BIONICLE 2016 Leaks Discussion Topic

With the advent of new information from TwistLaw, we may now (finally) create our first official 2016 Discussion Topic!

High Quality 2016 box photos - latest
Higher Quality 2016 Leaked Image Album
Leaked image of Tahu and Onua
Leaked image of Creatures of Earth and Fire
Leaked image of Gali, Lewa, and Pohatu
Leaked image of Umarak
Sketch of Onua (Credit to CM4Sci)
Sketch of Tahu (Credit to CM4Sci)
Sketch of Kopaka (Credit to CM4Sci)

2016

Sets;
71300 Uxar: Creature of Jungle $10 USD
71301 Ketar: Creature of Stone $10 USD
71302 Akida: Creature of Water $10 USD
71303 Ikir: Creature of Fire $10 USD
71304 Terak: Creature of Earth $10 USD
71305 Lewa: Uniter of Jungle $15 USD
71306 Pohatu: Uniter of Stone $15 USD
71307 Gali: Uniter of Water $15 USD
71308 Tahu: Uniter of Fire $20 USD
71309 Onua: Uniter of Earth $20 USD
71310 Umarak the Hunter $20 USD
71311; Kopaka & Melum Unity Set
71312 - Ekimu the Mask Maker
71313 - Lava Beast
71314 - Storm Beast
71315 - Quake Beast
71316 - Umarak the Destroyer

Booster Pack;
40168 Deleted Bionicle Booster Pack (CM4Sci reported)

Books;
23rd Feb - Bionicle Graphic Novel #2

Descriptions;

Tahu:

  • Mask looks similar to a red Gali Nuva mask.
  • Two flame swords.
  • "Skull Grinder knee things in gold on shoulders, 2 swords with the new
    flame blade (silver to red/orange) got some blue designs on his chest,
    rock/flame knees (gold to trans orange/red)."

Gali:

  • Mask is a mix between Nokama's and Hahli's.
  • Doesn't appear to have a femenine build.
  • Has a spear that appears to be green/grey. Possible spinner.
  • "Gali is mostly blue to silver, orange shoulderPAD, long spear with a fan in the middle-ish (which looks kinda odd?)"

Lewa:

  • Mask looks almost exactly like Toa Metru Matau's.
  • No Keetorange.
  • Has two swords with a jungle motif.
  • "Lewa is green and silver, dual lime flame blades, silver and yellow design, I'm not seeing any of the "keetorange" you guys are calling flame yellow orange."

Kopaka:

  • Allegedly really cool mask (no pun intended), eye piece. Looks like a mix between a Hau and a helmet.

Kopaka/Melum combo model:

  • "-a big white guy with the fire knees in gold to trans blue, new gold to trans blue flame blades, Creature feet are shoulderpads, Kopaka wears the Creature's head as a hat, sort of. Other arm is a long stud shooter."

Onua:

  • Mask has a Toa Metru Whenua vibe.
  • Stormer XL feet.
  • Purple wing-like devices on shoulders.
  • Onua is very big.
  • Has a very, very big hammer. Like a beefed up version of Makuta's. Spike on the back.

Pohatu:

  • Mask looks like a mix between an Olmak and a Kakama.
  • Only Toa that appears to have transparent pieces. Green in color.
  • Has a spear.
  • "Pohatu has some short trans yellow shell things on his arms, long spear with a boulder on a chain on opposite end."

Creatures:

Fire - Ikir: Phoenix.

  • "Fire looks like an eagle, wings made of the flames used on '15 Tahu's board, and the new silver to orange/red blade, enemy uses trans orange claws for legs."

Water - Akida: Fish.

  • "Water fish thing, dual stud shooters in trans light blue, head is silver to blue, enemy has spider legs (with propellers on them?)"

Jungle - Uxar: Possibly a flying spider.

  • "-looks like a fly or something, some sort of insect. What I think is dark green for legs, trans lime for wings (Galaxy Squad Insectoid things) enemy has plant vines for legs."

Ice - Melum: Unclear, does not show up next to Kopaka but in an image below him. Seemingly bipedal.

Earth - Terak: Mole. Lots of purple and even some gold. Uses Protector feet, gold head, large purple claws which are possibly a new piece.

  • "Purple one looks like a weird bird. Huge fists with trans purple claws, gold to trans purple [fire knees] Enemy thing has small drills for legs."

Stone - Ketar: Possibly a scorpion.

  • "I think it's a scorpion, but it's got two of the new flame blades in silver to lime, enemy has a scorpion tale and a new leg piece, might be from another theme, idk."

Umarak:

  • Green, black, and brown.
  • Complex looking horns, possibly antlers.
  • A bow similar to Skull Warrior's.
  • Custom leg design, unorthodox build.
  • Gold Mask included, looks like a mix between the Mask of Control and an elephant head.
  • "Umarak looks like a giant zombie deer, with a sick silver to trans green head that has huge antlers with the Chima spider legs coming out of them. Red tooth pieces (think Atlantis ones, those small tooth pieces) and has a giant "bow" (long stick connected to a 6-stud shooter with two giant spider legs on top and botom) Big feet, trans green toe claws (what) Golden Mask of Control."

