sometimes dumb, ridiculous and/or offensive shit happens in the lego fandom (or fandoms plural i guess given how separate a beast the bionicle fandom is)
we're here to point and laugh and occasionally write long-winded essays about the fandom or even more long-winded reviews of the stuff this fandom's actually about
children's construction toys aren't serious business
if you're looking for unironically GOOD lego stuff though, then you're in the wrong place and want our other blog solace of legoman values (or any one of the countless other good lego blogs out there but eh who cares)
alternatively you're looking for our two other ironic masterpieces, thornax express and BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS
no seriously you're looking for these two trust me
Yes. I don’t speak for all of us, but I’m certainly not growing any fonder of them, save for maybe the beasts.
That being said, I must obtain the Evo XL Machine simply because it’s Evo.
Something that’s still really fascinating to me is how since starting this blog we’ve kind of unintentionally made “bonkles” a widely-used term here (and BZP, to a lesser extent) when we probably originally just picked it up from majstalking the guy who tried to evangelize on the BZP Facebook page
Breez wasn’t “just enough”, Breez was apparently TOO MUCH for some people.
As something of a Hero Factory collector (and not the guy who did this last year), I’ve been particularly interested in the next wave of sets, especially upon reading their names. I waited for what felt like forever to discover what the sets would actually look like, and just recently, I’ve found out. Of course, the BIONICLE audio snobfest The Three Virtues already have stated their opinions on these sets, but fuck those guys, I’m doing this anyway.
Anyway, I haven’t heard much of what anyone had to say on these sets, but I’m pretty sure a good amount of it was the usual anti-HF statements. To quote Huw from Brickset:
"I can’t understand why LEGO continues to release new HERO Factory sets, as they do little to satisfy TRUE AFOLs. The minifigs incorporated into the set design is a step in the right direction, but these are not proper minifigs and thus fail to provide me with a firm and satisfying erection."
Well, he probably didn’t say that exactly, seeing as Brickset doesn’t have images of them, but I assure you once he posts his formal opinion it’ll pretty much be that.
So, basically, I am keeping up the “tradition” of misusing this blog as a soapbox for personal opinions on sets, even though we’ve pretty much only done this once. Sure, I could use my personal blog for this, but no one gives jack-diddly-squat about my personal blog so I’ll just put it here instead.
Anyway. Sets. What lies in the future of Hero Factory? And more importantly, is it any good?