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mocfactory:

So hey guys guess what just leaked.

And I just want to bring up the marvelous piece use in Onua’s hammer. Who would have thought that piece would work so well like that?

Also the fact that they all seem to come with Transparent bones means I can skip trying to buy them direct from LEGO and just get the shells I want. Bonus!

Your thoughts?

Well Tom I would say I got exactly what I wanted from the new sets, more detailed parts. No new base armor yet, but Its the first wave of the first year. Still though these new parts look FANTASTIC!!! Pohotu looks hideous though.

Haha, I guess you’re right. And I guess I don’t mind that if that’s what you meant.

I’d still like some muscly-organic shells though. =V

(Who’s Tom, though?)

So hey guys guess what just leaked.

And I just want to bring up the marvelous piece use in Onua’s hammer. Who would have thought that piece would work so well like that?

Also the fact that they all seem to come with Transparent bones means I can skip trying to buy them direct from LEGO and just get the shells I want. Bonus!

Your thoughts?

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mocfactory:

Man, I dunno. While I’d love an alternate pallet of parts to use, I’d also really rather see parts with new functions. Like, if I were offered both I would gladly take them, but I doubt we’ll have that generous a parts budget in a long time, so I’d rather get the more practical stuff.

Of course, I should note this doesn’t just go for new bones and technic bits, new shells that serve a new purpose or shape would be great too.

Well that’s what I meant by more development, new structural parts that function differently. The biggest beef I have with Hero Factory from a parts perspective is the aesthetic of it. its bland, and you’ve gotta cover it up or else it looks like total ass from the back or sides. I’d like to see something that maybe addresses that to some degree. And also provides more detail to, like the old parts. I’m not expecting a huge dramatic change. Lego seems very happy with the CCBS. I just would like to see the old Bionicle aesthetic built onto it. I know the first year first wave probably isn’t going to be a stark difference from HF. But give it a few years.

What do you mean by new shells that would serve a new purpose? Like in what way? We’ve already seen them make new armor and weapons that deviate from the HF aesthetic for the Chima UB’s this year. It makes perfect sense to me that they’d continue doing that for Bionicle. I just would like to see more variants on the base armoring to though. Not just recolor the various sizes of the same HF shell we’ve had since they came out. They’re way too smooth and angular. I’d like to see something that works just like that part, but more mechanical, and a variant that’s more organic to. That part, plus addons, that are more detailed in their molds.

Just like, more wide shells that work as chest plates and new sizes and weird shapes. And Shells that have the socket extending out like this piece. Stuff like that.

And see, like, I wouldn’t mind say, organic muscly shells but I don’t have any interest in overly specific pieces. That’s what I don’t miss from Bionicle, the parts and pieces that were specific for one character rather than almost all pieces being interchangeable with a couple of exceptions.

Although now that you mention it, shells that looked like muscle “texture” would be pretty cool. And generic enough that you could use it for a wide variety of characters and designs. Like, make it mixed transparent red and yellow and it’d also look like energy.

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mocfactory:

In other news, Bionicle 2015 has been confirmed while I was gone! So that’s cool!

My main hope for Bionicle 2015 is for new pieces along the lines of what we got for Hero Factory’s Breakout wave. XT4’s Torso, the Liftarm with a balljoint in the middle, and the double-socket joints were fantastic…

Agreed, I’d like to see more developtment, but also more variations on what we already have. I do really hope they produce a new form of the base armor parts, just so we have something that has maybe a more detailed and organic shape. I hope they also reintroduce the more detailed part designs into the CCBS. It was always just a little too bland and smoothed over for me. I miss the interesting textures, all the little pistons and especially in later years where they had different elements to convey different textures or well elements(fire, ice, plants, etc.). I’d like to see the old aesthetic built on top of the CCBS. Then I think that would be capturing the best of both worlds.

Man, I dunno. While I’d love an alternate pallet of parts to use, I’d also really rather see parts with new functions. Like, if I were offered both I would gladly take them, but I doubt we’ll have that generous a parts budget in a long time, so I’d rather get the more practical stuff.

Of course, I should note this doesn’t just go for new bones and technic bits, new shells that serve a new purpose or shape would be great too.