Firstly, it’s no coincidence I’m posting this the day Sokoda’s Legend of Bionicle set failed to pass muster.
When I read the news, I felt defeated, depressed, and a little angry. But as the day wore on, I thought more and more about why this decision had been made. Among a number of other points I’ve made in the official topic for his project, one thing I realized is that we all put our eggs in one basket.
There are several other Bionicle ideas on the site, and ALL OF THEM are and have been in the hundreds for months, while Sokoda’s shot to 10,000 in less than a month.
We can still leverage that kind of support and momentum for any number of ideas.
One Bionicle idea making it to review is a novelty and an exception, especially since both iterations of the theme, in the end, became unprofitable. Two Bionicle ideas making it is a coincidence. Four, five, six making it is enough for the powers that be to pause and say to themselves “…you know, I think there might be something to this.”
Here’s the point I’m trying to make: support Bionicle Ideas. Even if they have no chance because the molds were destroyed long ago, so what? Promote the brand. Don’t let them forget it. It’s not like it costs money to support an Idea, it takes less than a minute, and you’re not even promising to buy it (though it would be nice if you did, but life happens).
But that’s more than enough ranting. Here’s the reason I started this topic. Below is a set of links to all current Bionicle Ideas, mostly compiled thanks to Lenny7092 on BZPower.
The Amaja Circle
UCS replica of 8534 Tahu
TECHNIC piece revamp of the Toa Mata
Brickheadz Toa Mata, 20th anniversary commemoration
Technic/CCBS remake of Takanuva Stars
The Temple of Time from Gen 2, but with a Gen 1 twist
Micro map of the island of Mata Nui
Technic/ System depiction of the Mata Nui Robot
Mounted bust of Tahu’s Kanohi Hau
The Battle for the Mask of Light
I’ll keep this list updated as new Ideas go live. Why not share this with friends? Why not promote it on Bionicle social media groups? Why not discuss it in our own branches of the community? Why not try?
The ball is in our court. Play well.