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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Minifigures Series 13 Revealed
LEGO has revealed the Minifigures Series 13 on their Facebook page (you will see a localized page so if you live outside the US, you may not see the reveal - you can check out the pictures on Leg Godt, though). After a (personally) not so exciting series 12 LEGO is returning with several fantastic new minifigures. I'm really fond of the King, Snake Charmer, Alien Trooper, Galaxy Trooper, Egyptian Warrior and the absolutely hilarious Hot Dog Guy. Which ones are you going to get? Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Ninjago Season Finale Tonight
As we mentioned earlier in the month, the two-part LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu season finale will be airing tonight on Cartoon Network. You can check out Void and Titanium Ninja at 6PM Eastern - check their schedule to see when it will air for you. I'm looking forward to seeing how the season wraps up! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News New Animations of the 2015 LEGO Movie Sets
It's been known for a while that there will be a couple more sets from The LEGO Movie coming out next year, and now there are some official animations out there to show off the sets. The LEGO Youtube page has posted short clips for Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack, The Double-Decker Couch, and Bad Cop Car Chase. The animations are short, but they do a good job at showing off the characters in the sets, as well as a few of the action features. The clips certainly give us something to look forward to next year. Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hot Bionicle News LEGO Ideas Birds Revealed
[Source: Aanchir]
An interview with LEGO Ideas Birds project creator Tom Poulsom has revealed the next LEGO Ideas set: 21301 Birds will feature a masterfully crafted Blue Jay, Hummingbird and Robin consisting of 580 pieces with a cost of USD 44.99, beginning January 2015. The interview also gives us a look at the finalized box art and product picture. The presentation is fantastic and the three birds should look great on your desk or elsewhere. A worthy addition to the LEGO Ideas series! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Billund Airport Set Joining the Archtitecture Line
If you thought the LEGO House was an exclusive set, you're in for a shock. Word has broken recently of 4000016 Billund Airport, which will only have ten thousand sets made and only be available to people flying out of the actual airport. Promobricks has all the details as well as an interview with the designer, who happens to be an employee at the store. Book your tickets to Denmark for next month, when the set will go on sale. I doubt it will be around for long, so it's as good a time as any to use those frequent flyer miles. Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Techno Organic Armor Unit
BZPower Member Onyx.5 recently posted some art based on their alternate take on the Bionicle world. Entitled Tahu T.O.A. Unit, in addition to the art they provide a cool backstory, describing the Techno Organic Armor unit, or TOA, as a "composite of high strength metallic cladding and exo skeleton components, combined with muscle cell cultures grown from a DNA sample of the TOA's designated pilot." The art is great and the fiction really adds to it and makes it even more enjoyable. I'd love to see more of the Toa done in this style! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, November 24, 2014
[Source: Sisen]
We're getting closer to wrapping up our 2015 Bionicle reviews. Today it's time to look at 70784 Lewa Master of Jungle, as reviewed by BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen. Will this adventurous Toa swing through the trees and into your collection? Or will he get caught up in the tangle of plants and vines? Keep reading to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

BZPower A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Likes Entry Period Ending Soon
We thought it was about time to remind people about General Art Contest #21: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Likes. The entry period ends on Monday, December 1st, at 11:59 PM Eastern which is only a little more than a week away! Make a Bionicle 2015-related image that we can use for our YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages and you could win some cool New York Comic Con Bionicle swag! So go launch Photoshop and get to it! Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Pohatu
He is tough as stone and absolutely rocks: Pohatu, the Master of Stone, is the subject of the latest Bionicle set review as we prepare for its return in January! The brown and stone sets have had a rough history over the years, but to see the color make a return is a welcome addition. Should this set be left in the dust or be shown off high on a plateau? Read, and watch, on to find out. Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Saturday, November 22, 2014
BZPower BIONICLE MAFIA: BOOK 2 - Extraction by Voltex Oblige

Having survived a conference where nearly 200 Matoran were killed, a small group of survivors bands together with the residents of BZ-Koro, the island city where the deadly conference was located. Hunted by operatives of the White Council and fighting against the mysterious forces of Project Mayhem, they must not only survive this latest onslaught, but also prepare for war. Featuring members like Sumiki, fishers64, Burnmad, Xaeraz and Voltex, Bionicle Mafia: Book 2 - Extraction is a dark tale of betrayal and hope, as a small resistance battles against what feels like an endless wave of tyranny.

Does that synopsis by Voltex Oblige sound interesting to you? Then go give it a read and make sure you have enough free time, there is quite a lot to catch up to. Be sure to give your feedback in the review topic!

