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LEGO History - The Bionicle Series 2001-2016


The LEGO® BIONICLE® series is still popular today. We even have a section for Bionicle Bulk in our Bricks and Minifigs store in Huntsville, AL. Here's some background information about the BIONICLE series:

The LEGO Bionicle series was a line of construction toys that was first introduced in 2001 and produced until 2016. The series was developed as a response to the declining sales of LEGO products in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the company's desire to appeal to older children and teenagers.

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The main theme of the Bionicle series was centered around a group of humanoid beings called Toa, who were tasked with protecting the island of Mata Nui from various villains and monsters. The series was set in a fictional universe that was rich in mythology, with complex storylines and a vast array of characters and creatures.

The Bionicle series was unique in that it utilized a new type of LEGO construction system that allowed for more flexible and intricate designs. The sets featured highly articulated figures with specialized pieces, including ball and socket joints and Technic pins, that enabled a wider range of movements and poses. The sets were also highly customizable, with interchangeable parts that allowed children to create their own unique designs and characters.

Despite its initial success, the Bionicle series was eventually discontinued in 2016 due to declining sales and changing market trends. The series faced stiff competition from other toy lines that were focused on similar themes, such as action figures and collectibles. Additionally, LEGO's focus shifted towards more traditional building sets, such as the popular LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Star Wars lines, which were seen as more profitable and sustainable.

Although it has been discontinued, the Bionicle series remains a beloved and iconic part of LEGO's history. The series has developed a dedicated fanbase and has inspired numerous fan-made creations, fan fiction, and other forms of fan culture. The Bionicle series also paved the way for other successful LEGO lines, such as Hero Factory and Nexo Knights, which have continued to appeal to older children and teenagers.

Stop by our store to see if we have the BIONICLE parts you need! Or click here to see what we have on our website.