Masks of Power - First 3 Episodes Released


The first three animated episodes chronicling the new Bionicle story have been released, you can watch each of them below:

Prophecy of Heroes

The Arrival

Quest for the Golden Masks

Further episodes are likely to be released in early 2015. The return of Bionicle officially commences in January.

2015 - TV Commercial & Character Videos


The first official TV commercial for the first wave of 2015 Bionicle sets is currently airing on various channels, you can watch it above as well as the six character videos featuring the Toa - each Masters of a scared element. The reboot of Bionicle is to officially commence in January.

Masks of Power - Teaser Trailer


A new teaser trailer for the new online Bionicle story animations has recently been released, you can watch it above. The Bionicle website has also been updated with new content relating to the 2015 story, you can click here to view it. Bionicle itself it set to relaunch in January 2015.

2015 - Further Details Announced


At the New York Comic Con today, Lego announced further details regarding Bionicle's return in 2015. They have officially confirmed that the relaunch's story is a reboot to the original and that the new story is set on the mystical island of Otoko, featuring the original Toa heroes Tahu, Lewa, Gali, Onua, Kopaka and Pohatu.
The Lego Group, makers of the world’s leading construction toys, today unveiled detailed product information, principle graphic design and a video short for the Lego Bionicle franchise onstage at New York City Comic Con. Featuring a range of constructible action figures, Lego Bionicle is based on a new and engaging storyline that will be available globally on January 1, 2015. 

"We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the Lego Bionicle franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line,” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations, The Lego Group. "We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”

Can the Toa Save Okoto from the Latest Threat?
The new storyline takes place on the mythical island of Okoto, where the forces of darkness are on the move and the evil Makuta is once again materializing. He is overcome by the desire for the three mythic masks that will cast the world into darkness - the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control and the Mask of Ultimate Power.

The desperate island inhabitants enlist six heroes - each masters of a sacred element - called the Toa- to help save their beloved island. The Toa must embark on a quest for Okoto’s ancient power masks that will allow them to unlock the full potential of their elemental powers. Only when the heroes are united, will they be able to battle the forces of evil, defeat Makuta and save Okoto.

To help fans bring the exciting story to life, The Lego Group will offer a variety of exciting new Lego Bionicle sets from each of the different factions, ranging in price from $9.99 - $19.99 each.

The Bionicle website has also been updated with bios regarding each Toa hero, you can read them below: 

Gali - Master of Water
Gali is friendly and peaceful. But when the situation calls for it, she can be as fierce as a raging ocean. She finds injustice intolerable and always goes out of her way to help the ones who need it. Gali’s mellow ways have made her the most liked among the heroes. She is generous, a good listener and friend. Only one little thing: she just can’t seem to tell a joke right! Powers: Water control and the ability to out-swim any known creature.

Kopaka - Master of Ice
Kopaka is noble and reserved. Upholding his own strict moral code he strives to be perfect and always "do the right thing". A fact that often makes him appear formal and even cold in the eyes of others. Luckily Kopaka's clumsiness and his not too solid direction sense help the other heroes remember that, after all, Kopaka is just a Toa like them. Power: Freezing touch and resistance to cold.

Lewa - Master of Jungle
Lewa is a true daredevil, a cunning rogue whose foolhardy manners have often gotten him into trouble. His rebel approach is a double-edged sword that the other heroes both love and hate. On one hand, Lewa finds new ways, on the other these ways sometimes lead to new trouble! Powers: Communes with plants and the wind.

Onua - Master of Earth
Onua is grounded and wise. He likes to spend his time alone meditating under the stars. Like an underground cave, receptive and silent. And... Snoring! Though Onua rarely says a word, the other heroes have come to respect this sleepy giant. They know that when he speaks, his crude voice caries guidance and wisdom. Powers: Night vision and the ability to create earthquakes.

Pohatu - Master of Stone
Pohatu is unyielding and fearless. Renowned for his unbreakable stamina, he is arguably the toughest of all the heroes. With firm resolution and mysterious stubbornness Pohatu strides forward as a fearless vanguard leading the way of the heroes. Well almost fearless. Pohatu does NOT like the dark. Powers: Breaks and hurls rocks with unspeakable strength.

Tahu - Master of Fire
Tahu is hot-tempered and brave. He likes to excel and thinks of himself as the most heroic of the heroes. His forgetful nature has gotten him into trouble at time, but Tahu seems to be born under a very lucky star, and somehow always come out on top. Powers: Fire control and resistance to heat.

Lego also presented a video telling the prologue of the new story, you can watch it below:

The first Bionicle sets for this reboot of the beloved franchise will be on sale from January 2015 at all good toy stores, further details are to be confirmed.

Winter 2015 Sets - Finalised Images & Packaging


Finalised images and product details of the first wave of 2015 Bionicle sets has surfaced, you can view them below:

70778 - Protector of Jungle
Beware! ($9.99)
The evil Skull Spider is mounting an attack deep in the jungle. Swoop to the defense of the Protectors’ village with the awesome Protector of Jungle, a sturdy, buildable figure featuring a dual-tone mask with pop-off trigger. Adjust the arms and legs to create fearsome battle poses. Then unleash the huge Air Elemental Flame Bow’s rapid shooter and send the Skull Spider scurrying for safety.

