Joe A. (Dablackcat) combines Bionicle and System parts in his Shamgar mecha that he brought to BrickFair. Inspired by the AMP suit from Avatar, it certainly has that rugged clunky feel. I love the presentation and the option for different weapon attachments.
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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.
The first thing that struck me about this dragon was the neck and torso. Fantastic job there. Cameron G. knocked this one out of the park. He calls this “Midnight Dragon”. I call it freakin’ cool.
Brian Kescenovitz (mondayn00dle) is another builder who probably has more works featured on our blog than not. What makes this creation unique is the combination of an emotionally arousing scene and backstory (yes, a Lego creation can be more than eye-candy). The rust stains on the rare Bionicle mask of the hardsuit mirrors the stains Continue reading →
It’s true that we haven’t featured enough Bionicle lately. This horse by retinence certainly gives us a reason to begin correcting that. My only complaint is that Odin’s mount Sleipnir should have eight legs, not four, but this is a beautiful steed indeed. Thanks for the tip, Morgan19!
Flick user retinence shows a very dab hand at Bionicle construction with his wolf. Apparently he “skimped on the technique”. I’d be curious to see what non-skimping looks like because it’s fantastic as is.
How about build an awesome little mecha, with a foot for armor on the body? That’s what Fredo (Fredoichi) has done with his new Hayaku v3 – Gun Runner. There aren’t many parts available in the sand green color of the Bionicle foot he’s used, so he’s found a novel solution. He’s gone ahead and Continue reading →
Flickr user Robiwan Kenobi built a Swiss Army knife from Bionicle and Technic pieces. Even the folding mechanism works for all the utensils. So, is it possible to add a fold-out brick separator?
The WarDog armored battle machine by Ian Barreto looks brutal yet agile, a combination that’s difficult to achieve. The integration of Bionicle parts with Systems bricks is also done with great skill. This mecha reminds me of 8101 Claw Crusher, except it makes the latter look like a kid’s toy.
When I saw Ted Andes‘ Bionicle/System hybrid creation called the PARASITE, I took an instant liking to the Bionicle claws at the tips of the limbs. It’s also important to note that this nasty scavenger has adapted both offensive and evasive functions, and the escape pod would make for a nice hovercar.
…but many are not. Luckily this happens to be one of the former. This odd little thing was built by the builder known only as Retinence. He obviously has a knack for building the unusual. But enough talk. Without further ado, I give you Old Man Williker!
Juho William Tauriainen takes us on an underwater adventure with this scene built largely from Bionicle pieces. He has managed to achieve a very organic, eye-catching look here.
It appears we’ve found another Valve fan in Arkov, whose Turret from Portal captures the whimsically terrifying nature of these nasty little robots. If you were looking at an Aperture Science Military Android from this angle, there would be blood on the wall behind you. Just sayin’.
Juho William Tauriainen has created a creative creation. The pose is actually rather striking.
As if you can’t already tell by the impish look he’s giving you. What I like the most about this creation by Ian Barreto is the way the head is sculpted into a perfect sphere from the various Bionicle parts, making a very fitting combo.
News from Wizard World Magazine reveal pictures of successors of Bionicle: Hero Factory. The plot of the new line describes certain Heroes who fight evil across space and time, which pretty much sets the stage for an infinite possibility of expansions. At a decent price of $7.99, you can purchase your Hero when they arrive Continue reading →