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Found these in a store a bit ago. They were on sale for like five dollars or something, but obviously too small for me.

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Kanohi?

Scroll down, to two posts ago, or click this link, to get to the awesome post where I show all the stuff/news I’m hypothesizing about.

So, I was looking at the pictures of Tahu and Lewa, and realized something.

I had thought the Golden Masks in the pictures were just showing which mask they have. But then I realized something. They are golden.

Like the Golden Masks from the 2001-2 era, remember? And Tahu and Lewa (and all the other Toa, for that matter) are wearing the masks in the colour of their element.

Now, that second part might not mean much. I mean:

I’m not seeing any Golden Masks there.

But still, it’s interesting. It could mean that it is a reboot of the story, or it could mean something completely different.

(The friend whom I mention on here sometimes and I are hypothesizing that Artahka has somehow restarted the universe with the Mask of Creation, or something. Pure speculation, but it could work.)

 

 

More speculation.

(Scroll down, to the next post, for the really awesome stuff about the return of Bionicle that this post is referencing.)

I keep looking at the set photos. I really should stop.

But I can’t.

Look at the mini spider things in virtually all of the sets. Look at the shape of the body.

Now scroll down, and look at the mask that, presumably, comes with the Skull Krata. Same thing. (The legs clip onto the handle-things on the sides of the mask.)

Sort of reminds me of the 2001 saga of the infected masks.

Then look at the weapon things that come with each of the “Protectors”. It looks like 1×1 round studs go in them, and you can fire them, sort of like the guns in the new-ish Space sets. I haven’t actually managed to get my hands on one of those yet, but it looks quite similar. Whether this is a one-piece thing that shoots six, or if it is six of those previous style ones, I don’t know. But further from that – look at the “Protector of Fire”. His is shoulder-mounted, and it shows two of the studs being fired right after one another. It also has a axle sticking out of the back, with a bezel gear on it.

I think that might be a firing mechanism thing. You give that thing a twist, and it fires the studs.

I can’t wait.

Actually, if you look at the “Protector of Jungle” (not air, interesting, perhaps they have something to do with the Elemental Lords), he has a similar one, and it’s more obvious that it is one piece, instead of six.

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on some of these.

Also, the relatively high piece-counts are alluring, and a nice change from the like 12-piece Matoran and Agori around the end of Bionicle.

I really should be getting back to “other things” that I really should be doing, but this, honestly, is much cooler.

Four days ago, LEGO posted on their Twitter and Google+ pages that they were announcing something “very exciting” in four days:

Then, two days later:

Needless to say, Bionicle fans were tense. And we were not disappointed, today.

Then, on LEGO Bionicle’s Facebook page (which, by the way, has been there since 7/10/14, so I’m not sure how we didn’t notice it), this was posted:

‘’It is told that there exists a mask that will grant its bearer unspeakable power. Made from raw magic and solid gold, it is an artifact crafted with absolute precision and timeless skill – it is known as the Mask of Creation’’Welcome to the World of LEGO® BIONICLE®

We are ready to take you on an epic quest to find the Masks of Power. It will be a journey you will never forget. Stay tuned #BIONICLE2015

A few days ago, also, they posted some Bionicle-related photos, so I’m even more confused about how we didn’t notice it earlier. Oh well.
But there’s more, although it is less official. Somehow (not sure where these came from), these much higher-quality images of sets have been leaked (found them on Tumblr). First, the Toa:
And then the “Protectors”:
And the “Skull Krata” (more on that one in a moment).
So, these are pretty obviously the leaked sets that we’ve already seen, albeit much higher quality. Presumably, the “Skull Krata” (probably meant to be Kraata?) is the bad guy, and, as we all know, Kraata are basically Makuta-spawn. So, could this mean that there will be Makuta involved?
Maybe. I hope so.
Also, I’m loving the purple on the “Protector of Earth”. Perhaps we will get more purple from here on?
What’s really befuddling me, though, is the Ignika in the corner. I mean, this is just preliminary stuff, but still… Very interesting, and worthy to be considered.
Anyway, this Winter should be pretty awesome.
(Edit: Sorry if the images are cut off slightly on here – you can right click them and click “View Image” or somesuch to see them better. I don’t know why that happened, or if it’s just for me.)

