LEGO Marvel theme can give BIONICLE a way back

Recent developments in the LEGO Marvel theme indicate that a BIONICLE revival is still on the cards.

Although not LEGO in the traditional sense, BIONICLE has been a popular topic among LEGO fans in the new millennium. BIONICLE, which was originally an offshoot of the LEGO Technic theme, introduced a set of buildable action figures using a variety of custom items. Theme features included a biomechanical aesthetic, various collectible items (such as masks and discs), and an intricate bonus storyline.

The theme (originally ran from 2001 to 2010) later inspired similar product lines such as Hero Factory and Ben 10: Alien Force. Other themes such as Legend of Chima, Star Wars, and DC Comics Super Heroes also briefly introduced their “shrinkage” characters. BIONICLE itself even had a brief rebound in 2015, though it ended just a year later.

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