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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
BZPower Check Out the Bionicle: Audio Narration Project
Do you prefer to listen to books instead of reading them? Enjoy a good audio drama? If you do, you should go check out the Bionicle: Audio Narration Project over in the Fan Created Media forum. BZPower Member joev14 is assembling a group to be voice actors to read the Bionicle books aloud for your listening pleasure. They already have a trailer up, and things seem to be going together pretty well. If you want to help out or just listen, be sure to visit the topic! Talk Back in our Forums

Market News Mini Modulars Available Now
The upcoming Bricktober promotional mini-modular sets were recently revealed via their instructions on the LEGO website. Now it seems that the sets are appearing on Toys 'R' Us store shelves, according to Toys N Bricks. They're selling for $19.99 each, so if you want to get them now rather than waiting to get them free when you buy other sets in October, go see if your local TRU has them in stock! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, September 15, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Exciting LEGO Announcement Coming Friday
LEGO recently made a Tweet stating, "HUGE news! In 4 days time we'll be revealing something very exciting. Let the guessing game commence!" What do you think this will be? Let us know in the Talkback! Talk Back in our Forums

Pixal

Continuing our Ninjago Month celebration comes a set review of the largest vehicle for this Ninjago wave: The NinjaCopter piloted by Zane and Pixal. This $60 set, with 516 pieces, boasts some heavy artillery and flying maneuvers to outsmart the Nindroids in their own flying machine. Read, and watch, on for the review and to learn how you can win one of these sets for yourself. Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News September BZPower Flickr Contest Deadline Approaches
This is your two-day reminder that the end of our bi-monthly BZPower Flickr Contest is fast approaching. You have until 11:59 PM EST, Wednesday, September 17th to enter your creations. In addition to having their creation featured as the group banner for October-November, the winner will also receive a copy of 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission. Hurry those entries up! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Ninjago Contest Entry Deadline Approaching
There's just one week left to create an entry for our Ninjago Monster Contest: Ninjas IN SPACE. You have until Monday, September 22nd at 11:59 PM Eastern to create a MOC, story, piece of art, game, comic, song, or video and enter it! There are some great prizes up for grabs, not to mention bragging rights. I look forward to seeing all of your entries! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Batman 3 Season Pass Coming
[Source: Toa Smoke Monster]
Tt Games has announced that there will be six DLC packs for the upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham game that can be purchased individually or as part of a season pass, IGN reports. There will be 40 new characters, vehicles, and achievements across the six packs, which sounds like a lot of awesome additional content. The first three are The Dark Knight Pack, the Man of Steel Pack and the Batman 75th Pack, which will become available on November 14th. Looks like they plan on supporting the game for a good while (or at least until the next LEGO game comes out)! Talk Back in our Forums
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Hot Bionicle News The Emmet Awards Have Been Awarded
Promoting creative building through The LEGO Movie, the Emmet Awards were announced back in January with a series of monthly contests inspired by the film. Now the entries are in, and the winners have been announced over on the LEGO website. From double-decker anythings to some spaceships, spaceships and spaceships, the variety of themes and entries made for some creative inspiration, and the awards show celebrates each and every builder. Check out the video to see who won! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Marble Maze Gets Support on Ideas
Another project has reached ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas. The Labyrinth Marble Maze by JKBrickworks is unlike any Ideas project that's reached its goal yet! It's an interactive game where you use two dials to move the board under a ball, causing it to roll. Navigate the ball through the maze without falling into any of the pits and you win! It's definitely a unique project, and I wish it the best of luck! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Nathan Sawaya Exhibit Opening in London
American LEGO-artist Nathan Sawaya is heading to London, England, for his first exhibit in Britain this month. One of a dozen LEGO Certified Professionals worldwide, Sawaya is best known for his large statues and sculptures, including giving Stephen Colbert a life-like statue of the comedian on his show, all made from LEGO bricks. His "Art of the Brick" exhibit opens on September 26 at The Old Truman Brewery in east London. "Part of my mission is to make art accessible," Sawaya said in an interview with The Independent, knowing people will have the same brick medium at home after being inspired by his display. Having been to an amazing LCP exhibit myself for Adam Reed Tucker, I can only hope that everyone takes this chance to see Sawaya's work up close who can. Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, September 13, 2014
BZPower Ninjago Movie Discussion Livestream
Next Friday, September 19th at 8:30 PM, we'll be hosting a livestream to discuss the upcoming Ninjago movie. The BZPower Staff will be talking about what we think they'll do with the film and what we'd like to see. You can watch the livestream on Google+ or on YouTube. Hope to see you there! Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, September 12, 2014
BZPower New York Comic Con Pass Winners Announced
We got a lot of great entries to our New York Comic Con pass giveaway - you guys like quite the variety of superheroes and comic characters! Unfortunately we could only pick twelve of you, and we have done just that. Head over to the General Discussion forum to congratulate the winners of the giveaway. They'll be able to come to New York Comic Con to see the LEGO panel, tour the show floor, and come to a special event Thursday evening. It's sure to be a blast, and it looks like there will be a lot of BZPower members there! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Get Fired Up for the Next Chima Episode
The next episode of the LEGO Legends of Chima TV series on Cartoon Network will air tomorrow morning. Fired Up! starts at 7:30 AM Eastern and 6:30 AM Central - you can check your local listings to see when it airs for you. Armed with their fire CHI, do Laval, Cragger, and company have a chance to turn the tides in the conflict? Let's hope so, but we'll have to watch to find out! Talk Back in our Forums