70779 - Protector of Stone
Look out! ($9.99)
The Skull Spider is lurking in the sand dunes near the Protectors’ desert village. Send out the mighty Protector of Stone to block the dangerous invader. Adjust the arms and legs of this durable figure for a variety of formidable battle poses. Whip up a vortex of sand with the giant Elemental Sandstorm Blaster and pin back the Skull Spider with the rapid shooter. Just don’t let this evil creature close enough to pop off that precious mask.

707780 - Protector of Water
Watch out! ($9.99)
The Skull Spider is trying to burst the bubbles of the Protectors’ underwater village. Blow this unwanted visitor out of the water with the Protector of Water’s rapid-shooting Elemental Torpedo Blaster. This robust figure, with head and shell and 2 turbines, is built for action play, so don’t delay - intercept the evil foe before it grabs the mask and seizes power from the Protectors.
70781 Protector of Earth
Underground alert! ($9.99)
The crystal mine is under attack from the Skull Spider. Spin the Protector of Earth’s powerful crystal Star Drill to bore through rock and confront the evil intruder. If the Skull Spider latches onto the Protector’s head, it can pop the trigger and release the mask. Unleash the Elemental power of the rapid shooter to fend off the villain and keep control of the underground.

70782 - Protector of Ice
Danger! ($9.99)
The Skull Spider is leaping from a crack in the ice to attack the Protectors. Put the freeze on the evil intruder with the Protector of Ice’s rapid-shooting Elemental Ice Blaster. This mighty ice warrior with head and shell is built for ferocious battles, so spin the awesome ice saw blade and take down the Skull Spider before it can pop off the mask.

70783 - Protector of Fire
Emergency! ($9.99)
The Protector of Fire is under attack from the Skull Spider emerging from the molten lava lake. This sturdy, highly posable figure is fully equipped for the heat of battle, so strike back with the flame swords and open fire with the rapid-shooting Elemental Fire Blaster. You must take down the thieving invader before it can pop off the Protector’s mask.

70784 Lewa - Master of Jungle
Match up against the evil Skull Spider with Lewa - Master of Jungle! ($14.99)
Power up the dual-purpose X-glider to soar into the sky. When you spot the Skull Spider crawling from the ruins, swoop down to the ground and convert the X-glider into 2 massive battle axes. Prevent the thieving creature popping off Lewa’s mask using the 2 swords and turn the wheel to power up Lewa’s bashing battle arm. You must fight hard to protect the precious Golden Jungle Mask from the forces of evil.

70785 Pohatu - Master of Stone
Summon the awesome elemental power of Pohatu - Master of Stone to defeat the Skull Spider! ($14.99)
Attach the convertible Jeterangs to the feet of this powerful, posable figure and launch into the sky. When you locate the Skull Spider, transform the Jeterangs into 2 huge Stormerang weapons and get ready to battle for the Golden Mask of Stone. Resist all attempts to pop off Pohatu’s mask, and activate the bashing battle arm to send the Skull Spider flying!

70786 Gali - Master of Water
Gear up for an epic underwater duel to claim the precious Golden Mask of Water! ($9.99)
Attach the shark fins to the feet of Gali - Master of Water and dive deep to the ancient ruins in the oceanic crater. Connect the fins to the harpoon to create a powerful elemental trident to attack the Skull Spider. Activate the battle arm to fend off its attempts to pop off Gali’s mask. The all-powerful Golden Mask simply must be safeguarded from evil forces

 70787 Tahu - Master of Fire
Heat up the action with Tahu - Master of Fire! ($19.99)
Attach the lava surfboard to the feet of this powerful, posable figure and surf into the volcanic crater in adrenalin mode. Then turn the surfboard into 2 awesome elemental fire blades ready for combat. Activate the bashing battle arm to swipe away the Skull Spider’s attempts to pop off Tahu’s mask and get to the magical Golden Mask first.

70788 Kopaka - Master of Ice
Prepare for a chilling mountaintop conflict with Kopaka - Master of Ice! ($19.99)
Watch out for the Skull Spider crawling from the snow, trying to pop off Kopaka’s mask. Adjust the arms and legs of this heavily armored figure to create fearsome battle poses. Fend off the evil creature’s attacks with the frost shield, bashing battle arm and the mighty Elemental Ice Spear. Get to the precious Golden Mask first then convert the shield into avalanche skis to escape.

70789 Onua - Master of Earth
Dig deep with Onua - Master of Earth to claim the mystical Golden Mask! ($19.99)
This durable, highly posable figure with 4 golden shells and bashing battle arm is fully geared up for underground combat against the Skull Spider. Burrow underground with the turbo shovelers while evading the evil Skull Spider’s efforts to pop off Onua’s mask. Then convert his turbo shovelers into a massive earthquake hammer, the only tool powerful enough to break through to the Golden Mask.

70790 Lord of the Skull Spiders
Patrol the entrance to the ancient city with the monstrous Lord of Skull Spiders! ($14.99)
Protectors wanting to unlock the secrets of the city will have to get past this evil-eyed, 6-legged creature first. And the Lord of Skull Spiders has its own secret weapon - pull the rear lever to grip and crush anyone who gets too close! Combine with buildable Protector and Master sets for thrilling good vs. evil battles.

