Retro News: February 1-10 2003 Posted by Richard on February 14, 2014 at 09:45 PM CST:
Among the more interesting articles, the missing Stanley Cup replica is found, we see an add on to the Quest For Makuta board game, the Sterling Silver Krana Kal and White Metal Krana Kal are announced, and BIONICLE® makes another guest appearance on Malcolm in the Middle
Retro News: January 21-31 2003 Posted by Richard on February 4, 2014 at 10:37 PM CST:
The LEGO® Brick is officially honored by the Toy Industry Association, new details of BIONICLE®'s creation are published, and The LEGO Company gets very creative with their Toyfair Invitations in this segment.
Google Powered LEGOŽ Digital Designer Posted by Richard on February 1, 2014 at 07:10 PM CST:
I've seen news of Google doing some sort of online brick building program, but I didn't realize it was an official joint project with LEGO® Digital Designer until Matoro from our forums posted a MOC he made with it. Too bad there seems to be a part limitation, but that's probably so The LEGO® Company can eventually let any user with a good web browser design and buy their own sets without sucking down all of Google's processing power and bandwidth. It would be interesting to see and manipulate larger MOCs if they rolled out a fully featured LDD browser.
Retro News: January 11-20 2003 Posted by Richard on January 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM CST:
The Bohrok Kal start showing up in limited quantities, all the while prices continue to dwindle on older stock. The new comic arrives as well as a Takua for your computer.
MOC Spotlight: Kronos, by VBBN Posted by Richard on January 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM CST:
VBBN's Kronos is an exceptional creation comprised mostly of Hero Factory parts. It's a perfect combination of detail and articulation.
Legends Of Chima Episode Mix Up Posted by Richard on January 8, 2014 at 06:13 PM CST:
One of our readers reported that the 25th episode of Legends of Chima was prematurely published to youtube where it was soon replaced with another video. The tipper explained that it was a recapping episode released a few episodes ahead of schedule, so best not try finding it if you don't want spoilers. Forum link.
Retro News: December 21-31 2002 Posted by Richard on January 5, 2014 at 12:09 AM CST:
Its kind of eerie that the 14K Gold Hau sold again close to the anniversary of it's last acquisition, This retro news segment features Dave showing off the mask on every possible relevant figure after having barrowed it from Philip.
Merry Christmas! Posted by Richard on December 25, 2013 at 12:33 AM CST:
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas, try not to wake your parents before 10, I'm sure they'll appreciate the extra sleep : ) Forum link.
Retro News: December 11-20 2002 Posted by Richard on December 23, 2013 at 10:56 PM CST:
With the toa building collectible card game around the corner, it's story and instructions are released. The first protosquad packages arrive, including a new pair of shoes among other things. With the chaos of the sales settling down, a reader sends in pictures of Bionic Christmas Tree.
14 K Gold Hau Changes Hands Posted by Richard on December 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM CST: As seen on BZPower, one of the limited 14 K Gold Hau masks have changed hands again. This one was originally owned by Kelly who won it for placing first in his age group in a BIONICLE® website design contest. It later sold on eBay to our very own Philip Wise, who has now sold it to BZPower member "Mask Collector". Forum link.
Retro News: December 1-10 2002 Posted by Richard on December 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM CST:
The first ever 14k Gold Hau eBay auction takes place, and Philip wins the final bid. Someone sneaks a Tahnok into a zoo, and Dave finds more matoran to build.
Transformers Constructable Figures Do Not Appear Compatible Posted by Richard on December 13, 2013 at 10:28 PM CST:
I had a good look at the buildable Transformer's packaging, and they don't have as much in common with the Hero Factory skeleton design as I thought. The Transformers design uses ball joints only where they are most needed to give the model free motion, such as the hands, shoulder, neck and feet. The remaining joints are more like a LEGO® Minifigure's hand gripping a pipe. The size of the parts I could see suggest the ball joints are smaller than the standard seen in LEGO® models. Forum link.