LEGO ending Bionicle toy line, but they’re not closing the book

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LEGO is ending its popular Bionicle toy line after the next release in January, according to a post on Wired’s GeekDad blog.

Next summer the company will launch a “new, more flexible buildable figure property” from the creators of the Bionicle line. The announcement, reposted on GeekDad says, the new product will be geared toward a younger audience through its association to “an established third-party property starting in January.”

Bionicle was different from other LEGO sets because it imposed a story on the children who played with them. This didn’t stop fans from inventing their own stories, however — and that’s how the product will live on:

quotemarksAlthough there presently are no plans for more sets, the BIONICLE story is not ending. BIONICLEstory.com will remain an active site, with new story content updated by long-time BIONICLE writer Greg Farshtey. In addition, LEGO Group hopes to work with you, the fans, to continue to grow and expand the BIONICLE story universe.

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34 thoughts on “LEGO ending Bionicle toy line, but they’re not closing the book

  1. ARE U SERIOUS???? I have a BIONICLE (onua)from the very first BIONICLE set 2001 and ive always loved and bit of hated the very newest bionicle sets, but thats nothing compared to the love, that i had to the bionicle! BIONICLEs will always live in my heart (and in my lego boxes)!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. ARE U SERIOUS???? I have a BIONICLE (onua)from the very first BIONICLE set 2001 and ive always loved and bit of hated the very newest bionicle sets, but thats nothing compared to the love, that i had to the bionicle! BIONICLEs will always live in my heart (and in my lego boxes)!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. ARE YOU SERIOUS???? BIONICLE STARS MY FOOT!!! THOSE LAST ONES SUCK!! Why would the end with those suckish small bionicles??? Oh well bionicles will always be there in my heart…..and on my shelves.

  4. ARE YOU SERIOUS???? BIONICLE STARS MY FOOT!!! THOSE LAST ONES SUCK!! Why would the end with those suckish small bionicles??? Oh well bionicles will always be there in my heart…..and on my shelves.

  5. G– F—— DAMIT! WHY? I MET ME BEST AND OLDEST FRIEND THROUGH BIONICLE! WHY THE F— ARE THEY ENDING IT??????

  6. G– F—— DAMIT! WHY? I MET ME BEST AND OLDEST FRIEND THROUGH BIONICLE! WHY THE F— ARE THEY ENDING IT??????

  7. Why lego why. i will never buy a lego set till you bring back bionicle.So till you bring back bionicle go —- yourself.

  8. Why lego why. i will never buy a lego set till you bring back bionicle.So till you bring back bionicle go —- yourself.

  9. Finally! Lego really needed to get rid of it. In the past three years the toy line has gotten extremely pathetic, and deserved to be terminated. Thank you Lego for ending a downward spiraling line of toys!

  10. Finally! Lego really needed to get rid of it. In the past three years the toy line has gotten extremely pathetic, and deserved to be terminated. Thank you Lego for ending a downward spiraling line of toys!

  11. yeah Bob the main story is still right but the theme sucks a lot. glatorian, phantoka, mistika doesnt sound ‘bionicle’ anymore. they just ran out of good ideas. i loved the old theme mata nui better. more simpler and makes sense to the main story.

  12. yeah Bob the main story is still right but the theme sucks a lot. glatorian, phantoka, mistika doesnt sound ‘bionicle’ anymore. they just ran out of good ideas. i loved the old theme mata nui better. more simpler and makes sense to the main story.

  13. I cant believe this is happening! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ALL THE BIONICLE FANS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHY CRUEL LEGO GROUP?!?!?!?!? WWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYY??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bionicles will always be a part of me and every other Bionicle fan.

    (poor poor bionicles)

  14. I cant believe this is happening! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ALL THE BIONICLE FANS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHY CRUEL LEGO GROUP?!?!?!?!? WWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYY??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bionicles will always be a part of me and every other Bionicle fan.

