Friday, April 19, 2019
New Faber Teaser
The man just doesn't show any signs of stopping. Another post
on Christian Faber's Instagram continues to tease a possible gen-three Bionicle with the message, "First came the #mythology. Then the struggle for survival in the middle ages and thereafter the age of discovery when present meets future. Is 3 going to B? When hindsight shifts to foresight. Mind of machines #nexttomachines #14b2020" What does it all mean? We'd love to hear your theories in the Talkback!
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Brickworld Chicago Registration Deadlines Coming April 30th
is June 12th-16th, but you'll want to register soon if you want to attend while the theme is The Moon and Beyond. Regular registration closes April 30, 2019, which is also the last day to request table space. Are you planning to attend this year? Let us know in the Fan Events: Brickworld Chicago thread
in our Convention & Event Planning forum
Design a BZPower T-Shirt
Every year esteemed BZPower member Brappy Hour hosts a t-shirt design contest here on the site for the benefit of all who want to show off their BZPride. This year is no different and the 2019 contest
has just recently kicked off! There's no theme this year, just make a cool Bionicle/BZPower-themed design and submit it by the end of May to enter. The winner will get a free T-shirt for their troubles. But hey, why should Jamison have all the fun giving out prizes? BZPower will also chip in 71316 Umarak the Destroyer and the Bionicle Villain Pack for the lucky winner as well. Get designing!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Getting Ready for Takeoff This Friday
We're getting close to finishing our build of 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier, just as we're getting close to Avengers: Endgame releasing! On Friday, April 19th, starting at 6:30 PM we'll kick things off over on the BZPower YouTube channel
. With the turbines done it seems like we'll be moving onto more of the details on the top. We'll be interspersing the build with some other Marvel sets as well - but we haven't quite figured those out yet. We will be giving out some prizes, so you can look forward to that too. See you there!
BioCraft: Chronicles Released for All to See
After eight years of designing, filming, and dubbing, the folks at TTV have finished their Bionicle and Minecraft fan film. BioCraft: Chronicles
retells the first year of the Bionicle story with more humor, less fourth wall, and a lot of voxels. I haven't had a chance to watch the whole thing yet, but what I've seen makes me intrigued enough to see how it keeps going. Congrats to the team on getting this wrapped up and I hope it receives a positive response from the community!
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Dive Deep With This Toa Cordak
Those well versed in the lore of Bionicle likely remember the Toa Cordak, who were led by Lesovikk. Information about most of the other members of his team was never revealed, however, and its been up to the fans to make their own additions. A group of builders did that recently, and Gaika, Toa Cordak of Water
by optimus-convoy is one of the results. I like the highly-contrasting color scheme and the use of many System parts to give the idea of fish scales. The classic Gali hook is a great touch too for any Toa of Water. Go give it a closer look for yourself and let the builder know what you think!
What, is it really Tuesday again? Okay, I guess that means it's time to get ready for another night of LEGO gaming fun. We'll be starting up the BZPower Twitch Channel
at around 7:30 PM Eastern and diving back into The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. After we finished the story last week we decided to check out some of the bonus worlds that we've yet to visit and see what fun can be had there. There definitely looked to be a lot of variety, from pirates to space to classic LEGO city. We hope to see you there joining in the fun tonight!
Monday, April 15, 2019
We reported last week on a Guinness World Record that LEGO was attempting at Star Wars Celebration. Today the event has ended and with that we're sharing some images and info on the largest display of LEGO Star Wars minifigures ever. If you want to beat it, you'll need to amass over 35,210 minifigures, which is what twelve people spent thirty-eight hours assembling at Celebration Chicago. Let's take a closer look!
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Another Idea Blasts Off Past Ten Thousand Votes
Recently another project on LEGO Ideas has achieved ten thousand votes of support and will enter an upcoming review to determine if it will be turned into a set. Go check out SpaceX BFR / Starship & Super Heavy 1:110 Scale
by Albinolan, which is yet another aerospace project that has reached the milestone. It's not event the first SpaceX idea to be in the running, although maybe it will be the first to become a set. Let us know what you think of the design in the Talkback and whether or not you'd pick it up.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Faber Teases Continue
After his early posts in the beginning of April, it had looked like Christian Faber's Bionicle teases had stopped. But then a couple of days ago, this appeared on his Instagram
with the message, "You have been dreaming for an eternity. Amazing stories of light and darkness. Shaping your mind like a stream carves the rock. You know all and nothing. The moment before waking." That's certainly something that could be interpreted as Bionicle-related. What are your theories on what #14b2020 stands for and what Faber has in mind?
Friday, April 12, 2019
Helicarrier Gets Closer to Liftoff this Weekend
This weekend it's all about Marvel again as we continue our build of 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier! In between constructing turbines, we'll also be building some LEGO BrickHeadz based on last year's Avengers: Infinity War. The fun starts at 6:30 PM Eastern tomorrow, April 13th over on the BZPower YouTube channel
. Of course we'll have some prizes to give away too, so it should be a great time for all. Look forward to seeing you there!
For the last several years now there's been a LEGO Star Wars D2C set released for May the Fourth, colloquially known as 'Star Wars Day.' This year is no different, except that LEGO gets to announce the set at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Today the lid has been lifted on 75244 Tantive IV, the first ship to ever appear on screen in Star Wars. This set is more of a playset like 2009's 10198 rather than a UCS set like 2001's 10019, which means it includes minifigs and play features galore. To check out the hi-res images and see the press release, read on!
