Well, I think it’s quite obvious that bionicle was concluded because it wasn’t able to compete with other WAVE themes like ninjago in terms of profit in the later years.
I think this isn’t as much of a problem with bionicle as it’s a problem with the wave-based release cycle, it means every year has to have at least 10+ sets of various prices range. It was obviously straining bionicle as a lot of writing and production has to be done in a hurry.
If you look at lego technic vehicles, they have a much more content release cycle, of only a few sets a year, but each set is always complex and have more thought and time put into it’s design.
Now, imagine what if bionicle simply stopped being a wave-based theme and adopted the same cycle as technic cars, the technic hasn’t had humanoid buildable figures since early g1 bionicle and the technic star wars droids (At least that’s the last ones I know of), so the niche still exists and it could be filled.
I think it’s the only viable way of bringing bionicle ip back for lego, becasue otherwise it has 95% chance being cancelled mid-way, like g2 due to the straining nature of wave-releases, compared to something like 2 years to release 6 larger toa figures. After all, technic cars are still running after all this time.
What do you think?