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Thursday, December 18, 2014
This review has been a long time in the making, but it's finally time to share it here. Today we're taking a look at 70816 Benny's Spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP! from the LEGO Movie line of sets, and the largest one that's not part of the D2C range. Is this nostalgia-filled, meme-inducing, interstellar transport worth its weight in ABS, or should you pass on it in favor of other options? You'll have have to read on to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News Christian Faber Leaves Advance
Christian Faber recently posted a blog entry announcing that he is leaving Advance and striking out on his own. He is going freelance and starting his own company called 'Rocket.' Rest-assured, he will still be working with Advance and LEGO from time to time, but he's looking to dedicate the majority of his efforts on 'Rebel Nature,' a project he has teased several times in his blog. Faber has been working for Advance on LEGO projects for over twenty-eight years, longer than a lot of us have been alive, so I can see why he might feel a change is needed. Join me in wishing him the best of luck on his future projects! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Observant fans may have noticed the Mask of Time appearing not once, not twice, but at least five times in 2015 animations so far: Hidden as a cloud (0:52), as carvings (0:14 and 0:28 respectively) or its outlines formed by flowing lava (0:05 and 0:55 respectively), the Mask of Time may be appearing a bit too often to be just an easter egg. But even that is not all yet... Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Elves Teaser
LEGO has published a teaser website for the new LEGO Elves theme. LEGO Elves is the second theme after LEGO Friends and LEGO Disney Princesses to use the so-called mini-dolls instead of the classic minifigures. It seems like it will be primarily targeted at girls but there is no reason per se why boys shouldn't be able to enjoy it as well. The teaser website features little more than a teaser video that hints that there may actually be a story with animated episodes to accompany the theme. The story seems to be about a young girl who enters a fantasy world inhabited by four (apparently elementally themed) elves in the search of four keys but unfortunately the video tells little more than that. The full site will launch March 2015 so that's plenty of time to speculate! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Promotional Polybags for Premiers
We're kicking off another raffle today, and as you might have guessed from the title, this one is for Premier Members. In Holiday Raffle 6, we're giving away a copy each of 30114 Andrea's Beach Lounge, 30188 Cute Kitten, and 30241 Mandalorian Fighter to three lucky members. These polybags are not the easiest to find, so this might be one of your best bets to grab them. Not a Premier Member yet? Head over to the store and buy a membership today - these raffles are just one of the many perks you get for supporting BZPower! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News 2015 Set Catalog Discovered
Resourceful LEGO fans made a cool discovery earlier this week. A digital catalog was found on the LEGO.com servers, showcasing a majority of the sets for the first half of 2015. Surprisingly, Bionicle doesn't get a lot of space, but there's some great pictures of the upcoming Ninjago, Legends of Chima, Elves, Marvel Age of Ultron, and Star Wars sets, plus plenty of other themes. It's definitely worth a look! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Takes Top Spot in Holiday Social Media
Yesterday, Adweek ran an article about the top toy brands on social media this holiday season, and guess who came out on top. That's right, according to Brand Chorus' StoryScore grading system, LEGO edged out Monster High to be the number one toy on the Facebooks, Twitters, and Intagrams of the world. Apparently their how-to videos on YouTube helped give them a leg up on the competition (and I didn't even know they existed). I look forward to seeing what list LEGO tops next! Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Promotional Toa Videos Released
The BIONICLE channel on the LEGO.com Videos section has been released and along with it not only the videos we already knew and the episodes released today, but also six promotional 30-second videos for each of the Toa. The animation is fantastic and I love the music but I'm honestly not all that fond of the voice acting - I suppose you could explain Gali sounding male with the fact that these are probably supposed to represent tales as told by the Protectors but I still think they could sound a bit more natural and distinctive in some cases. I did like the voice acting performance on the episodes so far, so maybe I just need to get used to it - it sounded better upon watching them a second time. See it for yourself and share your opinions in the forums!

