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Friday, June 24, 2016
Hot Bionicle News LEGO Bionicle Magazine (English Edition) Coming to the UK
Bricksfans.com reports that an English edition of this year's new LEGO Bionicle magazine (previously released in Germany by Blue Ocean, in France by Editions Dipa Burda, and in Italy by Panini Comics) will be coming to the UK on July 6th! The UK version of the magazine will be published by Immediate Media, will be priced at £3.50, and will be published quarterly like the ongoing LEGO Elves magazine by the same publishers. Each issue is packaged with a buildable LEGO gift, beginning with a 19-piece Skull Scorpion. Follow the link above for more information, including a picture of the cover! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Vote in BBC Contest #73
The entry period for BBC Contest #73: Brickin' It Old School has ended, so now it's time to vote for your favorites! You can head over to the voting forum to check out the three preliminary polls Jack Stone, Galidor, and Exo-Force. The entry period for the first round ends on Sunday, June 26th at 11:59 PM Eastern, and a random voter from each poll will win a McToran polybag, so there's no reason not to vote! Good luck to all of the entries, and I look forward to seeing the finalists at BrickFair Virginia! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Hot Bionicle News New Ideas Projects Come Out on Top
In addition to the recent changes in guidelines, there have been a couple of projects over on LEGO Ideas that have achieved the requisite ten thousand votes of support. Earlier this week it was Merchant's House by bigboy99899, which is an awesome piece of architecture with some great landscaping to boot. There's a crazy amount of detail that would make a very intricate LEGO set. A few weeks before that it was the Addams Family Mansion by afol777 based on the classic sitcom from the 1960s. It's a huge model with lots of references to the show and little vignettes throughout. I'm sure fans of the show would love to see this made as a set. What about you? Would you buy either of these two models if they went up for sale? Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
LEGO has released the second in their new series of summer 2016 LEGO Ninjago mini-movies: "Villain Throwback: The Story of Pythor". As in the previous installment, "The Story of Samukai", LEGO Ninjago Museum curator Dr. Saunders offers you a sneak preview of the upcoming "Hall of Villainy" exhibit, this time focusing on the former Snake King and last surviving Anacondrai, Pythor P. Chumsworth. Follow the link above or read on to watch the new webisode! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News Get Mixels Rush for Free
Last year Cartoon Network released Mixels Rush to tie into the ongoing toy series and TV shorts. At the time, it was $3.99 in both the Google Play and iTunes stores, but now you can get it for Android and iOS for free! If you had been thinking about picking up the game, now is your chance. If you've played the game, let us know in the Talkback what you think of it! Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
BZPower BBC Contest #73 Entry Period Ending Soon
You have less than a day to enter your MOC into Official BBC Contest #73: Brickin' It Old School! But that's still plenty of time to put your finishing touches on your creation and take a sweet picture of it. And it's certainly worth it to try, with prizes for the contest including mint-in-the-box 8548 Nui-Jaga, 8563 Tahnok, 8554 Tahnok Va, and 8503 Scuba sets, plus cool Bionicle t-shirts. The entry period ends at midnight Eastern time tonight, so I look forward to seeing what everyone enters in the home stretch! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGOLAND Coming to the Empire State
Merlin Entertainment recently announced plans to open up a LEGOLAND theme park in Goshen, New York, as reported by Fox News. It won't open until 2019 at the earliest, but will feature 50 rides and a 250-room hotel. This will be the third park in the US and will be a great location for people in the New York, Philadelphia, and Boston metropolitan areas. I'm excited for the prospect of a new place to partake in the LEGO hobby. Would you make a trip there once it opens? Let us know in the Talkback! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower The Fall of a Hero
BZPower's members have a wide variety of talents, and their creativity never ceases to amaze. Tohkann toa of arts has cultivated a skill for 3D animation, and has shown it off with a short clip entitled BIONICLE - City of the Lost: "Downfall". It captures a key moment of the Generation 1 Bionicle story in the graphical style of the original movies and evokes some strong emotions as well. Go check it out and then let him know what you think! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One Season 2 Coming July 29
Entertainment Weekly has released a list of new movies and shows coming to Netflix in July. As announced at New York Toy Fair earlier this year, among the July offerings will be the next two episodes of the Netflix original series LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One. However, the specific premiere date is July 29, so there's still a considerable wait ahead. No other LEGO programs are on the list, so if you're waiting to stream LEGO Ninjago Seasons 4 and 5 you have even longer to wait. Follow the link above for the complete list of new shows coming in July! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Ideas Guidelines and House Rules Updated
The LEGO Ideas site has been updated with a new blog post by Tim Courtney explaining updates to the platform's Guidelines, House Rules and Terms of Service. Some changes like a new rule against projects based on third-party IPs already represented in LEGO Ideas sets and new restrictions on appropriate project contents will be applied retroactively to existing projects, while other changes will only apply to new projects going forward. Follow the link above to read the full list of changes! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Twitch Tuesday Takes Place Tomorrow
Due to some scheduling issues, we're postponing this week's Twitch stream until tomorrow - so it'll be more of a Twitch Wednesday. That means that at about 7:30 PM Eastern tomorrow you'll be able to find us at our Twitch Channel having some fun playing some LEGO games! Voting is still open over in the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic where you can let us know what game you'd like for us to play and let us know what you think of the stream. We appreciate your feedback and would love to talk with you in the chat while we're live too. So follow our channel or our Twitter account to know when we go live tomorrow. See you all then! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News "Do You Want to Build a Spinoff?"
