Inspiration, I can't really tell you honestly, I wanted to build a Bionicle tribute set for years.
When I was on the Eljay Johnson show in April, I already teased it, so at that point I already had a lot of ideas, thats also when I started planning and making a lot of drawings, concepts, and decided what scenes I'll use.
I took a lot of time for planning and started building on the 31. of May.
I scraped almost the whole thing once and after that I went for something close to what you see today.
Then there was a lot of time spent on prints, masks, renders, backgrounds....
The Initial idea came from me thinking about what are the most important lessons/ideas in Bionicle wich ffor me are the three virtues, that's why I wanted to do three displays representing these virtues. I realized a lot of these scenes symbolize multiple virtuse, that's whay I did the rotation thing with the text at the bottom.
The whole scale thin (Micro, Minifigure, Brickbuilt) came a bit later, because I thought that would be very unique ( I think ideas is the right place for a bit different types of sets) and fitted the scenes I chose.
I actually finished everything the exact day it went live on ideas, Lego was really fast on checking the project. So from April (first ideas even before that) to last week