A few new images have been released of the upcoming Bionicle theme and I will share them with you. However, while all of this very pretty and great if you look at it from a comic book or animation standpoint, I can't help but think, is this really Lego?

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Technically, it is Lego. They utilize the same methods to press the elements in plastic and it is all made in the same factories from the same stuff by the same people. The issue I have with it is that the majority of the elements can't be locked together in traditional fashion with what we have understood as the Lego System.

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It's more like Technic (which I have no issues with) in the way the elements interlock and that makes perfect sense, because the original Bionicle theme and its successor, Hero Factory, were both off-shoots of Technic, utilizing many of the same elements that are featured in that line. With this reboot of Bionicle, looking at the characters, I can see very few pieces that I am familiar with. It leaves me with the weird feeling that many of these elements, however cool looking, have zero use when I'm sifting through a pile of brick trying to create something of my own.

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I'm sure the kids love it, though. I have just one message for them. Get off my lawn.

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