"If I had to give a message to the BIONICLE community right now, some of them; most of them are probably upset about all of this. They're very lost, with no sense of what to do. We've kinda been through this before. we've had a little bit of experience with the cancellation of BIONICLE.
TTV was actually formed after BIONICLE was cancelled. We kinda rose from the ashes a little bit. Here's what I'll say: when G1 was cancelled, people tried to take a message, a moral out of this, and what as BIONICLE fans should we do. Eventually people kinda agreed that the best route to go is to devote all of time into making works. Doing our MOCs, doing our stories, artwork, videos, etc. This was in the hopes to show LEGO that the BIONICLE community is still alive and kicking, so it can be brought back one day in the future. That's what people did for four years.
LEGO brought BIONICLE back and took it away 2 years later. So, should that same moral apply? Should you still try to constantly show LEGO that BIONICLE still has an active fanbase? I don't know. Here's what I will tell you: BIONICLE is a lot more than LEGO can do at any given point. BIONICLE is a creation of theirs that has a little bit more weight to it than a lot of other themes. It's created a community that is unlike things I've ever seen or been a part of.
BIONICLE to me is about more than whatever wave of sets with gimmicky gear functions and masks in store shelves in any given point. It's about a lot than how many prophecies or "Unity, Duty, Destiny" name drops you can shove into any 22 minute story episode. BIONICLE to me is about the fandom. It always will be, that's the core of the theme.
BIONICLE is about people like Christian Faber. He worked on the theme for so many years, and developed so many concepts and artwork for it. It shaped what BIONICLE ended up being. It's about Greg Farshtey, who spent many years of his life not only writing the story, but also answering fan questions and he's still answering them. It's about Merlin Mann and Ryder Windam, people who worked through so many different hurdles to try to give us a story to actually relate to and connect with.
It's about the fansites like BZPower and BSO1 who for so many years have been a place for fans to go and interact, and also learn about their theme. It's about us, who been here who so many years trying to give entertaining content for you guys. We inform you about stuff, to be a place to connect with BIONICLE.
It is about YOU, the individual. It's about the MOCists, it's about the artists, it's about the authors, it's about the content creators...who take what LEGO provides you and makes it into your own thing. That's the purpose of LEGO. No matter how many times LEGO will drag BIONICLE's corpse out of the gutter that they buried it in, to try to shelve products on shelves to boost their bottom line, no matter if BIONICLE's on shelves or not, you don't need to prove to LEGO anything, anymore.
What you do for BIONICLE is about your own passion and your own love for it. As long as that exists, BIONICLE is not gone. It will never go away. You don't need LEGO to do anything anymore, and if I had my way about it, I'll say this on air: I don't want BIONICLE to come back. I want BIONICLE to stay as a community thing. The community understands it, and it loves it. Nothing you do is any less valid than anything LEGO does. That's the purpose of LEGO as a creation.
BIONICLE is a force, it is an entity that is never going away. It's just phases committed to come out, and this one, mismanaged (though it may be) was certainly fun, while it was a thing."