UPDATE: The videos are also available on BIONICLE.com in the Characters section. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Three BIONICLE Episodes Released
[Source: BZPower members]
The first three BIONICLE 2015 episodes have been released on the Story section of BIONICLE.com. Each has a length of exactly 90 seconds and they feature epic music, humor and a cute villager kid (don't worry, he doesn't do any nonsense). The legend is only beginning and no BIONICLE fan will want to miss this. Of course, the new style may not be your thing but I suggest you still give it a chance. Personally, I hope we will get less narration and more action and spotlight of Toa besides Tahu in future episodes, but the last of these already hints that some battles are coming soon. Head over to BIONICLE.com and check it out when you can! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Tux and Flipper
[Source: Wally]
Here's a cute little LDD creation by forum member Wally. Tux and Flipper are simply described as, "two happy penguins in love," and although it can be hard to convey emotion with plastic bricks, they certainly look content. Wally does a great job getting the penguin shape down with curved and straight slopes and SNOT techniques. The base they're displayed on, complete with a heart, is simple but effective. This is definitely a cool creation that's worth checking out! Talk Back in our Forums
  • BIONICLE Commercial Airing on TV Tune in your TV and you may find yourself delightfully surprised, as the Masks of Power trailer has reportedly started airing on Nickelodeon, Disney XD and possibly other channels as well. Try not to put a smile too goofy or break things out of excitement when you see it, though. -- Adrian From A BZPower Reader & Pahrak #0579
Monday, December 15, 2014
BZPower Free Polybags Up For Grabs
We're just about halfway through the month and coincidentally halfway through our holiday raffles for 2014. Today's raffle is open to everyone - we're giving away three LEGO polybags: 30189 Transport Plane, 30247 ARC-170 Starfighter, and 30260 Lone Ranger's Pump Car. So go check out Holiday Raffle 5 and enter now for your chance to win! Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Market News Double VIP Points Today Only!
If you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, LEGO is throwing one more offer your way, as long as you're part of their VIP Program. On Sunday, December 14th, for one day only, VIP Members will earn double points on their purchases through Shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores, or orders over the phone. Although they have this deal quite often (like the entire month of October) you can use it to either get some of the early 2015 sets they have for sale, or take advantage of their current discounts. (Sorry, Bionicle isn't available there yet, but they do have sales on some Legends of Chima and Star Wars models.) Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Holiday Goodies on LEGO Minifigures Online
Players of LEGO Minifigures Online can enjoy a number of holiday goodies this month. In the Winterland Village, you can help Santa find the Holiday Spirit and you can even unlock an exclusive Santa minifigure. Additionally, the game now features daily rewards - every day you login, diamonds, stars or even Minifigures will be waiting for you. Last but not least, you can join the Holiday Competition to win in-game prizes. Check out the December newsletter here. Talk Back in our Forums

Market News Toa and Lord of Skull Spiders for Preorder on Amazon US
[Source: MrSciFiGuy]
BZPower member MrSciFiGuy reports that the Toa and the Lord of Skull Spider's from next year's line-up of BIONICLE sets are available for pre-order on Amazon US. All are Prime eligible, too, which may give you an advantage on shipping over LEGO.com. The Protectors are not yet available but surely they'll be available on January 1st at the latest. The countdown is on and it's only 19 days left now! Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, December 12, 2014
BZPower Send Your MOCs on the 2015 Convention Circuit
This was posted on the forums a while ago, but it hasn't been announced on the front page yet. In 2015, we're once again helping BZPower get their Bionicle and constraction MOCs displayed at a minimum of five LEGO conventions in North America. Check out the topic for the full details, but the gist is that you send us your MOCs to display and we'll give you some cool perks in return. The theme for this year is 'lights and action,' so we'd like to see you guys integrate LEDs and motors into your MOCs. This will help make the Bionicle display even cooler and impress the public even more. If you have any questions, you can post in the topic or send me (Black Six) a PM. BrickFair Alabama is coming fast, so get building! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, December 11, 2014
BZPower Parts Draft Reminder
There are just two spots left in the 2014 Online Parts Draft! For $15, you can reserve yourself a space to to get a whole bunch of pieces from 70209 CHI Mungus. It's sure to be a fun time and a great opportunity to expand your constraction collection with pieces from a set not available in North America. Claim your share before it's too late! Talk Back in our Forums