Dareth Teaser Image

Hot Bionicle News Enter The Brown Ninja
[Source: BZPower Members]
A new Ninjago polybag has appeared, and surprisingly it contains a brand new character: Dareth, the Brown Ninja! Dareth is a secondary character from the show, but it's still great to see him availible as an actual minifigure. You also get an additional Nindroid fig for him to fight in the polybag, as well as a trophy. Currently, the polybag has only been found at Toys R Us locations in the UK, but hopefully there will be a wider release so we can all get our hands on the Brown Ninja! You can find the discussion already going on in our Ninjago forum. Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hot Bionicle News LEGO Top Toy Brand in UK
The Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) recently released the results of a survey they conducted to determine the top toy brands, both around the world and in the UK specifically. Across the pond, LEGO came is as the top brand for boys and the number three brand for girls. Additionally, LEGO Friends is the number six brand for girls. The only other brand to appear on both lists is Mickey Mouse, putting our favorite bricks in good company - it's no wonder they're the world's largest toy company! Talk Back in our Forums

Opinion Remember
Let us not forget what happened thirteen years ago today. We were here at Kanohi-Power and BionicleZone back then, and we all lived though 9/11/01 as a community. Thirteen years later, we are still here, members are still here -- and the site, the members, and the world are just a little less innocent because of that day exactly thirteen years ago. The world is now different, as is our community that has lived through a difficult time - it is important to remember all those who lost their lives. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Preorder Ninjago Soundtrack
[Source: Aanchir]
The Ninjago television Show has had some great music in the past, but there was no easy way for you to listen to it outside of the episodes. Well, that will come to an end soon, as an official soundtrack is now available for preorder on Amazon. The music by Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer will be on an audio CD and currently costs $13.98. It looks like most of the tracks are from the first season, so hopefully future albums will come out to cover the rest of the music from the show. Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
[Source: Nuju Metru]
Ninjago Month continues! Last week, we took a look at the smallest Ninjago set of 2014, and today we look at the largest. BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru shares his thoughts on 70728 Battle for Ninjago City from the summer lineup of sets. Will this set win the battle and find its way into your home, or will other sets beat it into your shopping cart? You'll have to continue on to see our review to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Hot Bionicle News LEGO Darth Vader's Star Destroyer on Kickstarter
Thomas Benedikt from Toronto, Canada, asks for your pledges on Kickstarter to construct a 13-feet Darth Vader's Star Destroyer out of 90k LEGO bricks. Unfortunately, it won't be life-sized but still impressive enough to blow your socks off. After spending over 1000 hours in creating a digital model, Thomas is now ready to construct the physical thing - if he reaches his goal of $15,500 CAD, which will be 60% of the cost; the rest he will pay himself. Backers will get a number of benefits. Check out the Kickstarter page if you want to back this impressive, 100kg/200 pound LEGO creation or if you just want to see some stats and renderings. Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
BZPower Visit the Dragon Lands
BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru is no stranger to creating interesting settings, and recently he has put that talent to good use making his own playtheme. "(Not) LEGO Dragon Lands" focuses on the Kingdom of Ardun and the orc-like Ustokal of the Essoni Desert, who are locked in a savage conflict. Okay, maybe not savage, since this is LEGO, but Aaron has created ten MOCs based on this concept that fit into the sizes you commonly see in LEGO sets. Each creation features custom minifigs and awesome play features, just like you would expect from a set you pick up off the shelf at Toys 'R' Us. It's an interesting idea with a great execution that is definitely worth checking out! Talk Back in our Forums

