Many sets have been released that feel…unfinished. Whether it’s the gappy chest and legs of the Mata Nui titan, the terrible legs of Teridax, or strakk’s weird neck, bionicle sets aren’t always what they could be.

I’ve been playing with bionicle for over almost 20 years, but I didn’t think of this until today: did LEGO leave perceived flaws in their toys on purpose?

I hypothesize that “flaws” were left in the final design to stimulate the creativity of the consumers, which leads to more sales. The more you build, the more you realize how important an abundance of parts are, thus we have master accessory kit and the like.

Let me be clear, this is not a question for Greg, because he had nothing to do with building the models. This is a question for the community.


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