This morning, USA Today reported that Disney is working on a new storyline/brand extension called "Frozen Northern Lights", which will star Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven from the hit animated movie Frozen, and they're making LEGO a key part of their marketing strategy. Part of the new story will be conveyed through four LEGO animated shorts, which will air on Disney Channel this November and will feature the film's original voice cast. Follow the link above for more details! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, June 20, 2016
We're two-thirds of the way through June, which means it's time for a new episode of Bfa Plays: LEGO Racers. In Episode 11: And Thyme (Trials), Bfahome takes his best shot at the last time trial circuit, trying again and again to beat the best that the game can throw at him. Will he prevail and emerge victorious? Or will we have to check back next month for him to try again? And, more importantly, how many Disney songs will he sing? Read on to watch and find out, and then head over to the discussion topic to let us know what you thought! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News Sixth Nexo Power Video: "Star Fall"
The LEGO Nexo Knights website's Hall of Powers has received its monthly update for June, a 63-second Nexo Power video titled "Star Fall". Lance is starring in a sci-fi movie of the same name, and is none too pleased with its absurd premise and low production values. To spice things up, he decides to add some "special effects" in the form of a Nexo Power from digital wizard Merlok 2.0! Follow the link above to watch the new video, and don't forget to use the Merlok 2.0 app on your smart device to add this power to your collection! Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, June 19, 2016
In the last episode of the LEGO News Show, Dan Brickman got a sweet new ride. But after an unfortunate parking mishap, the eighth international episode of the LEGO News Show finds him working from home. Home, in this case, turns out to be a LEGO Creator 3-in-1 house! LEGO Club mascot Max and Dan's co-host Helen Stone show him how it works, but after a few rebuilds things get a little out of hand! Follow the link above or read on to watch the latest episode! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Saturday, June 18, 2016
[Source: Ta-metru_defender]
While we wait for our last summer Bionicle review to be posted, why don't we go back over to the LEGO Architecture line? BZPower Blog Assistant Ta-metru_defender today takes a look at 21028 New York City, the flagship of the 'skyline' series of sets. Will the model rise to new heights and earn a spot in your shopping cart? Or will it get lost among the hustle and bustle of city life? Check out our video and text reviews to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News The LEGO Movie 2 Delayed to 2019
[Source: TheSkeletonMan939]
Variety has announced that the sequel to the 2014 hit The LEGO Movie has been delayed from May 18, 2018 to February 8, 2019. No reason was given for the delay, but this does mean it will be coming out the same weekend the original did, in a period that traditionally doesn't have a lot of large films. May tends to have a lot of big-budget productions, and in 2018 we'll see the release of Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 and the Star Wars Han Solo movie, which might have outshone LEGO a little bit in the box office. At least we have the LEGO Batman Movie and the Ninjago movie next year to help tide us over! Talk Back in our Forums

The 24 Hours of Le Mans automobile endurance race is going on right now, and it's a really significant one for the Ford Motor Company, as both the Ford GT's return to the event after a 47-year absence and the 50-year anniversary of the Ford GT's first victory in this prestigious motorsports event. LEGO has teamed up with Ford to commemorate this occasion with a new video featuring a "dream race" between the 1966 winning car and this year's new Ford GT. Additionally, the LEGO model shop created 1:3-scale LEGO sculptures of both cars for display at the race venue, which can be seen in both a behind-the-scenes video and an image gallery on the Ford website. Follow the links above for more details or read on to watch the videos! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Friday, June 17, 2016
Hot Bionicle News LEGO Speed Champions Building Event at Toys 'R' Us Tomorrow
Get ready, race fans! Tomorrow, June 18th, all Toys 'R' Us stores in the United States will be holding a LEGO Speed Champions building event for Father's Day weekend! Participants ages six and up are invited to show up between 11am and 1pm to bring home a free LEGO winner's podium. Additionally, for a limited time, Toys 'R' Us is offering 20% off all LEGO Speed Champions sets both in-store and online. Follow the links above for more details! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Ninjago Trading Cards Coming to the UK
ToyNews announced today that Dracco UK, a toy and game wholesaler, will be distributing the LEGO Ninjago trading card game in the UK beginning August 24th. The original German edition of this game has sold 500,000 units since it made its debut back in March, and Dracco is hoping the English edition will help them capitalize on surging trading card sales in the UK. 24-card booster boxes will cost £1.00, while Multipacks and the Starter Pack will cost £4.99. Follow the link above for more details! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Veteran LEGO Designer Daniel Krentz Passes Away at Age 79
