The Jokes On Them if Someone Buys It Posted by Richard on April 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM CST:
I received an email that Rokenbok, another favorite building system of mine, is now selling gold colored vehicles as a limited time item. Upon clicking the link, expecting to find gold colored plastic vehicles, I discovered they were described as actual solid gold vehicles, priced at $5,000.000 USD each. They make it clear its an April Fools gag by this point, but if you were inclined, it appears you could actually buy it because they went so far as to officially list it in their store's programming as an authentically purchasable item. Well played sirs. I wonder what would happen if someone actually ordered one? Forum link
Brick Universe Day Two Posted by Richard on March 27, 2015 at 10:55 PM CST:
With day two down, the event is ready to go for one of the two days open to the public. Its actually quite a bit smaller than I expected now that everything is set up. Between my BIONICLE® display and BZPower's, the other themes are actually in the minority, our two displays take up about half the entire fan creation zone. I also had the honor of my creation, "Gamma" taking the "Best BIONICLE award", and my tank Bonaparte winning the event's primary theme for best interactive creation. Forum link.
A Victory At Brick Universe Posted by Richard on March 26, 2015 at 09:25 PM CST: Brick Universe (beware, autoplay audio) started today for full event attendees, and so far its turning out to be a great convention. I was selected to participate in the Combo Build contest, and took home first place with this Combo Bot transformer I built out of the two sets. Forum link
Retro News: March 21-30 2004 Posted by Richard on March 21, 2015 at 11:22 PM CST:
The speed build contest for a golden disc comes to an end, Mark shows off a ruler while Dave shows off a new MOC, and BIONICLE® fans get a chance to have their questions answered on the Legends Of Metru Nui DVD.
BIONICLE® Tournament, Target Game, And Double Vip Sets Posted by Richard on March 21, 2015 at 10:17 AM CST:
I was looking at the LEGO® Store calendar that came with an order recently and saw a tournament on April 21, 22, and 23 where the best score at the end of each day wins a new BIONICLE® set. If you're not interested (or too old to participate) you can probably still try out the target game going on now and into April 26th, giving you plenty of time to practice for the tournament. There's also a double VIP event that appears exclusive to Onua and the Lord Of Skull Spiders set. I suspect part of the display I photographed earlier is likely the target field. Forum Link
You Can Buy Custom 3D Printed Masks On Shapeways Posted by Richard on March 18, 2015 at 08:09 PM CST:
You may have seen 00dude00's custom masks before, an Ignika modeled after the version originally shown in the comics in particular. You can now have one made to order via 00dude00's Shapeway page, a 3D printing service. I imagine the masks can vary significantly in quality due to the nature of their production, but I have to admit that Ignika is tempting for $15 USD. I've paid more than that for authentic masks, and while I'd normally avoid customs, I might have to make the excuse that this is a piece of art (which it is, that thing is beautiful) and a good way to try a 3D printed product. Forum link.
Retro News: March 11-20 2004 Posted by Richard on March 12, 2015 at 01:02 AM CST:
Mark reviews the new batch of books, while Dave shows off his Moon base module. The Konoka club opens up as the LEGO® Company prepares for a speed build contest with a golden prize.
2015 BIONICLE® Display And Promotional Posted by Richard on March 12, 2015 at 12:30 AM CST:
The LEGO® Company is really trying to get people to notice BIONICLE®. I was at the store the other day and they were giving out a collectible mask pack with every purchase, and this display took up the front and side windows.