You know, I just realized that we have much to appreciate about Bionicle/Hero Factory bootlegs.
Even though they aren't real Lego sets, the bootlegs in a way keep Lego constraction alive and allow it to live on in other toy brands, even if they are knockoffs. They are essentially the legacy of Lego constraction.
And even if none of ths pieces are new and they're only recolors/reskins, they somehow manage to make it feel like you're building a brand new Bionicle/hero factory set.
Because although some sets are replicas of original sets, there are a good bunch that provide their own unique combinations and models.
So, in a way, we have Lego bootlegs to thank for keeping the spirit of lego constraction fresh and alive.