During my first and second years of college (UK equivilant of High School if you're american & reading this) I incorporated Bionicle into my art coursework; creating a body of work called Biomechanical Trauma, in which I would make something using Bionicle as a base, and cover it with a variety of materials and melt them onto it. These materials would include paint, wire, newspaper and clingfilm, some even using broken PC components. I absolutely loved making them.
Funnily enough, this all started because I wan't enjoying the art course; and my art teacher could tell - he noticed I'd been doodling Bionicle pieces and suggested using them in some sculptural work because clearly the work I was taking on wasn't interesting me at all; so I really owe the idea to him.
Example of one of the earlier sculptures: