5 Years of Us!
You'll be able to find all our 5-year celebrations up here. There's going to be some great stuff.
Five years of Games of the Year...
Five years of the forums...
Five years of KNTV...
Five years caught in our documentry...
Five years of Doctor Who...
It was in late 1999, early 2000 when LEGO company established it needs a product which would be a hit so the sale
would increase and they would launch something totally new as well. First they just weren't able to find something that
suit all mentioned above but then the developing team finally developed the first Bionicle sets. They were produced under
LEGO Tehnic brand. The first sets ever put on the market were Toa in February 2001, that's when the story begins too. First
there were only comics written by Greg Farshtey and ilustrated by Randy Elliot, but then later on, the webpage was created
and Cathy Hapka started with the story in book series called Chronicles in 2003.
The toys were first released constantly and steadily, but with the continuing of the story they came out on the market more and more frequently. Matoran, Turaga, Toa and then Toa Nuva, Rahi, Bohrok and Rahkshi, with a lot of special and promotional editions covered the first part of the story called Chronicles which brings us on the paradise island of Mata Nui. First three books of Chronicles were written by Cathy A. Hapka, but author of the fourth was already Greg Farshtey who is the main story writer from then on. Kathy Hapka also has written the special book entittled Mask of Light, based on the first movie with the same tittle, but then she stopped writing the stories here. The movie was released in 2004 and was total success.
In 2005 the new era of the Bionicle began. The story puts us back in history in the city of Metru Nui and many secrets from the past were revealed. Through the series of 10 books called Adventures we get to know how and why Matoran came to island of Mata Nui and why they all have to return back to Metru Nui. For this part of the story the new webpage was set with the new games and also the second movie was released on DVD, which based on the fourth book of the Adventures series entittled Legends of Metru Nui. Many new sets came out in the stores with a lot of accessories and special editions. The story revealed many new characters like Rahaga, Visorakh, Ketongu and Toa Metru, later transformed into Toa Hordika. The toys were relased with enourmous speed and for quite a lot of us – fans – it was even too quick to follow sometimes.
In the year 2007 began totally new part of the story with the series of books called Legends which brings us even further on the island of Voya Nui, where eavil already is spreading its nets. New vilains called Piraka are on its march in the quest of finding the Mask of Life. The whole univarse is in danger if they get it ... The sets are totally different and even the fact that Toa Nuva returned into the story couldn't change the feeling of totally new era for Bionicle. Till now all the character's powers based on their masks (though they had their tools, too) one way or another, but the era of Legends began with totally new Bionicle sets announcing something blasting and owesome, but as some of us discovered also a bit confusing.
The story continues with enourmous speed with totally new webpages, 11 books of Legends so far, comics and huge number of Bionicle sets. Till now we arrived already on Karda Nui, the mysterious cave – the core of the universe. The battles now will be fought in the air in the universe. The life of Mata Nui, who almost died already, was saved, but he stil is trapped into endless sleep, so the mission to awaken him still remains because only that way the light will return to the universe ...
With the plans for the movie comming out in 2009 we could expect a lot in the future, but acording to what we could buy at that momment, we really didn'tknow what to expect. However, at the end of 2009 came unexpected news which was not even a bit happy for us, BIONICLE fans. LEGO announced to finish BIONICLE line of toys to happen in early spring of 2010 and so it happened. The story, however, continued and continues also until these days, but only on Bionicle Story page. With toys, books were not released anymore too and for a lot of fans the series somehow ended with that.
Toa (or Toa Origin – sometimes also Toa Mata), Turaga of Mata Nui, Matoran of Mata nui, Toa Nuva, Rahi, Bohrok, Bohrok Va, Bohrok-Kal, Rahkshi, Toa Metru, Toa Hordika, Visorak, Vahki, Dark Hunters, Turaga Dume, Two special Toa Editions, Piraka, Toa Mahri, Toa Phantoka, Toa Inika, Barraki and many many more ...
Bionicle.com: Mata Nui, Metru Nui, Voya Nui and further, Bionicle story.com and more
Chronicles: Tale of the Toa, Beware the Bohrok, Makuta's Revange, Tales of the Masks
Mask of Light
Adventures: Mystery of Metru Nui, Trial by fire, The darkness below, Legends of Metru Nui, Vojage of Fear, Maze of Shadows, Web of the Visorak, Challenge of the Hordika, Web of Shadows, Time Trap
Legends: Island of Doom, Dark Destiny, Power Play, Legacy of Evil, Inferno, City of the Lost, Prisoners of the Pit, Downfall, Shadows in the sky, Swamp of secrets, The final battle.
Other books: Official guide to Bionicle, Bionicle Rahi Beasts, City of Metru Nui, Bionicle World, Dark Hunters. Bionicle Encyclopedia, Bionicle Encyclopedia Second Edition
There are also a lot of comics, regular which followe the story and promotional ones. And now here's the Ignition series which follows 2006 and 2007 storyline.
Now also the Bionicle Graphic Novels began.
Mask of Light, Legends of Metru Nui, Web of shadows, Bionicle 4 announced for 2009
Lego Bionicle, Mata Nui Online Game, Mata Nui Online Game II, Bionicle Matoran Adventures, Bionicle: The game, Bionicle: Maze of shadows, Bionicle Heroes, most of them released for GB and GBA, PlayStation, PC, Xbox, GameCube, etc, excetp both games Mata Nui Online.