Last week I was taken to task by a reader who complained that this blog-hole is prejudiced against Bionicle builders, using incendiary rhetoric like “nip around” and “Mocists”. Although I was quick to dismiss this reader as a disenfranchised malcontent, after a little research I’m forced to agree that we can do a little better Continue reading →
LEGO Bionicle models on The Brothers Brick
Bionicle was a line of sets that grew out of the LEGO Technic line that LEGO produced between 2001 and 2010, succeeded by Hero Factory. Bionicle had an incredibly complex storyline that accompanied the sets, and most of the elements didn’t integrate well with traditional SYSTEM bricks. As a result, long-time adult fans like the contributors here on The Brothers Brick never quite appreciated what Bionicle had to offer, so most of the LEGO models we feature here on The Brothers Brick are built from traditional SYSTEM bricks. Nevertheless, we do appreciate a great Bionicle creation from time to time.
Even though the product line died out in 2010, there is still a determined tribe of builders who keep the flame alive. Case in point is this fine bio-mechanical death-knight from Bio Master. The model is a kick-ass fusion of System, Bionicle and Hero Factory components, and some top-notch photography by the builder really makes Continue reading →
Andrew Lee’s (onosendai2600) most recent offering in his Iron Builder Challenge with Simon Liu (Si-Mocs) is an amazing Bionicle version of the Silver Surfer. The challenge is for each builder to create models utilizing a “secret” ingredient, much like Food Network’s Iron Chef competition. In this case, they are using the Silver Bionicle Weapon Air Continue reading →
Mike Nieves (retinence) have made several Pokemon creations with his elegant Bionicle/System style. His most recent build of Scizor is one of my favorites. Whoever commissioned it is one lucky customer.
Mark Stafford‘s new Cyclopian: Cyrana ship shows off the potential of Hero Factory and Bionicle elements. It’s swooshy and bad ass! I hope this is the birth of a new meme. Time to dig out those Bionicle bits!
Mike Nieves (retinence) is the most innovative Bionicle builder I know. His style of using the appropriate parts to create seamless contours is both imaginative and reflective of great skill. His artwork-inspired Xenomorph Rex is breathtaking in its biomechanical composition.
This awesome creation by Pate-keetongu shows just how awesome Bionicle and Hero Factory based figures can be. This fierce Viking warrior stands ready to do battle with both his axe and his mug.
Showing off what great uses Bionicle parts can have, even as core structural elements, flickr user Erth&fiya’s latest creation is a wonderfully textured spaceship. The addition of the classic windscreen forms a fantastic counterpoint to the pearl silver Bionicle pieces.
Mike Nieves (retinence) builds the most unique Bionicle creations I’ve seen. What’s unique about a tiger you ask? For starters it’s not a humanoid warrior.
If it were as cool as the Witch Doctor‘s. Norbert Labuguen NorbyZERO made this mask and wore it to Comic-Con. Via Ka-GO
I was sent some of the upcoming Hero Factory sets to review, so I built them with my two sons, 4 and 8 years old, in order to get the reaction of someone in the age demographic for these sets. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. But first, just the facts. We Continue reading →
I would be if I saw this serpent built by Five X Five. The fluid form and deadly pose are spot on, but my favorite detail is the use of the flag piece for the snake’s forked tongue.
We’re back with more custom LEGO auctions to help Japan! Those of you who were watching may have noticed that all of our auctions ended yesterday, without anything new being added. That’s because it turns out that eBay puts a limit of $5000 per month on new selling accounts, and we broke that number! I Continue reading →
We’ve featured two Lego Halo grunts in the past, but this one by Nathaniel Shields is perhaps the most accurate. The builder makes great use of Bionicle parts as well as a few System bricks for intricate small details.
The one occasion where I don’t hate mosquitoes is when VampireBohrok builds one out of Lego. The technique of using flexible hoses to simulate the legs is really effective.