LEGO designer Mark Stafford has announced on Flickr that his friend, former LEGO designer Daniel Krentz, passed away last weekend. When Daniel began working in Billund as a LEGO designer in the mid-1970s he was both the first AFOL and the first foreigner to be recruited to that role, which he held until the year 2000. Daniel designed dozens of sets during his tenure at the LEGO Group, including many of the earliest LEGO Castle and LEGO Pirates sets. Follow the link above to read more about this designer's amazing life and career. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Faber Files Releases a Throwbots Throwback
Christian Faber has updated his blog FaberFiles with a new entry taking us back to the earliest days of LEGO constraction sets, showcasing the original faceplate illustrations of four of the Slizer/Throwbot sets from 1998: Fire/Torch, Sub/Scuba, Jungle/Amazon, and Judge/Jet. The Slizer/Throwbots theme was the precursor to Bionicle, and despite having a very different aesthetic, it's neat to get a glimpse of Faber's involvement in those sets. Follow the link above for a real blast from the past! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Hot Bionicle News Get a Taste of LEGO The Force Awakens
Earlier this week amid the E3 festivities in Los Angeles, LEGO and Warner Bros released a demo for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens videogame. You can download it now from either the Playstation or Xbox online stores, depending on your preference or purchase history. The game comes out on June 28th, which is sooner than I thought, but if you can't wait that long you can try it out now! What are you waiting for, go give it a play and decide if you want the full thing! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Are You a DIY-er?
The folks over at LEGO ReBrick have recently kicked off a new and awesome contest. MAKE SOMETHING tasks you to invent something using LEGO bricks - it could be a new way to solve an everyday problem or some brand new idea to change the world or something in between. It's very broad and should leave a lot of latitude for many different creations. You have until August 10th to make and submit your entry, and the grand prize winner gets a trip to LEGO World Copenhagen 2017 and a Mindstorms EV3 set. ReBrick keeps churning out these contests with something for everyone, and I can't wait to see what's next. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Bionicle.com Updated with "Unity" Chapter 6
The story "Unity" in the LEGO Bionicle website's Explore section has been updated with a sixth chapter, this time focusing on Pohatu, Ketar, and the Region of Stone. As usual, it explains the challenge the Uniter of Stone faced in attempting to join with his great elemental creature and the powers they gain when they are united, accompanied with colorful stills from the Netflix series LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One. Follow the link above to read the latest chapter! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Hot Bionicle News Two New LEGO Elves Webisodes Added to LEGO.com
The official LEGO Elves website has been updated with two brand-new webisodes! In One is More Fun, Ragana, Jynx, and Dusti attempt to throw a dark and scary Halloween party, but things don't quite go according to plan. And in Hairy Styles, Emily and her elf friends get caught in a thunderstorm on their way to the Elvendale Ball and stop at the Sky Castle to clean up... but Skyra would rather set them up with a whole new look! Follow the links above to watch the new webisodes! Talk Back in our Forums

The LEGO YouTube channel has released four new videos of the upcoming game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first is a 143-second E3 trailer, the second a 31-second ad for the Empire Strikes Back Character Pack, the third a 31-second ad focusing on BB-8, and the fourth a 31-second ad for the free demo which is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and allows you to play through Finn, Rey, and BB-8's escape from the First Order on Jakku. Follow the links above or read on to watch the new videos! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Lately LEGO has been posting the designer videos for their Direct 2 Consumer sets on their own YouTube channel, but it looks like this time around they didn't, so we've uploaded it to BZPTube. Head over or read on to watch Mike Psiaki talk about the process that went into designing the model and some of the awesome elements and details it has. I love these looks inside the minds of the design team; this one is definitely worth a watch! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

BZPower Creep From the Deep
BZPower Member Logan McOwen recently went back in time to 2007 to revisit fan-favorite character Nocturn in MOC form. The result, Nocturn the Condemned, does an amazing job of updating the villain to the modern CCBS system, giving him a sleek and streamlined look. Logan also added a couple of gearboxes that give him some cool play features as well. I love the techniques used to make the classic pieces work with the modern ones, resulting in something that could be mistaken for a Gen 2 Bionicle set. Go check it out and let him know what you think of the model! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News New LEGO Ninjago Webisode and Product Video