Is is good to note that Skull Krata set has been renamed Lord of the Skull Spiders. Further details regarding Bionicle's return are to be announced at New York Comic-Con on 9th October.

Mask of Creation Concept Art


Lego have released images regarding the concept art of the Mask of Creation, set to feature in Bionicle's return next year. You can view the images below:

More details regarding Bionicle's return are expected to be announced at New York Comic-Con on 9th October, further information coming soon.

Bionicle Website Teaser


Although unlisted, the new Bionicle website has been published and right now features a teaser with an image of the Mask of Creation, you can view it here. Bionicle is set to relaunch in January 2015, while more details on the upcoming sets will be unveiled next month.

Lego Officially Confirm Bionicle's Return!


The Lego Group have at last made it official that Bionicle is returning in 2015! Read on for the synopsis of the 2015 story and a new teaser video:

Welcome to the World of Lego Bionicle!
"It is told that there exists a mask that will grant its bearer unspeakable power. Made from raw magic and solid gold, it is an artifact crafted with absolute precision and timeless skill - it is the Mask of Creation"
Come January 2015 we are ready to take consumers all over the world on an epic quest to find the Masks of Power. It will be a journey they will never forget.

More information to be unveiled at New York Comic Con, October 9th, and on social media.

Stay tuned #BIONICLE2015

More details for the new Bionicle sets will be unveiled next month. Now begins new era of the beloved Lego theme...

Winter 2015 Sets - Prototype Packaging


Images of the prototype packaging for the first wave of suspected 2015 Bionicle Sets has recently been uncovered. The packaging appears to sport the Mask of Life in the corner next to the revamped Bionicle logo and also confirms the official names for all the sets, you can view them below:

70778 Protector of Jungle

70779 Protector of Stone

70780 Protector of Water

70781 Protector of Earth

70781 Protector of Ice

70783 Protector of Fire


70784 Lewa - Master of Jungle

70785 Pohatu - Master of Stone

70786 Gali - Master of Water

70787 Tahu - Master of Fire

70788 Kopaka - Master of Ice

70789 Onua - Master of Earth

70790 Skull Krata

All images are subject to change and all prices are to be confirmed, but it proves that Bionicle is returning in 2015, despite Lego making an official announcement. 

2015 Product Page Icon Discovered


The product page icon for a new Bionicle website has recently been unearthed. If Bionicle's return is true, the icon shown above will be used as the link to the website on the Lego website's products page. The Lego Group themselves are still to officially confirm Bionicle's return, although it is looking more likely.

Bionicle's Return Confirmed by Lego Shop?


There is a new interesting feature on the Lego Shop website. Before today, if you typed "Bionicle" into the search bar, you'd be redirected to the Hero Factory merchandise page. But if you type the word in now, you get led to the page as view above, stating the following:

The items you're searching for have not yet launched. They are coming soon so keep checking back for more information. You can also sign up for our emails to stay up to date on the latest sets!

It is possible this is Lego confirming the return of Bionicle, but since its discovery the page it has been taken down and once again redirects to Hero Factory. Lego are still yet to make an official announce about the theme's return, but right now it seems likely.

New Version of Leaked 2015 Image


A new leaked picture from Lego shows an updated, colourised version of another recently leaked picture featuring new Bionicle sets, further suggesting the return of the loved Lego theme, you can view the image above. Lego have yet to confirm any new details relating to Bionicle's possible comeback.

Possible List of 2015 Sets


A legitimate Russian online Lego store has recently posted a list of the winter wave of the rumoured 2015 Bionicle sets onto its website, you can read its translation below:

70778 Defender of Jungle
70779 Defender of Stone
70780 Defender of Water
70781 Defender of Land
70782 Defender of Ice
70783 Defender of Fire
70784 Lewa - Master of Jungle
70785 Pohatu - Master of Stone
70786 Gali - Master of Water
70787 Tahu - Master of Fire
70788 Kopaka - Master of Ice
70789 Onua - Master of Land
70790 Lord of the Skull Spiders

The list sees the possibly of the Toa Mata/Nuva being the first sets released for 2015 along with "defender" sets and a villain. Lego are still to confirm the return of Bionicle.

Bionicle to Return in 2015?


A new leaked picture from Lego of a stand featuring new Bionicle sets possibly reveals the return of the beloved toyline for 2015, although Lego are yet to officially confirm this. Another picture was released alongside the one above apparently showing details of the wave's sets, but was quickly removed from the internet. More details about Bionicle's possible return are to be confirmed.

2010 - Journey's End


Discovering the Agori's mega-village are in fact parts of a giant robot that exploded aeons ago, Mata Nui learns of Bara Magna's past, the Great Beings, and his destiny to reunite the planet with its moons Aqua Magna and Bota Magna to recreate the once-plentiful Spherus Magna. 

Beginning his quest, he travels to the north of Bara Magna through a maze occupied with booby-traps and uncovers an unstable power source. Arriving back at the mega-village, Mata Nui convinces the Glatorian and Agori to let him use the prototype robot. They grant him permission, and Mata Nui places the power source, the Mask of Life and his spirit inside it. As an enormous robot once more, he begins the process of reuniting Bara Magna with its satellites. 

Later, Makuta Teridax - in Mata Nui's old, larger body - touches down on Bara Magna. Planning to conquer the planet and eventually the rest of the universe, the Makuta offers his brother the chance to join him. He refuses, and the two massive robots begin blasting destructive energies at each other. Disgusted by his brother's new sense of caring, Teridax taunts Mata Nui about the Toa and Matoran inside him, and that he can't destroy him without harming them.

On the ground, several Rahkshi and Skakdi under Teridax's command exit the Matoran Universe via his heel, followed by Tahu, Takanuva and other Toa. The Makuta's forces - now joined by a band of rogue Skrall - announce war on Mata Nui's Glatorian and Agori friends as they ally with the Toa to battle them for the fate of Bara Magna.

Meanwhile, the Mask of Life reduces Tahu into his original Toa Mata form so he can don the Golden Armour; a weapon originally devised to destroy the Makuta species if they were to ever betray Mata Nui Teridax notices and scatters the armour across the desert with an energy blast. With the Glatorian Gresh, Tahu and Takanuva retrieve the armour back from their enemies. When Tahu bestows all six armour pieces, a wave of energy is unleashed that incinerates all the Kraata powering the Rahkshi armor, leaving the Skakdi and Skrall greatly outnumbered who either surrender to the Glatorian or flee into the wilderness. 

The loss of his Rahkshi causes Teridax to hesitate in mid-battle, giving Mata Nui the chance to swing his brother's body into the oncoming path of a rock fragment from Aqua Magna that crashes into Teridax's head and damages the robot's core processor, killing the Makuta for good. Mata Nui completes his destiny of reforming Spherus Magna, but the strain is too great as his body plummets to the ground. 

The Toa and Glatorian arrive at the crash-site to find Mata Nui speaking from inside the undamaged Mask of Life. He tells them to seek the Great Beings as a last wish while deciding to remain dormant inside the Ignika. The Toa, Matoran, Glatorian, Agori and all other beings from both worlds now begin a new life on Spherus Magna.

2009 - The Legend Reborn


Living with limited resources in the harsh conditions of the desert world of Bara Magna, the villagers known as Agori pitch their best Glatorian warriors against one another in arena matches to settle disputes. But while most of the tribes live in amity and are mostly concerned about attacks from Vorox (a former tribe who regressed into wilderness beasts) and a group of nomads called Bone Hunters, the arrival of the Rock Tribe and their 'Skrall' warriors threatens to destroy the peace, as they appear to win every arena match they participate in. 

The Skrall later attack Arena Magna - the oldest arena on Bara Magna - during the Great Tournament. The Glatorian and Agori who escaped knew they couldn't defeat the Skrall alone and hoped that help would come. 

Months later, the Mask of Life - carrying the spirit of Mata Nui - crash-lands in the wastelands of Bara Magna and creates a new, smaller body for the former Great Spirit. Narrowly escaping a Vorox attack, Mata Nui befriends the Glatorian and Agori of Bara Magna, and with their help, begins a quest to find a way back to his own universe. With help from the Glatorians Ackar, Kiina and Gresh and Agori Berix, Mata Nui discovers an underground cave featuring plans for a giant robotic body that resembles his old one and believes that the giant cave is a laboratory; formally belonging to the Great Beings.

But with rumours of a traitor amongst the tribes, Mata Nui gets caught up in the war against the Skrall and their recently discovered alliance with the Bone Hunters and is taught how to fight by the Fire Tribe Glatorian Ackar with fellow warriors Kiina and Gresh. 

Mata Nui later convinces the Agori that they must abandon their arena system and instead unite in order to fight their enemies, but after the Bone Hunters kidnap Kiina and Berix, Mata Nui travels to the Rock Tribe's village of Roxtus to combat Tuma; leader of the Skrall, in exchange for their freedom. Upon defeating Tuma, Mata Nui discovers the Ice Tribe Agori Metus is the traitor who brought the Skrall and Bone Hunters together, who also reveals his plans to become both tribes' new leader. 

The Glatorian and Agori later arrive to combat their unified enemies and drive the Skrall and Bone Hunters out of Roxtus. Metus attempts to escape the battle, but Mata Nui tracks him down and uses the Ignika to turn Metus into a rattle snake as his punishment. 

After the battle, the Agori assemble the structures of their villages together to create a new 'mega-village' to reside in. Mata Nui notices how the structures link up to form a vast robotic body, similar to his old one. Berix takes note of this too by showing the former Great Spirit a coin picturing the robot as well as a map of an unknown location. Mata Nui sees these as clues of how to return to his universe and announces to his new friends that their quest has begun...

2008 - The Final Battle


After completing several tasks in preparation of Mata Nui's reawakening, the Toa Nuva - equipped with new adaptive armor and weapons - are teleported to Karda Nui; the core of the Matoran Universe. Finding members from the Brotherhood of Makuta acting on orders from Teridax to stop them achieving their destiny of resurrecting the Great Spirit, the heroes split into two teams. While Kopaka, Lewa and Pohatu remain in the skies to protect the Matoran villages, Tahu, Gali and Onua descend to the Swamp of Secrets to retrieve the Mask of Life previously worn by Matoro to save the Great Spirit. 

Kopaka's team receive support from three Av-Matoran and 'Toa Ignika' (a manifestation of the Mask of Life) while fighting a band of blind bat-like Makuta and their Shadow Matoran servants. Tahu's group, unaware that the Ignika is aiding the battle above, are threatened by three more Makuta, mutated by the waters of the swamp. 

Both groups reunite outside the Codrex - a giant metal sphere that sits at the swamp's centre - after recover six allusive keystones that connect to disable the sphere's forcefield and open up. Inside, the Toa discover powerful battle machines amongst ancient technology as well as their own origins to who they were before arriving on Mata Nui island. The heroes use the vehicles against the Makuta in a final all-out battle and receive help from a half-light drained Takanuva, who also manages to turn all the Shadow Matoran back into their former states. 

The Toa Ignika later sacrifices itself to awaken Mata Nui, causing an energy storm that the Toa and Av-Matoran narrowly escape. However, the Makuta, realizing Teridax had in fact sent them to their deaths, are obliterated by the storm. Slowly, machinery starts grinding in the depths of the cavern, as something begins to happen to the entire universe…

Far above Karda Nui, on the surface of the Endless Ocean, water ripples around the barren island of Mata Nui, stripped of all life and vegetation by reawakened Bohrok hordes. Underwater shockwaves spread to the south and east and west of the sea as the ocean itself heaves up towards the sky. An immense chasm rips upward through the middle of the doomed island, as a tremendous head made of metalic protodermis rises up, followed by titanic shoulders and an immense chest. Water and rock cascade off its face as the giant robot climbs to its feet and towers above the clouds for the first time in 1,000 years. Mata Nui has risen. 

The Toa Nuva and Takanuva arrive back in Metru Nui and join the celebrations of Mata Nui's reawakening with the Matoran and Turaga. But in the midst of the festivity, Teridax's laughter is heard throughout the city. The Makuta, thought to be long since dead, reveals that he has taken over Mata Nui's body: the embodiment of the Matoran Universe. Toa Matoro had heroically brought Mata Nui back from death, but before the Great Spirit’s consciousness could return, Makuta Teridax replaced it with his own version. Then he had only to wait for the Toa Nuva to achieve their destiny and resurrect the great form of Mata Nui. As the Makuta's reign of terror begins, he seals his victory by placing Mata Nui's spirit inside the Mask of Life and ejecting it into outer-space, taking the former Great Spirit to a destination no-one can know.

2007 - Sea of Darkness


The Toa Inika and the revived Piraka chase after the Mask of Life, which eventually plunges into the bay encompassing Voya Nui. Receiving a clue about a city beneath the ocean and conversing with the recently freed Toa Nuva, the Inika descend through the stone cord that keeps Voya Nui afloat in the hope of reclaiming the Ignika, while the Toa Nuva begin a set of tasks for Mata Nui's reawakening. Neither group has any idea what the Ignika has in store for them…

Whilst travelling down the cord, the mask transforms the heroes into the water-breathing Toa Mahri - complete with new masks and weapons - for their mission for retrieve the Ignika from the ocean within a time limit of 24 hours.

The Ignika's descent ends in the underwater city of Mahri Nui, where it becomes a beacon of hope for the Matoran villagers as well as the Barraki; six former warlords sent to the Pit - a prison  with a seemingly bottomless chasm that sits on the lip of Mahri Nui - after their crimes as part of the League of Six Kingdoms. But after the Pit was damaged in the Great Cataclysm, they escaped into the ocean and were permanently mutated by its waters. 

Believing the mask can change them back into their original forms so they can rule the Kingdoms once again, the Barraki and their aquatic armies battle against the recently arrived Toa Mahri and gamble for possession of the Ignika. 

Matoro is later imprisoned in the Pit by a robotic Maxilos guard that reveals itself as Makuta Teridax, who possessed the robot after his essence followed the Toa through the stone cord. He informs Matoro that Mata Nui only can be saved if the Toa shatter the cord. Not trustful in the villan's words, Matoro relays the information to his team-mates. They agree and begin evacuating Matoran from both locations before proceeding to destroy the cord that sends Voya Nui plummeting into the ocean towards its original position, demolishing Mahri Nui in the process. 

But by the time the Toa retrieve the Ignika, Mata Nui dies. Believing there's still hope, the Toa battle the Barraki's armies while Matoro races towards a hole in the seabed with the mask before Voya Nui descends to close it. Once in, Matoro falls through a waterfall. He dons the Mask of Life and uses its powers to teleport the Toa Mahri to Metru Nui and turn them back into air-breathers, before the mask turns his body into pure energy that saves the Great Spirit. Meanwhile, the Maxilos body that Teridax inhabited is found badly damaged after a ferocious battle with the Barraki, and is so presumed dead. 

Mata Nui has been saved, but remains asleep.

2006 - Island of Doom


The Matoran Arrive back in the contravened city of Metru Nui for the first time in 1,000 years. As work to rebuild the city begins, the Toa Nuva and Turaga learn from the newly-awakened Turaga Dume that the Great Spirit Mata Nui is not only asleep, but dying. To save him, they must venture to the desolate island of Voya Nui and retrieve the Kanohi Ignika - the legendary Mask of Life. 

However, when the heroes arrive, they are quickly overpowered by the Piraka; a group of former Dark Hunters of the Skakdi species, who after raiding Makuta Teridax's lair beneath the island of Mata Nui, travelled to Voya Nui in search of the Ignika themselves. The Piraka posed as Toa on the island before enslaving nearly all of the native Matoran to harvest antidermis, a strange green substance that only the Piraka Zaktan knows the truth about...

When the Toa Nuva fail to return to Metru Nui, Jaller suspects the Turaga are harbouring more secrets and organises a protest for the Matoran to stop working in the hope of learning what happened to their protectors. In secret, Turaga Nokama reveals of Mata Nui's potential death and the Toa Nuva's mission and in response gathers five of the bravest Matoran he knows - Hahli, Kongu, Nuparu, Hewkii and Matoro - and with Takanuva, they prepare to travel to Voya Nui in search of their missing Toa.  But after Takanuva is forced to turn back, the Matoran arrive in the realm of the ancient tyrant Karzahni, where they are forced to wear organic masks in replacement of their own. 

The party eventually escape via Toa canisters heading to Voya Nui, but prior to arriving on the island, bolts of lighting from an object called the Red Star that orbits the planet transform the Matoran into Toa Inika; Toa with entwined lightning powers. With help from a small Matoran resistance force and the ancient being Axonn, the Inika battle the many guardians and challenges of the Ignika and chase the Piraka underground to the Chamber of the Mask of Life. 

Upon arriving, the Toa find the Skakdi already defeated by the mask's final guardians; the insane seventh Piraka Vezon that the Ignika has fused itself to and his spider-like steed Fenrakk. After the Inika defeat the duo, Vezon re-arises riding a Kardas Dragon. Another immense battle climaxes with the pair getting trapped in a stasis field. But as Matoro retrieves the Ignika, the Toa's adversaries unfreeze and the Kardas Dragon fires an energy blast that knocks the mask out of Matoro's hands and out of the chamber, heading towards the sea..

2005 - Web of Shadows


Upon the Toa Metru's return to Metru Nui, they found the city in ruins. In their absence, vicious spider-like Rahi called Visorak had overrun the city by creating poisonous webs and mutating various other Rahi while holding the sleeping Matoran captive. 

Under the command of their king, Sidorak, and his viceroy, the Vortixx Roodaka, the spiders captured and mutated the Toa into half-Toa, half-Rahi creatures nicknamed "Toa Hordika", before being rescued by the Rahaga; six small beings once Toa themselves, who explained that if the Toa wished to be changed back, they must seek the legendary Keetongu; a Rahi said to be an expert with poisons and antidotes. 

Putting their own problems aside, the Toa retrieved the Kanohi Mask of Light and built airships to transport the Matoran out of the Metru Nui. However, a guilt-ridden Vakama succumbed to his Rahi impulses and betrayed his fellow Toa by joining Sidorak and Roodaka, who made him leader of the Visorak hordes after kidnapping five of the Rahaga. Unknown to Sidorak, Roodaka had plans of her own to overthrow the horde King and accede all six Toa Hordika to rule the Visorak hordes for her, however, the treacherous Vortixx had yet even more schemes...

The remaining Toa and Rahaga changed priorities and searched for Keetongu. Finding the Rahi in Ko-Metru, the group enlisted his help and joined him in a battle against the Visorak at the Coliseum. During the conflict, Roodaka abandoned Sidorak in a fight against Keetongu, leaving the horde king to die at the hands of the Rahi, while Matau attempted to convince Vakama to re-join his team-mates by making him remember his destiny of rescuing the Matoran. 

Roodaka confronted the Toa Hordika and demanded their elemental powers. They fired their Rhotuka spinner weapons at her, but the action had little effect. After dispersing the Visorak, a rejuvenated Vakama also fired a spinner at her. This knocked Roodaka unconscious and unknowingly released Teridax from his protodermis prison that she had been carrying a shard of in her armor, before the Makuta teleported her away to safety.

After the battle, Keetongu restored the Toa Hordika back into their original forms so they could carry out the Great Rescue. The Toa Metru bided farewell to the Rahi and the Rahaga and set sail with the Matoran-loaded airships to the island above Metru Nui. 

On the voyage, the Toa noticed Teridax's empty protodermis prison cell and feared his return. Still willing to reclaim the Mask of Time, Vakama retrieved the Vahi from the protodermis sea during a battle between the Makuta and The Shadowed One; leader of the Dark Hunters. After, Vakama blackmailed the Makuta into giving the Matoran one year of peace on the tropical island by threatening to break the mask if Teridax broke his word. He agreed, and Vakama travelled on with his fellow Toa. 

Once ashore on the island, the Toa Metru sacrificed their powers to awaken the Matoran. Now Turaga, they christened the island "Mata Nui" after the Great Spirit and directed the amnesiac Matoran to building new homes, knowing the Makuta would return and that new prophesied Toa would arrive to fight him.

2004 - Legends of Metru Nui


As the Matoran prepare for the journey back to Metru Nui, the Turaga reveal age-old tales of how they themselves were once Toa 1,000 years ago in the last days of the city's golden age. 

Floating in a dome beneath the island of Mata Nui, Metru Nui was a busy city metropolis boasting state-of-the-art buildings and technology in which the Matoran worked and lived in peace under the leadership of Turaga Dume. However, the city's Toa guardians started to mysteriously disappear, leaving team leader Lhikan as its sole protector. 

