@Jon Kaplan here to give you some updates on what's coming to the TTV Channel PTR soon. New Roster
We're updating the roster of playable characters! Last year, we added the "Support" class with
@AvohkahTamer, and we're pleased to announce that we're now expanding that class with @Waj, @Cazapar and @Xeros610! They'll be helping us with a myriad of different features and are extremely talented people that will be of huge benefit to the Team Comp.
We're also adding another class, the "Reporters".
@JonBlueFire, @Yveran, @MillsyChaser and @Ultimate_TChalla have joined our News Team, and have been hard at work creating the articles that we have on our site! Send them some love, and check out their bios below.
News Team Bios
People call me Millsy. I’ve been a fan of LEGO since 2004, when I got my very first BIONICLE set for my birthday. Constraction has always been my favourite part of LEGO, but I enjoy dabbling in some aspects of System and Technic as well – particularly concerning robots, mechs and dragons. My favourite LEGO lines over the years include BIONICLE, Hero Factory, Mindstorms and Exo-Force.
When BIONICLE first ended I was sad, and joined on the “boycott HF” bandwagon. However, that changed after about one month, and I grew to love Hero Factory. Then Hero Factory ended and BIONICLE was brought back, and I was fairly pumped. Then it ended again, and now there is nothing physical to satiate my hunger. At the very least, now I’m able to contribute to the community this way.
Other interests of mine primarily concern fantasy and superheroes. I enjoy the works of the MCU, American and Japanese Tokusatsu as well as any form of media that has the word “star” in it.
Also I teach people how to not drown.
Hi, my name’s T’Challa. I’m a member of the news team, and I just can’t wait to get started. My experience with LEGO goes all the way back to when I was little, playing with a tub of bricks my mom had when she was little. My first BIONICLE set was Iruini, and the second I saw him built in all his glory I was enamored. I instantly wanted to know everything there was to know about these little plastic robots. For about five years, my life centered around BIONICLE. When G1 ended I migrated to Hero Factory and Star Wars being my main interests, and both themes still hold a dear place in my heart.
For several years I pretty much stopped liking LEGO altogether. I was convinced that I was too “mature and grown-up” to be concerned with plastic bricks. That is to say, I was until I found the 107th episode of the TTV Podcast. From that moment forward I was hooked. I relearned everything about BIONICLE’s lore and sets, and stayed glued to whatever news and leaks TTV would report. BIONICLE relaunched in 2015, and the rest, as they say, is history. Outside of LEGO, I also enjoy the Star Wars franchise as well as comic books ranging from the Big Two to indie publications.
Greetings, my name is Yveran. My journey with Lego started in 2005, when a friend of mine bought Suukorahk from a curious toy theme by the name of "Lego: Bionicle". Interested about what else this "Bionicle" had to offer, I checked their website (without permission from a parent) and was was star-struck by what I saw. Ever since then, I would pay close attention to the releases and future of the line, always stalking the website to see if something new had appeared.
But when Bionicle was officially cancelled in 2010, my interest greatly dropped. Hero Factory did not appeal to me in the same way that Bionicle had, and thus I shifted to System. It didn't take long before I had completely forgotten about Lego. That is when I discovered TTV, and was introduced to the immense world of the Bionicle Lore. With this new rekindling in interest, I made every effort to read whatever Bionicle-related story I could find, intrigued about what was previously just a fight between good and evil robots. Not long after, the second generation of Bionicle was released- and ended. But the grand journey I had taken was too much to simply forget, still continuing to this day. Outside of Lego I enjoy thinking up stories of grand imagination and sketching characters and adventures.
I like to be known as JonBlueFire, and here is my story (the brief version). I first got really into Lego Bionicle around 2008, but my first Bionicle sets were Iruini and Hydraxon. My favorite year of the theme is 2008, and I end up liking either the red, green, or blue characters most of the time. as you can imagine, I really had no idea what was going on in the Bionicle story! Nevertheless, I still felt the pain that a lot of the Bionicle fans from '01 shared when G1 ended.
That brings me to my next major event- the TTV podcast and G2!
I would have never knew what was happening with Bionicle had I not watched ElJay's recap reviews; from there, I started to watch the channel's other videos and get more and more involved with their events, as well as Lego's once more. And now, I am typing this today as one of the TTV News Team! Time sure flies by doesn't it? Topic Balance Updates
We hope you guys enjoyed our Recap Review Winter Event! We've been tweaking the balance for our channel content looking towards a post-Bionicle world. Part of that includes an expansion towards new LEGO story subjects, specifically Ninjago as we are all fans of the theme and 2017 marks the launch of the theatrical movie, which we're all excited for. Nexo Knights is another one that we're hoping to delve into.
Worry not, however, Bionicle fans! We're still looking to keep Bionicle discussion alive. The biggest thing we're doing is a hypothetical Generation 3 discussion we've got going on with the podcast, which we're hoping to include you guys with in terms of weekly polls to figure out what people are thinking. Additionally, we also have a
LEGO contest going on right now to build a System Bionicle set. Character Fixes
@Mesonak's negativity from 200 to 100 Nerfed
@Jon's debate baiting from 300 to 150 Nerfed
@prpldragon's great fanart of us from 500 to 0 (RIP) Buffed
@IllustriousVar's comedy series from 50 to 200 Buffed main playable roster's friendship from 100 to 500 (Brickfair Update!)
Fixed a bug where the boards didn't work on mobile
Fixed a bug with a lack of Bionicle content on the podcast (see above)
Fixed a bug where a playable character's face was obscured with some sort of mask
Fixed a bug where the major income revenue of the channel was sunsetted (ps hey you should donate to
Patreon pls) Upcoming Features
Graphical update incoming
Ninjago Event incoming
Crossovers and teamups
Mobile app for the boards
Happy 2017! Here's to a great year and growing our community ever more!