Thursday, May 3, 2012

Metru Nui Concept directions

When we decided to go back in time to tell the story of the Toa Metru in Metru Nui we had to create an urban version of the Bionicle universe. These 3 early sketches were done to determine how the city should look. We had to test how the kids saw urban environments and it quickly became evident that it was much more difficult to create an exciting urban environment than a natural environment such as a forest. A city was simply seen as more boring and restricted. I tried out different themes such as “Geo” “Bio” and “Tech”


  1. It seems as if we got a bit of everything in the final Metru Nui. "Geo" in Ko-Metru, Onu-Metru, and Po-Metru; "Bio" in Le-Metru; and "Tech" in Ta-Metru and Ga-Metru.

    By the way, the curved gray building in the "Geo" concept looks something like the Hero Factory to me. Did you design that building as well?

    -Toa Of Justice

  2. Yes, you guessed right:) I love that "Shark fin" shape. Nice spotted

  3. And did that "webbing" in the bio version become the inspiration the Visorak webbing in 2005?


  4. Hey justin, what do you prefer, bionicle or hero factory? I am personally a strictly bionicle fan.

    -garnira returns (

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