- Yes, I want more canon contests!
- No, I don’t want any more canon contests.
- I don’t really care either way.
- Other (Post below and elaborate)
NOTE: Don’t even try to make duplicate accounts to influence the results of this vote. We are easily able to check that, it’s not worth your time or ours, and we will ban not only the dupe account, but your primary account as well. Please don’t even bother with it.
Hello everybody! I’ve got a pretty interesting and important poll for you today that’s going to run for THREE WEEKS; specifically, this poll is in regards to the possibility of more canon competitions for BIONICLE characters! First, though, a little information:
For those unaware, around a decade ago Greg Farshtey would participate in these canon contests over on BS01 and KanohiJournal, where they would hold artwork and MoCing competitions for characters who never showed up in visual media. People would submit their entries and then the community would vote on them in poll format, with Greg taking a look at the winning entry and canonizing it as the official interpretation of that character in the BIONICLE story. Noteworthy examples include the MoC contests for Certavus, Tobduk, and the Alternate Teridax, as well as the artwork contests for Nikila and Surel. These were loved by many people, as it allowed for community contributions to the BIONICLE theme whilst also providing some visualization for characters that would otherwise forever exist only with a written description of their appearance.
Recently, Greg gave this answer to a community question regarding the possibility for more of these competitions:
"If the community was okay with this, I would be willing to do it."
This is an exciting prospect, as there are numerous characters from the BIONICLE story who, to this day, remain without an official depiction. This ranges from major characters such as Artahka, Helryx, and the remaining Toa Hagah, to more minor or recent additions to the BIONICLE story, such as Marendar, the Gold Skinned Being, or the Toa from the Yesterday Quest (Orde, Chiara, and Zaria). That’s not to say that all of those would DEFINITELY receive a contest, but the potential is there for a large amount of community collaboration with Greg to finally assign visuals to some of these characters.
We at TTV are definitely interested in this prospect, and are ready and willing to work with Greg to host and manage these contests on the TTV Message Boards. However, we respect his desire to ONLY entertain the notion of these contests if it is something the community TRULY wants. Ergo, we reached out to Greg privately, and he has given us his permission to create this public poll as a way to gauge interest in this idea and determine if these contests are really something the community would like to see again in this modern era of BIONICLE.
As a note… the BIONICLE community is vastly different than it was 10 years ago, and the physical landscape of LEGO has changed a lot as well. 3D printing, CCBS pieces, G2 masks and pieces, digital creations on LDD or Studio… all of these are worthwhile discussion points that we will have with the community in the future, provided this poll results in a favorable outcome. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts about those issues, but be aware that this poll PRIMARILY exists for the purpose of gauging general interest in the IDEA, rather than figuring out the specific DETAILS of rules and restrictions. That will come later.
Please spread this around to all facets of the BIONICLE community and urge them to vote in this! We are aware that there are tons of other BIONICLE fans that exist elsewhere on the internet, and we want their voices heard on this matter! So please share this poll and make sure people know that Greg wants to hear what we think about this subject!