What Summer Sets Do You Want Me To Review? Posted by Richard on August 1, 2015 at 04:52 PM CST:
I just got back from the LEGO® Store with all the summer BIONICLE® sets. I'm hoping to at least get pictures of every set up within the next few days, but lately I'm having trouble getting around to full reviews. So, I'm asking what new BIONICLE sets you want me to focus on first. Either post it on our forums or use the "Send Us A Tip" button to the left to send me an email. You can also submit a review of you own on our forums for a chance to have it posted on our front page.
Walmart Discounts $14.99 BIONICLE® Sets Posted by Richard on August 1, 2015 at 04:08 PM CST:
Lewa, Gali, Pohatu, and the Lord Of Skull Spiders have each been discounted to $11.00 USD at my local Walmart. There were no discounts to be seen on the "delux" characters like Tahu, Kopaka, and Onua. Despite the discounts, I did not see any of the summer villain sets on Walmart's shelves. Forum link.
Retro News: August 1-10 2004 Posted by Richard on August 1, 2015 at 10:36 AM CST:
More details come out for the upcoming Rahi book, including a mana-powered walking creature. Mark also covers a Metru Nui guide-book. Dave puts together a highly articulated MoC based on an action figure series. New details explain the missing Comic Con Vakama disk.
Summer BIONICLE® Sets Arriving Tomorrow Posted by Richard on July 31, 2015 at 10:38 PM CST:
Only a few short hours to go, at least for those of us in the United States. Keep watching! Hopefully I'm not going to be getting looks again for buying BIONICLE® sets while everyone else is lined up early for new Star Wars stuff. Forum Link.
The Most Bionic BIONICLE® Posted by Richard on July 28, 2015 at 11:10 PM CST:
I'm not sure what the most amazing part of this video I found on Kotaku is. Between the articulation of the robot at it's scale, the remote control mechanism, and the implications, its hard to decide. I know this idea isn't original, but I think it puts the SyFy channel's oversized rockem sockem robots to shame, even if it cant walk...yet. Forum link
Order Bulk Parts With The LEGO® LUGBULK Program Posted by Richard on July 24, 2015 at 09:27 PM CST:
I had the opportunity to listen to Kevin Hinkle talk about a few interesting programs at Brick Universe back in March. I've been trying to track down links to this information, and finally dug up Hinkle's business card to ask him where it was. Its a little too minifigure shaped to fit most conventional wallets, so I managed to misplace it. One of those programs is the LUGBULK, which gives LEGO® User Groups one chance a year to submit bulk orders at a discount. It may be worth your time to check out the local LUGs to join and see if you can participate. Here's a PDF link containing details of the program. Forum link.
Retro News: July 21-31 2004 Posted by Richard on July 21, 2015 at 10:09 PM CST:
Among the more interesting articles: Dave shows off his new Spider Sam-Bot vehicle. Mark completes his collection of Glittery Toa Metru canister lids. Philip nabs us some pictures from Comic Con. The MEK (Movie Edition Kraahkan) collectible (and the set it comes in) gets a release date.