Thursday, April 5, 2012

B4 Bionicle and how it came to be

It's safe to say that Bionicle and the philosophy behind it has been a big part of my life for over 10 years. This logo concept was done before the concept was named. It plays on the word B4 or "before" which was one of the name ideas for the concept. The shape of the B later became Half of the Bionicle "Ying/Yang" icon. I wanted the design to be both organic and high-tech so it would fit both the primitive island and the robot beneath. "Bionic Recur Unit" refers to the canisters carrying the Toa, the recur system that would fight the virus and resurrect the giant robot.

I know that a lot has been said and written about how Bionicle came to be and who were involved. Many people have worked and given their talent to bringing this intellectual property to life but that said I also think that it is time to clear up the mistakes and get the facts right. I believe I’m able to do that as objectively as possible. I put the first sketches on the paper, named the property Bionicle and worked on it all the way from 1999 to 2011 and for me the journey started already in 1995 but I will get back to that later.


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  2. This is amazing I would love to see more of the original work you've done for the beginning years of Bionicle, such as for the Mata-Nui arc.