This topic is to get an idea of what everyone believes hypothetical Brickonicle sets would need to be to sell as an action theme. Some of us believe they should mostly be location based to build the world. On the other hand, some of us think for the “sets” to sell, they would need to be more vehicle based (it is pitched as an action theme after all).
I personally prefer buildings with unique functions and traps to adding powerful vehicles for the Toa, as I feel they would subtract from the Toa in some way. Adding the vehicles later down the line would feel more natural and make sense to me.
That said, if it is determined that there will be vehicle “sets” earlier, they could be creatures or repurposed contraptions the Matoran have made.
I could see the vehicles actually being Rahi the Toa have tamed, for example: Pohatu on a giant scorpion, Lewa a flying insect, Kopaka a giant wolf like creature…The only thing I could see wrong with this is it might look to much like Chima.
Contraptions would undoubtedly be used throughout the island for every day tasks and hobbies. The Toa could utilize these to reserve elemental power such as Lewa using a glider.
As a side note:
I am not including any wheels in my designs as the wheel was not invented in g1’s Matoran universe or in g2, which is very unique. This is a pretty big restriction but it really makes you think outside the box and you can end up with some incredible designs.
These are just my thoughts, please share yours.