Market News 2015 Bionicle Sets on TRU Site
[Source: BZPower Members]
Over on the Toys 'R' Us site they've added listings for some of next year's Bionicle sets. Some members have reported them being available for a limited time but currently you can't order any sets. If you're interested though you can check them out: Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
[Source: DeeVee]
Here it is, the moment we've all been dreading. Today marks our last review of the 2015 Bionicle sets (those that we know about, at least). Blog Leader DeeVee has taken a look at 70783 Protector of Fire and is ready to share his thoughts on the set. Will this set make use of the cash burning a hole in your pocket or will you pass on it like a hot potato? Continue on, dear readers, if you'd like to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

BZPower Chima Constraction Sets Up For Grabs
As the month of December continues, we're kicking off our next holiday raffle. Holiday Raffle 4 will have two winners - one will get a copy of 70206 CHI Laval and the other will get 70207 CHI Cragger. These sets were not available in North America and have some great pieces. Tickets cost $1 each and will enter you into the drawings for both sets. Support BZP and get a chance to win some cool LEGO sets! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Invasion from Below Most Watched Video of LEGO.com 2014
[Source: Aanchir]
Hero Factory has never been one of LEGO's most succesful themes but still enough to have this year's episode, Invasion from Below, be this year's most watched video on LEGO.com, as is said on the LEGO.com frontpage on the 'Recommendations' category. The episode had some issues (the ending bothers me particularly) but overall it was probably pretty decent. Let's see if we see a BIONICLE video there next year... Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News More Ninjago 2015 Teasers
LEGO has released two more teasers for Ninjago 2015 on the LEGO Message Boards over the past days: It seems the ninja have been invited to a tournament where only one can remain (warning: very large pictures). Why is there a drawing of Zane on the invitation? Why do the ninja all wear different suits? And why is that apparently angry man wearing a snake staff? The excitement is building up and I can't wait to learn more! Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
BZPower Join a School for Rahkshi
Do you enjoy playing RPGs? Do you like playing the bad guy from time to time? Then you should head over to the Bionicle RPG forum and check out Corpus Rahkshi, created by I Am Ultron Six. You play the character of a Rahkshi with increased intelligence and cunning, placed in a school by the Makuta to observe and cultivate their new abilities. You can guess where things might go from there. It sounds like a cross between Hogwarts and Darkley's School for Bad Boys, which could be a lot of fun! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, December 8, 2014
BZPower More Free Stuff to Give Away
Today we bring you the next in our series of holiday raffles. Head on over to the Raffles section of the site to enter for a chance to win one of five 40084 Hero Factory Brain Attack Accessory Packs, promotional polybags from last year featuring the elusive black Brain Attack brains. Anyone who's a member of BZPower can enter, so why not join today? Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Smile Arctic
As winter approaches and things get chilly, the LEGO City team is prepared for the weather as they travel to the Arctic and do some exploring. Today the smallest of such LEGO City sets is reviewed: The Arctic Snowmobile. Does it heat up the building scene or is it left frozen in the ice? Check out the video review to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Everything Is Awesome Receives Grammy Nomination
[Source: Vorahk1Panrahk2]
The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and guess who made it on the list? That's right, Everything Is Awesome, from The LEGO Movie has been nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media, along with I See Fire by Ed Sheeran (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug), I'm Not Gonna Miss You by Glen Campbell (Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me), Let It Go by Idina Menzel (Frozen), and The Moon Song by Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix (Her). The awards ceremony will be on February 8th, 2015, so we'll have to wait until then to see how it fares against the competition. Still, this will hopefully be the first of many nominations The LEGO Movie receives! Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, December 5, 2014
Hot Bionicle News New Ninjago Game Coming Next Spring
[Source: Aanchir]
As part of their Ninja Day celebrations, LEGO, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, and TT Fusion have announced LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, a new game for the Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita. As Comicbook.com reports, the game, "tells a previously untold story from the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show," and will be released in the spring of 2015. There will be familiar locations and characters along with some new ones as well, helping to expand the Ninjago universe. I look forward to hearing and sharing more info about this game! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Jurassic Park Idea Reaches 10,000 Votes
Over on LEGO Ideas, a new project has reached ten thousand votes and will be reviewed for consideration as a LEGO set. Jurassic Park by senteosan features the gate to the park, the trademark Ford Explorer, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, and of course, a Tyrannosaurus Rex! This is an awesome-looking model with a lot of detail, and as a child of the 90s, it's definitely one that I'd pick up! Best of luck to it during the next review! Talk Back in our Forums

