Original story plans

Hi Greg, I just wanted to ask a few questions concerning original plans for the story.

  1. I know Bionicle was originally planned to last only a year, but at what point was it decided that the story would expand beyond that?
  2. At what point was the decision to continue the Metru Nui story with the Hordika arc made?
  3. Was the general outline of the Ignition saga based on Bob Thompson’s ideas, or was it something created separately after he left the story team?
  4. Was the decision to have Makuta be a species made by Bob Thompson, or the story team after he left?

Thank you for your time!