Knowing there was danger, Lhikan sacrificed his Toa power into six Toa stones and handed them out to six Matoran from each Metru district - Vakama, Nokama, Matau, Whenua, Onewa and Nuju - before mercenaries known as The Dark Hunters captured him. The chosen Matoran headed to the Great Temple in Ga-Metru, where using the stones, transformed into the Toa Metru. 

Guided by strange visions from Vakama, the Toa gathered six Great Kanoka discs that could be used to defeat the Morbuzakh plant menace. However, when the Toa proclaimed their victory, Turaga Dume discredited them as criminals. Whenua, Onewa and Nuju were imprisoned, while Vakama, Nokama and Matau escaped as fugitives. After being chased across Metru Nui by two Dark Hunters and Vahki law enforcers, the Toa found each other again as well as Lhikan - now a Turaga as a result of his sacrifice - and the true Turaga Dume, asleep in a stasis pod. 

The Toa learnt that the Teridax, leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta, had been posing as Dume as part of his diabolical plan to overthrow the Great Spirit Mata Nui and become the Matoran's new leader. At the Coliseum, the Toa Metru confronted Teridax, who had already placed the Matoran in stasis pods and erased their memories. He subsequently cast Mata Nui into a deep slumber, triggering an event known as the Great Cataclysm that damaged much of the Matoran Universe. 

The Toa fled with as many Matoran pods as they could carry and headed towards a bright light coming from a crack in Metru Nui's dome created by the cataclysm. Teridax confronted them with the intention of obtaining the Mask of Time that Vakama had recently forged out of the Kanoka discs. The Toa of Fire clashed with the Makuta in a battle that ended with the loss of the mask and Lhikan's death. The Toa Metru eventually combined their elemental powers to seal Teridax in a prison of crystallized protodermis, before continuing on their journey.

The Toa Metru encountered new dangers in the Maze of Shadows before arriving on a mysterious tropical island that they saw fit as the Matoran's new home. After preparing it, they began the journey back to Metru Nui to collect the rest of the Matoran, who all remained in a deep sleep.

2003 - The Bohrok-Kal Strike / Mask of Light


Following the defeat of the Bahrag Queens and the Bohrok's return to their hives, the Toa Nuva return to their villages to help the Matoran in the rebuilding process after the damage the swarms caused. However, six new elite Bohrok, the Bohrok-Kal, have arrived on Mata Nui with the intention of releasing the Bahrag from their prison so they can unleash the swarms once again. 

The Kal each steal the Toa Nuva's symbol tablets that grant them their elemental powers, leaving the heroes greatly outmatched. Relying solely on their mask powers and combat skills, the Toa chase the Bohrok-Kal all over Mata Nui and eventually find them in the Bahrag's underground nest. The Kal defeat the Exo-Toa guards with ease before attempting to combine all six Nuva symbols to re-awake the Queens from their prison. 

Before the tablets join, Tahu unleashes a secret weapon; the Kanohi Vahi - the legendary Mask of Time - to slow down time around them so the Toa can retrieve their tablets. The Toa Nuva then use their connections to their symbols to feed energy into the elite Bohrok, making them believe that their power alone can cleanse Mata Nui. However, the Kal's powers soon run wild and eventually destroy them. 

Clean-up begins once again in the island's villages, even to the extent of creating a brand new Kolhii field in Ta-Koro. The Toa Nuva exit the nest, and after hiding their retrieved tablets at secret locations, enjoy a new time of peace on Mata Nui. But worse foes await the Toa and the Matoran…

Weeks later, Takua and fellow Matoran Jaller discover a great Kanohi mask hidden under their village of Ta-Koro. After playing in the Great Kohlii Tournament in the village's new field, they take it to the Turaga who confirm it is the Kanohi Avohkii - the Mask of Light - prophesied to be worn by a seventh Toa with the elemental power of Light who can defeat the Makuta for good and begin the process of reawakening Mata Nui. 

Learning of Takua and Jaller's mission to find the seventh Toa, Makuta unleashes his "sons"; six Rahkshi - robotic suits of armor powered by slug-like Kraata created from his essence - to track down and kill the herald before the seventh Toa can be found. The Toa Nuva battle the Rahkshi all over Mata Nui, who level the villages of Ta-Koro and Onu-Koro in their search for the herald. 

The Rahkshi find Takua and Jaller at Kini Nui as a final confrontation between the Makuta sons and the Toa endues, killing Jaller in its last moments. The death of his friend convinces Takua that he is the true herald. Donning the Avohkii, he transforms into Takanuva; the Toa of Light, and travels underground to Lair Mangai, followed by the rest of the Mata Nui populace. 

Takanuva confronts the Makuta and the pair dual in a game of Kohlii for the fate of Mata Nui. Claiming his victory, Takanuva attempts to take off the Makuta's Mask of Shadows, but they both fall into a pool of energized protodermis and re-emerge as the fused being Takutanuva.