Market News STUDS Trading Cards Available Tomorrow Online
The STUDS trading cards that were initially an AFOL project on Kickstarter are becoming publicly available tomorrow, Wednesday September 10. The STUDS News page has more info, detailing that the contents of each pack will have a BrickForge item and eight trading cards (and other special chase cards). Check out the STUDS Shop at noon Pacific Time for your chance to buy this limited first series' run, then swap cards with your friends at LEGO conventions and meetups! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Another Ninjago Set Up For Grabs
Today we're announcing the last raffle that's part of Ninjago Month. For only $1 per ticket, you can enter to win a copy of 70724 NinjaCopter, the biggest Ninja vehicle from this year's wave of sets (as long as you don't consider dragons vehicles). The proceeds go to support BZPower and our ongoing server and licensing costs. Help us out and get a chance to win an awesome set! Talk Back in our Forums

Monday, September 8, 2014
Hot Bionicle News BIONICLE Confirmed for 2015
When LEGO started building its websites for next year, they didn't consider me and my masterful skills of educated URL guessing. This picture is already on the servers of LEGO.com and will be a thumbnail on the LEGO.com Products section linking to BIONICLE.com when it returns. At this point I think we can state without a doubt that BIONICLE is indeed returning next year. What does that golden mask represent, though? Let the speculation begin! Of course, I'll keep you updated if I happen to find more images like this. Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Ninjago Raffle for Premier Members
It's been a few days since we announced our last raffle, so we figured it was time to change that. Today we're starting a raffle that's open to Premier Members for a copy of 70722 OverBorg Attack. Not a Premier Member? You can head over to our store and support BZPower today! You get cool perks on the website and have a chance to win free sets too. Talk Back in our Forums

Sunday, September 7, 2014
There's a huge demand in the LEGO community for pieces that the company just doesn't make. Look around the Internet (or go to a comprehensive listing like BrickMap) and you'll see a lot of places that offer products that are compatible with LEGO bricks, whether they be brand new pieces, custom-painted or decaled, or existing pieces molded in a new color. Some fans even turn to competitors such as Mega Bloks and KRE-O to get elements that are compatible with LEGO bricks but in new and different shapes. What if LEGO decided to put together an offering to allow its fans to create their own elements? I have reason to believe that they might be doing just that - read on to see why! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

Groot smile

Marvel Studio's latest film Guardians of the Galaxy is still doing well at the box office, and with characters like Groot and Rocket Raccoon that is no surprise. In today's set review of the Knowhere Escape Mission, we see their LEGO counterparts as they reenact a key scene from the movie while fighting some formidable bad guys. Watch the video and read the review to see what is so great about this playset, and say it with me: I am Groot! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

BZPower New York Comic Con Pass Giveaway Ends Today
Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter for a chance to win a pass to New York Comic Con to see the unveiling of a new LEGO theme. You can find all the information right here, but be aware the deadline is 11:59 PM Eastern TONIGHT. It's sure to be a blast, so if you can make it to New York on Thursday, October 9th, go submit your entry now! Talk Back in our Forums

Market News Free Star Wars Polybag at TRU
If you spend $30 or more on LEGO sets at Toys 'R' Us, you can nab yourself a free Star Wars ARC-170 mini-model polybag. The deal is for this week only, while supplies last. It looks like a cool little model, so if you're a Star Wars fan head over and check it out! Talk Back in our Forums

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Market News LEGO Videogame Sale
Green Man Gaming is currently offering 75% off digital downloads of eight LEGO video games, bringing them down to $4.99 or $7.49. The titles available are LEGO Batman 1 & 2, The LEGO Movie, LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 and Years 5-7, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Marvel Superheroes, and LEGO The Hobbit. If you're looking to pick up some of these games, it's a pretty great deal that you should totally check out! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Bricktober Mini Modulars Revealed
Over on neoape they recently came across the instructions for the exclusive sets that will be available as part of the Toys 'R' Us Bricktober promotion next month. There are four mini-modular buildings: a movie theater, pizzeria, fire station and town hall, and based on past experiences you'll be able to get one each week during the month of October if you spend over a certain amount at your local TRU. The models look pretty awesome and will go nicely with the 2012 set 10230 Mini Modulars! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Another Ideas Project Reaches Goal
Although it missed the deadline for the latest review period, another model has recently achieved ten thousand votes on LEGO Ideas. The Avengers Helicarrier is a really impressive microscale version of the massive ship from the 2012 Marvel movie, and YoSub Joo's creation is packed with a ton of detail. Personally, I think the likelihood of it turning into a set is slim because of its size, the age of the movie, and the fact that LEGO already has a license agreement with Marvel. But we'll just have to wait and see! Talk Back in our Forums

