Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Turaga beach on "pause" for a really good reason

Dear blogreaders. You may be wondering why the unboxing of the Bionicle legend has taken such a longer break and why you havn’t heard news about the promised giveaway for a long time so now I think I owe you an explanation. 
To put it short, I got a call from Billund. A call that I kind off was hoping would come for many years.
As you may know a new LEGO House is under construction in the center of Billund. 



Here the past, present and future of the LEGO brand and brick is going to be in focus and part of the exhibition will be a walkthrough of the LEGO history. 
The phonecall confirmed that Bionicle will have a prominent place in that history since it was the “The toy that saved LEGO” (quote from Jørgen Vig Knudstorp) and suddenly all my Turaga beach crates full of old sketches gets interest. 
In august I will take a meeting with the LEGO heritage department and run through all the early material that went into creating not only Bionicle but everything that came before including the early test concept “Cybots”, Voodoo Heads, Slizer, Roboriders and whatever I have in the crates. 
Nothing is certain about what and how the exhibit will be but this is fantastic news because it means that this material finally will be part of the official history and that it will be accessible for everybody. On the other hand I will have to pause the Turaga beach giveaway because many of the sketches that I planned to give away now probably will be part of a permanent exhibition in the most perfect place imaginable. 
I hope you all agree that this is the best place for this material. It is a homage to all the loyal fans that have been with Bionicle since the early start. Bionicle is part of the rebirth of one of the most fantastic brands in the world and who knows what the future holds:)…

12 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing your sketches there!

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  2. I can't promise anything but it looks promising!

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  3. Wow, fantastic! I absolutely cannot wait for this building's completion, and I'm ecstatic to hear that the BIONICLE material will be featured prominently there. I hope to get the chance to come overseas and visit it someday! :D

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  4. Awesome! I was already looking forward to visiting The LEGO House once it opens in 2017, and now I have one more reason to look forward to it! And I'm so glad they can turn to an expert like you to help make that exhibit as great as it can possibly be!

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  5. Thanks very much for the update! This is really super exciting news. Congrats on getting called in and have fun!

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  6. I'm very excited to hear Roboriders being aknowledged on this blog! If you could post anything related to them, anything at all, it would mean a lot to me!

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    1. I will try to find some RoboRiders concept stuff in my archives:)

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  7. I'm almost surprised that this hadn't happened sooner.

    All the work that was put into Bionicle's development definitely deserves recognition. It's pretty cool to think about how much those early themes, Slizer and Roboriders, contributed.

    And hey - with those sketches and suchlike on display, more people than ever will be able to enjoy them!

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  8. This is great news! It sounds like the perfect home for your work. Congratulations!

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  9. Can you please give us more pictures and/or give us some instructions of the Voodoo Heads that are unreleased? I'm a bit of a technic fanatic. I love the voodoo heads :P

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  10. I know you've been crazy busy on many other projects, but what's the latest on this?

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