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Lego Hero Factory

Postby BlueDragonZ » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:45 am

New theme replacing lego bionicle. Info from Wizard World
http://www.wizardworld.com/herocontest.html

LEGO 7164 Preston Stormer
LEGO 7165 Natalie Breez
LEGO 7167 William Blaze
LEGO 7168 Duncan Bulk
LEGO 7169 Mark Surge
LEGO 7170 Jimi Stringer

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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby liquidcross » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:17 pm

Names are silly, but the figures look decent.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Mister Ed » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:27 pm

That seems odd to me. I mean, I confess I have not really followed the Bionicle line at all, but looking at those, I would automatically assume that they WERE Bionicle if not told otherwise.

What is the point in replacing Bionicle with something so similar? I guess I don't really know what it was about Bionicle that wasn't working for them.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Solo » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:43 pm

I think Bionicle were more skeletal in nature, these have the same type of solid torso that the Ben 10 figures have.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Draykov » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:08 pm

Yeah, if these aren't Bionicle, then they are Bionicle's good-for-nothing half-brother.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby jedi_master_sal » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:01 am

They look like Bionicles on steriods. I won't be collecting these. I got the first couple of waves of Bionicles and have had them packed away for so long. I'm thinking about selling them off. I just don't use/display them anymore.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Jabba the Taff » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:42 am

I don't get this AT ALL!! We'll fatten up Bioncle with some extra plastic cos they're getting on a bit, and give them porn star names??? Is Randy Spears going to be in the second wave?

Does that first model really look like a Preston Stormer?? ..... Weird.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby meeotch » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:02 pm

These seem kind of odd to me, I wonder if they'll catch on. Like with the Ben 10 sets, a lot of the pieces other than the arms seem to have very few connection points, reducing their utilizability. While I wasn't a big fan of the Bionicle sets as they were, I really liked seeing some of the giant Bionicle MOCs that would show up at cons, and I'm hoping that these don't effectively prevent those large MOCs from showing up in the future.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby BrickDeth1123 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:48 am

liquidcross wrote:Names are silly, but the figures look decent.


My thoughts aswell lol. I have mixed feelings at the moment, but the premise from what I read seems pretty cool, aswell as that teaser video.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Mister Ed » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:11 am

Yes, those names are very odd.

I mean, they basically look like fighting robots. The trailer certainly made them look like they were robots (though I don't have sound here, so maybe they said something to suggest otherwise). Who names a heavily weaponed robot "Natalie"?
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby theJudeAbides » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:33 pm

Mister Ed wrote: Who names a heavily weaponed robot "Natalie"?

Well, Avner and Shelley Portman, for one. XD

And yeah, the comment about "porn-star names" made me giggle when I re-read the names. Duncan Bulk ftw. :lol:

Other than that, though, I haven to agree that these really don't seem like any improvement over Bionicle. I'm not really sure what I expected, but I didn't really think they'd make things worse. Oh well, plenty of other lines to spend money on, so not too big of a loss.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Draykov » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:13 pm

This is from an article in the March ToyFare (#151):

Lincoln Armstrong - LEGO Senior Brand Manager wrote:The heroes are designed, built and equipped depending on specific missions that beam in from remote areas. Their missions focus on defeating evil villains lurking throughout galaxies. It is up to the users to define the missions and build their heroes. [Hero Factory] has a very different look and feel to it. Customization is key for the line and we feel this will appeal to the older fan as well as the kids. It is a large part of what makes Hero Factory unique.


Apparently there's going to be a DC comic and some game with online customizability...yadda, yadda, yadda. For some reason, Lincoln Armstrong looks like Vince Shlomi in my imagination.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby RocketClone » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:51 pm

At least this is better than Ben 10 LEGO. :|
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby SuperDave » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:49 am

Perhaps in time we'll get the right selection of parts to put together a BSG Cylon Centurion from this stuff.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby BlueDragonZ » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:42 am

RocketClone wrote:At least this is better than Ben 10 LEGO. :|


I think it is better than ben 10. Ben 10 is just horrible.. :S
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby BrickDeth1123 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:05 pm

So, is this tied into Bionicle in some way? I can see the Bionicle logo on the box art, so I'd assume it has something to do with it, but I was under the impression this was something different.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Robzula » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:51 pm

I thought they specifically said this was replacing Bionicle, and therefore NOT Bionicle. The boxes you're seeing the Bionicle logo on I'm guessing are the ones from Toy Fair, which would be preliminary. They probably just have it on there so people know what line this is taking over and it will be removed in the final product.
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Re: Lego Hero Factory

Postby Draykov » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:11 pm

Looks like these things are up on Shop@Home (US). Personally, I don't get it. I'm kind of curious to know what took place at the "what if Bionicle had people names" meeting.
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