The LEGO Group revealed details on the relaunch and new storyline for LEGO Bionicle today at New York City Comic Con.
“We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the LEGO Bionicle franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line,” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations, The LEGO Group. “We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”
The new storyline takes place on the mythical island of Okoto, where the forces of darkness are on the move and the evil Makuta is once again materializing. He is overcome by the desire for the three mythic masks that will cast the world into darkness - the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control and the Mask of Ultimate Power.
The desperate island inhabitants enlist six heroes - each masters of a sacred element - called the Toa- to help save their beloved island. The Toa must embark on a quest for Okoto’s ancient power masks that will allow them to unlock the full potential of their elemental powers. Only when the heroes are united, will they be able to battle the forces of evil, defeat Makuta and save Okoto.
The LEGO Group will offer a variety of exciting new LEGO Bionicle sets from each of the different factions, ranging in price from $9.99 - $19.99 each:
- Beginning January 2015 six new protector sets will be available including LEGO BIONICLE Protector of Jungle, LEGO BIONICLE Protector of Stone, LEGO BIONICLE Protector of Water, LEGO BIONICLE Protector of Earth, LEGO BIONICLE Protector of Ice and LEGO BIONICLE Protector of Fire.
- In addition, six Toa sets will be also available in January 2015 including LEGO BIONICLE Gali – Master of Water, LEGO BIONICLE Pohatu – Master of Stone, LEGO BIONICLE Lewa - Master of Jungle, LEGO BIONICLE Onua – Master of Earth, LEGOBIONICLE Kopaka – Master of Ice and LEGO BIONICLE Tahu – Master of Fire, along with a Lord of Skull Spiders.
70790 LEGO® BIONICLE Lord of Skull Spiders (Seen Above)
Ages 7 - 14 145 pieces
USD $14.99 / CAD $17.99
Patrol the entrance to the ancient city with the monstrous Lord of Skull Spiders!
Protectors wanting to unlock the secrets of the city will have to get past this evil-eyed, 6-legged creature first. And the Lord of Skull Spiders has its own secret weapon – pull the rear lever to grip and crush anyone who gets too close! Combine with buildable LEGO® BIONICLE® Protector and Master sets for thrilling good vs. evil battles.
Available for purchase at major retailers, LEGO brand retail stores and shop.LEGO.com.