Post by ThatBlockoGuy on Jan 7, 2006 12:07:23 GMT -5
With more Lego fans stopping by for bat Lego news I thought I'd start a thread for non Batman Lego sets. The new 2006 listings up at Brickset. What I found the most intriguing was the list of new Bionicle sets. are the new Toa for the last quarter of 2006 to be.....well, some old friends? Check the link for the complete list:
Good idea BlockoGuy! Some of the Bionicle names jumped out at me also. I remember Jaller was the name of one of the first matoran made (from the McDonalds promotion?) and Hahli sounds familiar too. The mythical creatures set is wonderful news! Maybe another dragon, similar to the X-Pod one, will be included and Ogres, Unicorns, etc would all be great to use with the Vikings and Castle sets.
Post by reideen1313 on Jan 13, 2006 18:15:57 GMT -5
Anyone interested in hearing about Spongebob or Avatar?
I'll be moving this weekend - so I won't have access to LOG. Next week when I get back, I'll be able to discuss those licenses as well and will be responding to any questions you guys might have for me!
Post by ThatBlockoGuy on Jan 13, 2006 20:28:52 GMT -5
Legofigs Rule! I use it all the time.
There are other minifig sites, but IMO, Legofigs is by far the best. BTW If anyone wants to know about every Lego brick/piece used in every Lego set (maybe not now, but wait 'till the bat sets come out! )check [url=http://www.bricklink.com/catalog.asp ]THIS[/url] out:
Is there any info that can be shared on the Avatar line? Just watched a couple of episodes and I can see how it will make for some great sets.
I forget if there are more than two sets - but I remember two. The first one is Zuko's Firebender ship. The ship is remarkable for having a brick-built hull (not single piece hulls like the HP Durmstag or Pirate ships). It features Zuko, Zuko's Uncle, and a few Fire Nation minions (with the weirdo skull mask face). The ship has a lot of cool details, and a bunch of removable play features. I hadn't seen the show by that time (have seen it since - love it!), so I didn't know what was what. The ship features a tall main tower that opens to reveal a control room, Zuko's room. The rooms aren't incredibly detailed, but are pretty good. The front of the ship lowers like it does on the show. The ship is dark bley.
The next set is a temple looking thing, with Aang, Katara, Sukko and the little animal thingee Momo. Momo looks especially good - lots of detail on the little guy, with two tones of printing (white and brown on a tan piece). Aang looks especially great - actually, all the figs look good. Avatar seems like it was made for LEGO.
The temple was fairly basic- primarily lighter colors, tan and white. Aang does have his special stick, but I don't recall seeing it in glider form.
Both the temple and the ship feature a new repeating disc-shooting mechanism that looks like a lot of fun. We only saw a prototype, but it was cool to see how it worked. By itself it looked like a strange mortar.
I don't remember any flying bison - hopefully the sets will be successful and we'll see a follow up line. Personally, I'd prefer a brick-built Appa, similiar to how they did the Designer Lion.
Just when I thought this year's Bionicle sets couldn't get any cooler, along comes an image Vezon and Fenrakk. You can check it out HERE.
, that is one the coolest Bionicle sets Lego has ever made! It will be mine (right after I recover from my Batman Lego spending craze)! I wonder if the pattern for the black cape is the same one that will be used for the new Vladek big figure.
Thanks Blocko! That axe has a great design; very clever of Lego to use the Rahkshi (or how ever you spell it) part on the top and bottom, they really improve the look of the weapon. I thought this guy might be one of the good guys, he really doesn't look that mean. But now, after looking at that ferocious combiner model, I'm not so sure. Someone else posted two pictures of the other set that's this size; Brutaka. www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=162968
This one looks really cool too. You know, I was really trying hard not to buy the Bionicle figures anymore, to cut back a little on my Lego spending. Especialy because I'm buying the minifigure Bionicle sets. You're not making this very easy Lego .
Post by ThatBlockoGuy on Jan 22, 2006 9:14:00 GMT -5
What I like about both Axonn and Brutaka is the fact that they really are very different in appearance. While I prefer Brutaka's overall look I really dig the way they did Axonn's hands. If I'll only be able to afford one it'll be a tough choice. BTW, found this Calvin and Hobbes on Brickshelf.
Post by ThatBlockoGuy on Jan 24, 2006 9:13:58 GMT -5
Mask of Destiny, a Bionicle fan site, just received their American 2006 Toy Fair invitation from Lego (they've posted pics), among other Toy Fair info. No Batman but interesting none the less. You can check it out here.
Post by chronicler on Jan 26, 2006 19:16:40 GMT -5
You know whats funny, a few years back im talking back in 1996 i had an idea for a lego set of robots living on an island in the middle of no where well it was set in the future.
The idea came from a short story i wrote when i was at school.
Basically it was a new era of technology and Doctor Ivan Quintin aka Dr.I.Q. invented the first Artificial Intelligent Robot known as Glitch (Due to the fact it had several server problems and could not comand well to order.) Glitch was a two eyed two feet minibot, that its purpose was general knowledge compiler. anyway an evil corporation trys to steal the technology so doctor ivan quintin sent his robot (Glitch) and all plans on a exploration pod that crash lands on an unknown island years fly by went the robot awakes from the crash with all upgraded technology. the world was long distroyed and taken over by robotic soilders, He then meets a team of robots that sort of were rejects like himself that were based on his design. I think the total of good robots was about 6. The 6 robots were designed to tackle each elemental force. So one could weld fire, another water, earth, wind, plant, rock and Glitch who was known as the spirited one.
What makes me laugh is that when i first saw Toa, Bionicals i thought its not so believable that that could be the past of this design. LOL
The Bionicles were pretty cool but i felt there was no real origin to it, i mean an island filled with robots who no one made. you have o ask yourself...
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