Confirmation.

That’s right.

The return of Bionicle has been confirmed.

Well, not confirmed, exactly, but it has been proven.

Gatanui, from BZPower (and maker of BOGA, which I posted a lot about many years ago), discovered this image lurking around on LEGO’s servers:

Here’s actually the link, to the photo on LEGO.com’s server (just click the photo to go to it):

Anyway, it is the tile sort of thing that shows up on the product page.

There’s also another thing, for the animated tile, here:

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Anyway, things are really in motion, now! I’m really looking forward to seeing the new story and sets.

Now, of course, the NYCC is coming soon (where, it seems, the announcement of Bionicle’s return is more likely to happen, now), but I’m wondering if LEGO is going to make an official statement soon, now that the secret is “out of the bag”, so to speak. I hope so.

Updates. Bionicle. 2015.

It has been a few weeks (or months?) since I last talked about the possibility of Bionicle returning in 2015, and wow has a lot happened since then. A lot of it has been in the form of very small things, but it’s seeming, more and more, to be more than a coincidence.

I’m just going to start off with the most intriguing part of it all (at least to me). This new leaked image. (Upload thanks to Mesonak from TTV.)

It quite clearly has the same figures and heading as one of the previously leaked photos, but that, one, it is in colour this time, and, two, that the display design is somewhat different, I think leads to its credibility.

There was also, on some Russian forum, or something, leaked set names, though the translation was rather… sketchy. It sounds like the Toa Mata/Nuva will be coming back, though.

To add to that, Chro is pretty much the only guy on BZP that I’ve had any real interaction with, at Brickfair, and interacting via IM and such, and he is absolutely convinced. It sounds like he knows the guy who leaked it, or something.

Additionally, it seems that there was a (quickly rectified) thing on LEGO.com that if you searched for Bionicle, it would bring you to a “coming soon” page. Personally, I didn’t see this, but it was quite the thing on BZP for a while, and I saw some screenshots.

There was also, on the ongoing “Ask Greg” thread on the LEGO Message Boards, something that Greg said that vaguely implied something about Bionicle’s future, but I’m not too sure about that.

Most recently, BZP has actually gotten some free tickets to the New York Comic-Con, and has been told by LEGO that they want people there to see the unveiling of a “Brand new theme”. Some people were discouraged by this, thinking that Bionicle wouldn’t be called a “brand new theme”, but others said that (which I agree with) if LEGO said “a rebooted theme” or something of the sort, it would be pretty obvious what it is.

I’m probably convinced at about 85%. 15% of me still says otherwise.

I made this guy at the same time that my before-mentioned friend who build the MOC in the previous post made his.
Sorry. That sentence is a wreck.
Anyway, meet Makuta Nerinæ. He’s a good (well, semi-good, sort of like Krikka but a little more so) Makuta.
While being typically aligned with the side that is doing (seeming to him) relatively good things (he is against the ploy to take over the GSR), he is a brutal fighter who has multiple hidden techniques and such.
Basically, he’s “good” in some ways, and “evil” in others.
Originally, obviously, he was “neutral”, being in the Brotherhood of Makuta, but had his doubts about the revolt. When he saw first-hand a Makuta kill a Toa, he turned, though still remains a partial member of the Brotherhood, due to somewhat mysterious links he has with higher-ups in the organization.

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This is a MOC that a friend (he’s the guy who built one of those Demorahks a few years back) made (I finalize-edited it, since he didn’t have time), which is the Grim Reaper:

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It’s, frankly, an amazing MOC, and I have absolutely loved playing with it.
There’s more to come, by the way.

$5.00 Bionicle Bag

I was lucky enough to pick this up for five dollars at a nearby thrift store yesterday:

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It also had one of Turaga Matau’s buzzsaw-staff things in it, but I already put that on him, since mine didn’t have one.
There are some sets in here that are very partial, which leads me to think there may be more bags forthcoming…

Spybotics

At a rummage sale a little while back, I found this guy:

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Unsure whether it worked or not, I paid 2.50.
Well, it works. And it’s awesome.
One of the remotes is for the red spybot, though, so I wonder somewhat if that one had been there too, but I either missed it or someone got it before I had a chance to.
Either way, it still worked out good for me.

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