Thursday, December 31, 2009

REVIEW: Bionicle Stars

My abuelos from Mexico gave me all of the Bionicle Stars for Christmas this year. But when I first opened the present, I saw a shoe box and my parents told me that I got some new boots. When I opened the box I saw all the Bionicle Stars and I was stunned. I was hoping to see the last Bionicles as soon as possible and now I could check them out!

I think the new Bionicles have awesome armour. There are some new weapons that I have never had before and my favorite was the ice sword in black. The Rahkshi comes in a new colour although I would have preferred if the spear parts were different. This set is a history of all the Bionicles past and that makes it very special. Now builders like me can build our own stars using pieces we already have. We can create Bionicle stars from old series that we love.

With each of the Bionicle stars, you get a gold piece that you can use to enhance one of the stars. Here is the red star with the gold armour. The armour makes him invincible and I think that this is a good addition to an already amazing set.

It is too bad that none of the Bionicles have any shooting functions but the gold pieces make up for that. Some people might say they are too small but I like the simpler figures. Overall I will give this set a 10 out of 10 and will have a great time playing with it. If you are looking for a last chance to play with Bionicle, the Bionicle stars are great.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Beyond Bionicle - Hero Factory?

Rumours are starting to appear that the replacement for Bionicle will be called Hero Factory. Here is a YouTube video that shows these new toys in the 2010 Lego Catalog. They seem to be similar to Bionicles but we don't know what their story is yet. Lets hope that it is as cool as Bionicle was....

My First Blog Entry

I am happy to be online and want to share my ideas about the wonderful world of Lego. I am an avid builder and enjoy both traditional Lego and Bionicles. For Christmas this year, I got Bionicle Scopio from Santa and the complete set of Bionicle Stars from my Abuelos in Mexico. I also got some Lego Indiana Jones and a Power Miner set. From my grandparents in Canada, I got the Kaxium cycle and the Lego book which has lots of great information.

In a way, you can think of me like a Lego nerd who loves to create new worlds and then smash them up only to build them again. I want to live in Denmark some day and work for the world's best company. Lego not only gives us lots of fun but it also teaches us things that will help us in the future. 

I look forward to sharing my Lego creations with you. But first, here is a wonderful blanket that my mother made for me which includes lots of Lego...

Note: Hey! My blanket is on Geekologie. That is really cool!