ARG after all, but i guess we won't know for sure until the next video comes out and theres a le spoopy epic slenderman speaking in morse code & then tahu does a really big smile at the camera, causing all zoomers within a 1 mile radius to shit themselves to death
Where can I find a parts pack for stud.io with slizer parts? I did find one via vooti's linktree but it requires a password.
>>10160568Yet the books were written by Greg and the comics based off the books. The framework was out of his control but the convoluted subplots and serials, shitty dialogue and characterization, and confusing names that all sounded alike were his doing. Keep denying that he played a significant role in fucking up G1 though.
What’s the scariest bionicle lore, insider knowledge, or fan project
>>10159885this is why I don't like the last year of story>>10159913I'm afraid to ask
>>10160024that ethereal music makes me feel a certain way
>>10160439Whether it's genuine or some kind of fan-made ARG, it really nails the spooky mysterious vibes early Bionicle had.
>>10160945Marendar was basically an Xmen Sentinel, made for the express purpose of culling Toa if a rebellion ensued. Accidentally awoke when the GSR returned to Spherus Magna.
>>10159785>>10159885This is a kino premise for a game
>>10160968sounds like a fun idea, man I need to read the books
>>10160968wait so the Great Beings anticipated a conflict between Spherus Magna and the GSR inhabitants?
>>10160973I seriously fucking despise art that gives mouths to bionicles Theyre wearing masks... Masks are meant to cover your face... And furthermore, beneath the masks, they have fucking cool alien faces with mandibles not yassified kissy lips and eyeliner Jesus FUCKING CHRIST
>>10160968>>10161118>>10161252You're going to have residents from the GSR who just want to settle down, be done with it all. The Mahri for example are probably tired as hell. Go back to village life, like The Kingdom. But then they're going to end up having to fight for everything they have, to not lose it all again.>>10161255Blame the shitty movies.>>10161254yes.
>>10161268>yes.but why? I thought they sent the GSR into space
>>10161283They always anticipated it to return. The MU residents didn't have sentience yet upon departure, that was all thanks to Velika, but thousands upon thousands of drone workers equipped with elemental powers and considerable strength would prove volatile if they somehow went all Skynet and turned on their creators. They weren't expecting them to evolve into essentially more moralistic copies of their Glatorian counterparts.
>>10160973>>10161187I love shortstacks, but I imagine Ga-matoran having ectomorph bodies. Tall, thin frames with long limbs. More hydrodynamic. That's how Michael Phelps got his medals.
>>10161380>Ga matoran are just those weird water Navi from the new Avatar film
>>10160439>Fikou right off the batkino, whoever put this together has good taste. Interesting to see that Onua's claws were originally going to be the standardized hands for all the Toa instead of the empty sockets they settled on. Also interesting the golden masks were already an element that early on.
How does one remove spray paint from a mask? Tried rubbing alcohol but that didn't do a thing.
>>10161480Try rubbing the mask instead of the alcohol.
>>10159885Post 2010 bonkle Has so much story potential that I throw a fit of rage everytime I find a story that takes place thousands of years into the future
>>10161255Chill dude, it's just one artist's interpretation of the characters. Your personal headcanon isn't any more valid than anyone else's.
>>10161879lol nah, fuck off faggot, you're wrong
>>10161885keep crying about it then lol
>>10161879I prefer to make it my problem. I'm a hater you see. I hate that shit.
>>10161255I like how Nickonplanetripple draws masks. Some characters have mouths if the mask they're wearing already has an obvious mouth hole but the Toa and Turaga have the more heroic looking mouth guards like Optimus Prime.
>>10161879but they're wearing masks. the movies fucked around, especially Legend Reborn where they did that shit with the "m-muh mask opens up for me to talk" what is this, Transformers?
>>10162418I don't like mask mouths either, I was just making fun of anon for overreacting. I'd rather see a variety of takes on how the characters look vs a thousand 100% set-accurate ones.
>>10162126I don't like how Nick draws anything. His artstyle is fucking horrendously ugly.
>>10160973>mouthsOther than that I kinda dig those designs.
>>10162476that's pretty cool, I wonder if Lewa is the only lithe and skinny one in this style, it would make sense for someone who flies around and lives in the jungle
Did you download the file
>>10162418>especially Legend RebornIt always confuses me a bit when people call the TLR approach "especially" bad. Sure, the mouth window is completely unnecessary, but it's pretty tame compared to masks that somehow grow actual mouths while worn.
>>10162546I just don't like seeing Mata Nui's little chiclet teeth through the Ignika
>>10160737I think it's fake. Look at how short the axel bars are on the Mata arms, Those look like the Stud.io Mata arms.
Instead of a reboot, what if they did a rerelease? What I mean is, instead of starting a whole new story, what if they just retold the original story again, but more coherently and in one source of media? Rather than spreading it out over so many games and comics and movies that it was basically impossible to follow as a kid in the 00's, remake it, exactly as is, maybe with some minor rewriting to fix some of the accidental racism and to fix some lore inconsistancies, and then make a single tv show or video game that compiles everything into one big source?
Does a chart or list exist that shows every set that was released for bionicle? Is there a way to see how much exists? Like, how much space would it actually take up just to buy one of every official thing?
>>10162476Either that or do like some animators and play extra much with how cartoony they can stretch and other stuff, or making new models for the ones who don’t have the greatest toy ones/really need a better one for how important they are lore wise while keeping some of the spirit of the original (Ahem, Shadowed one) or having the new ones be somewhat in style for build with the region they are from (New Toa Mata with new gimmicks potentially but mostly using that year’s design philosophy for each special area unless nobody besides 6 were blessed for example)
Never used BrickLink before, any guides/advices? Also, why do so few sellers upload the photos of sets that have already been in use? Let's say several lots of a particular set say that they are 100% complete, but don't mention the weariness of parts, how do I choose the one I want to buy? Do I just ask every seller to make photos? Are they even gonna respond?Is it safe to buy cheapest lot if a set itself is complete?