Thursday, April 11, 2019
LEGO to Attempt Guinness Record at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars Celebration Chicago is kicking off today and in addition to celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, they are also celebrating the twentieth anniversary of LEGO Star Wars. As part of this, The LEGO Group is attempting to set a Guinness Book World Record for the largest Stormtrooper Army - this one will be made of LEGO Stormtrooper Minifigures (although we all know Buildable Figures would have been cooler :P). The collection will be unveiled when the show opens on Thursday and will be observed by a Guinness Book adjudicator to verify and record the record. We should hopefully have more images and information after the event - I'm curious to know how many minifigs are going to be involved!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
LEGO Dinosaurs Revealed as LEGO House Exclusive Set
There are several perks for visiting LEGO HQ in Denmark, in particular getting a tour of the LEGO House. One such perk of getting souvenirs there are several exclusive sets, the latest of which will be available April 17th: #40366 LEGO House Dinosaurs. As shown in pictures of the LEGO House, three giant T-Rex models greet you as you walk in. Each is different, made from either Technic, System, or Duplo elements. Now these colorful creatures are immortalized as a set with 864 pieces and costing 599 DKK,
or about $90 USD. Check out the article on the LAN
for more details and an interview with the set designer.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
An RPG Makes its Return
If you're a fan of Text-Based RPGs then you're in luck, because a new-old game has just started up in the Bionicle RPG forum. Go check out Skyrise: Ascent
and its discussion topic
and explore a world where Spherus Magna was never restored after Mata Nui's awakening. If that sounds familiar, it's because this is a restart of a game with the same name from 2016. It's a clean launch though, so whether you played in Skyrise through the first thirty-one pages or have never played a TBRPG before, you're welcome to participate in the game. So go give it a read, and then begin creating your profile!
The weather is nice out, so what better to do on a Tuesday night than play some videogames? That's exactly what we'll be doing tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern over on the BZPower Twitch channel
for your viewing enjoyment. We still have a bit more of The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame campaign to go through, and hopefully we'll finish that up this evening. Once we're done, we'll have to figure out what we should play next - you can share your thoughts in the Twitch Tuesday Discussion Topic
. See you all online in a few hours!
As I'm sure we all know, this year the partnership between LEGO and Star Wars celebrates its twentieth anniversary, as does the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Later this week, Star Wars Celebration Chicago kicks off, and to get things going LEGO has shared some facts and a timeline looking back at the past two decades. To get a little bit of the history between the toy company from Denmark and the galaxy far, far away, read on!
- High-Flying Live Build--Part 2
Two weeks ago Reporters xccj and ChocolateFrogs started building some fast-moving vehicles in a live build stream. CF didn't get to finish his large plane, however, and has been eager to get back to the build table. Join the two of them for more LEGO discussion, witty retorts, and set building tomorrow night, Wednesday April 10, at 9 PM EST on BZPower's Youtube channel. We're even hosting a giveaway, so be sure to tune in!
Monday, April 8, 2019
Meet the Biggest Ninjago Fans
Did you think you were a big fan of the LEGO Ninjago theme? Well Omar
, and Matthew and Jonathan
might have something to say about that. They were all featured recently on the LEGO FanTube channel as the result of a quest to find the most dedicated followers of the long-running theme. It's pretty interesting to see how the characters and world have had an impact on these kids (and many more besides, I'm sure). If they had made these types of videos for Bionicle back in the day, who do you think would have been featured? Let us know in the Talkback!
Sunday, April 7, 2019
SPIKE Prime Adds New Programmable Brick and Awesome New Elements
Recently a new product from LEGO Education was discovered that has some people quite excited. SPIKE Prime
is a new programmable brick targeted at middle school age children, and while that part may not be a huge draw for AFOLs who like their Mindstorms, the new parts that come with it are. You can see a variety of them in the lesson plans
for SPIKE Prime or the Hardware Introduction Trailer
. I'm sure many will find uses for the new base frame, Technic frames, 2x4 brick with Technic axle holes, and the 'biscuits.' Are you looking forward to getting your hands on some of these new parts? Let us know in the Talkback!
Saturday, April 6, 2019
LEGO Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Live Build Continues
We're keeping the Marvel's Avengers: Endgame hype going with another day building 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier! We'll be building some other Marvel sets too - you can visit our social media accounts to let us know what you'd like to see. We'll be starting tomorrow, April 7th, at 1 PM Eastern on the BZPower YouTube channel
. As per usual we'll have giveaways and lively conversation about anything and everything. See you all there!
Friday, April 5, 2019
Watch Us Build a Quinjet and a Helicarrier Tomorrow
Marvel's Avengers: Endgame is almost here! To help tide us over until the 25th, we're building the biggest Marvel set to date - 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier - starting at 1 PM Eastern tomorrow, April 6th over on the BZPower YouTube channel
. Since we're obviously not going to finish in one day, we'll also be building 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack, so we have something to show for our efforts. We look forward to seeing you there and giving away some prizes while we're at it!
The Faber Mystery Thickens
Yesterday we finally got around to sharing Christian Faber's first cryptic Instagram post teasing some sort of Bionicle reboot. Today we're a little more timely as less than a half hour ago he made this post
with the following comment:
Amazing!!! There is only one thing to do after that response. This project is "ON" from my side and now comes the hard part and the leap of faith and airtime until it takes the right shape. #14b2020
The image seems to be the continuation of a new 'BIONICLE' logo, giving us just one more letter in the word. Now we get to keep waiting until we learn what Christian Faber has up his sleeve.