Sorry For The Down Time! Posted by Richard on May 5, 2015 at 09:36 PM CST:
Sorry everyone, if I understand correctly the site was down for a few days for some work on the site that got put on hold again. It wasn't our intent to shut down without notice for so long. I've got some catching up to do now >_< Forum link
Retro News: April 21-30 2004 Posted by Richard on April 21, 2015 at 10:03 PM CST:
Mark finished up his Bug Week MoCs and waits for the contest deadline, while Dave posts a Star Trek creation, combining a Borg with a Toa. Ashbear570 sends in a cross stitched Shadow Toa, and Toys R Us makes sure you can find the BIONICLE® section.
Retro News: April 11-20 2004 Posted by Richard on April 11, 2015 at 11:02 PM CST:
This weeks Retro news is a bit creepy for me to do, its about when I started sending in news as a reader. Glittery Toa Metru canister lids start showing up in stores, and BIONICLE®.com continues updating with new Metru Nui details. Mark begins the bug week contest, and posts some of his new insect creations as the Mask Of Light tv premier creeps closer
LEGO® Dimensions Combines Bricks And Skylanders Posted by Richard on April 9, 2015 at 08:37 PM CST:
According to this article on Kotaku, a new game featuring what looks like NFC base powered mini figures and vehicles will allow you to interact with the game by placing the characters on a platform, much like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. It will be interesting to how Dimensions differs from similar NFC toys. Forum link
AAHHG! Posted by Richard on April 6, 2015 at 08:07 PM CST:
If you are a LEGO® VIP member, a very interesting piece of marketing is likely on its way to you, if not already in your hands. I wont spoil the surprise for you, unless you hate jump scares, in which case you might want to click the link at the end of the post so you don't fall victim for it like I did.
Retro News: April 1-10 2004 Posted by Richard on April 2, 2015 at 09:28 PM CST:
(Oops, forgot to do the retro news yesterday XP) BIONICLE® prepares to air on TV for the first time with exclusive content, and the biggest BIONICLE cannister ever makes it's way to Toys R Us. Dave posts his super micro scale MOC, and Mark reviews the comic collection Volume 1.
Hero Factory® Ending, But Is A BIONICLE® Prequel Posted by Richard on April 1, 2015 at 01:18 PM CST:
I've had my theories in the past, but it appears this whole time The LEGO® Company has been building up to quite a twist. The two lines both feature primarily robotic characters with a wide range of colors, and differently themed elemental weapons, if not elemental powers bestowed on the character him or herself. Additionally, many ideas from brain parasites to underground swarms, even the mech suits in the latest line take a page directly from the original BIONICLE story. It makes sense that The LEGO Group would finally announce the two themes were actually part of a greater universe, with the events at the end of Hero Factory causing a war that reduces society back to a tribal state, and thus begins the Biological Chronicle. Update: If you haven't guessed it yet, this was an April Fools joke.Forum link
The Jokes On Them if Someone Buys It Posted by Richard on April 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM CST:
I received an email that Rokenbok, another favorite building system of mine, is now selling gold colored vehicles as a limited time item. Upon clicking the link, expecting to find gold colored plastic vehicles, I discovered they were described as actual solid gold vehicles, priced at $5,000.000 USD each. They make it clear its an April Fools gag by this point, but if you were inclined, it appears you could actually buy it because they went so far as to officially list it in their store's programming as an authentically purchasable item. Well played sirs. I wonder what would happen if someone actually ordered one? Forum link