>>10158797>you need to at least diversify the secondary colorsThey were deliberately emulating the Toa Metru, hence why Tahu had Vakama's disk launcher. The guy who made these posted other revamps that had more faithful color schemes.
Hey guys, I made a song for this animation called Omi called "OMI's Village"( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WPNdsBNb1Y&t=321s )^ animation( https://soundcloud.com/theprettycolours/omis-village )^ songit was inspired by the Legend of Mata Nui game's Ost which I don't see talked about more here, which is a shame because I really like it and can find no information on the composer on the web. which again is a shame because the soundtrack is really insanely good and you should listen to it.
I still think the visual designs of the earlier sets looked better than towards the end. The more mechanical looking builds up until the glatorian season. But I really didn't like the cheap feel of the reboot or the glatorian series since that was when lego started redesigning their ball sockets, and basically all of the toa from that season will get broken joints just from assembly and standing on a shelf.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AMzUvpOsOQconfirmed silly ARG I think
I can still read matoran without any issues to this day. Since l learned that one, l could then read most alternate alphabet cyphers with minimal effort, l just need to stare at it for a few minutes to see the patterns that make words, if that makes sense.
>>10164060it's already confirmed by the channel description. the message in the CC of that video is the first "clue" of the ARG though
Do you think it could be just he corporate heads sucking the movie license cocks thats preventing a real return of the Bionicle IP?I understand the guy is trying to buy the IP back from lego so he can reboot it seperately, but I wonder if that is even possible these days. MegasXLR is still stuck in perminant limbo due to some exect writing that IP off as a tax fraud thing, basically making it impossible to reboot.
>>10164060the hieroglyphs look different i think, wonder if they mean anything.
Is the rusty tahu mask worth anything?
>>10164217Maybe like 5 to 10 bucks.
not so fond of these painted parts
Rate my moc, I made this guy nearly 15 years ago, he just stands on a shelf now.
>>10164291pretty basic build but not bad for a 2007 moc probably made when you were like 12. the colors are cool, you should revamp him
>>10164298The more I look at it, the more rare parts I'm noticing. Parts to sets I no longer have the rest of.
I think the silver peice on his chest is booba lady's crotch plate.
I think this part is the rarest I have, since I'm pretty sure the large white gear was only avalible with one specific set. It was one of the very first lego sets I ever had. And its what started this plastic robot obsession I have today.I could buy a clean one on ebay, but I used this dirty beat up part for nostalgia points, and I think it looks cool because of the real weathering it has from suffering through all the shit I put it through when I was little.
>>10164291I think the wheels in the shoulders are from that building machines book from the early 00's that included a handfull of gears and technic parts.Lego crazy action contraptions, apparently they still sell the book, or at least theres one listed on amazon books.
This guy has been sitting on my shelf forever, and has been submerged in water for the last 12 years. The white lines are from the water evaporating over the years, evenutally all the water will evaporate, leaving only the encrusted bohrok behind. At least that was the original idea when I filled it up. I also just think the lense effect looks cool.
>>10164428the diaper of light
If you could only pick one of the six elements, which would you choose, and why?
>>10164732Ice, I've always liked the idea of lowering the temperature in a place to such a degree that everything (but me) instantly freezes.
>>10164732water. to create and purify water... and to fuck with Nestlé in particular. others would be plantlife which is not part of the base six elements. I'd use that to force more plants to exist hoping it would help with climate change, that'll need a lot of fucking plants. also some areas in the city i live needs more tall trees it's fucking concrete everywhere that shit is going to be warm in the summer.
>>10164968>combat climate changeJust go to Africa and China and strangle 90% of the population with vines. Boom, crisis averted.
>>10164732Air, because of the brapping potentialthen I would Nova Blast China to combat global warming
very nice that the toa made us all worry for the state of our world.
>>10164732Whatever my queen Roodaka orders me to be...
Is there any lore connecting throwbots, or were they just the prototype for bionicle?
Why do diehard lego fans hate bionicle when bionicle literally saved lego from the brink of collapse?
>>10165685i hate that the community has become less of place for sharing cool mocs and building techniques and turned into an LGBT hugbox/echochamber where zey/zirs compete to make the shittiest mata and metru builds
>>10165714I got a ban warning in one of those servers for saying my pronouns were ba/sed
>>10165714Why the fuck would you go to a fucking discord? those are all fucking hug box circle jerking cesspools.Just post here, where you get real critiques, and you don't have to bend over backwards to watch your language around a bunch of people who only beleive in made up genders. Just like ba said, even if you do what they want you to do, they just retaliate anyway.
>>10165714why are so many bionicle fans transgendered? It is impossible to ignore on the normie sites. My theory is the nerd to tranny pipeline also trans are consoomerism incarnate
>>10165714Look at the bright side, it's only a matter of time till they 41%
>>10166235Nerds are likelier to become trans because they're so frail and antisocial that they've never even caught a whiff of pussy, therefore they turn themselves into wounded chemically altered blobs so the attention starts coming in because they know that right now they can accuse whoever ignores them of hatecrimes and ruin their livelihoods.
>>10166235autistic niche hobby communities breed troonism
>>10164343Anymore cool bohrok display ideas? I wonder if submerging one in a resin or epoxy would look good? Kind of curious if leaving it in there for months or years breeds mold and bacteria though.