This year, 2021, is the 20th anniversary of the launch of Bionicle G1. A lot of Bionicle fans (including myself) are rejoicing at this anniversary. I wasn’t even old enough to speak in 2001, so obviously I never got any of the OG Toa Mata sets. I’m contemplating going on eBay at some point this year and getting all six of them…if my budget allows it.
Some people on these boards have said they want Lego to put out some kind of Bionicle product this year to celebrate. Factually speaking, I’m not sure that’ll actually happen. We saw how Bionicle was considered to be in The Lego Movie 2, only to be cut. And there was the massive letdown that was the Lego Ideas results last June. Both of those things make me doubt that Lego will release any kind of commemorative set. Sure, there’s Christian Faber’s hints that he’ll release something, but even then, nobody from Lego itself is making any promises.
But, just for fun, let’s assume that Lego does remember Bionicle’s anniversary and is willing to put out an anniversary set. If that could happen, what would you like to see? Would you like to see rereleases of older sets, or some new build that pays homage to the days of old? As I have hinted above, I never got my hands on any of the sets from the early years, so I would be pleased if Lego rereleased them and I had a chance. But I’d also like some kind of new commemorative set. Maybe it could be a brick-built Tahu figure, or a mosaic set where you could build the Toa Mata’s masks. Or it could be in the vein of Sokoda’s Ideas project, where it had dioramas of key events in the Bionicle storyline.
What about you guys? What would you do for a 20th anniversary set(s)? Don’t worry about facts that might prevent your ideas from becoming a reality-this is all wishful thinking.