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Hot Bionicle News R2-D2 Could Have Starred in The LEGO Movie
[Source: TheSkeletonMan939]
You read that right. As Phil Lord and Chris Miller (you should be aware of who those guys are by now) have revealed in an interview on Yahoo a week ago, they planned to give R2-D2 a role in the level of Batman's, figuring they could do that because R2 doesn't require a human voice actor, but ultimately film rights got in the way. The interview also details how they wanted the film to feel more like a fan film than a toy advert and how they struggled with the ending. It's a short but interesting read for everyone who watched the movie and looks forward to the sequel. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Minifigures Online Updates
The next update to the LEGO Minifigures Online MMO has been released earlier this month, this time bringing once again a new map: the dungeon of Lost Creations! You've got to admit, that portal looks quite cool. Not only that, but the game has now also been released for OS X so if you own a Mac, you no longer need to wait to play. You can now get bundles of Stars to upgrade your minifigures directly from the in-game shop, too. Sounds like players of the game have got some reasons to update their clients and new players may now want to give it a try. Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, November 21, 2014
[Source: LEGO]
If you've been following the LEGO rumor mill lately this might not be a huge surprise, but today LEGO is announcing the latest Creator Expert modular building! 10246 Detective's Office continues the high bar set by other models in the line and features some amazing parts usage. This might just be the set that brings me into the modular building series. The set will be on display at AFOLCON in England next week, but if you're like most of us and won't be there you can read on to check out the designer video, pictures, and press release! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Minas Tirith

Hot Bionicle News Minas Tirith Set Reaches 10,000 Supporters
Another LEGO Ideas proposal has reached 10,000 supporters, and this time it comes from none other than Forum Assistant Nuju Metru! An avid Lord of the Rings fan, as one can tell from his extensive builds of castle-themed MOCs, he proposed a key setting in the Tolkien novels and movies: Minas Tirith. His creation will join the many other projects that will undergo scrutinization to see if it holds up to what LEGO wants to release through the Ideas line. Just yesterday I realized this set idea had about 200 supporters left, and now it reached the mark. Congratulations, Aaron! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Marathon on Cartoon Network Tomorrow
If you're looking for something to do tomorrow, why not tune into Cartoon Network? Starting at 8:30 AM Eastern they'll be showing Ninjago episodes all day until 5 PM, with one exception. At noon, they'll be showing the last two LEGO Legends of Chima episodes: Wings of Fire and Heart of Cavora. Then, at 5 PM, they'll be rebroadcasting LEGO: Batman Be-Leaguered. You can check their schedule to see what the times are by you. Sounds like a great LEGO-filled day! Talk Back in our Forums
  • BIONICLE.com Returns It's been a while, but now you can access the BIONICLE website once more by entering BIONICLE.com in your address bar - even BIONICLEstory.com works again! Ever since the BIONICLE website returned, BIONICLE.com still only redirected you to LEGO.com, which may have been frustrating for longtime fans who were used to the old domain, so you had to type LEGO.com/BIONICLE instead. Now it seems LEGO is ready to bring back BIONICLE to the online realm at full steam! -- Adrian
Thursday, November 20, 2014
[Source: Nuju Metru]
Are you guys getting bored of all these 2015 LEGO Bionicle reviews yet? Good, because neither are we! Today BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru is back to take a look at 70781 Protector of Earth, the smaller, more purple Earth-themed set from the first wave. Will he burrow his way into your collection or will you leave him buried by bedrock? You'll have to read on to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News BIONIFIGS Convention 4 Coming Soon
Our friends over at the French Bionicle fan site BIONIFIGS reminded us that their big event, BIONIFIGS Convention 4, will soon be here! You can find out all the full details on their site (there's an English version near the bottom). The event is next weekend, November 29th and 30th, in Bordeaux, and will be co-located with the international fan expo Fans de Briques LEGO. I bet it'll be a lot of fun and if you can make it you owe it to yourself to go! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Chima Stickers Out Today
The fine folks over at Brick Fanatics recently spread the news that Topps is putting out a line of LEGO Legends of Chima collectible stickers. Containing 240 different designs to collect, the stickers will feature characters, locations, and vehicles from the sets and show. What's more, they're being released starting today - in the UK at least. There's no word yet if these will be available in other regions, but if we hear anything we'll let you know! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Answer Questions - Win LEGO
[Source: Keith Severson]
Keith Severson, Senior Manager of the LEGO Community Support Team recently posted a blog entry letting us know about a new survey for you all to take. The questions focus on how long you've been a part of the community and why as well as your activity in a LUG. What's more, you can enter for a chance to win free LEGO sets! So what are you waiting for? It only takes a few minutes, get to it! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News A Detailed Look at the New Bionicle Pieces
I'm sure you've all been enjoying our reviews of the 2015 Bionicle sets, and we've been doing our best to show case the new pieces. But when it comes to pieces and colors, there are few fans I've met with a deeper knowledge than Aanchir, who is very active on our forums. Lately he's been contributing to The New Elementary, a fan blog that focuses on just those things. He's written two articles on Bionicle lately, one focusing on the new parts and another on the masks and weapons. They're definitely worth a read, so go check them out! Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
[Source: Zatth]
Today we're going to leave the protectors and take a look again at the Toa! BZPower Forum Assistant Zatth has taken a look at 70786 Gali Master of Water from the 2015 LEGO Bionicle wave. Will this Toa of Water make a splash in your heart or will she sink like a stone? The only way to find out is to read on! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News Lord and Miller Talk Upcoming LEGO Movies
LEGO Movie directors and writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller recently appeared on Episode 137 of the Empire Film Podcast and talked about the upcoming LEGO movies. Brick Fanatics pulled out some interesting quotes, confirming that both the Batman and Ninjago movies exist in the same universe as The LEGO Movie. It also looks like we're going to see a lot more facets of Batman, based on all the movies that have come out over the years. I'm looking forward to hearing more about these films as they get closer! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower John Silver's Flash
BZPower Member Rhymes-Shelter has put together some cool Bionicle and constraction MOCs over the time he's been a member here. But it turns out he also has some skills on the System side of the house too! His recent creation John Silver's Flash is a motorcycle inspired by Treasure Planet. I love the curves he incorporates into the model but the steampunk-inspired driver is even more impressive in my book. The little bits of scenery give a sense of speed that can be hard to capture in a static model without the use of image editing software. Make sure you go check it out! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, November 17, 2014
[Source: Sisen]
It's time again for another Bionicle 2015 review! Today BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen shares his thoughts on another one of the smaller sets - 70778 Protector of Jungle. How does this little guy stack up to the other protectors that we've looked at so far? Should you add him to your wishlist or wait for a clearance sale? Read on to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

