Guys, I have a confession to make: as of late, I find myself (re)developing a far less ironic and more legitimate interest in BIONICLE and its fandom. Maybe it’s because I’ve been replaying Templar’s early work like MNOLG, or because I’ve observed that BZP seems to be changing for the legitimate better recently, or how I keep finding great fanworks, but I’m feeling really optimistic about this fandom as of late.
Somehow, starting a blog which is pretty much the opposite of the Lunacy seemed like a good idea in all of this, so that’s what happened. Hence, the Solace of LEGOman Values, also known as “the day the Lunacy decided to try its hand at lame puns on its own name”.
Whereas the Lunacy is about the dark and seedy underbelly that is bad fanwork and loldrama, the Solace is about shining some (more) light upon some of the best this fandom has to offer. There’ll be a few minor differences, though: we’re intending to focus primarily (but not exclusively) on BIONICLE and Hero Factory fanwork on the Solace, simply because there are like a billion general LEGO blogs and/or LEGO blogs devoted to specific themes beside these two, whereas BIONICLE/Hero Factory ones are significantly rarer to our knowledge and we’re more familiar with the BIONICLE/HF fandom(s) anyway. Either way, there will still be some inevitable overlap with other, more famous ones like The Brothers Brick (which you really should be reading), but hey, more blogs about good stuff never did any harm.
That said, you’ll find that the majority of our proper reviews, essays (if they exist), fandom historical profilings and other miscellaneous unique musings will remain here, or at least they’ll be initially posted here and just reblogged to the Solace later. In a way, they kind of have more of a place here rather than there.
The Solace of LEGOman Values is still being set up, but we should be done there soon.