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Hot Bionicle News "The Squad" DLC Announced for LEGO Batman 3
The LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC packs keep coming, and we knew there was one more left. We also knew that TT Games was adding a kid-friendly version of the Suicide Squad to the game. And now we have our first look at "The Squad" DLC, bringing together some of the DC Universe's favorite miscreants as they take on the tasks too dangerous for the honest, do-good heroes to challenge. The team includes Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and more, led by Amanda Waller, as seen in the release on ComicVine, and can be seen wearing their signature bomb-collars. As exciting as this is, why they are not just called "Task Force X" is beyond me. Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Witch-King Battle Teaser Image
We're back again with more set reviews, and today we explore The Hobbit theme with 79015 Witch-King Battle. BZPower Reporter Xccj looks at the minifigures and landscape piece in this small set, both in a video and pictorial review. Will this set become your Precious, or something to be left in the depths of the Misty Mountains? Watch or read on to figure out for yourself. Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

[Source: Bfahome]
Keeping with the trend of non-Bionicle reviews, today we're also going to take a look at 70162 Infearno Interception from this year's Ultra Agents line of LEGO sets. BZPower Blog Assistant Bfahome has taken a look at this light cycle-esque set and decided to share his thoughts on it with everybody. Will it help you defeat the master control program or will it crash in a blaze of bits? You'll just have to read on to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News Celebrate International Ninja Day with Ninjago
[Source: Aanchir]
LEGO has opened a website devoted to celebrating International Ninja Day, which takes place tomorrow (December 5th), with Ninjago - and giving us a few sneak peeks at next year in the process, as the website features the new logo and a picture of Kai, Jay, Cole and Lloyd in their new suits. There is also a small game with a short clip from next year, another short clip showing Lloyd fighting some Nindroids in what seems like a jungle setting and also a remix of the original Ninjago song 'The Weekend Whip' titled 'Tournament Whip'. Last but not least there is a 'Spot a Ninja' wallpaper. If you've been looking for something to celebrate Ninja Day, look no more. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Masterbuilders and Starfighter T-Shirts on TeeFury
There have been a lot of fan-made T-Shirts based on LEGO this year, likely thanks to the popularity of the movie. TeeFury currently has two more up for sale. The first is an emblem for a Masterbuilder's Union, where your 'Building an "Awesome" Future, One Brick at a Time...' The second is a Star Wars X-Wing flying past the Death Star in the image of the classic LEGO Space logo. Both shirts are $11, and come in a couple different colors, but they'll only be available for a day, so if you want one better get it now! Talk Back in our Forums
  • Ninjago Continues in February 2015 As this video description on the Cartoon Network website reveals, Ninjago is returning next year with a new season in February. This is the first official confirmation of next season that goes beyond just stating 2015 as the date. Set your calendars and recorders! -- Adrian

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