The first BrickFair New Jersey took place a couple weeks ago in Somerset, NJ, giving public and exhibitors alike a chance to enjoy the LEGO hobby. BZPower was on site to take pictures of the amazing creations and share in the fun. Read on to check out what was on display and the awesome MOCs people brought to show off! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Protector Stone Mask
All the excitement for Bionicle's return next year leads us to the next set review, highlighting the Protector of Stone. Little is known right now about this little guy, but perhaps his transparent neon green limbs and brown armor will make up for that. Read, and watch, on to find out if he blends into the sand or stand out in your collection. Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Market News Toys 'R' Us Sales and Deals
Toys 'R' Us has some LEGO-related sales going on this week, as you can see on their website. First, you can get a free $10 gift card when you buy LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Also, with any LEGO purchase of $30 or more, you can get a free TMNT Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser polybag set. If turtles aren't your thing, with any LEGO Friends or Disney Princesses purchase of $30 or more, you can get a free Friends Jungle Boat polybag. All these specials are available in-store only, so head over to your local TRU if you want to take advantage of any of them! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Flickr Contest Reminder
Just a reminder that the entry period for the November 2014 BZPower Flickr Contest ends in under three days! You have until Tuesday, November 18th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time to enter your coolest constraction creation for a chance at fame and glory! You also get a copy of 42022 Hot Rod if you win too! So what are you all waiting for, have at it! Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, November 15, 2014
[Source: DeeVee]
The Bionicle set reviews continue! Today BZPower Blog Leader DeeVee returns to the front page with his look at 70787 Tahu Master of Fire! Tahu was a lot of people's first Bionicle set and one of the most recognizable characters in the Bionicle universe. So how does this new version do in luring old fans back in and bringing Bionicle to a new generation? You'll have to read on to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Market News LEGO Minecraft Sets Available
The six new LEGO Minecraft sets are now available on the LEGO Shop! You can now build The Cave (21113), The Farm (21114), The First Night (21115), The Ender Dragon (21117) and The Mine (21118) or just build whatever you want with Crafting Box (21116) - including instructions for eight models, inspirational guides, Steve, a blue pickaxe and more. You may want to hurry, though - the holidays are fast approaching so a quick sell-out is not out of the question. Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, November 14, 2014
BZPower's live stream about the new Bionicle 2015 sets, including the Protectors and Lord of Skull Spiders, is now live! Come join us on Google+, YouTube, or by reading on to check out the show. You can leave your questions in the comments or Tweet them using the hashtag #Bionicle2015 and we'll do our best to answer them. Come join us! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