Takutanuva lifts the gate to an underground city for the Toa, Turaga and Matoran enter and manages to revive Jaller, before the weight of the gate crushes him. The Turaga retrieve the intact Avohkii from his demise and use it to revive Takanuva, whereas the Makuta's fate is unknown. Preparing to journey to the city, the Turaga reveal its name as Metru Nui - the Matoran's original home - and go on to reveal that the Toa Nuva are not in fact the first Toa.

2002 - The Bohrok Swarms


After their battle with the Makuta, the Toa emerge from his lair victorious, only to discover that the villain has launched a new threat to the island of Mata Nui: the Bohrok Swarms; six breeds of robotic bug-like drones designed to "cleanse" the island to its former barren state.

The Bohrok rampage across Mata Nui and begin tearing down the regions of each village, forcing the Turaga and Matoran to flee. And while many Matoran are driven under the influence of the Bohrok's brain-like Krana controllers, others find new ways to retaliate against the swarms. 

The Toa begin to collect all eight varieties of Krana from each breed while engaging in combat with the Bohrok and later reunite to travel down to the swarm's underground nests. There, they place the Krana in niches located in each breed's hive, but this alone fails stop the swarms. The Toa later discover and don powerful, sentient robotic battle armor called Exo-Toa which lead them to the chamber of the true swarm commanders; the Bahrag twins Cahdok and Gahdok. While engaging in battle against the nest Queens, the Toa learn that the Exo-Toa are hampering their elemental powers, only after taking them off were they able to re-access them and trap the Bahrag in a cage of solid protodermis (a material created by all six Toa's elemental powers). 

On the surface, the swarms stop in mid-action, and the Matoran begin the process of rebuilding their villages using the Bohrok drones now that their Krana are powerless. The Toa's victory is short-lived when the ground beneath them opens up and plunges each of them into tubes filled with energized protodermis, transforming the heroes into...something new. The protodermis mutates the six Toa into more powerful beings with new armor, masks and weapons and creating the end result -  the Toa Nuva! 

Emerging from the tubes and returning to the surface, the Toa Nuva test their new abilities by combating one another. Their actions lead to anger amongst them and they all think it best to separate and return to their own villages.

2001 - Quest for the Masks


On the island paradise of Mata Nui, a shadow has fallen over the land. The villagers known as Matoran live in fear of The Makuta; an all-powerful being alleged to have cast the Great Spitit Mata Nui - the Matoran's god-like entity of which the island is named after - into a deep slumber. Now, the Makuta has taken control the Rahi, the island's wildlife, to serve him and relentlessly attack the Matoran and their villages. 

One Matoran, Takua - banished from his village due to his lack of work ethic - travels the island looking for stories to tell, earning him the nickname "The Chronicler". On one journey, he finds six ancient stones and brings them to Kini Nui (the centre of Mata Nui) where he joins them together and unknowingly triggers a beacon for six canisters floating in the ocean to wash up on the island's beaches. Once ashore, the canisters burst open to reveal six powerful beings; Tahu - Toa of Fire, Lewa - Toa of Air, Gali - Toa of Water, Onua - Toa of Earth, Kopaka - Toa of Ice and Pohatu - Toa of Stone. 

Carrying formidable tools to channel their elemental energies and donning great "Kanohi" masks of power, the Toa remember nothing of their former lives except their names. Prior to meeting each other, they rebuild themselves on the seashores and travel to one of the six villages on the island, where they learn of the Matoran's war against the Rahi. The Toa soon join the conflict, and with the aid of the Matoran and their Turaga leaders, begin searching for more Kanohi masks; each of which possess a different ability. 

Collecting six each, they exchange their masks for Golden Kanohi, and descend underground to face the Makuta. Prior to arriving at the villain's lair, the Toa form two Toa Kaita (giant beings created when Toa fuse together) to challenge the Makuta's Manas crabs, and battled dark manifestations of themselves dubbed 'Shadow Toa'. The Toa arrive at Lair Mangaia, where the Makuta appears in the form of a Matoran, before transforming into a swirling vortex of rusty machine parts and tentacles. The Toa battle Makuta and defeat him by combining their elemental powers on him. 

Triumphant, the heroes return to the surface, but Takua - who followed the Toa down - discovers a large hive of insect-like nests hidden away from the battle site, revealing a new threat to Mata Nui. He sees the nests begin to hatch, but quickly escapes back to the surface before he can learn more.

Cryoshell - No More Words Acoustic Performance


Cryoshell have recently completed performing acoustic rehearsals of their songs in their home town of Copenhagen, Denmark last autumn. Their a video for a stripped down version of No More Words from their self-titled debut album has recently been uploaded onto YouTube, you can watch it above. It was recorded and edited by Hannibal Lang-Jensen with Christian Faber of the advertising agency Advance and sees the return of lead singer Christine "Lore" Lorentzen, after taking maternity leave from the band. Cryoshell are to release a re-issue of their debut album later this year, more details are to be confirmed.

Cryoshell - Reissue of Debut Album to be Released


Cryoshell have today announced that they are to re-release their self-titled debut studio album later this year under their new record label The Leaders after recently signing to them. The reissue will feature the original track list as well as two new songs by the band; Breakout and a remix of Gravity Hurts both feature Danish singer Tine Midtgaard instead of Christine "Lore" Lorentzen who was on maternity leave at the time of recording. Further details on the reissue's release are to be confirmed.

Happy New Year! - from The Bionicle Blog


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