DISCLAIMER: None of this is actual proof. As such, don’t freak out, don’t spread the news, and certainly don’t take my word as gospel. Spreading misinformation is an awful thing.
With the release of The Lego Batman Movie, I’ve been getting hype for Lego’s sets associated with the movie. So far, all the sets have been excellent. Then we have the Lego Ninjago movie this year, which also will possibly have sets. So I’m guessing all these will have new sets for all these movies.
But I made an inquiry: why is Lego making a “Lego Ninjago Movie”? You’d think they’d make a spinoff of some other Lego Movie character, but instead they are focusing on one of their largest original themes. It’s really cool actually.
And then we have a small, “blink if you miss it” reference to our beloved theme, BIONICLE in “The Lego Batman Movie”:
In the background, it says “The BIONICLE M” and then gets cut off. Since it’s in a theater, it feels like it’s gonna say “The BIONICLE Movie.” OK, that’s cool, a reference to BIONICLE. The Lego Movie also did a reference to it.
But why would they make a reference to it being called “The BIONICLE Movie”? I just found it odd that they chose THAT to be the BIONICLE cameo. Sure the other titles are obvious parodies of movies, but BIONICLE feels so out of place there. So why do it?
This is where I get nuts: Lego is going to be actually making a Lego BIONICLE Movie.
This is where you can mute this page or call me crazy. Honestly, have fun. But lemme explain a bit.
When G2 was ended, it felt like it was so abrupt. It was obvious it felt like the ending was so horribly written and out of place. It felt like they hurried for something. Everyone said that BIONICLE was selling poorly, and honestly it makes sense. But could there have been another reason they ended BIONICLE so early, especially when there were still fans hoping for more and how the line felt like it would last for 3 years?
My hypothesis is that LEGO needed time to develop a BIONICLE movie after the success of the Lego Movie, and plans to create more films with their successful themes. Shoot, that’s what’s going on with the Lego Ninjago Movie.
We should note Lego never gave us an official reason why G2 ended. All we got was responses from Twitter like “BIONICLE was selling nicely” which we said was a lie. We knew BIONICLE wasn’t doing so hot. But maybe there’s a reason Lego let it die when it could have been successful!
I speculate Lego made plans for a movie right in the middle of G2’s development and was hush-hush about it, and then decided to kill G2 right when they realized it interfered with their plans. They sabotaged the line by not promoting it as well as they could have, lacked commercials, and obviously showed how low budget it was. Perhaps Lego INTENTIONALLY killed BIONICLE.
Golden Mask competitions. Hiring fresh companies to make their stuff. Giving us JtO albeit having it end so quickly when it felt it should have continued. Lego made a change of plans and then killed the line.
So why kill the line? I still question it myself, but my best answer is this: Lego wants to create a new BIONICLE line just for the sake of a BIONICLE movie and it’s associated merchandise and Lego sets. Not only could Lego boost BIONICLE’s popularity this way again, but they could make a renewed interest in constraction if a high-budget film was made for BIONICLE.
Or maybe it’s for a system line for BIONICLE. Brickonicle has made a big interest in the TTV community as of late, and maybe this is a way to change BIONICLE for new people to get interested in it.
Either way, Lego killed G2 midway. Why? To keep BIONICLE for a bigger project, to put more budget into it. To make a movie and revive mass interest in it.
But maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. Do note I have no evidence for this, so take everything I said for a grain of salt. Still, I’m enthusiastic. Tell me what you guys think.