    (poor poor bionicles)

  15. Hello my name is devinn, and i met all of my friends in elemenary school due to bionicle, Im not goin to go all monkey on you guys but seriously bionicle is the only reason why people still have legos, if it wasnt for bionicle people wouldnt know about lego factory, or all your other lego ideas. Although your last three years of sets sucked, i think since you guys ran out of ideas you should sell it to another company who can keep it going, and be wise about your choice, dont terminate it completely, EVER! If you do i swear you guys will sooooooooo much money like what happened with lego harry potter, think of all the other website that have been made by fans, bzpower, nioniclesecter01, and many more. But im just saying, if you do deplete the sets, you better not cancel the story line completely, you can do so many more things like What about Aqua magma? No body noes about that planet, What aboout the great beings, was there a huge god war tha released makuta, you guys can keep it going on for id say about until 2020, so dont U DARE CANCEL IT!!! Or You will go bankrupt faster than u ever thought u wud

  16. Hello my name is devinn, and i met all of my friends in elemenary school due to bionicle, Im not goin to go all monkey on you guys but seriously bionicle is the only reason why people still have legos, if it wasnt for bionicle people wouldnt know about lego factory, or all your other lego ideas. Although your last three years of sets sucked, i think since you guys ran out of ideas you should sell it to another company who can keep it going, and be wise about your choice, dont terminate it completely, EVER! If you do i swear you guys will sooooooooo much money like what happened with lego harry potter, think of all the other website that have been made by fans, bzpower, nioniclesecter01, and many more. But im just saying, if you do deplete the sets, you better not cancel the story line completely, you can do so many more things like What about Aqua magma? No body noes about that planet, What aboout the great beings, was there a huge god war tha released makuta, you guys can keep it going on for id say about until 2020, so dont U DARE CANCEL IT!!! Or You will go bankrupt faster than u ever thought u wud

  17. My grandma gave me my first bionicles when I was six. I didn’t really care about it then because I didn’t know what kopaka was. My cousins explained the whole theme and story behind them and I was hooked ever since. I am only missing about 10 of those big box set bionicles 5 or 6 of the normal sized ones and 10 to 12 of the small ones. The only reason I don’t have them all is because my mom made me stop collecting them. Lego bring back ALL the sets for a limited time at their original prices. I’d garrentee you’d make a ton of money. And what ARE the great beings? FYI to devinn11, aqua magna was the moon that metru nui, mata nui, voyi nui, mari nui, and kardi nui were on. The jungle moon is the one we know next to nothing about. Lego should go back in time like how they did with the toa metru and tell the story that takes place on that moon before it joined up with aqua and bara magna to create spereus magna.

  18. My grandma gave me my first bionicles when I was six. I didn’t really care about it then because I didn’t know what kopaka was. My cousins explained the whole theme and story behind them and I was hooked ever since. I am only missing about 10 of those big box set bionicles 5 or 6 of the normal sized ones and 10 to 12 of the small ones. The only reason I don’t have them all is because my mom made me stop collecting them. Lego bring back ALL the sets for a limited time at their original prices. I’d garrentee you’d make a ton of money. And what ARE the great beings? FYI to devinn11, aqua magna was the moon that metru nui, mata nui, voyi nui, mari nui, and kardi nui were on. The jungle moon is the one we know next to nothing about. Lego should go back in time like how they did with the toa metru and tell the story that takes place on that moon before it joined up with aqua and bara magna to create spereus magna.

  19. I am really crying for bionicle in my room with my computer
    Wishing bionicle will come back
    I’m really hurt and all I can say is bring it back
    P.S by the time anyone reads this it will be done with

  20. Terrible decision. I can’t describe how much this whole.. THING. Not just a toy. Not just memories. But everything behind BIONICLE. Never thought of them as just toys. There was just so much story and depth to everything that it kept you going. It breaks my heart to see that they aren’t in Toy Stores anymore. 4 movies and a decade of a legacy. That’s MASSIVE and goes to show it isn’t just another toy-line by Hasbro. It isn’t along the lines of Star Wars.

    To anyone who doesn’t know the story behind Bionicle, search for the beggining of the story and try your hand at Mata Nui Online Game I. It isn’t an online game or anything multiplayer or complicated. It’s more of a click and go story-tell..

    BIONICLE.. an enchanting story. They should make a Hollywood movie out of the story. 6 Elemental heroes that have come to an island in canisters not knowing where they were from and embark in a huge adventure. And they’re bio-mechanical!

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