The LEGO Ninjago website has been updated with two all-new videos. The first is a new webisode, "Villain Throwback: The Story of Samukai", in which Ninjago Museum of History's curator Dr. Saunders gives you a sneak preview of their new "Hall of Villainy" exhibit, starting with the skeleton king of the Underworld, Samukai! The second is a product video of 70596 Samurai X Cave Chaos (not included in the batch of product videos released last month), which shows off the set's features through the eyes of Nya, the ninja of water! Follow the links above to watch the new videos! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Today is Tuesday, So Soon We'll Stream
We've rolled back around the calendar to Tuesday, which means it's time again for our weekly broadcast of LEGO videogame gameplay. We'll load up our Twitch channel at around 7:30 PM Eastern time to start streaming some fun and action. What game will we play? Well that's up to you - go visit the discussion topic to vote for what you want to see us play! You can give us your feedback while you're there to and let us know what you'd like to see in the future. Make sure you follow us on Twitch or Twitter to know when we go live, and I look forward to chatting with you all tonight while we play! Talk Back in our Forums

Today LEGO is announcing the perfect compliment to previous Creator Expert vehicles like the 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van and 10242 Mini Cooper. The 10252 Volkswagen Beetle weighs in at 1167 pieces and will retail for $99.99 in the US starting in August. Mike Psiaki has done an excellent job capturing the shape of the classic 60s car while fitting in tons of play features and details. Read on to check out high resolution images, the full press release, and more! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Monday, June 13, 2016
The official LEGO YouTube channel has released the twelfth LEGO Elves webisode, titled "No Pain, Just Gain". This webisode is a flashback to the origins of the elf witch Ragana Shadowflame, born with weak magical powers before she found strength, confidence, and sinister new purpose in the cursed waters of the Shadow Fountain. But can this ill-gotten power really help her overcome the insecurities of her past? Follow the link above or read on to watch the webisode! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News Lots of New Features in LEGO Worlds Update 6
This morning, Update 6 of the LEGO Group and Tt Games' digital sandbox game LEGO Worlds was released. The new update unlocks a beta version of the software with lots of highly requested new features and enhancements including a first-person camera, grapple gun, new vehicle controls, road tiles, atmospheric refinements, and online multiplayer! Follow the link above for more details and instructions on how to access the beta, or click here to purchase LEGO Worlds via Steam Early Access! Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, June 12, 2016
Hot Bionicle News 2016's LEGO Element Recolors Examined
[Source: New Elementary]
With each new LEGO set comes, hopefully, some new parts or old parts in new colors to expand the potential of MOC builders. This year does not disappoint, as The New Elementary has compiled a list and images of what 2016's sets present in terms of old parts in new colors. From sets we have already seen to the upcoming sets of the summer, there are many new variations to get excited about as new sets are released. Check out their article, then let us know which ones are your favorite. Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, June 11, 2016
LEGO has released a new 77-second trailer for the premiere of their new animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, which premieres Monday, June 20 on Disney XD. Featuring new characters Rowan, Kordi, Zander, Naare, and R0-GR along with familiar Star Wars faces like Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and more, this trailer gives a taste of the series' premise, tone, and visual style. Follow the link above or read on to watch the video! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Friday, June 10, 2016
Hot Bionicle News LEGO Technic Ultimate Contest Begins on LEGO Rebrick
LEGO Rebrick has announced their next contest, LEGO Technic Ultimate Contest: Build the Porsche of your Dreams. The contest invites builders to create an original model that evokes the "Porsche brand design and LEGO Technic look and feel". After the entry period closes August 1st, three guest judges from the Technic fan community will select 20 semi-finalists. Three judges from LEGO Technic and Porsche will then select a grand prize winner and nine runner-ups, who will all receive a die-cast Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a copy of 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS signed by designer Uwe Wabra, and a certificate. The grand prize also includes a trip to and guided tour of the Porsche Museum and production facilities in Stuttgart, Germany. Follow the link above for more details! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Watch "The Freemaker Adventures Battle of the Bricks" Tomorrow
As a promotion for the new show LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Disney XD will be livestreaming a building competition called "Battle of the Bricks" tomorrow, June 11th at 8pm EST via their YouTube channel. Many prominent builders from the LEGO community have been invited to participate, including BZPower's own Aaron Newman (Nuju Metru), and their creations will be judged by a panel of LEGO Master Builders! For more details, check out the teaser video posted to the Disney XD website. Talk Back in our Forums

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