We all have stories of how we got here. What got us into this exciting universe? How did we learn about it's existence? I'd LOVE to hear your stories! Here's mine first-
I got Vahki Nurrakh at Five Below when I was four I believe. At that age, I was mostly interested in Toy cars so I knew Jack-Squat about Bionicle, but I at least knew what It was having seen commercials. I later got Visorak Vohtarak and Boggorak for Christmas in '05, but I still knew nothing about it.
Unfortunately I started REALLY late, but at the end of '08 or early '09, My mom's friend's daughter needed help in creating a diorama for a project, and she needed alot of my model cars in the process. Afterwards, she got me a LEGO racers set as a gift. I was always curious about LEGO, because I had become a fan of Star Wars in 2008 and I wanted one of the sets, and all of my friends were into LEGO. So I eventually got hooked to LEGO after visiting their website, watching videos on Youtube, and subscribing to LEGO Club Magazine. It was the May-June 2009 issue and Glatorian Legends Mata-Nui was on the first page. My birthday was coming up and my Mom suggested I made a list. Naturally I put down all LEGO sets, and for some reason, Mata-Nui. Why I don't know, I just did.
Then one day, while on the LEGO website, I checked out the BIONICLE site just to see what it was like. After seeing the Movie clips, looking at the sets and characters, listening to the music, and reading the comics, I WAS HOOKED. I eventually decided I wanted Mata-Nui more than the other gifts I has asked for. My Birthday passed and I got three sets, none of which were BIONICLE. A few hours later my aunt called to wish me Happy Birthday and asked me if I wanted anything. And I asked for Mata-Nui. I got him a week later. Then I got two Agori. Then I got the movie.
Then I realized I was a BIONICLE fan.
TL;DR- I saw Mata-Nui in the LEGO Club Mag I got and became a fan afterwards.
So, who's next?