General:

  • Toa mask sketches courtesy of @CM4Sci
  • Sketches of Golden mask and "Creature."
  • Drawing of possible Mask of Control by @Varderan
  • The Toa all have a Golden Mask included, like in 2015.
  • All the Toa use the new Star Wars constraction torso, including Onua, in silver and gold.
  • Aside from Pohatu, none of the Toa appear to have transparent pieces.
  • Seemingly no new eyestalk.
  • No new feet.
  • Piston addons return.
  • New armor addons - one looks like Strakk's ice armor and is worn by Tahu.
  • A "ton of new parts."
  • New armor addon resembles the Vorox armor piece from 2009.
  • The Toa do not use the Star Wars constraction leg piece.
  • Everyone looks kind of feathery.
  • Box art is the same but the mask is the Mask of Control with a green glow behind it.
  • Every creature has the same mask but they all look different, because different animals..
  • Lots of the dual coloring, the faded basic colors to trans blue/silver/etc.
  • There's a new feathery/rocky/flaming piece used for knees, fades from gold/silver to respective colors.

Thanks @TwistLaw and @CM4Sci for this information!

Sources;
Name list 71300 - 71311 (found on Amazon.de)
Name list 71312 - 71316 (found on Lego server)
Booster Pack 40168 - Found on Lego Server (Reported by CM4Sci)
@TwistLaw
@CM4Sci

-Mesonak

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Leeeeeeaaaskkkssss.

Edit: Hey newcomers, please read the first post before asking questions.

Pictures revealed thus far:

New high quality pics!

Catalog leaks which were the same as prelims.

Finalized (?) sets:

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I really want to know the colors of these new sets. Is Umarak Metru Green or Greenlanter Green? and what colors are the Toa? What secondary colors do they have?

@TwistLaw

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No new feet and no creature masks?

So what do the creature of jungle, stone, and ice look like?

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I'm just going to move my previous question here.

@TwistLaw Are you just using other masks as a basis or do they legitimately look like the Metru masks? Can you explain them in greater depth if not?

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Can we get descriptions about the Toa's builds? I'd love to hear how much they've changed.

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So Umarak; is he a generic Toa set with "Spoopy" Add-Ons?

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Do the toa retain any features from last time?
What do their weapons look like?
Are their masks the same as last time?

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This proves my theory about the animals in the facebook monthly pictures being the later actual sets. Except for Tahu I guess.

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Any new shells? :3

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IS GALI BLACK AND BLUE?

this has nothing to do with the topic carry on

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Side note; when questions are answered please post it here.

That way we wont overwhelm anyone with duplicate questions.

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@TwistLaw

tahu and onuas
masks

tell me about them naow

All right, give me some time guys cause I have some pretty hot stuff right here.

Let me get started: I personally find these sets even better looking than those from 2015.

Now, on with the descriptions.

MASK

Onua: Has a very Whenua Metru vibe. Not much else to say.
Tahua: looks like a red Gali Nuva mask.
Gali: a mix between Hahli's and Nokama's masks.
Lewa: literally Matau Metru's mask.
Pohatu: Olmak+Kakama
Kopaka: GLORIOUS, JUST GLORUOIS. No eyepiece, looks like a mix between a Hau and a Helmet.

EACH TOA SET CONTAINS A GOLDEN MASK A LA 2015

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Noooo, why can't they get rid of the golden mask concept? Colored masks are better. <.<

So basically, these aren't totally original masks?

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Man Umarak looks so great; the exact opposite of what I had feared.

I'll do my best to describe him while TwistLaw is away and/or reading. Umarak is green, brown, and black, with some crazy and complex looking horns (antlers?) built from those miniature versions of Skull Warrior's bow pieces. He's got a bow that looks pretty similar to Skull Warrior but built slightly differently. His legs appear to be custom built and feature a pretty unorthodox build, which looks great to me but is slightly gappy from the side.

Overall he's schway. That's about all I can make out, lol. He's also got a gold mask that looks pretty bizarre, kinda like Mask of Control crossed with an Elephant head. I don't think it's the MoCr though.

GG BIONICLE

-Mesonak

EDIT: oh hey you're back, neat

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YES

NO

WAS TO BE EXPECTED

I AM INDIFFERENT

SOUNDS AWESOME

BUT THE EYEPIECE IS SIGNATURE KOPAKA crying_cat_face

I AM OKAY WITH THIS

ALSO I APOLOGIZE FOR TYPING IN CAPS BUT I AM VERY HYPE

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AW SHUCKS
I might be a little disappointed right now.

Why do legit leaks have to appear while I'm doing homework.........

Anyway, is there anything special going on with the Kopaka & Melum set? Or is it just a regular 2 in 1 set ?

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