Bionicle 2023?

Apparently, there is a leaked photo of a 2023 GWP Tahu set for January 2023. Is this true and is Lego going to make a Tahu set?

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Currently, most of the images look fake, although there is a bit of consistency between them. The leaker who originally started this is very reliable, however, so we’ll just have to wait and see what becomes of this.

Here is an image that show the supposed GWP

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LEGO® Promotional - Bionicle [?] 40580 (2023) | LEGO® Preisvergleich brickmerge.de

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I just hope it’s compatible with g1 and 2

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Keep in mind that there are two separate rumours here.

All of the images floating around are multiple months old, and were introduced without any kind of backstory or explanation.

The reason this is picking up again now is because an account on Instagram with an alleged reputation for predicting sets before they are officially announced claims that Set 40580 in early 2023 will be a Tahu GWP. The recent claim included no pictures or anything, nor was there any implication that the old images are legitimate.

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Jerminator is correct, and there are three possibilities here:

The leak was fake, and someone assumed it was real
The leak was fake, but based on real info (like the Voloctoreb leak), so the set is real and the number changed
Both are real, and the number changed.

I am inclined to believe that the second leak is real. The first one is likely not.

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The part that makes the least sense to me about the original images is the larger figure in the bottom right; it looks a lot like Akamai, but why would a one-off promotional set combine with other sets?

EDIT: Some people on the subreddit have interpreted this larger figure as being Tahu in Exo-Toa armour made from the display base. That sounds awesome if it’s real (plus it makes more sense than being Akamai).

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Please let this be true! :pray: :weary:

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needs googly eyes

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…
is that the best lego can do

That looks like a slightly modified Nexo Knights battle suit figure. Sad to say, but that actually makes it a bit more believable to me when it looks like it really has no new parts, just printed slopes, and a body anyone could make by purchasing a cheap $10 set from 5 years ago. (Apologies for the rant. I just am slightly disappointed that that appears to be the best they can do. But if I’m proved wrong, that’s on me).

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Agreed. They should have at least made a brick-built head since the head is just a slope and it doesn’t look good.

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hopefuly its a fake or thats just the early stages

Is that a thing that Lego does? Is there any precedent for thinking that Lego would make a stickered face as a placeholder, rather than just waiting until a simple brick-built head was done?

The only way that would make sense to me would be if it were a placeholder for a new mold that wasn’t done yet, but that doesn’t make sense either in this case for different reasons.

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Now if they made the Mata as minifigures…

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I actualy like this…Hear me out in this scale they could sell figures for around 10$ dollars or less so if they made more of these (like the entire toa mata) kids would be able to buy them easier . The smaller scale also lends itself better to making scenery and villages for them. when it comes to the sticker… whats the big deal yeah its not brick built but given how hard it would be to make a good looking brick built mask I’m glad they did not inflate the piece count my designing a whole custom head, and this straight forward sticker and print design means that Lego will be more interested in making this a full series of figures. (If you realy want a brick built held take of the 90th anniversary Tahu head and put it on this one :slight_smile: ) At the end of the day this is better than not have Bionicle and its better than just having the 90 anniversary Tahu, please dont complain have a open mind

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I think it’s great. Doesn’t need to be fully furnished with bells and whistles every time they put it on a shelf. There’s also the opportunity for a UCS line of Bionicle sets, if this takes off and justifies it, and we meganerds can get our kicks on that route. In the meantime, Lego’s gotta pour a brand foundation, and with petroleum prices primed to skyrocket 24/7, keeping the set simple favors customer accessibility. It ain’t '07 G1, but it’s still pretty good considering the economic factors at play. I think it’s best to support this effort, because if we don’t, they’ll just cancel it again and we’ll never get our “bigger-and-better” dream sets.

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that is true - lego is giving us a chance, so lets show them that we will take it and we will buy bionicle agian!

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What’s in the bottom left of the second picture?

It seems to be some sort of alternate model.

At first, I thought it was Akamai, but then multiple people on the subreddit pointed out that it might actually be an Exo-Toa built from the display base.

The Exo-Toa makes more sense; assuming this is real, why would a one-off GWP set combine with other sets?

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If it is just a one off set then I hope these are fake and instead we get a matanui robot.

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