Friday, September 5, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Spinnin' Out In Color Music Video
The Fold has released the music video for their latest song, Spinnin' Out In Color. The video uses a lot of footage from the current season of Ninjago, as well as clips submitted by fans. It's great to see them working with their fan community, and the song is pretty catchy too. Give it a watch! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News The New Yoda Chronicles Now Available
[Source: Amuzo]
Amuzo, the company behind many of the web and mobile LEGO games, sent us the press release announcing their latest game. LEGO Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles is now available on the iOS App Store, the Android Google Play Store, and on LEGO.com! The free game allows you to choose whether to follow the Light Side or the Dark Side and will take you to many familiar locations in the Star Wars universe. It looks like there's twelve levels available now, with updates coming later this year to add even more content. You can't go wrong with a free LEGO game, so go check it out now! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Fire and Ice Continue to Clash on Cartoon Network
Tomorrow morning brings another new episode of Legends of Chima to our TVs. The Crescent will air at 7:30 AM Eastern/6:30 AM Central tomorrow. Check their schedule to see when it will show in your area. Will our heroes continue to push back the ice tribes with their new-found allies? Or will Sir Fangar come up with a new way to conquer all of Chima? We'll have to watch to find out! Talk Back in our Forums

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hot Bionicle News Hubble Space Telescope Enters Review Phase
Over on LEGO Ideas, a new project has achieved the requisite ten thousand votes to enter the review phase. The Hubble Space Telescope model by GRusso will be considered by LEGO to be turned into an actual LEGO set. Space exploration has been a common theme, with the Hayabusa satellite and Mars Curiosity Rover already passing the muster and showing up on store shelves. I've unfortunately missed the first two, but if this one makes it I'll definitely be picking it up! Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News LEGO is the World's Largest Toy Company - Still
I feel like this already happened, but the big news today is that LEGO is the world's largest toy company, according to sites like CNN Money. In terms of revenue and profit, LEGO is clearly ahead of both Mattel and Hasbro after sales increased 11% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year. We already knew LEGO was the best toy company in the world, but now it's clearly the biggest too! Talk Back in our Forums

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It's time for our first Ninjago Month set review! Today I take a look at 70720 Hover Hunter, the smallest set in the 2014 Ninjago line. Will this set's spinning saw cut its way into your heart, or will it hover alone on a store shelf? More importantly, will you be lucky enough to win a copy? You'll have to continue on and read and watch our review to find out! Talk Back in our Forums  Read Full Story

BZPower The Next Flickr Contest Begins
September is here, and that means it's time for a new contest at our Flickr Group. The BZPower Flickr Contest - September 2014 entry period runs from now until Wednesday, September 17th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Build an awesome constraction MOC and pit it against your peers! The winner gets a copy of 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission, as well as being featured as the Flickr Group's banner. Go get building! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Come Watch LEGO Reveal a New Theme
This is a friendly reminder that we are currently running a giveaway to hand out twelve passes to New York Comic Con for Thursday, October 9th. The pass will allow you to see the LEGO panel where they will be revealing a brand new theme, as well as walk the floor of Comic Con and check out the awesome LEGO booth (and everything else there). Furthermore, it will get you on the list for an exclusive VIP party that LEGO is throwing. Travel and accommodations are not included, so you're on your own getting to NYC. Check out the full details and enter before Sunday, September 7th at midnight! I look forward to seeing some of you there! Talk Back in our Forums

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hot Bionicle News A Pictorial Peek into Billund's LEGO Factory
It is always a treat to see into the factory that brings us our beloved, colorful LEGO pieces. Recently The Guardian was given access to see the procedure for producing these amazing bits of plastic, along with a few other photos of day-to-day life in Billund, Denmark's, LEGO factory. Be sure to check out the new photos, even if you think you know it all--I sure learned something new about the molding process. Talk Back in our Forums

Hot Bionicle News Don't Drop the Bomb
Recently a new blog entry was posted over on ReBrick regarding the Batman 75th Anniversary Contest that they're running. BZPower's very own Nukaya is the semifinalist from BrickFair Virginia, netting her all of this year's LEGO Batman sets (except for the UCS Tumbler)! Her giant Batman minifigure is awesome and it's great to see an amazing build get recognized. Good luck to Maddison in the finals! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower Win Free Ninjago Sets
As Ninjago month continues what better way is there to celebrate than to give out some free sets? Today we're kicking off a new raffle open to all members of the site, new and old. We have two copies of 70720 Hover Hunter that two lucky members will win. The entry period ends on September 9th, so click that link and enter today! Talk Back in our Forums

BZPower The Iceman Cometh
What happens when a mysterious spacecraft lands in the middle of the Arizona desert in 1995, and what does it have to do with the world of Bionicle? BZPower member WhereFMF has written an interesting short story entitled Project Iceman based on this premise that you should check out. It's a fun and different take on the Bionicle story that's a fun departure from the norm. Give it a read! Talk Back in our Forums

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