Tag Archives: Bionicle

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.

Pictures of 2010 LEGO sets – Atlantis, Toy Story, & more – at Festival RFFL [News]

UPDATE: High-res photos of LEGO Atlantis sets are now out.


Alexander (Shurik) posted pictures of some of the 2010 sets that LEGO has displayed at a sponsored event in Russia called Festival Rossiyskogo Fan Forum Lego. The featured sets include samples from the following themes: Atlantis, Toy Story, Prince of Persia, Star Wars, Power Miners, City, Bionicle and more.

EDIT (TG): These pictures were uploaded due to a miscommunication and have been removed from Flickr at the request of TLG. The local Ambassador, Igor Makarov, asked me to remove the deeplink which I have done.

UPDATE: Target.com also has box art for one of the 2010 LEGO Power Miners sets, 8188 Fire Blaster:

LEGO Power Miners 2010

Monster’s eyeball

This giant cyborg eyeball by Matt Armstrong (monsterbrick) is just a little bit creepy.

Monster's Eyeball

It’s Halloween every day at Matt’s house, so I’m looking forward to him really gearing up for this coming holiday with more great creations like this one. In his case, I’ll forgive the starting holiday decoration and building two months in advance. Especially since he might have this thing attack me.

V&A Steamworks’ clockwork fish chug through the clouds

Guy Himber (V&A Steamworks) recently kicked off a series of LEGO creations that each incorporate a Knights Kingdom II shield.

LEGO steampunk lionfish

Guy started with a clockwork lionfish (above) and followed it with an eagle ray (below).

LEGO steampunk eagle ray

As always, Guy combines SYSTEM, Duplo, and Bionicle elements in new and interesting ways.


I think we’re past being amazed that Bionicle builders do some cool stuff, but as a SYSTEM builder, I just don’t have the vocabulary to discuss Bionicle intelligently. Maybe learning the lingo is Step 2 in my 12-step acceptance of Bionicle…

Regardless of my inability to say anything relevant about it, I think this tank thingy by Cameron (Primus) is very cool.

Bionicle tank

See more pics on Brickshelf, when moderated.

And since we missed it a couple of months ago, here’s Eddie.

Bionicle Eddie

Nightmarish spacecrafts of the Hellionic Conclave

Justin Vaughn (Mainman) has been using Bionicle parts from 8978 Skrall to create this novelty space faction called the Hellionic Conclave. The primary features of these diabolical creations highlight the interesting shapes of Bionicle elements mixed with the standard System bricks.

Above: Devil’s Talon. Below: Juda’s Tongue

Below: Fiend’s Eye and Chiron’s Arrow

Full gallery on Flickr.