BZPower BZPower Maintenance this Weekend - Round Two
We ran into some issues last weekend before we even started the maintenance we had planned, but all that has been straightened out and it's time to try again. We're targeting the afternoon (Eastern Time) tomorrow, November 15th. During this period, the forums will be offline and the site may be inaccessible for brief periods. You can get the status of the work by checking the #BZPUpdate hashtag on Twitter. Thanks for your patience and understanding! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Hero Factory Special Ops
All the focus these days is on Bionicle, but let's not forget about Hero Factory. Christian Faber certainly hasn't, and recently posted a Special Ops Hero of his own creation. I love the back story he creates for his MOCs and the backgrounds and effects he adds. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll create some custom Bionicle creations in the future! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Another Ideas Project Hits the Mark
Yet another model on LEGO Ideas has reached 10,000 votes of support. The Natural History Museum - Creator Expert by tjspencer1 is based off the museum in London and packs a lot of details, both inside and out. I look forward to seeing how it does in the review process. While we're on the subject of LEGO Ideas, you should also check out Nuju Metru's Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith, which is less than one thousand votes away from the goal! If you think it should be made into a set, cast your vote! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, November 13, 2014
I've heard rumors that people have been enjoying our Bionicle 2015 reviews, so why not give you another? Today we're taking a look at 70790 Lord of Skull Spiders, the only bad guy who gets his own set in the first wave. Will this creepy-crawly lure you with its gold mask and wrap you up in its web? Or will you use your elvish blade and phial of starlight to fend off its attacks (oh wait, wrong theme!)? There's only one way to find out - you'll have to read on! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News The LEGO Movie 2 to Contain More Female Characters
[Source: Vorahk1Panrahk2]
For a long time, people of all genders have been rightfully complaining about representation of women in media - too often female protagonists are the exception, not the norm. However, there are hints that may be changing and LEGO seems to have the vision to be up front to support this development, as Phil Lord and Chris Miller, writers of both LEGO movies, , and too often female characters are portrayed as caricatures of supposedly female traits'>have announced a greater number of female protagonists in TLM 2. I have faith that not only will there be more female characters but that they will also be properly portrayed, as too often female characters are written as one-dimensional caricatures of supposedly female traits - though it must be noted that I feel TLM already did a very good job at female character portrayal. It will be great to see TLM 2 inspire people of all genders and ages just like the first movie did. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News The LEGO Group Gets New Executives
Earlier this year LEGO announced that Mads Nipper, long time employee and Chief Marketing Officer, was leaving the company. After about six months, it seems they have decided the job was too big for one person and have appointed a new CMO and CCO. Loren I. Shuster will be taking on the responsibilities of Chief Commercial Officer and Julia Goldin will be the new Chief Marketing Officer at The LEGO Group. I look forward to the new insights they bring to the company and ways they can make our favorite toys even better! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Kevin Hinkle Talks About the LEGO Ambassador Network
The LEGO Ambassador Program has become the LEGO Ambassador Network. That may sound like a small change but it's really only the tip of the iceberg. Kevin Hinkle was on hand at BrickFair New Jersey 2014 to explain the changes and the goals of the new network. We were on location to record to talk so you can learn all about the new opportunities available to BZPower and BioniLUG. Head over to the BZPTube channel now and check it out! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
BZPower Bionicle 2015 Set Discussion Round 2
We had a lot of fun doing our last live stream talking about the 2015 Bionicle sets and hope you did too! LEGO has sent us the rest of the sets, and we thought you guys might like to see them. We'll be hosting another livestream on Google+ and YouTube this Friday, November 14th at 9:30 PM Eastern! Come join the BZPower staff and special guest VBBN to check out the other Toa, the Protectors, and the Lord of Skull Spiders! Hope to see you there! Talk Back in our Forums

Because it seems there can never be enough LEGO movies, super heroes or LEGO super heroes, here's the next LEGO super hero movie and it's probably one of the strangest so far: LEGO Justice League vs Bizarro League pits the Justice League against the Bizarro League (consisting of Bizarro, Batzarro, Greenzarro, Cyzarro and Bizarra), created by the Lexcorp Duplicator Ray, to have them team up against Darkseid. You can look for it on DVD and Blu-Ray next year. Brickset reports there will also be a special package including a Batzarro minifigure. This is certainly bizarre. Read on to watch the trailer! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

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