Bionicle by the Numbers

I am obsessed with Statistics and I am a big fan of Bionicle, so it only makes sense that I combine my love of both. Here’s a look at Bionicle by the Numbers.

If you are a Hero Factory fan, go here (Hero Factory by the Numbers)

This list includes:
- 2001 Power Pack
- 2002 Master Builder Set
- 2003 Fikou Polybag
- 2005-2007 system playsets
- 2008 Jetrax T6 Limited Edition
- 2008 Klakk Polybag
- 2009 Click Polybag
- All combination models that had their own box release:
-- 2003 Takutanuva
-- 2004 Ultimate Dume
-- 2005 Voporak
-- 2006 Irnakk
-- 2006 Vezon & Kardas

This list does not include:
- Collectable packs (Krana, …)
- Good/Bad guy & Function Polybags
- Exclusive Masks
- 2015-2016 Polybags (Hero Pack, Russian Kulta mask, …)

2001
- Sets: 24
- Price: 347
- Parts: 2308

2002
- Sets: 22
- Price: 237
- Parts: 1919

2003
- Sets: 24
- Price: 266
- Parts: 1862

2004
- Sets: 23
- Price: 266
- Parts: 1966

2005
- Sets: 28
- Price: 460
- Parts: 3883

2006
- Sets: 28
- Price: 513
- Parts: 3838

2007
- Sets: 25
- Price: 435
- Parts: 3241

2008
- Sets: 29
- Price: 553
- Parts: 3791

2009
- Sets: 27
- Price: 528
- Parts: 3402

2010
- Sets: 6
- Price: 48
- Parts: 113

2015
- Sets: 18
- Price: 270
- Parts: 1581

2016 (winter wave only)
- Sets: 12
- Price: 180
- Parts: 1314

Totals
- Sets: 266
- Price: 4103
- Parts: 29218
- Price/Part: 0.14
- Price/Set: 15.42
- Parts/Set: 109.84

Most Sets: 2008 (29)
Most Expensive: 2008 (553)
Most Parts: 2005 (3883)

I tried to be as accurate as possible with this list taking information from multiple sources, mainly Bricklink, Brickset, and the Lego Wiki.

I own every set, and they are all built, and it is amazing to me how much the cost was when you add all of the years up. $4103 + tax. And I had to pay more for some sets that I bought off of eBay. I started collecting in 2004, so I had to buy the older ones online. And 266 sets so far, wow. I give a lot of credit to Lego.

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Looks like I'm going to have to be saving my money for the next 5 years.
This is actually a pretty cool list though.

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Nice, this is a pretty interesting table. Definetly going to save this for the future. Are you planning to include an inflated price value?

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As suggested by @Dr_Chronos, here are the prices adjusted for inflation:

2001: 465
2002: 313
2003: 343
2004: 334
2005: 559
2006: 604
2007: 498
2008: 610
2009: 584
2010: 52

2015: 270 (no change)
2016: 180 (no change)

2008 remains the most expensive, but only $6 more than 2006.

If these sets were all retailing today, the total cost would be $4812 as opposed to the original $4103.

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So you're saying I've spent over $4,000 on Bionicle :open_mouth:

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Apparently. A bunch of small purchases keep adding up over time. It was spread out over 10 years or so though. I don't know how I afforded the sets as a kid, but I have a job now, so money isn't as big of an issue. Most of the system playsets as well as the 2001-2003 sets I only recently purchased about a year ago on eBay. It got to a point where I had like 85% of the sets, so I might as well have competed the collection. I never read the novels as a kid, but I recently collected all of those too, and I am currently in the process of reading them.

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wow . . ITS OVER $4000 !!!
yeah , thats a lot if anyone wants every set

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My bionicle collection is worth 1,000+ (includes comics, and yes they count.)

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Now that we have details for the 2016 summer sets, I've updated some of the stats:

2016
- Sets: 17
- Price: 265
- Parts: 1924

Totals
- Sets: 271
- Price: 4188
- Parts: 29828
- Price/Part: 0.14
- Price/Set: 15.45
- Parts/Set: 110.10

And once summer rolls around, I'll definitely be picking up the new sets. I also want to to post pictures of my collection on the collection topic soon, so if you are interested, keep your eyes open.

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Same here, dude.